School of Applied Social Science

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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’.

Podcast: Catching up with Dr Matthew Adams

Dr Matthew Adams discusses the role of social sciences at a time of environmental crisis and the strengths of the University’s psychology department. Matthew also clears up why he’s been posting photos of sheep on Twitter recently.​.. To listen, either click the links below or search ‘University of Brighton’ in your preferred podcast app –…

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Students highly commended at Students Union Awards 2019

The Brighton Student Union Awards took place this week, celebrating the amazing work that our students, staff and volunteers do each year.   Congratulations to Jordan and Jack on being highly commended! Membership Student Staff Member of the Year Highly commended:  Jordan Landsborough, psychology and sociology. Students’ Union Volunteer of the Year Award Highly commended:…

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Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science

Honorary Doctorate for Professor Kate Bullen

Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science swapped her office at Falmer for the splendour of a graduation ceremony at the University of Buckingham recently.   Professor Bullen was collecting an honorary Doctor of Science degree in recognition of her distinguished career in the NHS and her academic career which has…

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What to Expect After Accepting an Offer

At this time of year, many of you are thinking about accepting your offer with us.  Lois, 2nd year Psychology BSc(Hons) student explains what you can expect over the next few months as you prepare for university…. Oh, what a journey these last few months have been! I’m sure you’re fed up of UCAS and…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

At the University of Brighton, we are proud to have an extraordinarily talented staff and student community – and we are committed to equality of opportunity. To mark International Women’s Day this year – we invited colleagues involved in equality activities and our students to tell us about the women who inspire them. Watch the…

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Be fearless and ambitious

The top diversity officer with American Express has urged University of Brighton graduates to be fearless, ambitious – and to pace themselves. Sonia Cargan, who graduated from the University in 1991 with a BA(Hons) degree in social administration, was last year appointed Chief Diversity Officer for American Express.     Giving a keynote speech at the…

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Young men matter

Cath Holmstrom, Deputy Head of the School of Applied Social Science is leading a research project, funded by the charity ‘A  Better Brighton and Hove’, to look at men who have not been benefited by existing services and explore models of working that may promote better engagement. Read the full story here.    

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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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