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.
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.
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.
Featuring original writing, academic commentary, reviews, and in-depth interviews with writers and artists, run by students, teachers and alumni of the University of Brighton. Continue reading “Take a look at online literary magazine Pier Review”
Students taking our Linguistics BA(Hons) will, from 2023, have the opportunity to choose to graduate with the new award titles ‘Linguistics with Intercultural Communication’ or ‘Linguistics with Policy and Planning.’
Students choosing our Creative Writing BA(Hons) now have the opportunity to graduate with the award title Creative Writing with Wellbeing. Continue reading “Creative Writing degree offers new Wellbeing pathway”
If you study an English course at the University of Brighton you have the chance to take an work placement – and this week students who have worked during their studies at companies including Factory Films and The Old Market Theatre hosted an event to celebrate and feedback on their experiences. Continue reading “English students share experience of their industry placements at Connecting The Dots event”
The publishers will support an annual prize for the best dissertation with a prize – graduating students will win books and publication in an Epoque Press e-zine. Continue reading “Epoque Press announce new dissertation prize for University of Brighton English students”
Read our interview with Merci Roberts where she talks about performing at the event, her course and the lecturers, and living in Brighton, as well as reading her winning poem Justice for Peace. Continue reading “English Literature and Creative Writing student wins Hammer & Tongue spoken-word poetry slam”
Hear from current Social Work BSc student Keeley Vokins on her experiences of studying at the University of Brighton. Continue reading ““The content of the course is informative, engaging and has expanded my knowledge””
Revolutionary Lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917 co-edited by Christian Høgsbjerg is published on 19 April 2022 and brings to light the life histories of those whose political activity in relation to the black liberation struggle was profoundly shaped by the global impact and legacy of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. Continue reading “Lecturer’s new book looks at life histories of radical figures in relation to black liberation struggle”
Read our Q&A with first year Social Work BSc student Dave. Continue reading ““I chose Brighton as it had a good reputation, especially for vocational courses, and the interview process was pleasant and smooth””
Check out PierReview, a blog dedicated to work by Creative Writing MA students.
Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy graduate Christine Hopfgarten on studying at Brighton, her career since, and her new book.
From ‘The Fetishism of Commodities’ and ‘Graphic Interventions’, to ‘The Social Life of Unwanted Things’ and ‘Tracing the pursuit of (modern) happiness’ sign up to what promise to be fascinating events. Continue reading “Lecturers give free online talks as part of University exhibition looking at how objects are seen, from treasures to junk”
Join the Humanities Society at our Edward Street building (or online) for this lecture by Dr Robin Dunphy, expert in epistemology and metaphysics in the context of Classical German Philosophy and with the Pyrrhonian sceptical tradition. Continue reading “‘Bad Scepticism and Democracy’ public lecture 27 Jan, 6.30pm”
If you’re a Brighton student, or are thinking about choosing one of our English courses, check out the Instagram account.
Thinking of applying to one of our courses? Take a look at our reading lists, covering both the humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. Continue reading “Preliminary reading for prospective counselling and psychotherapy students”