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My International Placement Focusing on Mental Health

David Vago is a Nursing (Mental Health) BSc(Hons) student at Brighton. He chats about the opportunity he grasped to take an international placement during his studies.  ‘When an opportunity presents itself, the answer is always yes.’ Those are the words of Professor Debra Humphris, our Vice Chancellor at the University of Brighton. Fast forwards four…

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Jessica Gordon-Brown in the 59kg Commonwealth Games 2022 weightlifting final.

Commonwealth glory for students past and present

Brighton students past and present made a splash last weekend at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a new national record and a silver medal in the weightlifting events. Brighton alumna Jessica Gordon-Brown picked up a silver medal on Sunday 31 July in the women’s 59kg weightlifting final, with an 86kg snatch and 111kg clean…

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Sport as a platform for health promotion

As the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament grips the nation with the prospect of it ‘coming home’, the potential for using sport as a platform for health is a hot topic. The aptly named ‘Grasping the Opportunity’ pre-tournament Impact Report highlights the chance to promote the perception of women’s football but to also provide opportunities for…

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Theo Fotis at work in a Brighton Living Lab

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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graphic saying: raise your game in 2022 with a postgraduate degree

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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