School of Health Sciences

Nursing students in the University of Brighton skills suites

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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Athena Swan bronze logo

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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Becky Chard

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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The brass sign outside the new facilities

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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Eight members of staff receive their long service awards

Last week the University celebrated staff with long service. Eight SHS staff were eligible for the award, after 25+ years of working with the University or its constituent parts. During the ceremony they were awarded with the University of Brighton silver pin and a certificate. It was a lovely occasion and to see so many…

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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust rated good with outstanding features in latest CQC visit

Congratulations to our local Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust who were rated as good with outstanding features in some areas following their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) visit by the chief inspector of hospitals. Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said: Inspection teams led by the independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited our inpatient units, specialist dental…

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Excellence in Learning and Teaching – SHS award winners

The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference.

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The British Science Festival at Brighton

The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th– 9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.

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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