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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