Social work and social science

New UKRI funding for Brighton to accelerate real-world research impact

University of Brighton has received £450,000 to boost its innovative arts and humanities-based research and impact initiatives over the next three years. The prestigious UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funded via the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) will provide vital investment to translate challenge-led research into projects with clear impacts…

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“The content of the course is informative, engaging and has expanded my knowledge”

Hear from current Social Work BSc student Keeley Vokins on her experiences of studying at the University of Brighton. “The social work course at University of Brighton has really had a positive impact on myself in such a short amount of time already. “The content of the course is informative, engaging and has expanded my…

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“I chose Brighton as it had a good reputation, especially for vocational courses, and the interview process was pleasant and smooth”

Read our Q&A with first year Social Work BSc student Dave. Learning as a mature student I started university straight after doing an Access course, so the transition was fine, although it is a step up to degree level. The lecturers and my tutor have been very supportive, while making the expectations clear, so I…

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Spotlight on Social Work placements

Placements are a core part of the training on our Social Work BSc(Hons). During the three years of the course students spend 170 days gaining hands-on experience ensuring they meet the Social Work’s Professional Capabilities Framework. Some of our current students tell us a bit about their placement experiences. Anita – final year student Anita…

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Studying Social Work at Brighton

We catch up with Social Work BSc graduate Jules Cave and ask her about her time at Brighton and what she’s been up to since graduating: Why did you choose to study social work? I spent some years caring for a family member whilst working and this was followed by fifteen years in the health…

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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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Students interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex

Students Karla Kern (Social Work MSc) and Hannah Beniston (Social Work BSc) were interviewed on the Sarah Gorell mid-morning show on Wednesday 29 April. The students spoke about continuing their placements so that they could help the vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis. You can listen to the interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p089kjg8 – scroll to 1:17:45. The…

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Covid-19 hasn’t stopped my placement.

Social work student Karla Kern lives in a small flat with her partner and a friend – and she’s one of 30 University social work students who have volunteered to continue their placements to support the vulnerable during the pandemic. Here, the 22-year-old final year Social Work MSc student, tells her story: “It has been…

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Hannah’s helping the vulnerable

More than 30 social work students at the University of Brighton are volunteering to continue placement work during lockdown by supporting vulnerable families whose needs are even greater with the COVID crisis. Here, 35-year-old student and single mum Hannah Beniston (final year Social Work BSc(Hons)), tells how she’s providing vital help while balancing the needs…

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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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