School of Health Sciences

Nursing updates – March 2016

Penny Lindley worked with colleagues on putting together the school’s input to the consultation on nursing consultants, which we submitted ahead of the deadlines to the Council of Deans and Higher Education England. Colleagues in the nursing programmes, supported by professional services, have been working extremely hard to audit placements so we fully comply with…

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Skills for Health apprenticeship framework

We have mapped our  Health and Social Care Practice FDSc to the Skills for Health apprenticeship framework (health and social care), we are now an apprenticeship provider. Many thanks to Julian Seal for leading on this important work. This opens up funding for additional students over and above those already commissioned by HE KSS. We are…

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Mental health service user and carer group (CUSER) awarded £10,000 national lottery grant for training and development

The mental health service user and carer group (CUSER) have just been awarded a £10,000 grant from the national Lottery to provide training and technology to develop their work in contributing to the pre-registration programmes.      

Eastbourne eBike launch

Thanks to Anne Mandy for leading on the eBike initiative. We hope this will contribute to more sustainable transport and healthier lives for staff and students. Please visit this website for information. If you take the train from Falmer to the Eastbourne campus you should try this scheme, which for now is free of charge….

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Terror in Brussels – how humans help each other

Acts of terrorism show how humans help each other in crises, according to Dr Chris Cocking, Senior Lecturer and crowd management expert. Source: Terror in Brussels – how humans help each other

Green week charity bake sale

The Green Week bake sale hosted by the SHS Sustainability Special Interest Group (SIG) raised a total of £118.54, which will be given to the Hummingbird Project to help with medical care of refugees in Calais. The SIG also helped with the collection of food/toiletries donations for the Brighton Voices in Exile group who help…

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PARO conference success

Dr Penny Dodds led a very successful PARO conference, attended by over 100 people. PARO is a robotic medical device used with people with dementia and learning disabilities invented by Professor Takanori Shibata from Japan. I am really sorry to have missed this one! You can read more about the project here. Professor Paula Kersten, PhD…

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Brussels terror attack victims show how humans help each other in times of crisis

Chris Cocking, University of Brighton The world is rightly shocked by the immense pain and suffering caused by the deadly attacks at Zaventem airport Brussels and on the city’s metro. But it is also important to consider that while such acts need to be condemned in the strongest possible terms, the way people respond to…

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New Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

Professor Tara Dean has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise). Source: New Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

Staff successes – March 2016

Helen Fidler told me today her PhD amendments have been approved. Many congratulations Helen! Claire Hebron has been appointed as the social media editor for the Manual Therapy Journal – we will soon all be looking at you Clare for guidance on social media. Colette Ridehalgh has been invited to join the International advisory board…

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