School of Applied Social Science

Catching up with Professor Peter Squires (podcast)

This week’s podcast is with Peter Squires, professor of criminology.  Professor Peter Squires is the UK’s leading expert on gun crime and gun control – he is regularly asked by the media to comment on these issues. Professor Squires has just been given an emeritus and will continue supervising his PhD students.

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Students highly commended at Students Union Awards 2019

The Brighton Student Union Awards took place this week, celebrating the amazing work that our students, staff and volunteers do each year.   Congratulations to Jordan and Jack on being highly commended! Membership Student Staff Member of the Year Highly commended:  Jordan Landsborough, psychology and sociology. Students’ Union Volunteer of the Year Award Highly commended:…

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Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable

Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable 27th June 2019, University of Brighton, Falmer Campus Critical scholarship from Southern and Post-Colonial criminology has posed new challenges to dominant criminological thinking about law and ‘order’, policing (by ‘consent’ or otherwise), community, accountability and the state. At the same time…

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Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science

Honorary Doctorate for Professor Kate Bullen

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.   Professor Bullen was collecting an honorary Doctor of Science degree in recognition of her distinguished career in the NHS and her academic career which has…

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Podcasts for health and social care professionals working with older people

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.  

What to Expect After Accepting an Offer

At this time of year, many of you are thinking about accepting your offer with us.  Lois, 2nd year Psychology BSc(Hons) student explains what you can expect over the next few months as you prepare for university…. Oh, what a journey these last few months have been! I’m sure you’re fed up of UCAS and…

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What is ‘applied’ psychology?

Our psychology degrees all have an ‘applied focus. But what does that mean?  Putting real-world experience at the heart of your learning, you will explore different perspectives and apply your learning to personal and social issues. Lois is in her second year on our Applied Psychology BSc(Hons) degree and shares her experience of studying with…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

At the University of Brighton, we are proud to have an extraordinarily talented staff and student community – and we are committed to equality of opportunity. To mark International Women’s Day this year – we invited colleagues involved in equality activities and our students to tell us about the women who inspire them. Watch the…

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Spending review must boost council’s ability to support low income households

Carl Walker, Reader and Course leader, MA Community Psychology, has co-wrote a report for the London-based Centre for Responsible Credit and the Local Government Association. The report highlights the need for the spending review to boost council funding in order to help low income households. You can read the full story here.    

Be fearless and ambitious

The top diversity officer with American Express has urged University of Brighton graduates to be fearless, ambitious – and to pace themselves. Sonia Cargan, who graduated from the University in 1991 with a BA(Hons) degree in social administration, was last year appointed Chief Diversity Officer for American Express.     Giving a keynote speech at the…

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