School of Health Sciences

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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My experience as an Occupational therapy (Pre-registration) MSc student

If you want to know what its like studying Occupational Therapy at Brighton, Kevin Prince Stephen is one of our Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) MSc graduates, and he has shared his experience with us….. My experience as an MSc Occupational therapy student ‘Going to university is always a nerve-wrecking experience, regardless of it being your first…

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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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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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There’s more to job hunting than meets the eye

Looking for work says more about you than you think, according to research by one of our postgraduate OT students. Marna de Bruyn’s research revealed how the process is full of challenges related to the job seeker’s identity and to navigating institutions. Marna’s research for her MSc Occupational Therapy degree, has been published in the Journal…

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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.

Graduation – prizewinners, the class of 2017

This week, more than 4,400 University of Brighton students graduated at our ceremonies at the Brighton Centre, which started on Tuesday (25 July). Students aged 19 – 79 and from over 90 countries dressed in gowns and mortarboards to collect their awards.

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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.

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2nd National Conference for Occupational Therapists Working in Diverse Settings

The second National Conference for Occupational Therapists Working in Diverse Settings will take place on 6th September 2017.

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