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From circus performer to occupational therapist

We caught up with Dan Shelton, one of our Occupational Therapist Degree Apprentices, about his experiences on the programme and how it has impacted his work. Dan Shelton, Apprentice Occupational Therapist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: “My background was actually in circus performance and other creative art forms, so I’ve always loved working with people…

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Meet one of our Apprentices

7th to 13th February is National Apprenticeship Week. We chatted to Katie Wilmshurst, one of our Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices. Katie tells us more about her journey, how apprenticeships have helped her progress to the level she’s at now and the benefits of a degree apprenticeship over traditional routes. “I have been fortunate to progress…

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Reality cheque: University of Brighton students to benefit from £1.7m cyber learning boost

Our students will be able to develop real-world skills without leaving campus thanks to cutting edge new simulation technology. The way students receive hands-on training and work experience will be transformed thanks to investment in new virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR) learning facilities totalling £1.695m. The state-of-the-art technologies will allow…

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New Accreditation for our Advanced Clinical Practice Programmes

We’re thrilled to announce that our Advanced Clinical Practice programmes have received accreditation by the Centre for Advancing Practice. The Centre for Advancing Practice was established by Health Education England to standardise post-registration education by accrediting advanced practice courses that achieve the standards outlined in the multi-professional Advanced Practice Framework. The accreditation acknowledges that our…

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Nursing associate apprentice wins Apprentice of the Year

We’re delighted to announce that Rachel Macleod, Nursing Associate apprentice, has won the award for ‘Apprentice of the year – Health, social care & science’ at the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards. Rachel, who works for the Demelza Hospice Care For Children, was nominated by her colleague for all her hard work and dedication during her…

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The recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

A major new study has found that the public – both nationally and in the south east – think universities will help the UK bounce back after the pandemic. 86% of those that responded in the South East say it is important that universities should prioritise nursing, medicine, and engineering over all other subjects –…

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Gender equality award

The School of Health Sciences, School of Art and School of Media have achieved Bronze awards from Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter in recognition of their commitment to gender equality. The Athena SWAN charter seeks to promote gender equality, representation and progression within higher education and research. A Bronze award recognises the steps that the Schools have…

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Bringing the personal touch to frontline community care

Becky was working away on placement as part of her apprenticeship with the University of Brighton when she was recalled to her main role at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is now taking on extra responsibilities to support more senior healthcare colleagues, which include making phone calls and…

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MP opens our new £200,000 skills lab

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell cut the ribbon on the University of Brighton’s new Multi-Professional Skills Simulation Suite which will help healthcare professionals to develop their skills in ‘real life’ scenarios. The MP was joined by staff, students, apprentices and employers to watch demonstrations at the suite which forms part of the School of Health Sciences…

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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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