School of Applied Social Science

Numbers of graduates finding jobs hits all-time high

Numbers of University of Brighton graduates finding jobs or moving into further study hits all-time high. Source: Numbers of graduates finding jobs hits all-time high

European Commission ‘HR Excellence in Research’ Award for the University of Brighton

Announced by the European Commission, the University of Brighton has retained its ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award. Source: European Commission ‘HR Excellence in Research’ Award for the University of Brighton

SASS undergraduate prize winners – summer graduation 2016

Our school undergraduate prize winners for this year have now been announced and the prizes will be presented at the summer graduation ceremony later this month.

New Departmental Administrator

I am delighted to be able to let you know that, from September, Emily Cubitt, who has been an Admin Assistant for the last two years, will become our new Departmental Administrator – a full time permanent role.  Helen Basterra, Admin Manager, has created this new role to provide greater administrative capacity to support a…

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Staff farewells

We said goodbye to a number of colleagues in June.  Bob Withers in the Psychotherapy team and Geoff Davies in the Psychology team were both with us on one year contracts and we’ve been grateful for their contributions.  Emma Conduct in Criminology and Andrew Bassett in Sociology have been longer serving members of staff who…

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Prisons and Punishment in Texas – book published

One of our ECRs Hannah Thurston, Senior Lecturer, has had a successful June with the publication of her first book, Prisons and Punishment in Texas. Many congratulations go to Hannah on this excellent achievement.   Professor Kate Bullen Professor of Psychology and Head of the School of Applied Social Science

Excellence in Community Engagement Awards 2016

Dr Mary Darking and Dr Carl Walker will be receiving a university award for their community facing work in July, and they have also submitted an application to the THE Awards 2016 in the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category.  Many congratulations to both Mary and Carl for what they have achieved – and…

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Open day – 2nd July

On July 2nd we held the first Open Day leading up to the 2017/18 UCAS round – it was a really busy and hopefully successful day.  I sent my thanks to staff and students yesterday but I have subsequently received the stats for the day.  SASS had 507 attendees with their families, this was 43%…

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I’ve just been verbally abused – tell me again how racism played no part in Brexit

Natalie Pitimson, University of Brighton I’ve carried my book bag back and forth to the library three times a week for about two years. I bought it from the Jewish Museum in North London because I liked it. The word “schlep”, written on the side, perfectly describes my regular hour-long trek through central London with…

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How illegal firearms find their way onto British streets despite tough laws

Helen Williamson, University of Brighton How it is possible to get hold of weapons in Britain despite tough laws that restrict their ownership and use? This strict firearm legislation, enacted chiefly through the Firearms Act 1968 and amendments following the 1987 Hungerford mass shooting and 1996 Dunblane mass shoting, has reduced the number of purpose-made…

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