School of Applied Social Science

Imagine a world 50 years from now – that no longer consumes animals or their by-products…

This sounds like the start of a campaign to persuade you to give up your daily McDonald’s and to start growing your own veg!  However, not quite. What’s being referred to, is the compelling concept put to us by a feature-length BBC film aptly named Carnage, which depicts a 2067 utopia where humans no longer raise animals for consumption….

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Social Worker Barney Saoke talks about ‘life after graduation’

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. I understand that you recently returned to the University to talk to us about your experiences? What did that include? I spoke with final year…

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Book your Sociology and Politics Taster now!

Who is this for? Students interested in studying Sociology or Politics at university. What is the aim? To learn more about what’s involved in the study of courses at degree level within Sociology and Politics. To discover the exciting and wide variety of topics covered on this degree programme. What will students do? Delivered by…

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Students campaign for the homeless

Most of us can’t imagine what it would be like to sleep rough. The first things that come to mind are the cold, uncomfortable sleeping conditions; in a doorway, under a bridge, in a derelict building, in a makeshift shelter, on a bench, in a bus stop, or elsewhere. Imagine trying to go to sleep knowing…

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Can technology provide ‘care’ for older people?

In the past, to a much older generation, it could be said that technology was perceived as ‘something to keep up with’ and that is more ‘inconvenient’ than convenient. “What is the benefit?”                 “I don’t need it” “I don’t have time for gadgets”   Can technology be embraced if its purpose is shunted, and the subject closed…

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Heather’s long drive for politics

A University of Brighton student drove more than 3,000 miles to inject some “fun” into politics. Heather Pontin travelled the 400-mile round trip from Brighton to her old school in Great Yarmouth no less than eight times to run an inter-school politics debating contest – and she’s planning to do the same again next year….

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