Dinner at Pangdean a fundraising success!

the barnOn 14 February the Dinner at Pangdean event took place to raise funds for the school and 140 guests attended and enjoyed an evening of Nepalese food and entertainment.

An amazing £3,679 was raised!

Jill Munday who organised the event and is a member of the Malagiri School committee gave us this report on the evening:

“Guests received a welcome from the Orpheus Young Singers and the Stagecoach Voices. It was wonderful to see young people giving their time to sing in aid of children less fortunate than themselves.

Pangdean Barn looked fabulous and the atmosphere was warm and supportive throughout the evening. We were treated to an excellent curry meal and brilliant music from Gumpf. Continue reading

A brilliant night!

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to the sold out Gig for Malagiri on Friday 15 February. We were treated to such an extraordinary wealth of musical talent so an extra special thanks to our bands and performers who were all truly amazing!

The total raised from ticket sales and donations on the night was a magnificent:

This will hopefully be the first of many and we’re aiming for bigger and better next time so watch this space. We hope you enjoy these images from the night:

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And there’s a couple of videos too:

Podcast by Lorraine Harrison

a photo of Lorraine smilingAhead of this year’s festive fundraising extravaganza for the Malagiri school, Lorraine Harrison, who is a member of the Malagiri school comittee talks about the University’s connection with the charity.

You can listen below, or via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify​ – just search University of Brighton, or a condensed taster of the interview can be found in text form below.

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Tell us about your background…
Originally started off as a teacher, I came to the university in 1990 as a lecturer and I’ve had the most fabulous career here, I ended up as the Head of School, I decided I’d like to retire but didn’t quite work – so I’m still here and doing various things within the School

A passion for education – is it fair to say you’ve helped shape the way the School works now?
I like to think so. I’ve always had a very deep commitment to education. I wanted to be a teacher from as long as I can remember and influencing education, helping to shape it in a University like ours has been an enormous privilege.

Visit to Nepal

In October 2017 a small group travelled to Nepal in a self-funded trip to visit the school and to commemorate the life of Kevin Fossey. Here’s their story:

For a number of years, the School of Education has supported a small school in a rural village in Nepal. Kevin Fossey, a senior lecturer and former head teacher, who sadly passed away in 2016, initiated the project. As friends and colleagues we wanted to take the opportunity to see the school but to also make a fitting tribute for Kevin.

We spent the first few days in Kathmandu. The city is difficult to describe –it is vibrant, polluted, overcrowded, busy, spiritual and exceptionally interesting.

We went shopping with the outgoing head teacher and her colleague to purchase the following items for the school:

  • Miscellaneous arts, crafts, stationery and other class resources/games
  • Books
  • Teachers aprons
  • Material for children’s aprons
  • Speaker/PA system

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Malagiri Christmas Fayre 2017

Come and join us for this year’s Christmas fundraising extravaganza:


The Checkland Building
Falmer campus, University of Brighton

Christmas raffle with prizes including:

  • Brighton zipwire dual-ticket
  • pair of comedy club tickets
  • cut and blow dry worth £61
  • UK Paintball group ticket

and many many more…

Lots to see, do and eat including

    • homemade cake sale
    • savoury snacks
    • Carol singers
    • Christmas decoration stall
    • special guests Poppy, Biffy and Mabel the wonder-dogs!

See what happened last year:

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