Social work and social science

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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Four key economic trends shaping society

Philip Haynes, University of Brighton The year is off to a turbulent start; both in the UK, and around the world. January saw oil prices plummeting, while Chinese growth slowed, spooking investors (but surprising none). But amid the turmoil and confusion of global stock markets, there are a few economic trends which look set to…

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Positive practice rewarded

The university’s Social Science Policy and Research Centre (SSPARC) was recognised for its contribution to research in mental health care, at the Positive Practice Awards in Sussex.

The hidden abuse by children on paents

Thousands of parents and carers are suffering physical and verbal attacks by their children, according to new research published today. 

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