A degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subject from Brighton can launch you into so many different possible careers. Our graduates go on to shine in a huge range of fields, bringing with them the skills and confidence they gain during their time at Brighton. Here are just a few of Brighton’s Titans who got their start in our STEM courses.
Evan Mackrill graduated in 2013 with a BSc in Sports Product Design. He went on to found Crown Hockey, a company that uses technology from Formula 1 cars to produce carbon fibre hockey sticks – lighter, stronger and with greatly reduced vibration. He says he gained “many, many ideas” while at Brighton. The university, he says, is “perfect for creating entrepreneurs; as Brighton pushes you to voice your own opinions and focuses you towards learning about your passions. As a university it guides its students to become experts in their passions, rather than teaching students a mass of generic skills at a basic level.”
This idea is echoed by Hala Jawad (MPharm 2011), a pharmacist and RPS network moderator for public health. “The University of Brighton made me more ambitious and confident in my choices,” she says. She also credits the university with helping her gain her first job in her field. “While I was studying at the University of Brighton, we had summer placements to gain experience and also in the final year we had extensive support when applying for pharmacy preregistration positions which included information about all opportunities around us.”
James Ebdon, a Brighton graduate who is now a Principal Lecturer and Reader in our School of Environment and Technology, agrees: “The University of Brighton has consistently provided a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which it is possible to succeed and thrive.”