School of Health Sciences

Occupational therapy ERASMUS exchange proposed for 2016/17

Through former Brighton Lecturer Linda Lovelock, we are making links with an occupational therapy (ergotherapie) school in Tours, France and this relationship is developing very positively.  Reciprocal visits have been made between our two institutions as part of the European Union ERASMUS Scheme, with Emeraude Quevillon from Tours visiting us in May 2015 and David…

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The world’s largest underground skate park

A disused Victorian swimming bath complex has been turned into the world’s largest underground skate park – with help from the University of Brighton. Source: The world’s largest underground skate park

Joint initiative to develop educational podcasts for older people

Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and Sarah-Jane Ryan, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy have been involved with a Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex funded project which is developing educational podcasts for members of the multidisciplinary team (MDTea!) who work with older people.  The podcasts will cover a wide range of topics for example…

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Top award for disability campaigner

Award-winning actor, presenter and campaigner Adam Pearson has received the university’s Alumnus Award for 2016. Source: Top award for disability campaigner

Graduation success for Occupational Therapy

  On February 11th students from both our pre-registration courses who completed their studies in the summer received their degrees at the University of Brighton Winter Awards Ceremony.  Staff attended too and were delighted to hear how well they were all doing. From the information that we have we know that for the graduates from…

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Sarah Brown honoured

  Sarah Brown was awarded an honorary degree for her campaigning on global youth education and healthcare. Source: Sarah Brown honoured

Coping with public transport

The university has launched a research project exploring the use of local buses by adults with learning disabilities. Source: Coping with public transport

Practice Placement Educators Courses

The next practice educators’ course will be Eastbourne Day 1: 9th March                        Day 2: 13th July Day one will include theory, practical tasks and information related to practice education for the two OT courses at Brighton. Participants will then be required to take a student for at least one placement before returning for a second…

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Hats off to our graduates

Two days of awards ceremonies are planned for the Brighton Dome as more than 1,750 students graduate from the University of Brighton. Source: Hats off to our graduates

Building resilience for mental health well-being and recovery seminar accepted for COT conference Harrogate 2016, 28-30 June 2016.

University lecturer, Josh Cameron, and MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) graduate, Katie Pople have had their seminar proposal accepted for this summer’s COT conference. This is jointly authored with Sussex Recovery College Peer Trainers: Saff Brooker, Jo Harris and Paul Neale and by Sussex Partnership Trust Occupational Therapists: Mair Reardon and Anna Kemp. The presentation will…

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