School of Health Sciences

Celebration of our award-winning students in 2018

On Tuesday 4th December, the university held a celebration event comprising over 150 guests including students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters. Hosted by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris, and organised by our Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team, the event recognised and applauded the efforts of a range of students who received awards for their outstanding…

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Two new student prizes in mental health nursing

Two new student prizes were announced on the recent World Mental Health Day for undergraduate nursing students on our Mental Health Nursing BSc(Hons).  Supported by Brighton taxi company Streamline, the two prizes will go to the best performing second year undergraduate and the best-performing final year undergraduate. Read more here.         Photo…

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Meeting our furry friends in Eastbourne – supporting good mental health

Daisy and Beryl arrived early on our Eastbourne campus today, eagerly awaiting our popular ‘Walk the Dog’ event. A chance for students and staff to meet some of our fury friends and take a walk in the beautiful nearby countryside. The event is part of a range of activities taking place today to support World…

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New nursing students to benefit from dedicated skills zones for independent practice

If you are thinking about studying adult nursing with us this September or February, you will now be able to practice your skills independently in a safe environment in our new skills zones. Located at the university’s Falmer and Eastbourne campuses, the zones – or open access areas – will provide adult, child and mental health nursing undergraduate students…

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New book launched to support UG nursing students learning on placement

Jessica Mills, Senior Lecturer – Nursing Academic Programme and Course Lead –  Nursing BSc(Hons) and Darren Brand, Senior Lecturer in adult nursing,  have recently published a new book, mapped closely to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards, it is designed to support pre-registration nursing students on their placements.   Our undergraduate nursing students spend 50% of their course learning…

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Inspiring OT graduate – CircusAid project

Inspiring graduate Sophie Thwaites has spent the past few months working on a project called CircusAid, with another couple of occupational therapists based in America. They are raising and collecting funds for an interactive project to address the mental health and loss of occupational roles currently experienced by the refugees in Calais, through providing circus activities that…

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Starters and leavers – June 2016

CHARLENE TANTON joined us on 6th June 2016 in the post of Timetabling Officer. She joins us from Coventry University where she has had a number of years of timetabling experience. She is based in Westlain House in the admin area. Charlene will be initially focussing on West Nursing but in the fullness of time…

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Prince Harry tries out university project

Prince Harry tried his hand at a university led research project as he helped launch a campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Source: Prince Harry tries out university project

Mental health service user and carer group (CUSER) awarded £10,000 national lottery grant for training and development

The mental health service user and carer group (CUSER) have just been awarded a £10,000 grant from the national Lottery to provide training and technology to develop their work in contributing to the pre-registration programmes.      

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