School of Health Sciences

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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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Podcast: Dr Nita Muir

Dr Nita Muir, our Academic Lead for nursing discusses how our students are contributing to treating patients affected by the coronavirus pandemic – and talks about our nursing offer. Nita also talks about routes into nursing and the nation’s public display of support for the NHS. ​You can listen via most podcast apps – like…

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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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Funding update

As announced in December 2019 new and continuing nursing, midwifery students and many allied health students on pre-registration courses at English universities will receive a £5,000 maintenance grant each year. Extra payments worth up to £3,000 per academic year will also be available for eligible students. There is additional good news for selected health courses…

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Student nurses and midwives to receive annual £5,000 grants from September 2020

The government has announced that from September 2020 annual payments of £5,000 will be made to all student nurses and midwives – as well as students on some allied health professions courses. Students in some parts of England and/or who are taking courses in specialist disciplines such as mental health, could receive additional funding worth…

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SU Support staff award – SSGT highly commended

Support Staff Award – Highly Commended (H, Duff/ R.Marriott)  This was a joint nomination between myself and my fellow SSGT in the School of Sport & Service Management, Rob Marriott. We were delighted to receive this nomination as we have been working closely with the Students Union this year to try and improve the support…

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Body Image and You. What do you love about your body?

SSGT Stand: Body Image and You. What do you love about your body? This year the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week was body image and the link between this and mental health. As SSGTs (Student Support and Guidance Tutors) on the Eastbourne Campus, Rob Marriott and myself set up stands at both Hillbrow and…

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Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week takes place this week  (20 – 26 May 2019), and is a national campaign to unite people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This year Dementia Action Week will focus on inclusion. Living with dementia doesn’t need…

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Health Sciences wins at Brighton student union awards 2019

The Brighton Student Union Awards took place last night, celebrating the amazing work that our students, staff and volunteers do each year. Congratulations to all our winners and everyone who was highly commended, as follows Support staff award Heather Duff and Rob Marriott, Student Support and Guidance Tutors – highly commended. Inspirational teaching award Jo…

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