Social work and social science

New UKRI funding for Brighton to accelerate real-world research impact

University of Brighton has received £450,000 to boost its innovative arts and humanities-based research and impact initiatives over the next three years. The prestigious UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funded via the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) will provide vital investment to translate challenge-led research into projects with clear impacts…

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Award for life-changing music therapy tool

School of Humanities and Social Science academic Rebecca Atkinson has won a national award for groundbreaking research behind a new digital music therapy portal called DUET. DUET’s life-improving potential has been recognised with a 2022 UK Advancing Healthcare Award for Dr Atkinson, shared with her colleagues Irene Lo Coco and Elizabeth Nightingale at Chiltern Music…

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“The content of the course is informative, engaging and has expanded my knowledge”

Hear from current Social Work BSc student Keeley Vokins on her experiences of studying at the University of Brighton. “The social work course at University of Brighton has really had a positive impact on myself in such a short amount of time already. “The content of the course is informative, engaging and has expanded my…

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“I chose Brighton as it had a good reputation, especially for vocational courses, and the interview process was pleasant and smooth”

Read our Q&A with first year Social Work BSc student Dave. Learning as a mature student I started university straight after doing an Access course, so the transition was fine, although it is a step up to degree level. The lecturers and my tutor have been very supportive, while making the expectations clear, so I…

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New report probes intergenerational concerns in pandemic times

University of Brighton has teamed with South East England Forum on Ageing (SEEFA) to explore potential intergenerational conflicts highlighted by COVID-19. The report study – Understanding fairness between different generations in times of COVID-19  – was led by Dr Lizzie Ward,  Principal Research Fellow in the School of Applied Social Science. It was carried out…

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New report calls for vital immigration legal advice support

Brighton academics have teamed with major national organisations for a report highlighting a growing crisis around vital immigration legal advice. Published on 21 June, the report – A Huge Gulf: Demand and Supply for Immigration Legal Advice in London – was commissioned by the Justice Together Initiative and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and was funded by the Greater…

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Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021

The Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021 took place this week and we’re delighted to announce two fantastic wins for the school: Inspirational and Motivational Teaching or Support Award Congratulations to Gemma Graham who won for Feedback and Academic Support in this category. Gemma was nominated for making lectures stimulating and funny, as well as always…

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Decolonising the Curriculum – new issue

The latest issue of Decolonising the Curriculum is now available with a focus on teaching and learning about race equality. The publication features multidisciplinary articles, with examples of evidenced-based practices, from academics and thoughts from students across five Higher Education institutions including Dr Lambros Fatsis from the School of Applied Social Sciences. Download your copy.(pdf)

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New initiative to support those facing gender-based violence during lockdowns

Brighton researchers are offering creative outlets supporting those experiencing gender-based violence during the pandemic to share their stories. Entitled The immobilities of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transdisciplinary project, with researchers from the universities of Roehampton and Plymouth, focuses on the links between gender-based violence (GBV) and constraints on movement – immobilities –…

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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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