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

 

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

Ending Fuel Poverty – How working together can keep us all warm

Brighton and Hove is highlighting the work of charities, social enterprises, businesses and the public sector in the city – and the University of Brighton is joining in by showing how people can tackle fuel poverty.

‘Any Other Business’ is a collection of local individuals and organisations who “want to open the door on the social good going on in and around our city”.

Organisers said: “Using Brighton Festival’s theme the ‘Everyday Epic’, we are curating a series of interactive events from the 20 – 26 May that showcase the work of charities, social enterprises, businesses and the public sector in and around Brighton & Hove. The events hosted over the week serve to show the epic character of social good this city has but very few know about.

“Join us in exploring how we can work together effectively so that all members of our community can flourish and fulfil their potential.”

The University of Brighton is taking part with “Ending Fuel Poverty: How Working Together Can Keep Us All Warm” at Hove Town Hall between 11am and 3pm on 26 May.

Frontline workers from a multi-partner fuel poverty intervention project will share experiences of tackling fuel poverty in the city. Following this, Dr Mary Darking, the university’s Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Innovation, and colleague Dr Catherine Will from the University of Sussex, will be presenting findings of their research based on their evaluation of ‘Warmth 4 Wellbeing’ a summary of which can be found here.

Dr Darking said: “No one should be rendered poor by the cost of heating their home and seeing to other energy needs.  There is much that the two universities can do to make a difference here and we look forward to future collaboration with local health, government and voluntary and community sector partners to tackle this issue.”

Tickets are free but to book a visit, go to:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ending-fuel-poverty-how-working-together-can-keep-us-all-warm-tickets-34472790043

For more information about the evaluation, go to: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/ssparc/research-projects/warmth-for-wellbeing.aspx

 

SASS students and staff nominated for 7 BSU Union Awards!

Following the recent announcement by the Brighton Student Union (BSU) of the Union Awards for 2017, the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) are pleased to announce the following nominations: Continue reading

Weird Psychology – how weird can it get?

Huxley 300 Lecture Theatre,

University of Brighton

Thursday 5th May 2017, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Fancy going on a whistlestop tour of strange sight, weird beliefs and ‘missing body parts?’ If so why not join us for the free event, ‘Weird Psychology: The science of strange phenomena’!

Two of country’s top expert Psychologists Chris French and Roger Newport will be hosting the evening to look at the science of strange phenomena as part of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) annual conference being hosted by the University of Brighton from the 3rd to 5th May.

For further information and to book your free place visit: http://bit.ly/2plgvvC

This will be the second public event of the week, with BPS President Professor Peter Kinderman also giving a free lecture ‘Our turbulent minds: Everybody’s crazy but nobody’s ill!’ on 2 May. For more details on this event go to: http://bit.ly/2nyi6Oe