Social work and social science

Summer school

On behalf of the widening participation team I am writing to thank everyone who was involved with the planning and attending of the SASS summer school.

It was a truly memorable and rewarding summer school and I would like to say a big thank you to all the students, academics and student ambassadors that made the summer school such a success. Also a big thanks to the caterers at Mayfield House who provided delicious food during one of their busiest periods.

The Summer school provided a fun and insightful experience into university life and education and was attended by 26 students from a variety of colleges and sixth forms across the country from Sussex to as far afield as Birmingham, Devon and Norfolk.

Feedback received by colleagues working during the summer school was very positive.

“I would highly recommend Brighton summer school to anyone else in the future.”

 “Thank you for giving me this opportunity and supporting me throughout, it was brilliant! I definitely learnt a lot and I will remember this experience for a long time.”

On the final day students presented their research findings on: women and gender representation; mentalism; inequalities between men and women in the media; education and workplace inequality and understanding mental health. The academics involved were very impressed by the intellectual and thoughtful debates discussed in the presentations and provided very positive feedback.

“I enjoyed being part of this again and working with such a great bunch of young people.   I am always impressed by the quality of their ideas and what they put into their presentations and this year was no exception.”

Social Policy lecturer

One of the high points of the summer school was a talk by David Hodgson, a master practitioner and trainer of NLP, who works with young people on motivation, goal setting, life skills and employability.

“My favourite part was the buzz book talk; [a practical confidence builder for young people.] It was so funny and inspiring.”

Thank you once again

Michelle Langan

Widening Participation Coordinator


Nikki Marshall • August 12, 2016

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