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.

If the podcast audio or video are not displayed on this page, try them in a different browser (such as Chrome or Safari) or listen on the University’s podcast page

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

Continue reading

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:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

May update

We are absolutely delighted to report that the repairs and refurbishments to the school are now complete. Following the earthquake, we provided large tents (erected in the playground) to ensure that essential activities could be sustained whilst the building work took place. 

These images of the children enjoying their new accommodation are both joyful and inspiring. This has been made possible by so many generous donations  and we are incredibly grateful for the support that was given.