School of Applied Social Science

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Student chosen for undergraduate research internship

Beth Hudson, who is studying Psychology and Criminology BA(Hons), has been selected to assist in a research project carried out in the School of Applied Social Science. Beth will receive a bursary to work on a literature review and policy analysis on the project ‘The politics of in/visibility in immigration detention’, led by criminology lecturer…

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Improving Coronavirus patient experience of intensive care

University of Brighton academics are working with doctors to understand the challenges that Covid-19 patients admitted to intensive care experience in communicating with healthcare workers. The academics have been providing advice on evaluating a flashcard system which supports healthcare staff to communicate vital information to patients through the physical barrier produced by visors, hoods and…

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Students interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex

Students Karla Kern (Social Work MSc) and Hannah Beniston (Social Work BSc) were interviewed on the Sarah Gorell mid-morning show on Wednesday 29 April. The students spoke about continuing their placements so that they could help the vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis. You can listen to the interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p089kjg8 – scroll to 1:17:45. The…

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Covid-19 hasn’t stopped my placement.

Social work student Karla Kern lives in a small flat with her partner and a friend – and she’s one of 30 University social work students who have volunteered to continue their placements to support the vulnerable during the pandemic. Here, the 22-year-old final year Social Work MSc student, tells her story: “It has been…

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Hannah’s helping the vulnerable

More than 30 social work students at the University of Brighton are volunteering to continue placement work during lockdown by supporting vulnerable families whose needs are even greater with the COVID crisis. Here, 35-year-old student and single mum Hannah Beniston (final year Social Work BSc(Hons)), tells how she’s providing vital help while balancing the needs…

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Policing the public over the pandemic

University of Brighton lecturer Dr Lambros Fatsis claims the official response to the coronavirus has been primarily focused on law enforcement rather than an ‘adequate’ public health approach. As the British public prepares for week five of the current government restrictions, Dr Fatsis, lecturer in Criminology at the university, argues in an article for the…

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International Scholarships of £2,500

We are offering undergraduate and postgraduate international scholarships of £2,500 for courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The deadline to apply is 15 May and applications are open to all students who qualify to pay international fees. Find out more on the University of Brighton website: Undergraduate international scholarships Postgraduate international scholarships We look…

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Students helping the vulnerable during the COVID crisis

Social work students at the University of Brighton are continuing to work despite the Coronavirus pandemic. The students could have suspended their work placements but volunteered to carry on in hospitals, care homes and with organisations – working with safeguards and at appropriate distances from clients. The students have been praised for their dedication by…

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A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing – new book

Criminology lecturer Dr Roxana Cavalcanti has published her new book A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing. The book examines public experiences of insecurity and the social impacts of security programmes that aim to address violence in Brazil. The book contributes to the emerging field of southern criminology by engaging with the perils faced…

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Could drugs help fight climate change?

The controlled use of psychedelic drugs can help tackle depression but could they also “restart the beating heart of ecological awareness before it is too late”. Dr Matt Adams investigated claims about the potential of psychedelics “not only for improving mental health, but also, remarkably, as a key to overcoming inaction in the face of…

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