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My career journey: music and sound art lecturer Johanna Bramli

We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Johanna Bramli, who runs our digital music and sound art degree and says: “it’s a cliché story but it was thanks to a fantastic music teacher who saw through my quiet ways and believed in me that I found my confidence.”

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My career journey: Phil Tyler, Fine Art Printmaking lecturer

We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Phil Tyler who runs our fine art printmaking degree and says that as a boy he was told “get a trade and a proper job” but the school art room and inspiring teachers meant art college was where he found his solace.

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“There is a keenness and aptitude in Painting students and I can see why the School has such a well-deserved reputation”

The University of Brighton is one of three universities in the UK to have a ‘Painting Fellow’ on campus – here we hear from current fellow Daniel Petitt on his experience of working with our painting students and developing his practice in the studio on campus.

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Graduates 2022: Jennifer Davis: Fine Art MA

“There have been so many perks to this course, I have surprisingly enjoyed aspects of it that I didn’t think I would, such as creating a presentation to discuss my practice. This was at first a worry for me but after talking to an audience about my work I felt confident about my presentation and public speaking skills that I may need in the future!” Read More

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Brighton students on work placements at one of UK’s leading animation studios

Haniyyah Nauzeer, Vince Mosti and Lexie Rhys-Jones added to their Animation BA (Hons) studies with hands-on experience at PigBird studios, who specialise in stop motion animation. The placements were arranged by course lecturer Kate Jessop after PigBird’s Trevor Hardy did a Q&A session at the inaugural Brighton International Animation Festival, which Kate created and ran earlier this year.

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University of Brighton helps to shape city’s vision of the future

Brighton & Hove Council have published a Route Map outlining a Circular Economy strategy to 2035 – drawing on key input from the University of Brighton.

Brighton architecture lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown has been a global pioneer in innovative ways to cut the huge amount of waste and carbon emissions that afflict current building construction. At present, this contributes a massive 40% of overall global CO2 emissions and at least a third of the world’s waste. Read More

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Graduates 2022: Manar Abu-Aisheh: Architecture BA(Hons)

“Brighton has a balance between the creative and technical aspect of architecture which I really enjoyed. Through this I developed a deeper knowledge of the technology of my designs along with incorporating sustainability and the RIBA 2030 challenge onto my designs, giving me a sense of the type of work I’ll be involved in when I become a qualified architect.”

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Graduates 2022: Ross Campbell: Product Design

“I chose product design as I’ve always had an interest in helping others as well as physical making. The way product design focused on using those skills to change people’s lives drew my attention completely. Brighton’s course, focusing on tackling a social problem to help people, identified it instantly as the right course for me.” Read More

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Graduates 2022: Josephine Choy: Product Design

“My time at Brighton has been really rewarding and fulfilling. The course itself was very close-knit and collaborative where I have gotten to meet and work with people from different years with different passions. The tutors also come from various backgrounds which diversified my learning — there was never really a ‘right’ answer, just different perspectives.” Read More

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RTPI bursary agreed for 2022 entry!

The Royal Town Planning Institute has just confirmed that they have agreement from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to extend the Future Planners Bursary for this coming academic year 22-23.  The scheme will again support new students who are going into planning.

You can apply for the Future Planner Bursary (England) if you are starting our Town Planning MSc course in Sept/Oct 2022.

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Graduates 2022: Kathryn Klepp: History of Art and Design

“I chose History of Art and Design at Brighton because it did not just teach Renaissance painting and classical sculpture – the inclusion of design into the curriculum has given me a very well-rounded understanding of art history. Following graduation, I will be working in the Estates, Appraisals & Valuations department of Christie’s Auction House.”

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Inclusive Arts Practice MA students work with charity Grace Eyre on arts project

University of Brighton students worked with participants from the charity which supports people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health issues on the Working Together project, a response to the recent Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts Lloyd Corporation exhibition. Read More