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PGCE to the Pan American Highway

Hear from Rebecca Marsh who tells us about her adventures since graduating and how the university set her on this journey and supported her through difficult times.

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Graduate Jobs Listing – July 2023

Check out the latest edition in our monthly graduate jobs listing aimed at those who have recently finished their degrees!

A School for Malagiri – recent fundraising

Recently, members of the Malagiri committee have been busy organising fundraising events to support the Malagiri school. Please see below an update on these recent fundraising activities written by Lorraine Harrison. PANGDEAN BIRTHDAY PARTY On 4 November 2021, Jill Munday (a member of the Malagiri Committee) organised a fund-raising event at Pangdean Barn to celebrate…

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Turning a Scholarship Opportunity into a Career

Nadja Jepsen graduated in 2015. Here is her story…. I received my MA Education from Brighton as an international student from the US. I won the Santander Masters scholarship which made Brighton a cheaper option than studying back in California. The scholarship made it possible for me to focus on my education and opt out…

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Update on the Malagiri School – July 2021

Lorraine Harrison has kindly given us an update on the Malagiri School. Since the impact report was published in May, a number of important developments have taken place. These include: Pippa Totraku and Lorraine (members of the Malagiri Committee) were invited to share news about the Malagiri School and gave an interview on Radio Sussex….

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Never leave a smouldering volcano and other tips from 1975 grad Len Parkyn

Len Parkyn graduated from the Brighton College of Education (one of our predecessor institutions) with a Certificate in Education in 1975. He then worked in educational special needs until his recent retirement. He continued to study throughout his career gaining a number of further qualifications including an Advanced Certification in Professional Studies in Education, a…

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Hybe – our graduate’s new life-hack bag

Three-times Brighton alumnus Richard Simmonite, who started his own eco-focused product design company, has this week launched a new 5-in-1 shape-shifting convertible bag on Kickstarter. A serial social entrepreneur and active member of the university’s entrepreneurship network, beepurple, Richard has turned to the online crowdfunding platform to help bring his award-winning design to market.

Meet Brighton’s Titans (Education)

The University of Brighton’s School of Education has been the launchpad for thousands of exceptional teachers over the years. To mark the launch of the new Brighton’s Titans campaign, we’d like to highlight just a few of the people who have gone on to careers as first-class educators.

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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