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.

Graduate journey: from international student to counsellor

Our alumni come from all over the world and each of their graduate journeys is different. Karin Brauner Hollman (Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling PGDip 2011) tells us about her journey from international student to running her own private practice.

Read all about Karin’s journey on our Alumni blog here

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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Study proves that friendships really do matter

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Until now, little research has been carried out into the role friends and, in particular, best friends play in building resilience to adversity – surviving and thriving in the face of difficult times.

The new preliminary study, by Dr Rebecca Graber, University of Brighton Senior Lecturer in Psychology, for the first time provides long-term statistical evidence of the enormous benefit these valued social relationships have on adults’ resilience. Continue reading

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

 

Will Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement backfire?

Air pollution Following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, School of Applied Social Science,  Principal Lecturer and Social Psychologist, Dr Matthew Adams shares his view in an article for The Conversation.

This time he gives his view on whether ‘Trump’s climate policy may backfire, as he unwittingly plays an old psychologists’ trick’.

 

 

SASS Head of School elected as President of the British Psychological Society

Professor Kate Bullen, Applied Social Science Head of School and Professor of Psychology, has been elected as President of the British Psychological Society (BPS).  The BPS is the second largest psychological association in the world, second only to the American Psychological Association. Continue reading

The great debate of denying climate change?

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You may recall a couple of months ago, we blogged about Dr Matthew Adams, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, view on BBC comedy documentary ‘Carnage‘  that appeared in The Conversation.  In the article he posed the question of whether a futuristic vegan utopian world where animals live as equals, could really happen?

We are now treated to another fascinating insight by Dr Adams;  “Extreme weather just might encourage us to get our act together on global warming”.  Here he talks about the whys and wherefores around climate change.

Read the full article here and let us know what you think!