University of Brighton Alumni Association

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Arts alumnae reunite in China

University life brings a bounty of experiences, not just your qualifications – none more so than the strong friendships you forge with people from all over the world. We were delighted to hear from Brighton alumna Natalie Knowles (Sequential Design/Illustration MA 2009) who recently visited a fellow graduate, Yishi Fu (Arts and Design by Independent…

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Gloves off for Tom

Double alumnus Tom Graves (Sport Studies BA(Hons) 2015, Sport and International Development MA 2016) has earned the opportunity to become a member of the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), the main governing body of professional boxing in the UK. We caught up with Tom to find out more.

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50 years of fitness and friendship

On Saturday 10 June we welcomed 95 members from the Chelsea College of Physical Education class of 1970 at our Eastbourne campus. The ladies assembled in Sprinters Café where they had the opportunity to reconnect with their classmates. Some had not seen each other for nearly 50 years so there was a lot to catch…

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My first fundraiser

I am Ani James and I work as a graduate intern in the Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (PAE) office. On 23 May, I organised my first film fundraiser in support of a very important cause close to my charitable sympathies and academic endeavours (Humanities: War, Conflict and Modernity BA(Hons) and Human Rights MA). My undergraduate…

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Slam dunk for Sadie

Brighton alumna Sadie Mason MBE has recently been appointed as Team Manager for Great Britain’s U18 Women’s Basketball Team. Sadie, who is the Chief Executive at Active Sussex, graduated in 1985 with a Sports Science BSc(Hons), then again in 1986 with a Physical Education and Science PGCE, has had a lifelong passion for basketball.

Melanie’s success STORY

Brighton graduate Melanie Smith has reached the semi-finals of the UK’s largest business pitching competition for universities. Melanie (left, pictured with Holly Price from Santander), who studied graphic communication, is through to the final stages of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards 2017. She will go head-to-head against students and graduates from eight other universities, pitching her…

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Casting her international net

We’re only into May and it’s already been a hectic year for Brighton alumna Louise Giblin (Sculpture BA 1985), so we were delighted to get an update on what she’s been up to.

Student prizes reward excellence

As term draws to a close, we are delighted to share details of an awards scheme designed to keep students motivated. The University of Brighton’s Breakthrough Awards have been made possible through the generosity of former students (alumni) and local businesses who are keen to align themselves with student talent. Working with the University of…

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Philanthropy packs a punch!

Today the 2015–16 Ross-CASE Survey published landmark figures for the first time in the survey’s 15-year history. The figures show a significant milestone as donations to UK universities surpassed the £1 billion-a-year level for the first time. Sam Davies, Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at the University of Brighton, shared her perspective on donor…

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Alumnus Alex debuts his first play, Trippin

Next week, graduate Alex Canwell  (Music Production BA(Hons) 2011), debuts his inaugural play at the Printers Playhouse in Eastbourne (4–6 May). Alex tells us about more about the play and what inspired him to write it. My years at the University of Brighton were a vibrant snakebite and alcopop-sodden affair. I arrived from an existence of…

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