Campus Open Day – 18th June 2016

It was a pleasure to welcome potential students and their families to the University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb Campus Open Day on 18 June. And it was wonderful to hear about individual experiences leading up to the point at which studying a construction/built environment course at university became an option.

Visitors met lots of current students and staff whilst experiencing taster lectures and touring the university facilities. Activities visitors can get involved with on days like this include a challenge to build a two-storey building using spaghetti and marshmallows! Once built they are weighed to determine the quantity of materials used in construction before being loaded with mars bars and subjected to earthquake simulation. The winning building is the one still standing with the most mars bars in it!

There was also plenty of time to speak to students about their personal experiences at the university and ask any burning questions about accommodation, finance and studying at Brighton.

Do you need some help with job hunting?

Student Services are offering their annual ’Transform Your Life’ two day graduate employability course.
‘Transform Your Life’ 2 day University of Brighton graduate employability course

Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June 2016
This course is particularly suited to any final year students or graduates who may be finding the next stage of their career rather challenging.

It includes:
* confidence boosting activities
* applications/CVs
* online presence
* presenting yourself well at interview (including practice interviews)

Find out more about the course, including how to book a place, here.

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Ponies at the Pier

Luke Sandys-Renton, who is studying for his BA(Hons) in Project Management for Construction, is involved in a University of Brighton first – a university polo team.

Along with the team, including captain Dede Jevans who is studying International Business, Luke and the team rode along Brighton seafront yesterday (7 June) to celebrate the polo team’s first year of competition – and raised more than a few eyebrows among beach bathers.

Luke said: “We have had a great year and I wanted to end it with a really exciting photo, as a momento for all the team members and supporters.

“Since October when I started the team, we have seen 25-plus people participate through the year, across all riding abilities. We have the attitude that the most important thing about the team is its accessibility and making everyone feel welcome when they participate whether this is competitively or just for fun.”

The team is taking part in this weekend’s (10-12 June) National Universities Championship at Dallas Burston Polo Club near Leamington Spa, along with 50 other universities. It is renting the ponies with help from the university’s Springboard Grants Programme which provides awards of up to £2,000 to Students’ Union-recognised societies and university sports clubs and teams to help fund activities that enrich and enhance the student experience. The programme has been established through the generosity of alumni and friends of the university.

Luke said: “The Springboard team have been fantastic and a massive help to us. The programme makes the student experience and the time we spend at the university the best it can possibly be – and we are externally grateful to the alumni and friends who make this possible.”