School of Applied Social Science

Watson Building dedicated in memory of former Vice-Chancellor

We have renamed Mayfield House, located on our Falmer campus and home of the School of Applied Social Science, in recognition and memory of Professor Sir David Watson. Professor Sir David Watson, was Director of Brighton Polytechnic from 1990 to 1992 and the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton from 1992 to 2005. Read…

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New student? Hit the ground running!

To help you get the best start as a student here, we’ve put together some online activities called Hit The Ground Running. Taking part in this programme isn’t compulsory and it’s not a test, it’s just a good way to prepare yourself for your studies and get to know your way around our online learning platform,…

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Kate becomes new President of the British Psychological Society

Professor Kate Bullen, head of the School of Applied Social Science, will become the new President of the British Psychological Society (BPS) at its AGM on 30th August. Professor Bullen has been interviewed by the BPS’s ‘The Psychologist’ magazine as she takes the chair and said “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to serve as BPS…

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New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) 

New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) is in development for Watson Building (formerly Mayfield House) at Falmer, home to the School of Applied Social Science. The SILS programme is designed to repurpose spaces across the university’s campuses so they can be more effectively deployed for students and staff to learn and socialise. These are…

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We’ve been chosen to help access national teaching standards (TEF) around the UK

Cath Holmström, Deputy Head of School of Applied Social Science (Student Experience and Recruitment) and Joanna MacDonnell, Director of Education (Arts & Humanities), have been chosen to help access the quality of teaching and learning environments in Higher Education institutions around the UK. Cath and Joanna have been appointed to new subject-level panels for the Teaching Excellence…

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New campaign to help eliminate HIV

Dr Mary Darking, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science is working on a national campaign which aims to help eliminate HIV within a generation. You can read the full story here.  

Women of Impact: Social Science Alumna is the new Mayor-elect of Lewes

Janet Baah, one of our alumni is to be the new Mayor of Lewes.  Born in Ghana, Cllr Baah is the first ethnic minority person to be elected Mayor in Lewes since the Borough Council (the Town Council’s predecessor) was incorporated in 1881. Read the full story here. Professor Kate Bullen, Professor of Psychology and Head of…

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We’re celebrating International Women’s day

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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New Editorial Team for Sociology of Health & Illness (SHI)

A new editorial team, based at the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, has been chosen for the prestigious journal, Sociology of Health and Illness.  Professors Flis Henwood (UoB) and Karen Lowton (UoS) will act as Joint Chief Editors. Other members of the new team are Prof Gillian Bendelow, Dr Catherine Theodosius (UoB), Dr Catherine Will, Dr…

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Research Studentships – Amy’s story

This year the School of Applied Social Science (SASS) launched their first summer research studentships. The opportunity was available to all second year students in the school and students applied by expressing an interest in a project and giving a brief outline of their skills and why they were interested in the project. Students needed…

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