Take a look at these great, short, affordable introductions to some of the key ideas and concepts we explore across the Humanities Programme. Some are fiction, some non-fiction, some classics, some more recent. Read them to prepare for university, or simply read them to engage your mind, then discuss them too.
On Wednesday 22nd November at 6.30pm, Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion, Siân Berry, will be speaking to students at the European Political Affairs Society event.
Take a look at these suggestions from undergraduate course leader Dr Bea Hitchman, described by her as “indispensable to the study of writing at university.”
Two former Psychology students visited the university last week to chat to current forensic students about their roles in Thames Valley police and at global media agency Mindshare.
Jess Moriarty has co-edited a book featuring insights into the experiences of practitioners who use their creative process in a professional and personal context, showing how their creative process has helped them to achieve a fulfilling work/life balance.
Trans-sensory stories of gender-based violence: I feel, therefore I resist is at Grand Parade (14 – 18 Nov) and features artwork, sometimes provocative and disturbing, and includes illustration, fine art painting, comic stories, zines, performance, poetry, film, video, sculpture, light art and creative writing.
Hear from current student Lucille about the types of topics you’ll cover and the skills you’ll learn on the Contemporary History degree at the University of Brighton.
Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with books. I remember walking home from primary school with my nose buried in a book completely oblivious to the world around me. Continue reading “Student view: Why I chose English Literature and Creative Writing”
At Brighton we offer seven Humanities degrees – using disciplines including philosophy, history, politics, cultural studies, and literary studies – but what does ‘Humanities’ really mean and why choose to study them?
Continue reading “Why choose a Humanities degree?”
Honorary Fellow of the School of Humanities, Richard Jacobs, has 40 years experience of teaching literature, so The English Association invited him to write about why it’s such an important subject to study . Read the article here. Continue reading “Why study Literature?”
The public lecture series continues this autumn with a wide-ranging programme of inspiring and educational talks from leading academics. Continue reading “Humanities lecturer speaks on climate change as part of lecture series”
The University of Brighton has been recognised for the quality of its teaching and student outcomes in a UK-wide evaluation of higher education institutions. Continue reading “Brighton secures national Silver Award for teaching excellence”
Dr Jem Price, Principal Lecturer in Social Work offers advice and questions to consider for international students considering studying social work at the University of Brighton.
Professor Stephen Maddison welcomes you to your new academic home. Continue reading “Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Science!”
Take a look at some of the partnerships, prizes and events you will benefit from if you choose our Creative Writing courses at the University of Brighton.
Hear from Angelica, year 2 student who says “All of the lecturers and members of staff are so friendly and welcoming. Although I was extremely nervous, I felt at home almost instantly.”
In May, students and staff watched the Art of Attachment (2018) and used the screening as a springboard to discuss trauma-informed practice and the importance of allowing people space and time to share their stories and for practitioners to listen and be aware of their own vulnerability.
Leanne Shorely, who is studying our Creative Writing MA, appeared on BBC Radio Sussex discussing her important work using her performance poetry to stop sexual harassment in clubs.
“There is a sense of vintage fashion throughout Brighton and its culture which was of interest to me.” Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Nhung Hoffman: Fashion and Dress History”
My placement encouraged me to look into museum/gallery education and engagement as a potential career in the future. Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Ellie Taylor: Visual Culture”
“This is a great time to network and build connections with fellow students and use resources provided by the university.” Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Sid Upton: Fashion and Dress History”
Vicky features in two recent podcasts, one on 1897 horror novel, The Beetle, and one on the ghost story writer, Eleanor Scott. Continue reading “Listen to podcasts featuring Humanities lecturer Dr Vicky Margree”
“On placement my main job was to edit a film of home movies of the seaside that was shown as part of an exhibition at Worthing Museum. Seeing people at the museum watching the film I’d helped make, I felt a real sense of achievement.” Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Kevin Hayes: Visual Culture”
“There is always a solution if anything goes wrong, but in the meantime I just go with the flow and think positively about myself and my work.” Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Martha Doyle: Visual Culture”
Second-year students are hosting a day of presentations today to discuss placements and the creative projects they’ve been involved in as part of the Literature and Media in Practice module. Continue reading “Future Horizons event today!”
Third year student Merci Roberts is supporting Joelle Taylor at the Brighton Fringe Festival’s Queer the Mic night on 1 June 2023.
Pier Review, an anthology of work from students and staff has been relaunched and is welcoming submissions. Continue reading “Writing anthology relaunched”
Here Dr Vicky Margree, Principal Lecturer in our School of Humanities and Social Science tells us about studying the humanities at Brighton and why the subject is so important at the moment in terms of global challenges such as climate change and racism.
The workshop will give you a chance to meet teaching staff and find out more about the course. Continue reading “Online workshop for Social Work offer holders!”
English language and media student Bella on why taking the Media in Practice module and finding a placement at a production company helped her find her career goal after a difficult second year.
Wesley Ankrah graduated from Brighton in 2012 with a BA(Hons) in Criminology and Sociology is now the Director of Social Value at Savills.
Continue reading “My experience at Brighton gave me the platform to find meaning and purpose in my future career.”
Dr Laura Harvey’s research shows that LGBTQI+ people continue to face harassment, bullying and deteriorating mental health while in immigration detention.
Check out this long-read feature in Vice.com into the troubling world of ‘Dark Psychology’ – effectively, coercive techniques masquerading as ‘pickup artistry.’
Hear what else Ousainou has to say about studying for a philosophy, politics, ethics degree at the University of Brighton. Continue reading ““My first-year history tutor Becca was remarkable. Her seminar sessions were great and full of fun””
Organised by the University of Brighton’s Social Work degrees, the Working Together to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children day allows our students to learn more about other professional roles and consider their role in promoting the welfare of children and keeping them safe from harm.
We asked our lecturers about their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Principal lecturer and Subject Lead for English Language Dr Chrystie Myketiak, who says: “At the University of Brighton we’ve nurtured a lot of fantastically talented students in the area of language, gender and sexuality. When those students have their work externally recognised it is very powerful.”
Veneta Roberts who studied Creative Writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Brighton has been offered a place on the publishing giant’s six-week programme which helps students to participate in, and navigate, the publishing industry.
Angelica Lawson-Blake submitted her piece Walking and writing to the Writers and Artists blog inspired by the Walking as Creative Practice project.