School of Applied Social Science

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the Orlando shootings

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the Orlando shootings Source: Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the Orlando shootings

Head of School news

Apart from the usual University work, April and May have been busy with external activities in a number of areas.  These have included the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Nottingham,  attending a range of BPS committee meetings,  and a PhD viva in Roehampton. I was re-selected as the chair of the BPS Ethics Committee…

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Staffing updates

In the last two months we welcomed Katie Batchelor and Ciara McDermott to our team of programme administrators and both are off to a flying start!  It’s good news for everyone to have a fully staffed School Office again.   We are entering a very busy recruitment phase and have recently held interviews for new Criminology,…

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The university joins Jamie Oliver’s drive to cut sugar consumption

The university is the first university in the country to launch a campaign to cut sugar consumption – and it is being backed by Jamie Oliver. Source: The university joins Jamie Oliver’s drive to cut sugar consumption

Plans on show

Draft plans for the university’s Moulsecoomb campus and the regeneration of Preston Barracks are on show from today (22 April). Source: Plans on show

NSS 2016 final response rate

The NSS 2016 closed at the end of April and our final response rate was 83.33%.  This was a fantastic joint effort from staff and students, I am so grateful to you for really getting behind the NSS this year.  The results start to appear from August 1st – my hope is that we start…

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University to play key role to boost South East business

  The university is collaborating in a partnership project to provide a £9.4m funding boost to UK’s innovation growth. Source: University to play key role to boost South East business

Coming to terms with digital grief: hashtags and emojis are here to stay

Natalie Pitimson, University of Brighton I was on a train when the news broke from Brussels of a deadly terrorist attack. It was a fast developing story and, as is so often the case with today’s breaking news, social media was keeping pace with it far more efficiently than the “official” news outlets. But it’s…

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If the banks were too big to fail, why isn’t the British steel industry?

Alex Simpson, University of Brighton The financial crisis of 2008 taught us that markets fail. But the current plight of the steel plant in Port Talbot, Wales, shows how not all markets fail equally. Eight years ago the UK treasury pumped £850 billion into a failing banking industry. Teetering on the brink of collapse, the…

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House of Commons visit and meeting Caroline Lucas MP

Some of the politics team at SASS including Aidan McGarry, Fran Burke and Chris Wyatt with second year politics students studying Political Movements on a tour of the Houses of Parliament, where we had a meeting with Caroline Lucas MP (Brighton Pavilion). Students asked Caroline about the prices of rent for students in Brighton and…

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