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Student Tash Tully at her Glyndebourne residency funded by Student Experience Fund

“Knowing someone was supporting the project only elevated my enthusiasm and drive to make my artwork the best it could be”

Tash Tully is a PGCE Art and Design student who, thanks to funding from the Student Experience Fund, undertook an artist residency at Glyndebourne over the summer. Tash tells us about her experience and how the residency has impacted her learning and plans for the future. The best thing about my experience was reigniting my…

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Walk this way: the recent graduate creating renewable energy from footsteps

We’ve all been there. You’re on a train, lost trying to navigate, or FaceTiming a friend and… your phone dies. What do you do if you have no way of charging it? Alex Witty, a University of Brighton alum has the answer: The Piezo Project. The Piezo Project is a renewable energy technology that when…

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Forward Bound scholarship – reflection from our scholar, Caroline

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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Nina’s Santander summer internship with Stand Alone

The University of Brighton and Santander Universities’ Employability Scheme offers students and recent graduates a fully funded three-week internship with a small to medium-sized enterprise. Students receive £1,000 for a project-based internship, which gives them invaluable experience of graduate-level work. Nina Vallard, Inclusive Arts Practice MA, tells us about her experience working at Stand Alone,…

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Brighton design graduate creates space age building set for LEGO

Product Design alumni George Gilliatt has designed a high-profile Space Shuttle LEGO model to mark the 40th anniversary of the pioneering space programme. George, who graduated with BSc (Hons) Product Design in 2019, is now based in Denmark at the  HQ of the legendary model-building company in Billund. He designed the Space Shuttle Adventure kit,…

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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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