Social work and social science

Time to Panic? Producing Dis-ease in Epidemic Proportions

SOCIAL SCIENCE FORUM Wednesday 13th January 2016 by China Mills Room E424, Checkland Building, Falmer Campus The World Health Organisation tells us that mental disorders constitute a global epidemic, a huge worldwide burden of disease, and an obstacle to individual, national and economic development. Here the logic of epidemiology is applied to mental disorders, which…

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Obama’s bold move against guns proves the politics of firearms really is changing

Peter Squires, University of Brighton It’s common in the US to refer to a second-term president in his final year as a “lame duck”, his time limited, his momentum gone, and his political capital ebbing away to whoever’s next in line for the White House. But, not for the first time, Barack Obama has surprised…

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Social Science Forum

The 2015-16 Timetable is now available! Please contact with any queries.  

Graduation prize winners

Congratulations to the School of Applied Social Science prize winners for summer graduation 2015.

Bringing the homeless in from the cold

An exhibition of art by the homeless is being organised to counter negative attitudes to rough sleepers and to help them regain a voice and dignity. 

Positive practice rewarded

The university’s Social Science Policy and Research Centre (SSPARC) was recognised for its contribution to research in mental health care, at the Positive Practice Awards in Sussex.

Student’s Union Excellence Awards 2015

Many congratulations to Dawn Stephen who was awarded the Student’s Union Excellence Award 2015 for Achievement with students yesterday evening, at the ceremony in Brighton. Dawn’s remarkable service in personal and academic tutoring, and her ability to encourage, inspire and motivate students, was acknowledged and commended in the awarding speech. This is a very well…

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Criminology honours

Professors Peter Squires and John Lea have been recognised for their contribution to criminology by the British Society of Criminology (BSC). New President Professor Peter Squires, Professor of Criminology & Public Policy, has been elected as the new president of the British Society of Criminology (BSC).

Annual Festival of Social Sciences: Special guest speaker Professor Laurie Taylor

Professor Laurie Taylor Visiting Professor, Birkbeck College, University of London Presenter, BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed Thursday 11 June 2015, 6pm W100 Westlain House, Falmer Campus Free admission For further information email SASS Annual public lecture poster 2015_final

The hidden abuse by children on paents

Thousands of parents and carers are suffering physical and verbal attacks by their children, according to new research published today. 

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