Saving lives through invention

Since graduating five years ago with a BSc(Hons) in Professional Design with Professional Experience, Emily Brooke has taken the world of cycling safety by storm. Along the way, she has blazed a successful trail in the business world, picking up numerous awards including the 2014 Natwest everywoman Iris Award sponsored by IBM and the 2015 New Generation Award at the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Awards.


Whilst studying at the University of Brighton, Emily hit upon the idea of making traffic more aware of cyclists and conceived Laserlight. Laserlight is a different kind of bike light which projects a bicycle symbol onto the road six metres ahead of the cycle. The projection was designed to fill the notorious blind spot many drivers miss which causes fatal collisions with cyclists. Continue reading

RIP to our funny lady, Louise Rennison


We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our sparkling alumnae, award-winning author and comedienne, Louise Rennison on 29 February 2016. We interviewed Louise in 2011 for our alumni magazine, The Brighton Effect, and in tribute, we are again sharing our profile on this very vivacious woman.

If you could build a career based on your adolescent fantasies, you’d probably be laughing. Not bad work if you can get it. Comedienne and author, Louise Rennison, tells us how voicing her inner teenager has led to a prolific publishing career, award-winning books and why research is no big chore. Continue reading