School of Applied Social Science

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Starting your course in 2020?

We know you’re going to have a brilliant time at Brighton. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we have put together some information you will find useful before you enrol and for your first few weeks at uni, to get your student life off to the best possible start. Your course…

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Our online summer schools are open for bookings

Our online summer schools are free, open to sixth form and college students, and offer the opportunity to get a real feel for what it’s like to study a subject you love at university. Summer schools normally take place on campus but this year we are taking them online, from 14-17 July. Students will get…

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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. The report says that these areas will be vital in building the society we want to live in, with individuals able to…

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Podcast: Dr Zoe Boden

Psychology with Counselling Studies course leader and lecturer, Dr Zoe Boden, discusses relationships and mental health during COVID-19 in our latest podcast. ​Dr Boden also talks about her research, which currently focuses on mental health medication use. Listen via the player below or via Apple Podcasts and Spotify – for a full list of available…

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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. Beth will receive a bursary to work on a literature review and policy analysis on the project ‘The politics of in/visibility in immigration detention’, led by criminology lecturer…

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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. The academics have been providing advice on evaluating a flashcard system which supports healthcare staff to communicate vital information to patients through the physical barrier produced by visors, hoods and…

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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. The students spoke about continuing their placements so that they could help the vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis. You can listen to the interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p089kjg8 – scroll to 1:17:45. The…

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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. Here, the 22-year-old final year Social Work MSc student, tells her story: “It has been…

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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. Here, 35-year-old student and single mum Hannah Beniston (final year Social Work BSc(Hons)), tells how she’s providing vital help while balancing the needs…

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Lambros Fatsis

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. As the British public prepares for week five of the current government restrictions, Dr Fatsis, lecturer in Criminology at the university, argues in an article for the…

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