School of Health Sciences

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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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Fresh start for February 2021?

There’s still time to start your masters degree with us this academic year as a selection of our degrees are available to start in February 2021. Our health courses offer a core research-related module as the basis of your degree, with the option to choose an academic route that is best suited to your professional…

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Time for action on vitamin D

A study by the University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that more needs to be done to prevent vitamin D deficiency in care home residents, as the public is reminded to take the supplement this winter. The article for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Nutrition, Prevention & Health, written…

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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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Physio placement week 3

We’re delighted that Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) student Grace has produced another video for us – this time reflecting on week three of her Leadership Placement. Grace chats about the importance of good communication skills to a physiotherapist and how she was inspired by interviewing two physios who are in leadership positions. Find out what Grace got…

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PENNA win for OT students

Congratulations to Occupational Therapy MSc students Ella Brunton and Krista Etchells on winning the Patient Experience Transformer of Tomorrow at the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA). Ella and Krista were nominated by Principal Lecturer Tania Wiseman in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the clinical work they completed on their diverse practice placement in…

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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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Online enrolment is now open!

If you are starting here this September, you can now enrol online. Once you have enrolled online you can: + Log into My Brighton An hour after completing online enrolment you will be able to log into My Brighton, the university’s new student portal, where you can find out much more about studying here. You can log into My…

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Keep moving forward – Clearing 2020

Clearing is a chance to keep moving forward  Lots of things have been on pause over the last few months – but you can press play on your education. If you thought you knew where you were headed, but you’re considering a change of direction, that’s okay. UCAS Clearing 2020 is the moment for you…

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