School of Applied Social Science

Kate Bullen BPS Presidential Elect

SASS Head of School elected as President of the British Psychological Society

Professor Kate Bullen, Applied Social Science Head of School and Professor of Psychology, has been elected as President of the British Psychological Society (BPS).  The BPS is the second largest psychological association in the world, second only to the American Psychological Association.

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Research study looks at how prison architectural design impacts prisoner behaviour

Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Research Professor in Criminology, delivered her keynote speech on prison architecture, design and space and how this impacts on prisoner behaviour last Friday 2nd June. ‘Prison Architecture and Design in the Context of Reform’, was held at the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) London headquarters, and follows a major, international ESRC funded research study…

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3rd year students showcase ideas and inspiration at BUDS

The annual Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase Conference (BUDS) took place on 17th May SASS (School of Applied Social Science), and was an excellent opportunity for all our third-year students studying in the School of Applied Social Sciences to showcase their dissertation work to fellow students and staff.

SASS BSU Awards 2017 Plaque

Outstanding performance by SASS who scooped 8 awards at the Brighton Student Union Awards ceremony!!

What a fantastic event it was at the Brighton Student Union (BSU) Awards 2017 ceremony at Komedia last night! Not only did the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) receive a number of nominations beforehand, but on the night they scooped up a total of 8 awards, including ‘School of the Year’ award!!

Ending Fuel Poverty – How working together can keep us all warm

Brighton and Hove is highlighting the work of charities, social enterprises, businesses and the public sector in the city – and the University of Brighton is joining in by showing how people can tackle fuel poverty. ‘Any Other Business’ is a collection of local individuals and organisations who “want to open the door on the…

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SASS students and staff nominated for 7 BSU Union Awards!

Following the recent announcement by the Brighton Student Union (BSU) of the Union Awards for 2017, the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) are pleased to announce the following nominations:

A glimpse into our SASS Applicant Day!

You would have thought that going to an applicant day at university to have a closer look at the subject offerings would have been a serious affair – yet judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces the atmosphere was light hearted, and fun! If you didn’t make it – have look below to get a taste of…

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Imagine a world 50 years from now – that no longer consumes animals or their by-products…

This sounds like the start of a campaign to persuade you to give up your daily McDonald’s and to start growing your own veg!  However, not quite. What’s being referred to, is the compelling concept put to us by a feature-length BBC film aptly named Carnage, which depicts a 2067 utopia where humans no longer raise animals for consumption….

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Students campaign for the homeless

Most of us can’t imagine what it would be like to sleep rough. The first things that come to mind are the cold, uncomfortable sleeping conditions; in a doorway, under a bridge, in a derelict building, in a makeshift shelter, on a bench, in a bus stop, or elsewhere. Imagine trying to go to sleep knowing…

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Social Work Students are set to benefit from a new partnership that will help transform the lives of our local community

The South Coast Regional Centre for Education (SCRC), is a new formed partnership consisting of the University of Brighton, the University of Sussex, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. One of its key aims is to recruit and retain high quality social work graduates in the local area, equipping them with…

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