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Category: Social work and social science
Online workshop for Social Work offer holders!
The workshop will give you a chance to meet teaching staff and find out more about the course. Continue reading “Online workshop for Social Work offer holders!”
Event brings together social work, education, midwifery, nursing, physio and occupational therapy students
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.
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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.
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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”
“The content of the course is informative, engaging and has expanded my knowledge”
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””
“I chose Brighton as it had a good reputation, especially for vocational courses, and the interview process was pleasant and smooth”
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””
Studying Social Work at Brighton
We catch up with Social Work BSc graduate Jules Cave and ask her about her time at Brighton and what she’s been up to since graduating: Continue reading “Studying Social Work at Brighton”
Dangerous failings in legal aid and justice systems spotlit in new book
A book published this week by Dr Jo Wilding reveals major systemic failings hindering justice for immigrants, from the Windrush generation to Afghan refugees. Continue reading “Dangerous failings in legal aid and justice systems spotlit in new book”
New report probes intergenerational concerns in pandemic times
University of Brighton has teamed with South East England Forum on Ageing (SEEFA) to explore potential intergenerational conflicts highlighted by COVID-19. Continue reading “New report probes intergenerational concerns in pandemic times”
New report calls for vital immigration legal advice support
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”
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”
Decolonising the Curriculum – new issue
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)
New initiative to support those facing gender-based violence during lockdowns
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”
Spotlight on Social Work placements
Placements are a core part of the training on our Social Work BSc(Hons). During the three years of the course students spend 170 days gaining hands-on experience ensuring they meet the Social Work’s Professional Capabilities Framework. Continue reading “Spotlight on Social Work placements”
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”
Postgraduate researcher channelling poetic identity into spoken word activism
A Brighton PhD student is combining her research work with an increasingly high profile presence as an activist poet in movements like Black Lives Matter. Continue reading “Postgraduate researcher channelling poetic identity into spoken word activism”
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.
Interdisciplinary study to probe surge in gender-based violence driven by lockdowns
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”
Major new report reveals unfairness and myths for older people who fund their own social care
Results of a three-year study examining issues faced by people who self-fund later life care was unveiled at the University of Brighton on 17 December. Continue reading “Major new report reveals unfairness and myths for older people who fund their own social care”
Scheme to improve healthcare for the homeless
The university is a lead partner on the Common Ambition project which aims to improve healthcare for people experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. Continue reading “Scheme to improve healthcare for the homeless”
Undergraduate dissertation prize awarded
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”
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?”
Thanking our social work students
University of Brighton social work students who remained on placement despite the risks of Covid-19 are receiving a thank you gift supported by Santander Universities. Continue reading “Thanking our social work students”
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
Student chosen for undergraduate research internship
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”
Improving Coronavirus patient experience of intensive care
University of Brighton academics are working with doctors to understand the challenges that Covid-19 patients admitted to intensive care experience in communicating with healthcare workers. Continue reading “Improving Coronavirus patient experience of intensive care”
Students interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex
Students Karla Kern (Social Work MSc) and Hannah Beniston (Social Work BSc) were interviewed on the Sarah Gorell mid-morning show on Wednesday 29 April. Continue reading “Students interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex”
Covid-19 hasn’t stopped my placement.
Social work student Karla Kern lives in a small flat with her partner and a friend – and she’s one of 30 University social work students who have volunteered to continue their placements to support the vulnerable during the pandemic. Continue reading “Covid-19 hasn’t stopped my placement.”
Hannah’s helping the vulnerable
More than 30 social work students at the University of Brighton are volunteering to continue placement work during lockdown by supporting vulnerable families whose needs are even greater with the COVID crisis. Continue reading “Hannah’s helping the vulnerable”
Policing the public over the pandemic
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”
Students helping the vulnerable during the COVID crisis
Social work students at the University of Brighton are continuing to work despite the Coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “Students helping the vulnerable during the COVID crisis”
A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing – new book
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”
Could drugs help fight climate change?
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?”
Children’s little lies aren’t all bad
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”
Progress your career with a postgraduate degree
Postgraduate study develops your skills, supports your career progression and allows for rich personal development.
Enhanced earning potential
A masters won’t just help you to get a job, it will also help you to earn more money. Students with a postgraduate degree can expect to earn £5,500 more a year than those with just a bachelor’s – that’s around £200,000 in a working lifetime (Source: Sutton Trust).
You could use a postgraduate degree to change career – not every programme requires you to have studied the subject before. Continue reading “Progress your career with a postgraduate degree”
A responsible future?
Through Responsible Futures the University of Brighton harnesses change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies.
Responsible Futures research generates new ideas to positively influence policy, practice and behaviours. By bringing together interdisciplinary expertise, we explore opportunities to create more just and environmentally sustainable societies, including research into the circular economy, sustainable tourism, ethical and green business practices, sustainable health and the blue economy. Continue reading “A responsible future?”
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”