University of Brighton Alumni Association

The Graduate Recruitment Bureau’s reaction to Covid-19

Brighton Business graduates, Chris Cater and Dan Hawes, have stayed close to their roots by setting up a recruitment platform designed to help fellow graduates launch their careers with fantastic employers. Since graduating from Brighton University in 1994, they started Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) in 1997 and have steadily grown the business organically in Brighton,…

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Tor’s Law: The Career and Mindset Coaching Service to help Lawyers set up by an alumna

Tor Hatton graduated in 2008. She has since set up Tor’s Law. Read her story….. Hi Everyone! My name is Tor and I graduated from the University of Brighton in 2008, with a first class honors in Law with Accountancy. I am now a commercial disputes resolution lawyer, mainly dealing with shipping disputes.  It was…

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2020 alumni set up their own ethical business in Brighton

Alumnus Charlie Jordan graduated this summer and has set up Ethicul with some fellow graduates. Here, he answers some of our questions…. What you have got up to since leaving the university? I graduated this year from the University of Brighton with a First-Class Honours in BSc Business Management with Finance. Throughout my time in…

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Media and English Literature grad Cat tells her story

Alumna Cat van Maanen set up Conker Magazine when she graduated. Here she tells us about her experiences…. “I graduated in 2017 from the University of Brighton with a BA (Hons) in Media and English Literature. Throughout my academic life I had been keen to explore the prospects of a career in journalism – I…

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Melody Hesaraky’s story since graduating

Melody Hesaraky graduated in BA Hons Design and Craft in 2014. She was one of our shortlisted Alumni Award nominees. Here is her story. What have you got up to since leaving the university? In 2014 I received my BA(Hons) Bachelor of arts in 3D Design and Craft from University of Brighton. My curiosity and…

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Tonight we’re gonna lockdown like it’s 1999

Alumnus Andrew Davidson who graduated with a BA in Visual Culture in 2000 imagines life in lockdown back when he was studying….. In 1988, the year I started secondary school, Morrissey released his single Everyday Is Like Sunday.  I always liked it, but in lockdown I feel like I finally know what he meant. I’m…

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Graduate Dhunji Bilimoria and his contribution to Covid-19

Dhunji Bilimoria studied at Brighton Polytechnic. Read about what he’s been up to since and how the company he works for is helping with Covid-19 Graduating in 1992 with a BA Hons Computing & Information Studies degree I entered the workplace not really knowing where it would take me, but with a passion to continue…

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The Brighton Effect: A Transformative Experience

George Green graduated in English Language and Linguistics in 2014. Read his story in his own words: University was a transformative experience for me personally, academically and professionally. Even though it’s impossible to know an alternative universe where I did not go to university and how my life would have been if that were the…

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Career is a personal journey – Jessica Revill Ph.D

Jessica Revill studied British Studies at Brighton Polytechnic in the 1980s. She shares her experiences and journey which has taken her to America and rural Australia: I have the distinction of coming bottom of my class British Studies BA (hons) 1984. I subsequently got a Master’s Degree in Psychology (California State University, Los Angeles, 1993)…

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Juggling work, the kid and the kitties in the Coronapocalypse

The Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Office’s Cleo Quinlivan shares her self isolation story… I’m the office manager and EA to the director so I’m used to my days being full of a million different things to juggle and organise. Now that we’re working from home, I’m finding that I need to adjust to a very…

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