School of Applied Social Science

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Has lockdown altered our perception of happiness?

Two University of Brighton researchers believe the societal changes caused by lockdown may be changing how we define being happy. Dr Emma Anderson and Dr Charlie Lea, both Senior Lecturers in Psychology, have been combining their different research approaches to examine social media posts before, during and after the Covid-19 lockdown to map out how…

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Thanking our social work students

University of Brighton social work students who remained on placement despite the risks of Covid-19 are receiving a thank you gift supported by Santander Universities.  Working with the university, Santander Universities is sourcing hampers from Brighton and Hove’s Barney’s Deli to recognise the students’ commitment to care, despite having the option to end their placement….

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Online enrolment is now open!

If you are starting here this September, you can now enrol online. Once you have enrolled online you can: + Log into My Brighton An hour after completing online enrolment you will be able to log into My Brighton, the university’s new student portal, where you can find out much more about studying here. You can log into My…

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Keep moving forward – Clearing 2020

Clearing is a chance to keep moving forward Lots of things have been on pause over the last few months – but you can press play on your education. If you thought you knew where you were headed, but you’re considering a change of direction, that’s okay. UCAS Clearing 2020 is the moment for you…

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Our online summer schools are open for bookings

Our online summer schools are free, open to sixth form and college students, and offer the opportunity to get a real feel for what it’s like to study a subject you love at university. Summer schools normally take place on campus but this year we are taking them online, from 14-17 July. Students will get…

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New British Academy report shows the benefits of studying the social sciences

Qualified for the Future (May 2020) demonstrates the tangible benefits of skills developed in the social sciences, arts and humanities to the UK workforce, economy and society, not only now but in the future. The report says that these areas will be vital in building the society we want to live in, with individuals able to…

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Podcast: Dr Zoe Boden

Psychology with Counselling Studies course leader and lecturer, Dr Zoe Boden, discusses relationships and mental health during COVID-19 in our latest podcast. ​Dr Boden also talks about her research, which currently focuses on mental health medication use. Listen via the player below or via Apple Podcasts and Spotify – for a full list of available…

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Student chosen for undergraduate research internship

Beth Hudson, who is studying Psychology and Criminology BA(Hons), has been selected to assist in a research project carried out in the School of Applied Social Science. Beth will receive a bursary to work on a literature review and policy analysis on the project ‘The politics of in/visibility in immigration detention’, led by criminology lecturer…

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Improving Coronavirus patient experience of intensive care

University of Brighton academics are working with doctors to understand the challenges that Covid-19 patients admitted to intensive care experience in communicating with healthcare workers. The academics have been providing advice on evaluating a flashcard system which supports healthcare staff to communicate vital information to patients through the physical barrier produced by visors, hoods and…

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Students interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex

Students Karla Kern (Social Work MSc) and Hannah Beniston (Social Work BSc) were interviewed on the Sarah Gorell mid-morning show on Wednesday 29 April. The students spoke about continuing their placements so that they could help the vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis. You can listen to the interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p089kjg8 – scroll to 1:17:45. The…

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