University of Brighton Alumni Association

Meet Brighton’s Titans (School of Sport and Service Management)

Over the years, Brighton’s School of Sport and Service Management has been a launching pad for thousands of students embarking on a wide range of careers. As part of the Brighton’s Titans campaign, we’re proud to spotlight a few of our notable graduates, who have shared some of their experiences studying with us.

The man with nothing

Football is helping refugees cope with the misery of camp life in Dunkirk, according to University of Brighton graduate Daniel Mansaray who spent time living with one refugee in his wooden shack.  Pictured above: Daniel (left) with two other football volunteers

Wesley launches community enterprise

Last week, Wesley Ankrah (Criminology and Sociology BA(Hons) 2012) formally launched his community interest company, Essential Living Future. Essential Living Future offers training programmes, work experiences and employment opportunities to engage with the communities where property developers are undertaking development projects.

Brighton shines at Rio 2016

The Olympics and Paralympics ignited the passion of sports fans across the globe during the summer. We were proud of the various roles that our university community had both in and out of the sporting arena, either as competitors, coaches or supporters.

10 years on … Chantelle’s story

Alumna Chantelle Wyatt (Social Science BA(Hons) 2006) explains how her experiences at university motivated her to take the plunge and realise her dreams.

Gary’s Channel swim success

On 30 August, triple Brighton alumnus, Dr Gary Brickley, successfully swam the English Channel in a time of 11 hours and 47 minutes. Gary works in the School of Sport and Service Management as a Senior Lecturer and exercise physiologist.

Tom and James have IT nailed

Two Computing and Information Studies graduates who started their business while studying for their degree are celebrating their company’s fifteenth birthday. Tom Ramirez and James Harrison-Bodle launched Viper IT Solutions when they couldn’t find suitable industry placements to gain work experience in 2001. They suggested to the university that they start their own company instead….

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Batty about inclusivity

There is a tangible community ethos about Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC) (Registered Charity Number 1160103), which was co-founded by Brighton alumnus Tim Holtam (Graduate Teaching Programme 2011) in February 2007. Tim started the club with fellow former international Table Tennis player, Harry McCarney, as they were keen to share their love of the sport with local…

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Goody Gumdrops!

Love it or hate it, chewing gum tops the list for one of the most loathsome substances to remove from floors, pavements, clothing, etc. Inconsiderate disposal of the chewy stuff has long been a public nuisance. It actually became a banned substance in Singapore in 1992, and whilst the law was relaxed in 2004, chewing…

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Turning fish and chips into a fine art

Two Fine Art Sculpture graduates Bonny and James Ritchie have taken the UK’s favourite takeaway to a new level. In January 2016 they were crowned champions at the 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards for their business, Simpsons. Since then, their Cheltenham-based business has boomed as customers have clamoured to try out their award-winning fish…

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