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Brighton chosen as site for new testbed to improve ageing healthcare

The University of Brighton will play a key role in developing improved home-based care for the growing number of older people in the city and beyond. The university will build on its long-term innovation partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council as part of the national Homes for Healthy Ageing Testbed project, overseen by the…

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Brighton students helping all-women rowing team in world record challenge

University of Brighton students are drawing on their learning to support six Sussex women setting off in the ‘The World’s Toughest Rowing Race’ on 12 June. Starting and finishing in London, the GB Row Challenge involves circumnavigating Great Britain in a  2000 nautical mile test of around-the-clock endurance mixing sleep deprivation and dehydration with all…

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Student nurse transforming Brighton beach litter into art

Sammie Aplin is combining working as a sister on the Acute ward at Royal Sussex Hospital with scouring the local beach every day for plastic waste to make art. Currently studying a module from a Masters degree in Nursing at University of Brighton, Sammie began to do her daily beach clean just before the first…

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The Kate Bennett Award for Outstanding Achievements in Undergraduate Nursing

Since 2017, The Kate Bennett Award for Outstanding Achievements in Undergraduate Nursing, has been awarded to the University of Brighton undergraduate nursing student who has achieved the highest mark for their final dissertation project. The prize is awarded in memory of alumna Kate Bennett who sadly lost her fight with cancer in 2016.  A graduate…

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Meet one of our Apprentices

7th to 13th February is National Apprenticeship Week. We chatted to Katie Wilmshurst, one of our Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices. Katie tells us more about her journey, how apprenticeships have helped her progress to the level she’s at now and the benefits of a degree apprenticeship over traditional routes. “I have been fortunate to progress…

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Fellowship honour for one of our health experts

Senior lecturer in podiatry, Dao Tunprasert, has received a prestigious Fellowship from the Council of Deans of Health, aimed at developing the next generation of health education leaders. Dao researches the musculoskeletal biomechanics of the different ways people walk,  alongside examining the effects of footwear and insoles in controlling movement. She is also currently doing…

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Postgraduate virtual open evening

Join our virtual open evening on 1 February and explore what postgraduate study or research at Brighton could mean for you. Talk to our lecturers, researchers and students, and find out more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton. Our open evenings are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you…

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Reality cheque: University of Brighton students to benefit from £1.7m cyber learning boost

Our students will be able to develop real-world skills without leaving campus thanks to cutting edge new simulation technology. The way students receive hands-on training and work experience will be transformed thanks to investment in new virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR) learning facilities totalling £1.695m. The state-of-the-art technologies will allow…

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Midwifery student selected for ICS student council

Second year Midwifery BSc(Hons) student, Georgia Shepherd, has been selected to join the Florence Nightingale Foundation’s Integrated Care System (ICS) Student Council. Georgia is part of the Sussex ICS and the only student midwife – she’ll work alongside student nurses, a podiatrist, physios and a radiologist. The ICS Student Councils have been created to ensure…

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Emily outside a hospital in Ghana

My eye-opening paramedic placement in Ghana

Emily Wyre graduate this summer from our Paramedic Science degree. Due to Covid travel restrictions she was unable to take advantage of our partnership with Work the World and visit health care provision overseas during her course. She was however able to travel soon after graduation and chats about her eye-opening experience: “One of the…

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