If you’ve applied for an undergraduate course starting this September learn more about the course and get to know us better at our events for applicants and offer holders.
Whether you are an art historian or a psychologist, a creative writer or a criminologist, as a student in our school you will be studying in our newly renovated Mithras House building. Why not take a look round?
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.
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.
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.’
Laura Harvey and Sarah Leaney and award-winning comics creator Danny Noble have created an illustrated journey through the history, sociology and lived experience of class.
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.”
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.
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.
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”
When individuals have challenges that seem insurmountable, the answer may lie in communities’ building of an often ignored factor called ‘resilience’.
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”
University of Brighton has received £450,000 to boost its innovative arts and humanities-based research and impact initiatives over the next three years. Continue reading “New UKRI funding for Brighton to accelerate real-world research impact”
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”
Book your place for this online public talk (12 November, 2-4pm), co-chaired by politics lecturer Dr Heba Youssef and anthropology and psychology academic Dr Nichola Khan, which will explore the turbulent debates over the statue of Rhodes at Oxford University. Continue reading “University of Brighton to host public talk on contested Cecil Rhodes statue”
Georgia Bird, a Criminology and Sociology graduate, was mentored in her final year of university by Wesley, founder of SeerBridge, a unique community benefit and social value consultancy. Continue reading “University mentor provided graduate with dream job”
Brighton academics have teamed with major national organisations for a report highlighting a growing crisis around vital immigration legal advice. Continue reading “New report calls for vital immigration legal advice support”
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”
The latest issue of Decolonising the Curriculum is now available with a focus on teaching and learning about race equality.
The publication features multidisciplinary articles, with examples of evidenced-based practices, from academics and thoughts from students across five Higher Education institutions including Dr Lambros Fatsis from the School of Applied Social Sciences.
Download your copy.(pdf)
Brighton researchers are offering creative outlets supporting those experiencing gender-based violence during the pandemic to share their stories. Continue reading “New initiative to support those facing gender-based violence during lockdowns”
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”
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.
University of Brighton associate professor Lesley Murray has received a COVID-19 Rapid Response grant to delve surges in domestic abuse during the COVID crisis. Continue reading “Interdisciplinary study to probe surge in gender-based violence driven by lockdowns”
We are pleased to announce that we have awarded the inaugural Dawn Stephen prize for the best criminology dissertation. Continue reading “Undergraduate dissertation prize awarded”
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?”
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”
Beth Hudson, who is studying Psychology and Criminology BA(Hons), has been selected to assist in a research project carried out in the School of Applied Social Science. Continue reading “Student chosen for undergraduate research internship”
University of Brighton lecturer Dr Lambros Fatsis claims the official response to the coronavirus has been primarily focused on law enforcement rather than an ‘adequate’ public health approach. Continue reading “Policing the public over the pandemic”
Criminology lecturer Dr Roxana Cavalcanti has published her new book A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing. The book examines public experiences of insecurity and the social impacts of security programmes that aim to address violence in Brazil. Continue reading “A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing – new book”
The controlled use of psychedelic drugs can help tackle depression but could they also “restart the beating heart of ecological awareness before it is too late”. Continue reading “Could drugs help fight climate change?”
White lies are not all bad and can help young people keep relationships functioning, according to a University of Brighton senior lecturer in forensic psychology. Continue reading “Children’s little lies aren’t all bad”
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”
In the latest university podcast, the school’s Jackie Lelkes, discusses her work into care for older people. Continue reading “Podcast: Catching up with Jackie Lelkes”
This week’s podcast is with Peter Squires, professor of criminology. Continue reading “Catching up with Professor Peter Squires (podcast)”
Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable Continue reading “Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable”
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.