Continue reading “Read our counselling and psychotherapy courses FAQs”
Lecturers’ study reveals complex response by LGBTQ+ people and mental health struggles in the UK’s ‘gay capital’
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.
Continue reading “Lecturers’ study reveals complex response by LGBTQ+ people and mental health struggles in the UK’s ‘gay capital’”
Artists with autism work with the University
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”
Revolution in resilience – the key to meeting challenges from mental health and adversity
When individuals have challenges that seem insurmountable, the answer may lie in communities’ building of an often ignored factor called ‘resilience’.
Continue reading “Revolution in resilience – the key to meeting challenges from mental health and adversity”
Dr Nicola Khan in BBC discussion of Afghan migrant experience
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.
Continue reading “Dr Nicola Khan in BBC discussion of Afghan migrant experience”
Award for life-changing music therapy tool
School of Humanities and Social Science academic Rebecca Atkinson has won a national award for groundbreaking research behind a new digital music therapy portal called DUET. Continue reading “Award for life-changing music therapy tool”
“I worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS, then worked for the Trauma and Counselling Service at the London Fire Brigade and in private practice”
Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy graduate Christine Hopfgarten on studying at Brighton, her career since, and her new book.
Continue reading ““I worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS, then worked for the Trauma and Counselling Service at the London Fire Brigade and in private practice””
Preliminary reading for prospective counselling and psychotherapy students
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”
Meet some our counselling and psychotherapy lecturers
Take a look at the research profiles and the published work of the lecturers who teach on our counselling and psychotherapy Postgraduate Diplomas and MSc. Continue reading “Meet some our counselling and psychotherapy lecturers”
Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021
The Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021 took place this week and we’re delighted to announce two fantastic wins for the school: Continue reading “Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021”
Exploring the rapidly developing area of arts-based social science research
Dr Helen Johnson will lead a seminar this Wednesday, 3 March, exploring the rapidly developing area of arts-based social science research. Continue reading “Exploring the rapidly developing area of arts-based social science research”
Now’s the time to rethink your relationship with nature
Principal lecturer in psychology, Dr Matthew Adams, has written an article for The Conversation on how people engage with and think about nature.
This is discussed further in his new book Anthropocene Psychology. Anthropos is Greek for human and cene refers to a distinctive geological time period. The term is used to convey how, for the first time in history, the Earth is being transformed by one species – homo sapiens.
Read the article on The Conversation website.
Has lockdown altered our perception of happiness?
Two University of Brighton researchers believe the societal changes caused by lockdown may be changing how we define being happy. Continue reading “Has lockdown altered our perception of happiness?”
New British Academy report shows the benefits of studying the social sciences
Qualified for the Future (May 2020) demonstrates the tangible benefits of skills developed in the social sciences, arts and humanities to the UK workforce, economy and society, not only now but in the future. Continue reading “New British Academy report shows the benefits of studying the social sciences”
Podcast: Dr Zoe Boden
The Living library
We were delighted to again welcome the Living Library back to the university’s Falmer campus.
The library is designed to challenge prejudice and stigma and offers students on our social science courses the opportunity to hear the stories from volunteers who act as ‘books’. Continue reading “The Living library”
Honorary Doctorate for Professor Kate Bullen
Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science swapped her office at Falmer for the splendour of a graduation ceremony at the University of Buckingham recently.
Continue reading “Honorary Doctorate for Professor Kate Bullen”
New student? Enrol online today :-)
Congratulations to everyone who’s received an offer. If you’ve had your place confirmed, you’ll be able to enrol online from today.
We’ve been chosen to help access national teaching standards (TEF) around the UK
Cath Holmström, Deputy Head of School of Applied Social Science (Student Experience and Recruitment) and Joanna MacDonnell, Director of Education (Arts & Humanities), have been chosen to help access the quality of teaching and learning environments in Higher Education institutions around the UK. Continue reading “We’ve been chosen to help access national teaching standards (TEF) around the UK”
New campaign to help eliminate HIV
Dr Mary Darking, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science is working on a national campaign which aims to help eliminate HIV within a generation.
You can read the full story here.
We’re celebrating International Women’s day
To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Continue reading “We’re celebrating International Women’s day”
Graduate journey: from international student to counsellor
Our alumni come from all over the world and each of their graduate journeys is different. Karin Brauner Hollman (Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling PGDip 2011) tells us about her journey from international student to running her own private practice.
Read all about Karin’s journey on our Alumni blog here
SASS receive two Excellence in Learning and Teaching awards
The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference. Continue reading “SASS receive two Excellence in Learning and Teaching awards”
Graduation – SASS prizewinners, the class of 2017
This week, more than 4,400 University of Brighton students graduated at our ceremonies at the Brighton Centre which started on Tuesday (25 July). Students aged 19 – 79 and from over 90 countries dressed in gowns and mortarboards to collect their awards.
The School of Applied Social Science (SASS), class of 2017, took to the stage on Wednesday 26th July for the morning ceremony. Continue reading “Graduation – SASS prizewinners, the class of 2017”
The British Science Festival at Brighton
The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th-9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.
SASS Head of School elected as President of the British Psychological Society
Professor Kate Bullen, Applied Social Science Head of School and Professor of Psychology, has been elected as President of the British Psychological Society (BPS). The BPS is the second largest psychological association in the world, second only to the American Psychological Association. Continue reading “SASS Head of School elected as President of the British Psychological Society”
A glimpse into our SASS Applicant Day!
You would have thought that going to an applicant day at university to have a closer look at the subject offerings would have been a serious affair – yet judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces the atmosphere was light hearted, and fun! If you didn’t make it – have look below to get a taste of what goes on at our SASS applicant day. Continue reading “A glimpse into our SASS Applicant Day!”
Social Science Forum
The 2015-16 Timetable is now available!
Please contact J.Green2@brighton.ac.uk with any queries.