The two Principals and Staff are all experienced, working practitioners with many years of teaching behind them. They now bring their wide and varied skills together under one roof, to share with the students in a supportive and friendly learning environment.
As well as helping to run the college, I also work at the fabulous Dolphin House Children's Clinic Charity in Brighton where I have been fortunate enough to have treated several thousand children in the charity, alongside my private practice.
I was lucky enough to be asked to join South Downs a few years after its inception and have found it to be a fantastically rewarding experience - so much knowledge gained, so much laughter had along the way. I can't imagine life without it.
I am absolutely hooked on homeopathy. It is the most interesting subject ever. I know that with the excellent teaching of this most subtle and far-reaching system of health that we offer, students of the college can go out to practise in the world with confidence, skill and compassion.
I’m in the lovely position of now working at the college that I trained in. I’m passionate about the student experience and when I qualified in 2002 I set up a low cost clinic so that I could provide sitting-in hours for students to observe the case-taking process. I took the lead as we transitioned in to the Higher Education model that our registering body recommends as I felt that it was a great opportunity for our students. I’m totally confident and very proud of the quality of education that we provide.
My own education didn’t stop with becoming a homeopath and I went on to train as a psychotherapist. I run a busy clinic in Chichester practising both disciplines.
Kathy Pitt Co-founded the college in 1997 lecturer
Caroline Jurdon lecturer/supervisor
Keith Smeaton lecturer
Sally Nunn lecturer. Runs student clinic
Jacqueline Gray Pharmacy coordinator
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TEACHING
The course is streamlined according to HE level guidelines to provide a thorough and progressive learning experience through different teaching methods, graded work modules and a wide range of lectures. In addition, there are monthly homework requirements. There is a strong emphasis on developing practical clinical skills as well as academic study.
The classes are small and informal, with plenty of time available for debate, discussion and individual attention.
Many students feel worried about their level of academic ability. We are aware that different people learn and express themselves in different ways and we will help you come up with the approaches that work best for you. Homework can usually be answered in a variety of styles and you will have plenty of support from your tutors.
We comply with the Society of Homeopaths education standards
"The Society’s Education Department operates a transparent, rigorous and comprehensive course recognition process with the support of independent reviewers and panel members. Working with courses preparing students to become independent primary practitioners of homeopathy, we believe that quality assurance is a crucial way for a profession to demonstrate its capacity for effective self regulation and to increase its public accountability. We favour a supportive and developmental approach, valuing ongoing consultation with course providers, teachers and students, as well as homeopaths and the public.
The courses currently on our list substantially meet the criteria of the Society’s course recognition system. This includes scrutiny and evaluation through documentation and observation of teaching in the classroom, the clinic and online. We also engage in discussion with the course team and students, and look for evidence of external examiner reports and students’ assessed work.
Homeopaths qualifying from Society recognised courses will be knowledgeable, competent, reflective and safe, and are automatically eligible to join the Society’s Register of Homeopaths, the first to become accredited by the Professional Standards Authority"