Come and visit us this winter

It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter!

If you’re considering starting an undergraduate course here in 2018, why not sign up to one of our campus tours taking place during December and January and find out more about what it’s like study at Brighton?

The tours will give you the chance to explore the campus where your course of interest is based, view our facilities and talk to our staff and students.

Find out more and book onto a tour.

SASS receive two Excellence in Learning and Teaching awards

The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference. Continue reading

Graduation – SASS prizewinners, the class of 2017

This week, more than 4,400 University of Brighton students graduated at our ceremonies at the Brighton Centre which started on Tuesday (25 July). Students aged 19 – 79 and from over 90 countries dressed in gowns and mortarboards to collect their awards.

The School of Applied Social Science (SASS), class of 2017, took to the stage on Wednesday 26th July for the morning ceremony. Continue reading

The British Science Festival at Brighton

The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th-9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.

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Come visit us at our School of Applied Social Science ‘Open Day’ on 1st July

The School of Applied Social Sciences are based in Falmer, Brighton and we teach a number of inspirational and thought provoking Applied Social Science courses.

If you are interested in Criminology, Politics, Psychology, Social Policy and Practice, Social Science, Social Work, or Sociology we would love to talk to you about why you should ‘Choose University of Brighton’.

The Falmer open day will be held on the Saturday 1 July 2017, 9am to 5pm.
To find out more, see the timetable and book your place now!

Royal Pavillion

 

Squatting – grass roots redistribution of space or theft?

Squatting – grass roots redistribution of space or theft? This is the subject that Dr. Deanna Dadusc, Lecturer in Criminology at University of Brighton, refers to in her recent article called ‘Squatting: the urban space as a common good’, written for Times Literary Supplement (TLS).

This offers a fascinating insight into her view on the potential impact of the recent criminalisation of squatting and how this change in law could alter public perceptions around the use of urban space and private property.

The article raises questions such as “Is there really is a housing crisis?”, and whether “Urban regeneration has contributed to a social inequality by making some urban spaces inaccessible to those who used to inhabit them?”.

With business investment increasing, ‘local’ people being unable to afford to live in the area, yet vacant properties potentially running into thousands, squatting appeared a viable option for some.  However the law has changed and squatting is now illegal.

Whether you are studying criminology or this area of law, this article debates an interesting, ethical angle on squatting.

Read Dr Dadusc’s article here and let us know what you think!

 

Research study looks at how prison architectural design impacts prisoner behaviour

Prison

Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Research Professor in Criminology, delivered her keynote speech on prison architecture, design and space and how this impacts on prisoner behaviour last Friday 2nd June.

‘Prison Architecture and Design in the Context of Reform’, was held at the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) London headquarters, and follows a major, international ESRC funded research study into prison architecture, design and technology by the universities of Brighton and Birmingham.

Professor Jewkes led the three-year study, with co-investigator Dominique Moran from the University of Birmingham. The study called for new prisons to provide conditions similar to living conditions in society.

For more information on Professor Jewkes and her research visit https://www.brighton.ac.uk/ssparc/research-projects/prison-architecture-design-and-technology.aspx

3rd year students showcase ideas and inspiration at BUDS

The annual Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase Conference (BUDS) took place on 17th May SASS (School of Applied Social Science), and was an excellent opportunity for all our third-year students studying in the School of Applied Social Sciences to showcase their dissertation work to fellow students and staff. Continue reading

Outstanding performance by SASS who scooped 8 awards at the Brighton Student Union Awards ceremony!!

What a fantastic event it was at the Brighton Student Union (BSU) Awards 2017 ceremony at Komedia last night! Not only did the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) receive a number of nominations beforehand, but on the night they scooped up a total of 8 awards, including ‘School of the Year’ award!! Continue reading

A glimpse into our SASS Applicant Day!

You would have thought that going to an applicant day at university to have a closer look at the subject offerings would have been a serious affair – yet judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces the atmosphere was light hearted, and fun! If you didn’t make it – have look below to get a taste of what goes on at our SASS applicant day. Continue reading