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.
Lambros Fatsis says about the figures that show that more than a third of 441 fines in England and Wales for ‘amplified music’ events were issued to Black, Asian and mixed-race people: “These statistics are shocking but not surprising.” Continue reading “Criminology lecturer in Guardian article on data showing people of colour more likely to be fined for lockdown raves”
Craig Jordan-Baker, who teaches creative writing and literature, has just published a new book featuring prose and poetry, charting the history, landscape and divisions of the Bann, Northern Ireland’s longest river
Read our interview with Jayde who graduated from the University of Brighton’s Globalisation: Politics, Conflict and Human Rights MA this year.
At Brighton we offer two degrees in this programme area: a Fashion and Design History course and an Art History and Visual Culture course – lecturer Veronica Issac, who has a background in the museum sector and worked for the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A Museum, answers key questions on what you can expect at the University of Brighton.
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Eliza who teaches art history, and whose love for the subject stemmed from an interest in literature and poetry.
Nigerian-born Aluko is based in Liverpool, UK, where he worked previously as an architect, and he’ll be joining us to present Tayo Aluko – Art as Weapon: Some Pan Africanist Examples, survey of artists from the African Diaspora who use their arts in the fight against oppression..
Veneta Roberts, a Doctor of Research at the University of Brighton who also studied her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees here won for her story 1974.
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”
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?”
George Green graduated in English Language and Linguistics in 2014 – he told the university’s alumni team about his experience. Continue reading ““It felt safe for me to be my authentic self for the first time and be automatically accepted for that too””
When she graduated, alumna Cat van Maanen put her Media and English Literature course learning to immediate practice setting up Conker Magazine. Continue reading ““My degree gave me a unique perspective on writing and creating that I still reflect upon””
Read course leader Dr Robin Dunford’s latest published piece – an article in the Journal of Global Ethics arguing that decolonial theory can offer a distinctive and valuable ethical lens. Continue reading “Thinking of studying Globalisation?”
We’ve rounded up some fascinating listens on the subject to get your mind around what is meant by sociology, its history and the types of topics – from societal rules, to shopping, to alcohol, to class – that we explore in sociology at the University of Brighton.
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?”
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Bea decribes herself as ‘a swot’ at school and did lots of jobs before becoming an author and lecturer, including a financial administrative and a video editor!
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Because Jess didn’t have the easiest start at her own university, she says “I have empathy for students who don’t sail through… watching them create work they are proud of and celebrate at graduation is what makes me happiest.”
The two-year project led by University of Brighton researchers Dr Zoë Boden-Stuart and Dr Nick McGlynn asks ‘Does living in Brighton make for LGBTQ+ happiness?’ and explores experiences of migration, social isolation, loneliness and mental health for LGBTQ+ people who had chosen to move to the city, and who had sought support from MindOut.
Tanaka Mhishi studied on the University of Brighton’s Literature BA and Creative Writing MA and is a poet, playwright and performer who creates pieces which handle topics such as sexual violence, masculinity, biphobia and race.
Local autistic artists have opened up about their experiences of loneliness through a series of animated videos produced in partnership with University of Brighton. Continue reading “Artists with autism work with the University”
History of Art and Design PhD student Jo Lance has drawn on her PhD research to curate an exhibition of vintage hats at Worthing Museum – plus a hat making workshop.
Continue reading “Hats off to HOAD student’s new museum exhibition”
University of Brighton lecturers including Dr Dwight Turner who teaches psychotherapy and Dr Yaa Asare whose research is in the field of race, ethnicity and identity are among academics from across the country giving a series of talks recognising and celebrating Black history.
Bea Hitchman’s novel All of You Every Single One has been longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Crown Award.
University of Brighton sociologist have joined with award-winning comics creator Danny Noble for a lively graphic guide to the topic of class. Continue reading “Sociology lecturers explore class with graphic novel creator Danny Noble”
When individuals have challenges that seem insurmountable, the answer may lie in communities’ building of an often ignored factor called ‘resilience’.
School of Humanities and Social Science academic Dr Nichola Khan will feature on Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed on 6 October, discussing the experience of Afghan migrants in England.
History of Art and Design lecturer Dr Harriet Atkinson story of how a long lost photo album made its back to her was featured on R4.
In the 2021/22 academic year our Law, Society and Justice Research and Enterprise Group (LawSoJust REG) hosted a number of guest lectures for students and staff across the University of Brighton. Continue reading “Guest lectures for students on topical legal and social issues”