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?
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.
The public lecture series continues this autumn with a wide-ranging programme of inspiring and educational talks from leading academics. Continue reading “Humanities lecturer speaks on climate change as part of lecture series”
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.
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”
Congratulations to everyone who’s received an offer. If you’ve had your place confirmed, you’ll be able to enrol online from today.
New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) is in development for Watson Building (formerly Mayfield House) at Falmer, home to the School of Applied Social Science. Continue reading “New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) “
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”
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.
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”
This year the School of Applied Social Science (SASS) launched their first summer research studentships. Continue reading “Research Studentships – Amy’s story”
If you’re considering starting an undergraduate course here in 2018, why not sign up to one of our campus tours taking place during December and January and find out more about what it’s like study at Brighton?
The tours will give you the chance to explore the campus where your course of interest is based, view our facilities and talk to our staff and students.
Find out more and book onto a tour.
New student? make sure you subscribe to the University of Brighton Moneymatters blog for latest advice and information on all things funding and fees for our student advice team.
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”
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 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.
Applied Social Science Graduate Shirl Tanner talks to us about how her degree helped prepare for her roles at Sussex Pathways, initially as a Placement Mentor, before eventually progressing to Project Manager. Continue reading “Graduate journey – from Placement Mentor to Project Manager”
The School of Applied Social Sciences are based in Falmer, Brighton and we teach a number of inspirational and thought provoking Applied Social Science courses.
If you are interested in Criminology, Politics, Psychology, Social Policy and Practice, Social Science, Social Work, or Sociology we would love to talk to you about why you should ‘Choose University of Brighton’.
The Falmer open day will be held on the Saturday 1 July 2017, 9am to 5pm.
To find out more, see the timetable and book your place now!
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”
Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Research Professor in Criminology, delivered her keynote speech on prison architecture, design and space and how this impacts on prisoner behaviour last Friday 2nd June. Continue reading “Research study looks at how prison architectural design impacts prisoner behaviour”
The annual Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase Conference (BUDS) took place on 17th May SASS (School of Applied Social Science), and was an excellent opportunity for all our third-year students studying in the School of Applied Social Sciences to showcase their dissertation work to fellow students and staff. Continue reading “3rd year students showcase ideas and inspiration at BUDS”
What a fantastic event it was at the Brighton Student Union (BSU) Awards 2017 ceremony at Komedia last night! Not only did the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) receive a number of nominations beforehand, but on the night they scooped up a total of 8 awards, including ‘School of the Year’ award!! Continue reading “Outstanding performance by SASS who scooped 8 awards at the Brighton Student Union Awards ceremony!!”
Brighton and Hove is highlighting the work of charities, social enterprises, businesses and the public sector in the city – and the University of Brighton is joining in by showing how people can tackle fuel poverty. Continue reading “Ending Fuel Poverty – How working together can keep us all warm”
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!”
Most of us can’t imagine what it would be like to sleep rough. Continue reading “Students campaign for the homeless”
The South Coast Regional Centre for Education (SCRC), is a new formed partnership consisting of the University of Brighton, the University of Sussex, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. Continue reading “Social Work Students are set to benefit from a new partnership that will help transform the lives of our local community”
Professor Peter Squires, of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton, speaks to The Conversation about the lessons learnt from countries where police carry weapons, and what the research and evidence show so far.
What do you think? Read the full article here and let us have your feedback on whether police carrying tasers is a good idea.
Numbers of University of Brighton graduates finding jobs or moving into further study hits all-time high.
Announced by the European Commission, the University of Brighton has retained its ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award.
Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor at the University of Oxford will be delivering the University of Brighton Annual Social Science Forum Lecture.
Thursday 19th May 2016
Of the richest 25 countries in the world the UK has become one of the most unequal and is on course to win the ‘global race’ to become the most economically unequal of all by 2030. In all of Western Europe, apart from in post-crisis Ireland, no other country taxes and spends as little on its society as the UK does. Once all taxes are considered it is clear that the most well off 1% of society pay tax at a lower rate than the poorest tenth, whilst simultaneously complaining about how much they contribute and how little they think they get back. Danny Dorling is a leading thinker on the geography of inequality and a member of the London Fairness Commission. His recent lecture addressed these glaring disparities; considering how we arrived at this situation and what we could do about changing it.
Huxley Lecture Theatre, Room 300, Huxley Building, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton. BN2 4AT
For more information contact Julie Green: J.Green2@brighton.ac.uk
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Please contact J.Green2@brighton.ac.uk with any queries.