School of Health Sciences

As sugar tax launches later this week, research finds meal deal loophole as students seek value for money

As the UK Government launches it’s new sugar tax later this week (in April), our research has highlighted a potential loophole with meal deals as students are likely to choose the most expensive drink, and therefore the one with the highest content of sugar to ensure value for money. Carol Williams, Principal Lecturer and public…

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What it takes to be a nurse

A good nurse is assertive enough to withstand pressures and yet remains completely compassionate to their patients. That’s the view of Rebecca Wilkinson who has been shortlisted for a Student Nursing Times Award 2018. Rebecca, who graduated with a First Class BSc(Hons) degree in Adult Nursing last month (Feb, 2018), is a finalist in the Student…

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We’ve won £4.2m for new nursing apprenticeships

We have won a contract for over £4 million to provide higher apprenticeships for the new role of Nursing Associate, bridging the gap between nursing assistants and Registered Nurses. We welcomed the first new apprenticeships to the school this week and they will spend around 40 per cent of their working time attending taught sessions or…

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Managing Change M level module

This module aims to develop your insight into, and critical understanding of, change management theories/frameworks and their applicability to practice. Overview This module is designed to help practitioners develop their insight and critical awareness of change management theories. The outcomes are practice-based and the students’ practice settings and experience are utilised for learning and assessment…

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Physio student Bel becomes gig buddy for people with learning difficulties

Second year physiotherapy student Bel Chenciner has been volunteering for the charity Gig Buddies for just over a year, accompanying Becky Trigwell to local gigs. Gig buddies is a charity that pairs people with learning difficulties to adult volunteers who can take them out. Listen to the BBC interview here.  

Residents test new digital health technologies

Dr Theo Fotis, Principal Lecturer  is leading an exciting project exploring a number of digital technologies including smart medication dispensers, activity monitors, and falls detectors which can not only be carried around, but also be built into the home. Tenants of Leach Court in Kemp Town, Brighton, have volunteered to trial digital technologies You can read the…

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Women of impact: OT graduate commuting into success

Occupational Therapy (pre-reg) MSc graduate Lucy Russell is savouring success after she wrote a comedy play while commuting from her London home to the University’s campus in Eastbourne. Read the full story here.

Women of impact: OT graduate secures funding for new community hub

Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) MSc graduate Luci Carnall-Moore, tells us about her inspiring journey which led to a new Community Hub which aims to promote social inclusion and cohesion. I completed my Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) training at Brighton University and I could not have comprehended at the time how much this would change and enrich my life….

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We’re celebrating International Women’s day

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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