School of Applied Social Science

Young men matter

Cath Holmstrom, Deputy Head of the School of Applied Social Science is leading a research project, funded by the charity ‘A  Better Brighton and Hove’, to look at men who have not been benefited by existing services and explore models of working that may promote better engagement. Read the full story here.    

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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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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Four key economic trends shaping society

Philip Haynes, University of Brighton The year is off to a turbulent start; both in the UK, and around the world. January saw oil prices plummeting, while Chinese growth slowed, spooking investors (but surprising none). But amid the turmoil and confusion of global stock markets, there are a few economic trends which look set to…

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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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