Social work and social science

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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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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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New British Academy report shows the benefits of studying the social sciences

Qualified for the Future (May 2020) demonstrates the tangible benefits of skills developed in the social sciences, arts and humanities to the UK workforce, economy and society, not only now but in the future. The report says that these areas will be vital in building the society we want to live in, with individuals able to…

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Student chosen for undergraduate research internship

Beth Hudson, who is studying Psychology and Criminology BA(Hons), has been selected to assist in a research project carried out in the School of Applied Social Science. Beth will receive a bursary to work on a literature review and policy analysis on the project ‘The politics of in/visibility in immigration detention’, led by criminology lecturer…

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Improving Coronavirus patient experience of intensive care

University of Brighton academics are working with doctors to understand the challenges that Covid-19 patients admitted to intensive care experience in communicating with healthcare workers. The academics have been providing advice on evaluating a flashcard system which supports healthcare staff to communicate vital information to patients through the physical barrier produced by visors, hoods and…

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Lambros Fatsis

Policing the public over the pandemic

University of Brighton lecturer Dr Lambros Fatsis claims the official response to the coronavirus has been primarily focused on law enforcement rather than an ‘adequate’ public health approach. As the British public prepares for week five of the current government restrictions, Dr Fatsis, lecturer in Criminology at the university, argues in an article for the…

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International Scholarships of £2,500

We are offering undergraduate and postgraduate international scholarships of £2,500 for courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The deadline to apply is 15 May and applications are open to all students who qualify to pay international fees. Find out more on the University of Brighton website: Undergraduate international scholarships Postgraduate international scholarships We look…

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Could drugs help fight climate change?

The controlled use of psychedelic drugs can help tackle depression but could they also “restart the beating heart of ecological awareness before it is too late”. Dr Matt Adams investigated claims about the potential of psychedelics “not only for improving mental health, but also, remarkably, as a key to overcoming inaction in the face of…

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Children’s little lies aren’t all bad

White lies are not all bad and can help young people keep relationships functioning, according to a University of Brighton senior lecturer in forensic psychology. Dr Hannah Cassidy said ‘prosocial’ lies are helpful and “act as a social lubricant”, often protecting people’s feelings. For instance, lying when we say we like a gift from a…

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The Living library

We were delighted to again welcome the Living Library back to the university’s Falmer campus. The library is designed to challenge prejudice and stigma and offers students on our social science courses the opportunity to hear the stories from volunteers who act as ‘books’.

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