University of Brighton Alumni Association

Graham McFee with a plate of oysters and a beer

Professor Graham McFee 1951-2023

Dr Paul McNaught-Davis (Former Head of Chelsea School) and Alan Tomlinson (Emeritus Professor of Leisure Studies) pay a touching tribute to Emeritus Professor of Philosophy Graham McFee who sadly passed away recently.

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Business school alum nominated for prestigious award

We were delighted to learn that Nigell Todd has been nominated as a finalist for the Black British Business Awards in the Senior Leader, Financial Services category.

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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.

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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Gibraltar: My International Placement Focusing on Mental Health

Written by David Vago BSc (Hons) Adults Nursing (Mental Health) (2024) University of Brighton             ‘When an opportunity presents itself, the answer is always yes.’ Those are the words of Professor Debra Humphris, our Vice Chancellor at the University of Brighton. Fast forwards four months later, and after many discussions,…

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Caroline Mukebezi

Reflections from three of our Forward Bound scholars – Caroline Mukebezi, Faith Atyang and Anastasiia Bondarenko

Since 2015, we have been delighted, with the kind support of Fiona Deane with money left to her by a family legacy, to have offered the Forward Bound scholarship to MSc Health Promotion applicants from low or lower-middle income countries. This award is intended to support health and other professionals who are employed or who…

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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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Did you volunteer as a student? We would love to hear about your experience  

Over 800 University of Brighton students take part in community volunteering every year, many through degree-based community engagement projects and placements as part of the curriculum. These activities take place with a diverse range of organisations, from health and social care to arts and heritage, teaching or sports, and can provide students with invaluable experiences…

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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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