School of Applied Social Science

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Spotlight on Social Work placements

Placements are a core part of the training on our Social Work BSc(Hons). During the three years of the course students spend 170 days gaining hands-on experience ensuring they meet the Social Work’s Professional Capabilities Framework. Some of our current students tell us a bit about their placement experiences. Anita – final year student Anita…

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Exploring the rapidly developing area of arts-based social science research

Dr Helen Johnson will lead a seminar this Wednesday, 3 March, exploring the rapidly developing area of arts-based social science research. Dr Johnson is Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Applied Social Sciences, and is also incoming Co-director in the Centre for Arts and Well-Being. She will be speaking under the auspices of…

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Postgraduate researcher channelling poetic identity into spoken word activism

A Brighton PhD student is combining her research work with an increasingly high profile presence as an activist poet in movements like Black Lives Matter. For her research in the School of Applied Social Science, Annie Whilby is in the second year of a PhD exploring experiences of intimacy and mental health. But as AFLO., she brings…

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Studying Social Work at Brighton

We catch up with Social Work BSc graduate Jules Cave and ask her about her time at Brighton and what she’s been up to since graduating: Why did you choose to study social work? I spent some years caring for a family member whilst working and this was followed by fifteen years in the health…

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Events at Brighton

Start, progress or change your career with a postgraduate degree Explore your study opportunities, talk to our lecturers, researchers and students, and find out more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton at a virtual open event. Tune into subject talks, look around our facilities in a 360 tour, get the latest on scholarships and…

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Now’s the time to rethink your relationship with nature

Principal lecturer in psychology, Dr Matthew Adams, has written an article for The Conversation on how people engage with and think about nature. This is discussed further in his new book Anthropocene Psychology. Anthropos is Greek for human and cene refers to a distinctive geological time period. The term is used to convey how, for…

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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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Major new report reveals unfairness and myths for older people who fund their own social care

Results of a three-year study examining issues faced by people who self-fund later life care was unveiled at the University of Brighton on 17 December. Funded by the Wellcome Trust – and led by the University of Brighton – the new research puts the lived experience of older people at its heart, with case studies…

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Scheme to improve healthcare for the homeless

The university is a lead partner on the Common Ambition project which aims to improve healthcare for people experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. Principal Lecturer from the School of Applied Social Science and project academic lead Dr Mary Darking said: “This project is crucial to our city where so many of us feel frustrated and…

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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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