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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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New initiative to support those facing gender-based violence during lockdowns

Brighton researchers are offering creative outlets supporting those experiencing gender-based violence during the pandemic to share their stories. Entitled The immobilities of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transdisciplinary project, with researchers from the universities of Roehampton and Plymouth, focuses on the links between gender-based violence (GBV) and constraints on movement – immobilities –…

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Interdisciplinary study to probe surge in gender-based violence driven by lockdowns

University of Brighton associate professor Lesley Murray has received a COVID-19 Rapid Response grant to delve surges in domestic abuse during the COVID crisis. The £131,485 grant from UK Research and Innovation will support an interdisciplinary team that unites Murray – Associate Professor in Sociology in the university’s pioneering Cities and Injustice Research and Enterprise Group– with Jessica Moriarty, Principal Lecturer…

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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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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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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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Podcast: Catching up with Jackie Lelkes

In the latest university podcast,  the school’s Jackie Lelkes, discusses her work into care for older people. ​Jackie also talks about her role in the Hearing Aid podcast, a resource for health and social care professionals working with older people. You can listen to the podcast by clicking the ‘play’ button below, or via most…

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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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