Crafting comfort and confidence

Finola Maynard (MDes 3D Materials Practice (Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastic) 2014), founder of Pop-Up Pottery Creative Healing, has been shortlisted as one of five charitable projects for a competition on TV. The Pop-Up Pottery Creative Healing initiative is competing for funding in The People’s Project. The People’s Project is a partnership between the Big Lottery fund, ITV, STV and the National Lottery that gives the public a say in awarding National Lottery funding to local projects across the UK.

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Graduate helps Brighton traders triumph

Each year, Brighton alumnus Sam Baker (Business Administration BA(Hons) 2003), organises a financial trading competition to help business students sharpen their work skills. The annual OSTC Trading Challenge provides a unique opportunity for finance students to trade, in a virtual environment, through futures derivatives in a number of products including; commodities, equities and fixed income. Brighton students compete against students from the University of Sussex.

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Levelling HIV support for the trans community

Brighton alumna Juno Roche (Critical Fine Art Practice BA(Hons) 1998) is a trans activist, who received the Blair Peach Award for her outstanding contribution to equalities. She has also appeared on the Rainbow List, the World Pride Power List and was recently shortlisted for Campaigner of the Year by the EDAs. Juno will be a guest speaker at the university’s Trans Conference in July, and ahead of the event, she kindly took the time to share a candid insight into her campaigning work about the impact of HIV on transgender women.

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James’ deja-vu moment

Proud dad Kim Morris picked up his son for his graduation photograph – 22 years after being snapped holding the same son as a toddler at mum’s graduation.

James Morris, 23, graduated with a BA(Hons) in Applied Psychology and Criminology from the University of Brighton last week and the family struck the same pose taken when his mother Ruth gained her masters in Management Development from Salford University.

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Lucy’s creative journey

Textile designer Lucy Jamieson graduated in 2003 with a BA(Hons) in Visual Culture. She shares her experience and what her course has helped her achieve.

“The opportunity to study art and design history through the ages greatly informed and enhanced my own creative practice; which pre-dated my academic studies, continued throughout my course and now takes the form of textile designs, experimenting with different materials and styles with a view to illustration and occasional forays into theatre/cinematic design. Continue reading

Big up Brighton alumni!

A massive thank you is in order to our wonderful alumni volunteers! Throughout the last year (January 2016–2017) 350 graduates shared their time, advice and wealth of experience with current students.

By remaining involved with the university, you, our vital alumni volunteers, have supported and inspired current students and fellow alumni. Through a range of volunteering activities, you have demonstrated your skills learnt during and since leaving the University of Brighton. What a brilliant way to develop your own talents, to show pride in your achievements and help others to achieve success too!

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