twins graduating

It’s graduation week!

Two sets of identical twins from Graphic Design, Mr Glastonbury himself Michael Eavis, trans campaigner Fox Fisher and Jake Chapman have all been celebrated at the Brighton Centre.

Graduate twin sets (main picture) two sets of twins graduated this week, both from Graphic Design BA(Hons). Claudia and Katia Cardoso and Tom and Shane Sayers. Claudia said she and her sister Katia, 22, both from north London, couldn’t believe it when they met Shane and Tom Sayers, 21, from south east London. She said: “It was just amazing – and all of us doing the same course.”

Shane said: “It was incredible meeting the sisters – they are great and I’m sure we will all keep in touch. I absolutely loved the course – it was such a diverse experience.””

Both sets of twins have similar plans to celebrate their academic success. They are both on trips abroad – the Sayers to Indonesia and the Cardosas to Costa Rica and New York.

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Fox Fisher (above) film maker, trans campaigner and artist, used his emotional speech as an call to end to debating people’s sexuality and to celebrate all people for who they are. He said, “I want us all to be celebrated for being who we are and I want there to be a day when no one has to justify their experience or debate it with anyone because identities are not up for debate and never should be.”Fox, graduated with an MA in Sequential Design and Illustration and regularly appears on TV and facilitates interactions with mainstream media on the representation of trans people. Fox was named one of the top 10 outstanding contributors to LGBT+ life at this year’s British LGBT Awards.

Jake Chapman (above), artist and one half of the renowned Chapman Brothers, received an honorary Doctor of Arts. Helen Kennedy, Head of the university’s School of Media, presented the award and spoke of Jake’s charity work which includes support for Refugee Rescue to which he donated a lifeboat. She said the lifeboat had been instrumental in saving the lives of hundreds of people in the seas around the Greek island of Lesvos. Chapman, whose work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Tate Britain, in New York, St Petersburg, and Paris was recognised for his major contribution to the arts and reimaging of history and popular culture.

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