School of Applied Social Science

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.  

New Editorial Team for Sociology of Health & Illness (SHI)

A new editorial team, based at the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, has been chosen for the prestigious journal, Sociology of Health and Illness.  Professors Flis Henwood (UoB) and Karen Lowton (UoS) will act as Joint Chief Editors. Other members of the new team are Prof Gillian Bendelow, Dr Catherine Theodosius (UoB), Dr Catherine Will, Dr…

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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.

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…

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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.

Kate Bullen BPS Presidential Elect

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.

Prison

Research study looks at how prison architectural design impacts prisoner behaviour

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…

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