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From Left to right - Dr Matthew Brolly, Dom Jarvis and Paul Wilkinson

Final year student scoops prize funded by local charity

Geography student Dom Jarvis was awarded the Richard Reed prize sponsored by Friends of the South Downs.

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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!

Recent graduate Abbie Hobbs shares her career journey

Abbie Hobbs graduated in Ecology and Conservation in January 2022. Read her story…. As a very recent Ecology & Conservation BSc graduate, I am sharing how a slightly unusual path through my course gave me a head start on my career. I started my undergraduate course in 2016 and really enjoyed the wide-ranging content, from…

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Update from Christian Howe: Founding Howe Chartered Surveyors and Guiding Graduate Surveyor Careers

After receiving a BSc(Hons) in Building Surveying at University of Brighton, Christian launched his surveying career at Sanderson Weatherall; it was there that he found his footing as a young professional. Christian continued his  growth as a Building Surveyor at Owen Williams and NPS running the planned maintenance programme for schools in Brighton & Hove. Christian…

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A career change towards sustainable architecture by alumnus Ewe Jin Low

Ewe Jin Low graduated in Architecture in 1983 and is now working with bamboo. Here is his story in his own words: ‘I was fortunate enough to work in a fast paced company in Arundel, Sussex after coming straight out of Brighton Polytechnic. We designed and built business parks in the hi-tech style of those…

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International Experience Fund winner Chloe Morel visits South Africa

Chloe Morel recently visited South Africa as part of her International Experience. The International Experience Fund is an annual programme, kindly supported by Santander Universities, and other generous donors, which exists to help eligible undergraduate students take advantage of opportunities overseas, such as work placements, volunteering or studying abroad. Enabling students to access such opportunities…

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The Brighton Effect: Business with gumption

Design graduate Anna Bullus’s company recycles chewing gum waste into a range of new products –everything from frisbees and rulers to trainers and gumboots (naturally). Making products out of waste chewing gum is a brilliant solution to a sticky problem. How does it work? Our Gumdrop bins (above) are the first in the world specifically…

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Counting seal pups, wrangling snakes and a big passion for geography

Geography alumna Ellie Wilding tells us about her studies and career so far ahead of starting a masters degree at Cambridge… “When I was 16 years old, I spent more time stood outside a Geography lesson being reprimanded for bad behaviour than I spent inside learning. Now, I am 25 years old and I have…

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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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Homes for Christmas designed by graduates

Two University of Brighton graduates have designed the UK’s largest temporary accommodation development – providing emergency accommodation for up to 288 people before Christmas. John Smith and Roman Schneker both studied architectural technology and now run Cityzen, the Sustainable Architecture & Engineering practice in Portslade. They designed the development reusing shipping containers, for Sussex based…

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