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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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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Starting your course in 2020?

We know you’re going to have a brilliant time at Brighton. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we have put together some information you will find useful before you enrol and for your first few weeks at uni, to get your student life off to the best possible start. Your course…

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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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