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Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021

The Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021 took place this week and we’re delighted to announce three fantastic wins for the school: Course Leader of the Year Congratulations to Patricia Fordham. Patricia was nominated for being a supportive and enthusiastic course leader, as well as championing varied teaching and assessment techniques on their course. Volunteer of…

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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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Book your place on a subject explorer

Join us for an introduction to what it is like to study a subject you are interested in at university. Our subject explorer events give you the chance to hear from a range of lecturers and current students from a variety of subject areas. Each event will consist of a short introductory talk covering how…

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Brighton leads drive to boost BAME student-led organ donation awareness

Simonne Weeks and Rebecca Craig are overseeing a project to tackle shortages in relation to blood and organ donation in BAME communities across the UK. For many patients in need of a transplant the best match will come from a donor from the same ethnic background, and there is a significant shortage in organs coming…

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Academic heading for Number 1?

Principal lecturer Heather Baid is in the race for this year’s number one Christmas single as a member of the ICU Liberty Choir. The 100 strong Zoom choir of intensive care unit (ICU) staff are releasing their re-make of ‘Every Breath You Take’ to express the contribution of healthcare frontline workers and raise funds. The…

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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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Graduate presents at BACCN conference

Recent graduate and critical care nurse, Kat Evangelista-Lair, was invited to take part in this year’s British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) conference. The two-day annual conference took place last month and was their first virtual one. Kat graduated from our Clinical Practice BSc(Hons) and presented the main findings from her dissertation project at…

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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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Back to the NHS – Brighton academics return to the front line during Covid

University of Brighton lecturers Hazel Horobin and Lesley White recall their experiences of volunteering for the NHS during the coronavirus lockdown. Hazel, a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Lesley, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Practice, both worked full-time for the NHS before moving into academia, but returned to practice at Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital and…

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Talk to us about clearing

Good luck to everyone getting their A Level results today! If you’re considering a change of direction this year, find out how we can help you through Clearing and to feel you Belong at Brighton. There are new options for students in Clearing that make it easy to apply online and you’ll find more information…

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