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Time for action on vitamin D

A study by the University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that more needs to be done to prevent vitamin D deficiency in care home residents, as the public is reminded to take the supplement this winter. The article for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Nutrition, Prevention & Health, written…

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Online enrolment is now open!

If you are starting here this September, you can now enrol online. Once you have enrolled online you can: + Log into My Brighton An hour after completing online enrolment you will be able to log into My Brighton, the university’s new student portal, where you can find out much more about studying here. You can log into My…

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“Give the public credit for the largely sensible post-lockdown behaviour”

Dr Chris Cocking, Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton, says fears of widespread disorder from the easing of Covid-19 restrictions at the weekend were largely unfounded – as he embarks on a new research project. The work, which is supported by the university’s Covid-19 Research Urgency Fund, is looking at the spontaneous volunteering and…

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Can fighting for what you believe in through community projects improve mental health?

Encouraging young people who face major challenges to take part in community projects may be as successful or even more so in improving their mental health than traditional services. The University of Brighton is leading a £100,000 research project ‘young people’s activism’ and is working alongside youth researchers who have themselves experienced mental health issues….

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What did we get right in the fight against COVID-19?

Research is needed to evaluate what worked well in response to the pandemic to ensure the successes can be sustained for future use. That’s the view of Dr Theo Fotis, Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Assistant Director of the Centre for Secure Intelligent and Usable Systems. Speaking during a webinar on…

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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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International Scholarships of £2,500

We are offering undergraduate and postgraduate international scholarships of £2,500 for courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The deadline to apply is 15 May and applications are open to all students who qualify to pay international fees. Find out more on the University of Brighton website: Undergraduate international scholarships Postgraduate international scholarships We look…

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Podcast: Resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

In this week’s University of Brighton podcast we’ve been speaking to Professor Angie Hart, Director of the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice based in the School of Health Sciences. The podcast is on resilience during the coronavirus pandemic and the positive effect resilience can have on mental wellbeing. Dr Hart talks about how ‘resilient…

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University shares €4m fund to help people manage their care

The University of Brighton has been awarded £157,000 to help people manage their own care, at individual and community level. The project is part of the EU’s Interreg €4m ‘2Seas Mers Zeeen’ initiative called ‘EMPOWERCARE’ which aims to address issues facing communities in caring for the growing ageing population. It will “bring together existing, proven…

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Brighton professor to assist World Health Organization

A School of Health Sciences professor has been appointed to advise a World Health Organization (WHO) project aimed at ensuring people have access to high-quality tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The temporary appointment will see Professor Nigel Sherriff, the University’s Professor of Public Health and Public Promotion, assisting the ‘Sexually Transmitted Infection Point-of-care Testing’…

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