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Calling L4, L5 and L6 students – win £50 for your views on university!

Here is an opportunity for all undergraduate students to tell us what you think of your time at university, and get entered into a draw to win a £50 voucher at the same time!

If you’re a Level 6 student you need to fill out the National Student Survey to get entered into the draw – and you’ve got until Midnight of 30 April to do it. You can do this right now by clicking on the black/grey NSS poster below.

If you’re a Level 4 or Level 5 student you need to fill out the Brighton Student Survey. You’ve got until midnight on 21 February to do this, so you’d better get your skates on! All the info is on Studentcentral – click the red/orange BSS poster below to go to studentcentral and get started!
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Careers Fair 2015 – something for everyone!

Level 4, Level 5 or Level 6? Then the Careers Fair is for you. It is not specifically for final year students. Even though it may seem a long time off, what to do after university is not just something to think about when you’re about to leave! The Careers Fair can give you inspiration and help you see the opportunities that are out there for you, and might help you think about the type of dissertation you want to do to give you the best chance later on. There are more exhibitors than ever before, spread over 5 floors of the Amex Stadium in Falmer. The Careers Fair is Wednesday 4 November. Full details can be found here. If you are interested please sign up to the Facebook event for updates and information in the run up to the event, by clicking here.

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BUDS 2015 film

BUDS (the Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase) is a conference organised by SASS for final year students to present their dissertations to second years. More background can be found here.

Click on the image below for a short film about the event, which features interviews with some of the attendees and presenters. I hope this will encourage first, second and third year students to attend! For first and second years it really is an excellent way to get a feel for dissertations from those who really know, and for third years it gives you an opportunity to develop skills in presenting your findings – all of the students in the film thought it was a great experience, after they had finished!

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PhD students and researchers – Creative Methods in Sexuality and Gender Workshop

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The lab is purchasing some new cinema-quality camcorders and accessories that can be booked by psychology staff and students. If they arrive in time, I’ll be using these to record this workshop here at the Falmer campus, on 3 July. If you are  a PhD student or researcher in the field you might like to attend, it looks really interesting! If you would like to sign up or obtain more details please click here. Here is the description of the workshop:

“Want to explore beyond well-used methods that reproduce well-established stories about sex, gender, sexuality and relating? Fancy yourself doing modelling, bad sex writing or as a deep thinker, visual artist or ‘craftivist’?  Read on!

Creative research methods can yield narratives different from and phenomenologically richer than interviews, focus groups and surveys. When doing public engagement and dissemination, creative methods can help people think differently about sex, gender, sexuality and relations/relating to challenge popular/media representations.

Having been successfully hosted by the Open University, University of Manchester and Coventry University this half-day FREE event is hosted by the University of Brighton.”

Alternative evening out – discussing the Human Rights Act

The School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex is holding its next “Sussex Salon” entitled “Who’s afraid of the Human Rights Act?” on 16 June at the Brighton Dome – an alternative evening out with an opportunity to participate in a discussion with a panel of experts. The evening will explore why critics argue that the 1998 Act is “insufficiently British”, ask what a proposed Conservative British Bill of Rights would look like, and consider what it would mean to lose the Human Rights Act altogether.

The panel includes Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Senior Consultant Constitutional Affairs Policy Exchange, Dr Charlotte Skeet, Sussex Law School, Paul Bowen QC Brick Court Chambers and Bella Sankey, Director of Policy for Liberty.

Tickets include a glass of wine and cost £7 (or £5 for concessions). For more information and to buy tickets please see this page.

Students – want to earn money helping on the Falmer open day?

Please see below! If you’re interested you need to contact Karen Richards before Friday 29th May to apply (k.b.richards(at)brighton.ac.uk)…

Dear Student,

We would like to invite you to work in July and earn some extra money for the summer break as a student helper at the University of Brighton Falmer Open Day.

Please review the information below, and if you would like to work on this date contact me (Karen Richards) before Friday 29th May to confirm your availability, course and phone number. The student recruitment team will confirm with you, shortly after this date, if and when you are required to work. These details will include your allocated role and any additional information that may be required.

The Falmer Open Day will take place on Saturday 11 July for Education, SASS, HUMS, Paramedic Practice, Nursing.

Working Hours: c. 08:30 – 17:00 (roles vary)

Pay: Under six hours: £8.42/hour

Lunch: 30mins if working 6 hours (please bring/purchase food)

Dress: Blue University of Brighton T-shirt (we will provide this if we haven’t already issued you with one)

Eligibility: Must have / be applying for a National Insurance Number (students can apply at http://www.direct.gov.uk/) Must have the right to work in the UK.

Due to the nature of Open Days, we would ask that students remain flexible. Though we will endeavour to guarantee the hours above where possible, there may be times when you are asked to finish your shift early, undertake a different role or be offered the opportunity for additional hours depending on demand over the course of the day.

Karen Richards

 

 

BUDS 2015

BUDS is the Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase, an annual conference open to all Level 5 and 6 students in SASS. Final year students get to experience presenting their findings to a large audience and fielding questions, other level 6 students get to experience an academic conference first hand and ask questions, and level 5 students get to learn about what a dissertation entails, from those with the most up-to-date experience!

This year, BUDS 2015 is on Wednesday 20th May 2015. We’ve got a record number of 18 fabulous speakers, covering a huge range of different topics! The conference will be in three parts with three sessions running in parallel during each part.

If you are a Level 5 or Level 6 SASS student, and even if you are presenting, you must register for BUDS 2015. Firstly, please take a look at the conference abstracts by clicking here. Choose one session from the red part, one sessionfrom the blue part and one session from the green part and then click here to register your details and session choices. You can also tell us about any specific dietary needs you have, as food and drink will be laid on too!

We hope to see you there!Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase