School of Applied Social Science

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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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Psychotherapeutic Counselling PGDips online event

Thursday 3 December 2020 2pm to 4pm Join us for our online Q&A event where you can learn about our Psychotherapeutic Counselling PGDips: Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy PGDip Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy PGDip During the event you will be able to watch live presentations on each course as well as chat to staff. Book your…

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Has lockdown altered our perception of happiness?

Two University of Brighton researchers believe the societal changes caused by lockdown may be changing how we define being happy. Dr Emma Anderson and Dr Charlie Lea, both Senior Lecturers in Psychology, have been combining their different research approaches to examine social media posts before, during and after the Covid-19 lockdown to map out how…

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Thanking our social work students

University of Brighton social work students who remained on placement despite the risks of Covid-19 are receiving a thank you gift supported by Santander Universities.  Working with the university, Santander Universities is sourcing hampers from Brighton and Hove’s Barney’s Deli to recognise the students’ commitment to care, despite having the option to end their placement….

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Online enrolment is now open!

If you are starting here this September, you can now enrol online. Once you have enrolled online you can: + Log into My Brighton An hour after completing online enrolment you will be able to log into My Brighton, the university’s new student portal, where you can find out much more about studying here. You can log into My…

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Talk to us about clearing

Good luck to everyone getting their A Level results today! If you’re considering a change of direction this year, find out how we can help you through Clearing and to feel you Belong at Brighton. There are new options for students in Clearing that make it easy to apply online and you’ll find more information…

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