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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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A career in radiography

“Radiography is one of the most innovative aspects of healthcare – you’ll use advanced technology to look inside patients’ bodies and understand the root causes of their illness, and consult with colleagues on diagnosis and treatment plans.” NHS website From September 2021 we are launching our new Diagnostic Radiography BSc(Hons) and applications are now open!…

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The NHS long-term plan

As part of her placement project Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) student, Angie Hulst, created a series of posters and a short film. The posters explain the elements of the NHS Long-Term Plan which aims to provide a health care service that gives the young a good start in life and better supports our ageing population. The plans’…

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Michael Rosen on his recovery from COVID-19

We were privileged to welcome Michael Rosen, children’s author and poet, to a virtual talk with our students. Earlier this year Michael contracted COVID-19 and spent seven weeks in intensive care, six of them on a ventilator. He shared his service-user perspective on what it was like to be critically ill with COVID-19, the role…

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Fresh start for February 2021?

There’s still time to start your masters degree with us this academic year as a selection of our degrees are available to start in February 2021. Our health courses offer a core research-related module as the basis of your degree, with the option to choose an academic route that is best suited to your professional…

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We’re top for careers!

The Guardian University Guide 2021 has recently been published and it’s good news for students on our health courses: health professions courses at Brighton are joint 1st in the UK for career prospects our nursing and midwifery courses are also joint 1st in the UK for career prospects In the overall rankings health professions courses…

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Physio placement week 3

We’re delighted that Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) student Grace has produced another video for us – this time reflecting on week three of her Leadership Placement. Grace chats about the importance of good communication skills to a physiotherapist and how she was inspired by interviewing two physios who are in leadership positions. Find out what Grace got…

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PENNA win for OT students

Congratulations to Occupational Therapy MSc students Ella Brunton and Krista Etchells on winning the Patient Experience Transformer of Tomorrow at the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA). Ella and Krista were nominated by Principal Lecturer Tania Wiseman in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the clinical work they completed on their diverse practice placement in…

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My physiotherapy placement

Third year Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) student, Grace Ogunlola, has just completed the first week of her Leadership Placement. During the placement Grace spent two days in clinical practice with the falls prevention team and three days with the hospital leadership team. In this short film Grace reflects on her experience and the skills she learnt during…

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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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