University of Brighton Alumni Association

Architecture alumni make the grade!

University of Brighton architecture graduates have scooped a technical design award for renovation and extension of a Grade 2 listed building. The team, from Cityzen, the architecture and engineering practice in Portslade, beat competition from across the region to win the Best Extension or Alteration category in this year’s Local Authority Building Control South East…

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International award for Freya

A University of Brighton alumna has won an international award for design. Freya Richmond is the only designer from the UK among the three winners of the Printeriors 2018 design competition, run by the Federation of European Screen Printers Associations (FESPA), a global federation of 37 national associations for the screen printing, digital printing and…

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Alumna sailing to the Arctic in the name of art

A graduate artist has won a place on an Arctic expedition which aims to highlight how human activity has influenced changes to the climate and environment. Adele Gibson, 59, was awarded an MA in Fine Art at the University of Brighton earlier this year and took up the challenge “to witness these changes first-hand”. She…

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Top alumni artists in Brighton exhibition

Works by internationally acclaimed artists Rachel Whiteread CBE and Sir Antony Gormley will feature in a new exhibition coming to the University of Brighton in March. ‘Marks Make Meaning: drawing across disciplines’ focuses on the diversity of drawing and running alongside the exhibition will be a series of events sponsored by the University’s Brighton Creative Futures,…

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Alumnus Ian Anderson remembers his time at Brighton College of Arts and Crafts

89 year old Ian Anderson contacted us to share his memories of his time studying at Brighton College of Arts and Crafts when he was a member of the Brighton Student Association (now the SU). He began his studies at Brighton School of Art which became the Brighton College of Arts and Crafts in 1947…

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Encouraging talent to flourish

Andrew Davidson is an alumnus and proactive supporter of the University of Brighton, regularly attending university events and endorsing our campaigns. He is one of a growing number of alumni who understand the merits of giving back to the university and inspiring fellow future alumni to succeed. Andrew is the generous sponsor of one of…

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Catch Dale’s art at the new Saatchi expo

Brighton alumnus Dale Lewis (Fine Art MA 2006) will be exhibiting in the upcoming Saatchi Gallery exhibition: ICONOCLASTS: Art out of the Mainstream. Dale’s work will feature in the exhibition which runs from 27 September 2017 to 7 January 2018.

Elizabeth scoops top art award

Brighton alumna Elizabeth McCarten (Fine Art Printmaking BA(Hons) 2012) has won the Jackson’s Young Artist Award in this year’s Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Elizabeth is also a Royal Drawing School graduate. She collected her £500 prize for her ethereal watercolour, The Boboli Gardens and was credited by Jackson’s Art Supplies for her “measured, understated” painting…

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Vulnerable students no longer have to stand alone

  The University of Brighton recently became one of the first Higher Education Institutions in the south to sign the Stand Alone Pledge. The pledge is the brainchild of Becca Bland, Brighton alumna (Editorial Photography BA(Hons) 2006) and Chief Executive of UK charity, Stand Alone. Becca established the charity following her first-hand experience of being…

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From graduate scheme to being your own boss

Every graduate journey is different which is why we love hearing about them. We are especially grateful when our alumni return to campus to share their experiences with prospective students, as Brighton alumna Beki Gowing (Textile Design for Fashion BA(Hons) 2013) did during a summer open day at the School of Art. It was great…

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