University of Brighton Alumni Association


Graduate helps Brighton traders triumph

Each year, Brighton alumnus Sam Baker (Business Administration BA(Hons) 2003), organises a financial trading competition to help business students sharpen their work skills. The annual OSTC Trading Challenge provides a unique opportunity for finance students to trade, in a virtual environment, through futures derivatives in a number of products including; commodities, equities and fixed income. Brighton students…

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Alumnus entrepreneur shares his tips for branching out

After pursuing a successful career in the construction industry, Brighton alumnus Mark Oakden (Building Engineering and Management BSc(Hons) 1995) built his own business. He tells the university how he launched his enterprise, Branching Out Adventures.


Turning bad experience into a great business

When alumnus Dmitrijs Seladjins (Finance and Investment BSc(Hons) 2012) arrived in the UK from Latvia with his business partner, Konstantins Afanasjevs in 2008, they were both in search of greater opportunities. They first settled in Luton, where they rented accommodation.

Levelling HIV support for the trans community

Brighton alumna Juno Roche (Critical Fine Art Practice BA(Hons) 1998) is a trans activist, who received the Blair Peach Award for her outstanding contribution to equalities. She has also appeared on the Rainbow List, the World Pride Power List and was recently shortlisted for Campaigner of the Year by the EDAs. Juno will be a…

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James’ deja-vu moment

Proud dad Kim Morris picked up his son for his graduation photograph – 22 years after being snapped holding the same son as a toddler at mum’s graduation. James Morris, 23, graduated with a BA(Hons) in Applied Psychology and Criminology from the University of Brighton last week and the family struck the same pose taken when…

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Lucy’s creative journey

Textile designer Lucy Jamieson graduated in 2003 with a BA(Hons) in Visual Culture. She shares her experience and what her course has helped her achieve. “The opportunity to study art and design history through the ages greatly informed and enhanced my own creative practice; which pre-dated my academic studies, continued throughout my course and now…

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Sam’s career is full of eastern promise

With Chinese New Year looming, we are delighted to share this update from one of our Brighton alumni, Sam Duckett (International Finance and Capital Markets BA(Hons) 2009), who has successfully carved out a career as a radio presenter in China.

Meet our graduate collaborative who put their hearts into art

We are Fabula Collective – a multidisciplinary group of 21 artists – all alumni from the Sequential Design/Illustration MA and the Arts and Design by Independent Project MA courses at the University of Brighton. We are currently holding our biggest exhibition yet at Hove Museum and so we would like to tell you more about…

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Deepak takes international prize for volunteering

The University of Brighton Alumni Association comprises more than 150,000 graduates worldwide. We love hearing from our international students about the impact their education in Brighton has had on their lives. Deepak Kumar Baruah (Public Administration MA 2015) joined the University of Brighton as a mature student and has put his degree to great use…

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Breaking the two-hour marathon challenge

Can a human run the marathon in less than two hours? Students and staff at the School of Sports and Service Management are working on an exciting research collaboration to achieve this goal.

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