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My placement in LA has been life-changing

Daisy Kyle, a Building Surveying BSc(Hons) student, has secured a job thanks to her placement in Los Angeles. Here she talks about the experience and about her time at the University of Brighton.

Thanks to my placement, I now have a graduate job…
My year’s placement in Los Angeles working for Alan and Green, a boutique firm specialising in high-end residential construction projects, was an incredible opportunity. I worked on a number of interesting projects including one for the property developer of a 25,000 sq ft Beverly Hills mansion that later sold for $46.5m.

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Book your place on our postgraduate open evenings

Choose from over 170 postgraduate courses with flexible study options to help you in your career – or change your path completely.

We’re holding informal open evenings from 5 to 12 February 5pm to 8pm, giving you the opportunity to find out first-hand how you can benefit from postgraduate study.

Tutors will be on hand to answer all your questions about your course, and you can see where you’ll be studying. You can drop in at any time, or join us for talks and tours.

We run open evenings on all of our campuses across Brighton and Eastbourne, the event at Moulsecoomb is on Wednesday 12 February, 5pm – 8pm.

Find out more about what subjects we offer for postgraduate study and book your place on an open evening

Examples of students' work

Architectural Technology activity week project work

Second year Architectural Technology students have just finished a successful intensive learning week during their first semester activity week.

Their task was to choose a part of their design for a deployable light structure for temporary exhibition and entertainment purposes, and detail the architectural structure of it (examples are shown in the image). They learnt how to use Solid Works and were given the option of printing their model using 3D printing and rapid prototyping in the advanced engineering building, with help from our technical support staff (especially Daniel Brookes).

The week proved to be a challenge but the results show that it was worth every effort. Well done to all to our level 5 Architectural Technology students!

 

Damilola Ogunbiyi

United Nations appoints Brighton graduate

A University of Brighton alumna has been appointed United Nations Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All.

Damilola Ogunbiyi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, has also been selected as Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy which promotes “coherence within the UN family of organisations in the energy field”.

The appointments were announced by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Sustainable Energy for All is an international organisation launched by the then Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, to “help mobilize achievement of universal energy access, improve energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy”.

The University of Brighton awarded Ms Ogunbiyi a Project Management for Construction BSc(Hons) in 2001 and a Project Management for Construction MSc the following year.

Of her time in Brighton, she said: “University was the best time of my life.” Read More

Graduate stories – Jai Bray

Jai graduated from Building Surveying BSc(Hons). She won the Hays Building Surveying prize as the Building Surveying student who has produced the best overall performance in their final project.

  • What made you choose Brighton and this course?

I am a mature student who already had an established life in Brighton. I know lots of people who studied at the University of Brighton (UoB) and loved it, including my boyfriend who completed the same degree! My boyfriend graduated just a few months after we became an item, I was an estate agent but looking for more and he supported me into finding the correct course. Read More

Meet the Brighton graduate behind the Big Build

A Brighton graduate is playing an instrumental role in delivering a major component of the University’s Moulsecoomb campus development.

Clayton Parsons, who graduated in Project Management for Construction in 2014, is Envelope and External Works Manager for the Big Build, part of his wider position as a Site Manager at major construction company Bouygues UK.

Bouygues UK is delivering student accommodation, Students’ Union and fitness facilities, which will be completed in 2021 for development partner Uliving.

After undertaking a placement year at Bouygues during his time at the University, Clayton joined the company’s graduate scheme and then became a full-time employee. He has since worked on a number of large-scale developments. Read More