School of Applied Social Science

Celebrating International Women’s Day

At the University of Brighton, we are proud to have an extraordinarily talented staff and student community – and we are committed to equality of opportunity. To mark International Women’s Day this year – we invited colleagues involved in equality activities and our students to tell us about the women who inspire them. Watch the…

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Be fearless and ambitious

The top diversity officer with American Express has urged University of Brighton graduates to be fearless, ambitious – and to pace themselves. Sonia Cargan, who graduated from the University in 1991 with a BA(Hons) degree in social administration, was last year appointed Chief Diversity Officer for American Express.     Giving a keynote speech at the…

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Young men matter

Cath Holmstrom, Deputy Head of the School of Applied Social Science is leading a research project, funded by the charity ‘A  Better Brighton and Hove’, to look at men who have not been benefited by existing services and explore models of working that may promote better engagement. Read the full story here.    

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New student? Hit the ground running!

To help you get the best start as a student here, we’ve put together some online activities called Hit The Ground Running. Taking part in this programme isn’t compulsory and it’s not a test, it’s just a good way to prepare yourself for your studies and get to know your way around our online learning platform,…

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New student? Enrol online today :-)

New student? Congratulations to everyone who’s received an offer. If you’ve had your place confirmed, you’ll be able to enrol online from today.

Kate becomes new President of the British Psychological Society

Professor Kate Bullen, head of the School of Applied Social Science, will become the new President of the British Psychological Society (BPS) at its AGM on 30th August. Professor Bullen has been interviewed by the BPS’s ‘The Psychologist’ magazine as she takes the chair and said “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to serve as BPS…

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PhD studentships available in a range of social science areas and disciplines

We are offering ESRC-funded studentships through the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) in a range of social science areas and disciplines. These studentships comprise a number of named projects including Globalisation and the trajectories of nation states after the financial crisis of 2008 Peer support and caring relationships in dementia Does taxation influence labour market…

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New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) 

New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) is in development for Watson Building (formerly Mayfield House) at Falmer, home to the School of Applied Social Science. The SILS programme is designed to repurpose spaces across the university’s campuses so they can be more effectively deployed for students and staff to learn and socialise. These are…

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We’ve been chosen to help access national teaching standards (TEF) around the UK

Cath Holmström, Deputy Head of School of Applied Social Science (Student Experience and Recruitment) and Joanna MacDonnell, Director of Education (Arts & Humanities), have been chosen to help access the quality of teaching and learning environments in Higher Education institutions around the UK. Cath and Joanna have been appointed to new subject-level panels for the Teaching Excellence…

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New campaign to help eliminate HIV

Dr Mary Darking, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science is working on a national campaign which aims to help eliminate HIV within a generation. You can read the full story here.  

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