School of Applied Social Science

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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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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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Covid-19 hasn’t stopped my placement.

Social work student Karla Kern lives in a small flat with her partner and a friend – and she’s one of 30 University social work students who have volunteered to continue their placements to support the vulnerable during the pandemic. Here, the 22-year-old final year Social Work MSc student, tells her story: “It has been…

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Hannah’s helping the vulnerable

More than 30 social work students at the University of Brighton are volunteering to continue placement work during lockdown by supporting vulnerable families whose needs are even greater with the COVID crisis. Here, 35-year-old student and single mum Hannah Beniston (final year Social Work BSc(Hons)), tells how she’s providing vital help while balancing the needs…

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International Scholarships of £2,500

We are offering undergraduate and postgraduate international scholarships of £2,500 for courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The deadline to apply is 15 May and applications are open to all students who qualify to pay international fees. Find out more on the University of Brighton website: Undergraduate international scholarships Postgraduate international scholarships We look…

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Students helping the vulnerable during the COVID crisis

Social work students at the University of Brighton are continuing to work despite the Coronavirus pandemic. The students could have suspended their work placements but volunteered to carry on in hospitals, care homes and with organisations – working with safeguards and at appropriate distances from clients. The students have been praised for their dedication by…

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Social Work placement leads to film role!

Social Work BSc students have two practice placements during their course; the first in the private, voluntary or independent sector for 70 days. Placements are organised by the practice learning coordinator and the social work lecturing team. Places are organised in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex and Surrey – students are then invited to…

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Students highly commended at Students Union Awards 2019

The Brighton Student Union Awards took place this week, celebrating the amazing work that our students, staff and volunteers do each year.   Congratulations to Jordan and Jack on being highly commended! Membership Student Staff Member of the Year Highly commended:  Jordan Landsborough, psychology and sociology. Students’ Union Volunteer of the Year Award Highly commended:…

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Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science

Honorary Doctorate for Professor Kate Bullen

Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science swapped her office at Falmer for the splendour of a graduation ceremony at the University of Buckingham recently.   Professor Bullen was collecting an honorary Doctor of Science degree in recognition of her distinguished career in the NHS and her academic career which has…

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Podcasts for health and social care professionals working with older people

As part of a multi-disciplinary team project, Jackie Lelkes, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, is helping to produce podcasts for health and social care professionals to enhance their understanding of older people. Read the full story here.  

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