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


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

Book your Sociology and Politics Taster now!

Who is this for?

Students interested in studying Sociology or Politics at university.

What is the aim?

  • To learn more about what’s involved in the study of courses at degree level within Sociology and Politics.
  • To discover the exciting and wide variety of topics covered on this degree programme.

What will students do?

  • Delivered by our Social Science lecturers, this taster will give you the opportunity to explore relevant topics and learn more about the two disciplines.
  • The Politics session will whet your intellectual appetite and explore some of the current thinkers in this field.


Date and time: Thursday 23 March 2017, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Location: Falmer Campus, University of Brighton

For more information and to book your place, please contact:


Heather’s long drive for politics

A University of Brighton student drove more than 3,000 miles to inject some “fun” into politics.

Heather Pontin travelled the 400-mile round trip from Brighton to her old school in Great Yarmouth no less than eight times to run an inter-school politics debating contest – and she’s planning to do the same again next year.

Heather, studying BA(Hons) Politics and with ambitions to become an MP, said: “I’m happy to do it because I remember when I was at high school not many students were interested in politics, so I wanted to show them the fun side.”

Heather organised the debates and conducted workshops for the students on a range of political topics: “I was trying to get more young people involved in politics. I think there’s a lot of apathy so it’s good to get more young people involved.

“I was surprised how interested the pupils were. They all undertook independent research and they all got into the subject. It was really good seeing their enthusiasm.”

The finals of the inaugural inter-school Great Yarmouth Youth Debate took place in the borough council’s debating chamber at the town hall.

Among guests was Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis who praised the students’ skills. He told the Great Yarmouth Mercury: “They’d give us a run for our money.”

For information on politics-related courses at the University of Brighton click here.


A Day Of Social Justice

By Gabrielle Reid, Estelle Kessi and Helen Johnson

A Day Of Social Justice

After weeks of planning, third year Psychology students immersed themselves into their role as Community Psychologists on 23rd November, with the aim of creating social change through action in a Day of Social Justice. The idea was first implemented by Liz Cunningham, when she taught at the University, and it has now become an annual event on the Critical Community Psychology module. Continue reading