School of Health Sciences

Green impact – gold award

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme from the National Union of Students and a Falmer based team within the School of Health Sciences have participated for 3 years now. Initially, the bronze criteria was achieved, last year the Silver award and this year the Falmer team was given the Green Impact Gold! There were…

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Student successes

A Santander ‘Volunteering and Community Engagement Award’ and £500 were given to Physiotherapy student LUKE MORRISON, now in his third year. The award was for Luke’s volunteering as a second year student through active Student in the ‘Gig Buddy’ scheme co-ordinated by the local charity ‘Stay Up Late.’ Luke shared his experiences at an award…

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Staff successes

Professor ANN MOORE was awarded a CBE for services to physiotherapy. Ann retired from the School of Health Sciences (formerly School of Health Professions) last year. She is currently Emeritus Professor with the University of Brighton. She has been research lead for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy since December 2007. Ann has published extensively in…

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Greece trip to EKO refugee camp

LESLEY WHITE (Senior Lecturer in Acute Clinical Practice) recently used annual leave to work with refugees in North Greece in a military run camp with refugees cleared from a more inclusive and organised EKO camp. The military camps are large disused barns containing rows of tents housing thousands of refugees. Conditions in hot weather can…

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Department of Health visit

HELEN WALKER, Deputy Director, Equity and Community Development, Department of Health (DoH) visited on 17th June. The visit was co-hosted by School of Health Science (SHS) researchers and colleagues from Sussex Recovery College with a focus on resilience. This included the Building Resilience and Wellness Recovery course and resilience projects linked to boingboing resilience research and…

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Starters and leavers – June 2016

CHARLENE TANTON joined us on 6th June 2016 in the post of Timetabling Officer. She joins us from Coventry University where she has had a number of years of timetabling experience. She is based in Westlain House in the admin area. Charlene will be initially focussing on West Nursing but in the fullness of time…

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Modernisation of teaching spaces programme

The modernisation of teaching spaces programme is due to start in September and is designed to improve the university’s teaching spaces and align them with national standards. It is hoped that the programme will be chaired by Prof Stephen Denyer, Pro Vice Chancellor ( Education and Student Experience) and will see active academic and student representation….

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European MSc in Occupational Therapy accreditation success

The European MSc in Occupational Therapy underwent two re-accreditations at once: the programme accreditation according to the standards of the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Institute NVAO (Nederlands Vlaamse accreditatieorganisatie) and the Distinctive Quality Feature Internationalisation according to the ECA standards (European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education). The quality of the OT-Euromaster has been found to…

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Posgraduate courses – periodic reviews

There were several successful periodic reviews on 15th June. Well done to the course teams for MSc degrees in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Health Promotion and International Health Promotion. Professional bodies and external reviewers were complimentary with a number of commendations. The teams had worked well together to promote inter-professional learning, highlight staff…

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Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Erasmus Exchanges to Porto, Portugal

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy lecturers recently visited the Instituto Politécnico do Porto in Portugal on an Erasmus funded staff exchange. HAZEL HOROBIN from the School of Health Sciences, taught both undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students over four days taking both seminars and practical classes. The students were keen to understand UK perspectives on the physiotherapy…

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