School of Health Sciences

Dr Angie Hart in her garden wearing sunglasses

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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The brass sign outside the new facilities

MP opens our new £200,000 skills lab

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell cut the ribbon on the University of Brighton’s new Multi-Professional Skills Simulation Suite which will help healthcare professionals to develop their skills in ‘real life’ scenarios. The MP was joined by staff, students, apprentices and employers to watch demonstrations at the suite which forms part of the School of Health Sciences…

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an Xray of the foot

Brighton student’s quest for healthier feet

A School of Health Sciences student is helping develop what will be Pakistan’s first podiatry service for treating foot disorders. Humeira Parvaiz, in her final year of her Podiatry MSc pre-registration course at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus, cut the ribbon for the first stages of developing the Institute of Podiatry in Pakistan where…

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Elaine and Madeleine

Celebrations for our first accelerated Podiatry (Pre-Registration) MSc graduates

1,000 University of Brighton students are graduating today, 7 February, and for two, it will be a double celebration. Madeleine Tait and Elaine Bong are the first to graduate under the University’s accelerated pre-registration MSc podiatry validation programme – and they’ve had their dissertation published in a journal. Their thesis called on podiatrists, physiotherapists, and…

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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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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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New research partnership with Kings College and Addis Ababa

We have linked up with two other universities in a new  five-year research partnership. Professor Chris Pole, the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Addis Ababa University and Kings College London to work together on co-operative research, academic collaborations and staff and student exchanges. The new research partnership will see the co-development…

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