School of Applied Social Science

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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The British Science Festival at Brighton

The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th-9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.

Kate Bullen BPS Presidential Elect

SASS Head of School elected as President of the British Psychological Society

Professor Kate Bullen, Applied Social Science Head of School and Professor of Psychology, has been elected as President of the British Psychological Society (BPS).  The BPS is the second largest psychological association in the world, second only to the American Psychological Association.

Prison

Research study looks at how prison architectural design impacts prisoner behaviour

Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Research Professor in Criminology, delivered her keynote speech on prison architecture, design and space and how this impacts on prisoner behaviour last Friday 2nd June. ‘Prison Architecture and Design in the Context of Reform’, was held at the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) London headquarters, and follows a major, international ESRC funded research study…

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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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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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Congratulations to Aidan McGarry on his successful AHRC bid!

Aidan McGarry, Principal Lecturer in Politics in the School of Applied Social Science has been successful in his AHRC bid “The Aesthetics of Protest”.

Research news

We have had some extremely pleasing research grant news over the last two months. Aidan McGarry was awarded £249,850 by the AHRC for his grant application entitled “The Aesthetics of Protest: Visual Culture and Communication in Turkey” and Flis Henwood has had success as Co-I on a bid with colleagues at Sheffield (lead) and Sussex…

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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

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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