School of Applied Social Science

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:

Weird Psychology – how weird can it get?

Huxley 300 Lecture Theatre, University of Brighton Thursday 5th May 2017, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Fancy going on a whistlestop tour of strange sight, weird beliefs and ‘missing body parts?’ If so why not join us for the free event, ‘Weird Psychology: The science of strange phenomena’! Two of country’s top expert Psychologists Chris French and…

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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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Our turbulent minds: everybody’s crazy but nobody’s ill!

Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, BN2 0JY Tuesday 2 May 2017, 6:00pm – 7:00pm A radical rethink is needed in how we understand mental health.  As part of The British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Brighton 3-5 May, join host of a BBC TV Horizon Special Professor Peter Kinderman for a lively discussion on the…

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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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Festival of Social Science

Our collective thanks should go to Julie Green, Senior Administrator, for her excellent organisation skills in project managing the 2016 Festival of Social Science and a very stimulating and thought provoking Public Lecture by Professor Danny Dorling.  Thanks too to everyone who presented or chaired on the day.  We are aiming for a more amenable…

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Open day – 2nd July

On July 2nd we held the first Open Day leading up to the 2017/18 UCAS round – it was a really busy and hopefully successful day.  I sent my thanks to staff and students yesterday but I have subsequently received the stats for the day.  SASS had 507 attendees with their families, this was 43%…

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House of Commons visit and meeting Caroline Lucas MP

Some of the politics team at SASS including Aidan McGarry, Fran Burke and Chris Wyatt with second year politics students studying Political Movements on a tour of the Houses of Parliament, where we had a meeting with Caroline Lucas MP (Brighton Pavilion). Students asked Caroline about the prices of rent for students in Brighton and…

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Time to Panic? Producing Dis-ease in Epidemic Proportions

SOCIAL SCIENCE FORUM Wednesday 13th January 2016 by China Mills Room E424, Checkland Building, Falmer Campus The World Health Organisation tells us that mental disorders constitute a global epidemic, a huge worldwide burden of disease, and an obstacle to individual, national and economic development. Here the logic of epidemiology is applied to mental disorders, which…

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