School of Applied Social Science

Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science

Honorary Doctorate for Professor Kate Bullen

Professor Kate Bullen, Head of the School of Applied Social Science swapped her office at Falmer for the splendour of a graduation ceremony at the University of Buckingham recently.   Professor Bullen was collecting an honorary Doctor of Science degree in recognition of her distinguished career in the NHS and her academic career which has…

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Spending review must boost council’s ability to support low income households

Carl Walker, Reader and Course leader, MA Community Psychology, has co-wrote a report for the London-based Centre for Responsible Credit and the Local Government Association. The report highlights the need for the spending review to boost council funding in order to help low income households. You can read the full story here.    

Award-winning students celebrate their achievements in 2018

On Tuesday 4th December, the university held a celebration event comprising over 150 guests including students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters. Hosted by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris, and organised by our Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team, the event recognised and applauded the efforts of a range of students who received awards for their outstanding…

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Starting with us next month?

Starting at the us next month? Has it sunk in yet? We’re really looking forward to seeing you! 🙂   Student life is about more than just study. From volunteering opportunities to sport and fitness, there’s something for everyone.  We have lots of useful advice and information on our website.  

Welcome to all of our new students!

When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student! Keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be keeping in touch with you by email to let you know more about: activating your university user account and logging on to our online learning environment: student central how to access pre-arrival…

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Kate becomes new President of the British Psychological Society

Professor Kate Bullen, head of the School of Applied Social Science, will become the new President of the British Psychological Society (BPS) at its AGM on 30th August. Professor Bullen has been interviewed by the BPS’s ‘The Psychologist’ magazine as she takes the chair and said “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to serve as BPS…

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A Carnival of Invention – tickets available

We are hosting a conference focusing on arts and research for social change.  The first ‘Carnival of Invention’ features 29 talks, workshops, performances, installations and displays, with sessions being delivered by more than 40 academics, artists and community practitioners from around the world. The event is the inaugural conference of the Collaborative Poetics Network and…

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A day of social justice

Third year psychology students recently held a ‘Day of Social Justice’ on our Falmer campus. Dr Helen Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, said: ‘The students have put a lot of work into creating displays about issues of social justice which matter to them and help change the world for the better’ Each group of students…

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Jenny’s journey to first-class Psychology and Sociology BA(Hons) graduate

Jenny Terry from Brighton, left her job in IT recruitment behind to study Psychology and Sociology BA(Hons) at the University of Brighton. Jenny, said: ‘I’m so proud to be showing my daughter that her future can be as bright as she wants it to be. I hated school and left with just four GCSEs, I…

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Research Studentships – Amy’s story

This year the School of Applied Social Science (SASS) launched their first summer research studentships. The opportunity was available to all second year students in the school and students applied by expressing an interest in a project and giving a brief outline of their skills and why they were interested in the project. Students needed…

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