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Vibha Daryanani

How my degree set me on an unexpected career path

Vibha Daryanani tells us how covering a variety of topics and experiencing different technologies on her Media and Communications degree helped her discover a new passion.

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Award-winning artist raising awareness of hidden illnesses through her work

3D Design and Craft graduate Kayleigh Peters is creating art on a topic close to her heart with the support of the Liberty Specialist Market Art Award.

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Brighton gave me lifelong bonds and industry connections

Media and Communication graduate Izzy James recalls how her time at the University of Brighton was a transformative experience.

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Gaining the confidence to launch her own award-winning business

Despite it not being directly linked to her degree, the confidence Ella Anais Gilchrist gained at the University of Brighton inspired her to start her own business.

Picture of Christodoulos Kestelidis, alongside three screen shots of his animations depicting cartoon animals

Animation students work with author to bring books to life.

Roger Cowdrey offered the chance for some of our placement students to create animations for his children’s books, we hear from one of those students about the fantastic experience.

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Find out about the recent Fine Art Printmaking schools project

The Fine Art Printmaking schools project was recently delivered as 4-day long workshops by Lead Artist/Facilitator Zoe Pritchard.

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From Midwife to Medical Artist

Emily Paul graduated from the University of Brighton in 2015 with a BSc Hons Midwifery. After a traditional start as a practicing midwife, Emily discovered where her career path would take her. Here she writes about her career change, showing that unexpected twists and turns after university can all be part of a wonderful ride….

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Rachel Ng

Change Studentship reflection from Rachel Ng – “The Change Studentship has been a real driving force for me to focus on my studies and career development”

The Change Studentship is awarded to an African diaspora, Asian diaspora or ethnically diverse applicant to the Curating Collections and Heritage MA course. It covers postgraduate course fees and travel expenses to access a mentoring programme organised by the university. The studentship is open to those already working in the museums and heritage sector, as…

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Schools project workshop 2022

The Fine Art Printmaking Schools Project

The Fine Art Printmaking Schools Project ran online last year, due to Covid-19.  We are happy to report that this project went ahead again this year, face-to-face in local schools – which was wonderful for our second year Printmaking students and the pupils alike. Local schools involved were BACA and PACA, with the Widening Participation…

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Happy retirement to alumna and colleague Vikki Haffenden

Vikki Haffenden first studied at Fashion Textiles 1970’s and then went on to study for her her PhD. She has worked for the university for 30 years and is retiring at the end of February. Happy retirement Vikki. Here is her story… I came to Brighton as a student in the late 1970s. It was…

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