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3rd year students showcase ideas and inspiration at BUDS

The annual Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase Conference (BUDS) took place on 17th May SASS (School of Applied Social Science), and was an excellent opportunity for all our third-year students studying in the School of Applied Social Sciences to showcase their dissertation work to fellow students and staff.

SASS BSU Awards 2017 Plaque

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!!

A glimpse into our SASS Applicant Day!

You would have thought that going to an applicant day at university to have a closer look at the subject offerings would have been a serious affair – yet judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces the atmosphere was light hearted, and fun! If you didn’t make it – have look below to get a taste of…

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Shocking survey shows that 75% of police agree with carrying a taser

With over 8000 Metropolitan Police stating in a recent survey that they should be allowed to carry a taser, this has become a hot topic for debate. Professor Peter Squires, of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton, speaks to The Conversation about the lessons learnt from countries where police carry weapons, and what the research…

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Wesley launches community enterprise | University of Brighton Alumni Association

Last week, Wesley Ankrah (Criminology and Sociology BA(Hons) 2012) formally launched his community interest company, Essential Living Future. Essential Living Future offers training programmes, work experiences and employment opportunities to engage with the communities where property developers are undertaking development projects. Source: Wesley launches community enterprise | University of Brighton Alumni Association

Best summer crime fiction, as recommended by a criminologist

Peter Squires, University of Brighton A criminologist with a passion for crime fiction. It sounds a bit of a cliché, but crime thrillers may have started me on this career path to begin with. I’ve always told people that my interest in law and order was ignited by Z-Cars, when believable working class characters and…

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Numbers of graduates finding jobs hits all-time high

Numbers of University of Brighton graduates finding jobs or moving into further study hits all-time high. Source: Numbers of graduates finding jobs hits all-time high

European Commission ‘HR Excellence in Research’ Award for the University of Brighton

Announced by the European Commission, the University of Brighton has retained its ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award. Source: European Commission ‘HR Excellence in Research’ Award for the University of Brighton

Prisons and Punishment in Texas – book published

One of our ECRs Hannah Thurston, Senior Lecturer, has had a successful June with the publication of her first book, Prisons and Punishment in Texas. Many congratulations go to Hannah on this excellent achievement.   Professor Kate Bullen Professor of Psychology and Head of the School of Applied Social Science

How illegal firearms find their way onto British streets despite tough laws

Helen Williamson, University of Brighton How it is possible to get hold of weapons in Britain despite tough laws that restrict their ownership and use? This strict firearm legislation, enacted chiefly through the Firearms Act 1968 and amendments following the 1987 Hungerford mass shooting and 1996 Dunblane mass shoting, has reduced the number of purpose-made…

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