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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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Meeting our furry friends in Eastbourne – supporting good mental health

Daisy and Beryl arrived early on our Eastbourne campus today, eagerly awaiting our popular ‘Walk the Dog’ event. A chance for students and staff to meet some of our fury friends and take a walk in the beautiful nearby countryside. The event is part of a range of activities taking place today to support World…

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Starting a course with us soon?

We’re really looking forward to seeing you! 🙂   Soon you will be able to see for yourself that student life is about much more than just study. From volunteering opportunities to sport and fitness, there’s something for everyone. We have lots of useful advice and information on our website.  

Happy 70th birthday to our much-loved NHS!

Happy 70th birthday to our much-loved NHS!  The NHS values are the heart of all our health courses.  We recognise that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients are embedded in our curriculum.  We are extremely proud to work closely with our local and regional…

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Appeal for parents with babies under three-months to volunteer for research

We are appealing to parents with babies under three-months to volunteer for research which is aimed at improving our understanding of the development of children’s feet. Volunteers will each receive £20 Love2Shop gift vouchers each time they visit our baby space at the Eastbourne campus where their feet will be looked at using state-of-the-art technology…

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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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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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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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