School of Applied Social Science

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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Social administration graduate’s rise to diversity

Social administration (now Social policy and practice) graduate Sonia Cargan has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer for American Express at their New York headquarters. You can read the full story here.  

A Carnival of Invention – tickets available

We are hosting a conference focusing on arts and research for social change.  The first ‘Carnival of Invention’ features 29 talks, workshops, performances, installations and displays, with sessions being delivered by more than 40 academics, artists and community practitioners from around the world. The event is the inaugural conference of the Collaborative Poetics Network and…

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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.  

We’re celebrating International Women’s day

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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Research Studentships – Amy’s story

This year the School of Applied Social Science (SASS) launched their first summer research studentships. The opportunity was available to all second year students in the school and students applied by expressing an interest in a project and giving a brief outline of their skills and why they were interested in the project. Students needed…

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The Checkland building at night

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…

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