School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton, Summer Open Day - June 2014

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Find out about studying in the School of Applied Social Science from Professor Phil Haynes, Head of School. Summer open day presentation, June 2014.

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School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton, Summer Open Day - June 2014

  1. 1. Introduction to Undergraduate Teaching in the School of Applied Social Science Professor Philip Haynes Head of School, Applied Social Science
  2. 2. Welcome to our School School of Applied Social Science Criminology Psychology & Psychotherapy Sociology & Politics Social Work & Social Policy
  3. 3. Undergraduate degree courses Single Hons Joint Hons Combined Social Sciences Professional Accreditation
  4. 4. Undergraduate Degrees 2015-16 • Applied Psychology • Applied Psychology and Criminology • Applied Psychology and Sociology • Sociology • Politics • Politics and Social Policy • Politics and Sociology
  5. 5. Undergraduate Degrees continued… • BA (Hons) Criminology • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology • BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy • BA (Hons) Criminology and Substance Misuse • BA (Hons) Law and Criminology (via Business School)
  6. 6. Undergraduate Degrees continued… • BSc (Hons) Social Work • BA (Hons) Social Policy and Practice • BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy • BA (Hons) Social Science Hastings • BA (Hons) Applied Social Science • Joint Hons programme
  7. 7. Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) • Community Engagement Work Experience • Credit rated module in year two • Offered to all undergraduates through year two • Additional opportunities to get experience via Active Student in years one and three
  8. 8. Applied • Transferable Skills • Diverse assessment • Multiple skills development • Using theory and literature to understand society and to solve social problems
  9. 9. Employment • Graduates enter a wide variety of jobs • Public sector – Police, Prison service, Local Government, Central Government, Social work, Probation officer • Non Government Sector – Charities: Brighton and Hove, London, • Private Companies – Providing services, welfare services – Service Industries
  10. 10. Further study • Postgraduate study At the University of Brighton • Currently Vice Chancellors’ Scholarships for students who achieve 1st or 2:1 • MSc Social Work • MPA Masters in Public Administration • MSc Community Psychology • MA Criminology and Criminal Justice • MRes Social Research – continue to PhD
  11. 11. International Exchange • ERASMUS • Sweden • Spain
  12. 12. School mission and values • Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach • Teaching is underpinned by internationally recognised research expertise • Theory to be linked to policy and practice. • Community partnerships • Develop strong research skills and develop knowledge in practical/organisational settings • Attention to the increasingly complex relationship between local and global concerns
  13. 13. Benefits of our UGT courses • Life changing impact of studying social sciences • Commitment to being applied • Strength of the interdisciplinary approach • Support for personal development • Diversity of assessment and skills development • Transferable skills for life beyond university • Commitment of all staff to our students and excellence in teaching • Research led teaching keeping the curriculum engaging and of contemporary relevance
  14. 14. Excellence in teaching and support • Undergraduate teaching rated as excellent by external examiners, professional bodies and students. • National Student Survey 2012-13 very pleasing results for rating the ‘teaching on my course’ - above the university and national averages "The course staff are extremely supportive and friendly, which really helps make the fantastic university experience I have had at Brighton." Stephanie Wilks-Wiffen, Applied Psychology and Criminology BA(Hons) Graduate
  15. 15. University recognition for excellence in learning and teaching School Staff nominated for University Learning and Teaching Awards in 2014: Dr Matt Adams, Dr Kepa Artaraz, Dr Daren Britt, Dr Mark Erickson, Ms Marylynn Fyvie-Gauld, Ms Orly Klein, Dr Jayne Raisborough, Professor Peter Squires Dr Dawn Stephen, Dr Carl Walker, Mr Chris Warren Adamson, Mr David Watson. Dr Carl Walker, won Student’s Union 21st Century teachers award in 2012- 13 for use of digital technology
  16. 16. Admissions • Detailed course information can be found on website www.brighton.ac.uk/courses • UGT admissions – • Points 260-300, depending on subject • We tend to set quite high offers, encouraging you to get best result you can, • Make offers to a high percentage of applicants
  17. 17. Admissions continued… • If you receive an offer, come to a post offer open day, before making your decision about which university to go firm with • Often able to accept lower points in August to those who have gone ‘firm’ with us, and put as their first choice university • We always keen to give preference to students who have committed to us as their firm offer, rather than to seek new admissions in clearing • Interviews and additional selection for professional courses: Social work, Criminology and Substance Misuse
  18. 18. Our Research Focus • SSPARC – Social Science Policy and Research Centre • Interdisciplinary – Care, Health & Wellbeing – Crime, Resistance & Security – Culture, Identity & Society • Research led teaching
  19. 19. Subject Talks Mayfield House, Room M129: • Criminology - 11.30am & 1.10pm • Psychology - 11.55am & 1.40pm • Social Work - 12.20pm • Sociology - 12.45pm Mayfield House, Room M126: • Social Science - 11.30am • Politics - 11.55am • Social Policy - 12.20pm

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