School of Applied Social Science

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Interdisciplinary study to probe surge in gender-based violence driven by lockdowns

University of Brighton associate professor Lesley Murray has received a COVID-19 Rapid Response grant to delve surges in domestic abuse during the COVID crisis. The £131,485 grant from UK Research and Innovation will support an interdisciplinary team that unites Murray – Associate Professor in Sociology in the university’s pioneering Cities and Injustice Research and Enterprise Group– with Jessica Moriarty, Principal Lecturer…

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Undergraduate dissertation prize awarded

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded the inaugural Dawn Stephen prize for the best criminology dissertation. The prize is awarded to recognise student research that speaks to the critical and applied nature of the criminology curriculum in the School. The winner was chosen by a panel consisting of members of the criminology subject…

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Thanking our social work students

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.  Working with the university, Santander Universities is sourcing hampers from Brighton and Hove’s Barney’s Deli to recognise the students’ commitment to care, despite having the option to end their placement….

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Award-winning students celebrate their achievements in 2018

On Tuesday 4th December, the university held a celebration event comprising over 150 guests including students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters. Hosted by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris, and organised by our Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team, the event recognised and applauded the efforts of a range of students who received awards for their outstanding…

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SASS receive two Excellence in Learning and Teaching awards

The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference.

Graduation – SASS prizewinners, the class of 2017

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…

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Outstanding performance by SASS who scooped 8 awards at the Brighton Student Union Awards ceremony!!

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!!

SASS students and staff nominated for 7 BSU Union Awards!

Following the recent announcement by the Brighton Student Union (BSU) of the Union Awards for 2017, the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) are pleased to announce the following nominations:

CLT Learning and Teaching award

Many congratulations to Hannah Frith, Principal Lecturer, on being successfully awarded a Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT)  award of £1000 to investigate “Inclusive practice in psychology undergraduate dissertation supervision”. Professor Kate Bullen Professor of Psychology and Head of The School of Applied Social Science

Remarkable Colleagues award

Yesterday afternoon saw the award tea party for the first Julian Crampton “Remarkable Colleagues” award.  I know that all our staff are remarkable in some way but some are even more remarkable than others.  I am sure that you will all join me in congratulating our very remarkable Becky Farmer (Deputy School Admin Manager) who…

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