Come and visit us this winter

It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter!

If you’re considering starting an undergraduate course here in 2018, why not sign up to one of our campus tours taking place during December and January and find out more about what it’s like study at Brighton?

The tours will give you the chance to explore the campus where your course of interest is based, view our facilities and talk to our staff and students.

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Placement fair – Thursday 30 November

Are you thinking of doing a placement year in 2018/19? Come along to the computing, engineering and maths placement fair on Thursday 30 November from 12-3pm in Cockcroft Hall.

You will have the chance to meet employers from Rolls Royce, IBM, Nestle, General Electric, Marks & Spencer and many more, to find out about the placement opportunities on offer.

Why do a placement?

A placement year will provide you with solid, valuable experience for your CV that employers are looking for, plus opportunities to:

  • Network with and learn from highly experienced individuals
  • Work on live projects
  • Have the chance to use new cutting-edge technologies and equipment
  • Improve your subject specific skills and knowledge
  • Discover graduate roles for the future.

The secret life of the bicycle

Join Dr Derek Covill principal lecturer here at the University of Brighton, and cycling journalist and author Max Glaskin, on a unique bicycle tour of Brighton. Discover how science, engineering and cyclists can work together to make the perfect machine on this easy bike ride with regular stops for demonstrations, experiments and discussion.

Places are strictly limited so be sure to book in advance.

Sat 9 Sep • 14:30 – 16:30

Brighton City Centre • exact location to be announced
City Centre

Clearing 2017

Good luck to everyone receiving A-Level results tomorrow!

If your exams have gone differently from the way you expected, or you have had a change of heart about the course you want to do then Clearing can be a great way to start that journey.

Our Clearing hotline will be open on Thursday from 7am
Call us on 01273 644000

Full advice about Clearing can be found on the University of Brighton website:

Get to know us better and visit us at a Clearing information day.
You’ll meet academics from your subject, take a tour of your campus and facilities and get advice about student finance, university life and accommodation.
Find out more about Clearing information days.

Bursary success – times two!

Two University of Brighton students are among just 26 in the UK to receive bursaries of up to £4,000.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new Engineering Horizons Bursary scheme for students on an IET-accredited engineering or technology course.

Winners receive at least £1,000 per academic year and mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s networks.

Bradley Roberts (left) with Jeremy Watson, IET President.

Bradley Roberts, studying for his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Brighton, said the bursary will help him buy software and books for his course: “Also, to have the resources of IET behind me will give me greater confidence to achieve more.”

His ambition, he said, is to gain his degree and then progress at Spellman High Voltage, the world-leading supplier of precision DC high voltage power supplies, X-ray generators and Monoblock® X-Ray sources for medical, industrial and scientific applications.

Jason Gater with Margaret Manly, Chair of Manly Trust

The second student, Jason Gater, is studying for his Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He received an IET bursary supported by the Manly Trust which aims to advance the science of engineering.

He said the bursary will help him achieve his goal of becoming a chartered engineer in the power generation industry: “The course I am completing covers a wide range of both electrical and electronic areas. This will be great to gain knowledge in various different areas and I am very much looking forward to completing my final year project.”

Jason said he was first attracted to engineering when he took on a work experience job at the age of 14. He now intends volunteering to spread the word among electricians and apprentices about what the IET is and does.

For more information on related courses at the university click here.

For more information about IET click here.

Major grant for breakthrough research in thermal management

A major research grant worth £900k has been awarded to a project team in the University of Brighton’s Advanced Engineering Centre.

Source: Major grant for breakthrough research in thermal management

Graduates flying high at Gatwick

University of Brighton engineering graduates fought off tough competition to secure jobs on a newGatwick Airport Graduate Engineering programme.

David Oyegbile (left) and Quico Candea Lopez (right) with Vice-Chancellor professor Debra Humphris.

David Oyegbile and Quico Candea Lopez, both graduates of the MEng in Mechanical Engineering, secured two of the three places to work on construction of the new duty free area at Gatwick’s North Terminal.


Raymond A. Melee, the airport’s Construction Director, said: “We are in the middle of a £2.5 billion development programme here at Gatwick and we need good talent and high-quality skills to make it happen.

“The British appetite and spirit for aviation is phenomenal and these are the guys who are going to take it forward. I’m more excited about developing them than I am about building the bricks and mortar of another airport.”

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Reach for the sky

Graduate James Thompson has found his dream job – restoring historic RAF fighters from World War Two.

​James gained a BSc(Hons) in mechanical and manufacturing engineering and set his sights on a job that enabled him to use his practical skills.

James Thompson

James Thompson

At the same time, a Suffolk based company, Hawker Restorations, was looking for an apprentice to join their skilled engineers who keep most of the remaining Hurricanes fit to fly.

Hawker’s story appeared in a local newspaper and it was spotted by James’s auntie – and the rest is history.

He told the Suffolk Free Press: “I have always been passionate about aeronautical engineering and to find that there was an opportunity to work for one of the most respected aircraft restoration companies in the world was just brilliant.

“Here at Hawker I am putting to practical use the skills I learnt at university – using drills and lathes, and milling and welding.

“We design and make some of the components, so it is a very hands-on apprenticeship and the older chaps have been incredibly helpful.

“It is a privilege to be able to work on old aircraft that have played such a significant a part in history.”
Of his degree course, James said: “It fuelled my enthusiasm for aircraft engineering. The university gave me the opportunity to progress into a specialist career where I get to use both my head and hands.”