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.”
Read our getting ready for university pages which are full of information you will find useful before you arrive.
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.
Third year student Merci Roberts is supporting Joelle Taylor at the Brighton Fringe Festival’s Queer the Mic night on 1 June 2023.
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 Criminology lecturer Greg Los, who says: “In my mind it is all about trying and trying as best as I can, and this mindset is also something that I want to try and share with my students.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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””
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”
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.
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 Criminology lecturer Dr Hannah Thurston, who says: “I was the first in my family to come to university… I enjoyed the independence, of moving out and having more control over what I studied.”
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.
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?”
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.