School of Health Sciences

Sustainability means meeting our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. 

As a result the School of Health Sciences (SHS) is committed to:

  • achieving sustainable working practices
  • delivering education about sustainability in healthcare
  • supporting research into sustainability in healthcare
  • encouraging staff and students to be responsible for sustainability within their professional practice

For further details on this commitment see our strategy



Sustainability in Wellness

and Health Symposium 

10th June 2015

Details and booking form

Sustainability Specialist Interest Group (SIG)

The SIG aims to establish sustainability within the School informing its activities of learning, research and partnerships.  The SIG will also foster and maintain links with the Centre for health research to support research into sustainability in the health and social care settings.  Current research activity is related to the following research areas:

  • Wellbeing, health and inequalities research
  • Professional competence

If you would like to join the SIG or you just have a query or comment for the group email

SIG Updates - March 2015

Learning and teaching

  • The SHS undergraduate curriculums are being mapped for sustainability provision
  • The OT course now has sustainability embedded in the curriculum and the assessment process
  • NHS Bursary claim forms are now electronic
  • Electronic portfolios will be developed for mentorship and nursing student from 2016 onwards

Research activity

  • H. Baid ethics approval accepted, now at participant recruitment stage
  • SIG members to present at annual Centre for Learning and Teaching conference 10th July 2015, Falmer
  • SIG members to attend Centre for Health Research - Research Day 6th July 2015, Eastbourne

Partnership working

The next SIG forum 23/04/15 10:00 Eastbourne

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