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 University of Brighton has been recognised for the quality of its teaching and student outcomes in a UK-wide evaluation of higher education institutions. Continue reading “Brighton secures national Silver Award for teaching excellence”
Dr Jem Price, Principal Lecturer in Social Work offers advice and questions to consider for international students considering studying social work at the University of Brighton.
Professor Stephen Maddison welcomes you to your new academic home. Continue reading “Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Science!”
In May, students and staff watched the Art of Attachment (2018) and used the screening as a springboard to discuss trauma-informed practice and the importance of allowing people space and time to share their stories and for practitioners to listen and be aware of their own vulnerability.
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!”
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.
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””
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””
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”
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”
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”
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”
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.”
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”
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”
Social Work BSc students have two practice placements during their course; the first in the private, voluntary or independent sector for 70 days. Continue reading “Social Work placement leads to film role!”
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.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team project, Jackie Lelkes, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, is helping to produce podcasts for health and social care professionals to enhance their understanding of older people.
Read the full story here.
The top diversity officer with American Express has urged University of Brighton graduates to be fearless, ambitious – and to pace themselves. Continue reading “Be fearless and ambitious”
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 are hosting a conference focusing on arts and research for social change. The first ‘Carnival of Invention’ features 29 talks, workshops, performances, installations and displays, with sessions being delivered by more than 40 academics, artists and community practitioners from around the world. Continue reading “A Carnival of Invention – tickets available”
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.
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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”
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!!”
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!”
Having graduated from University of Brighton with a BSc in Social Work, Social Worker Barney Saoke talks to us about ‘life after graduation’ and his role at Brighton & Hove City Council. Continue reading “Social Worker Barney Saoke talks about ‘life after graduation’”
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”