University of Brighton Alumni Association

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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Express rise for University of Brighton graduate

A University of Brighton alumna has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer for American Express at their New York headquarters. Sonia Cargan has enjoyed a 22-year career with American Express, holding a range of human resources roles in Europe, Asia, and North America, and building a track record of partnering with business leaders to drive strategic…

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Top alumni artists in Brighton exhibition

Works by internationally acclaimed artists Rachel Whiteread CBE and Sir Antony Gormley will feature in a new exhibition coming to the University of Brighton in March. ‘Marks Make Meaning: drawing across disciplines’ focuses on the diversity of drawing and running alongside the exhibition will be a series of events sponsored by the University’s Brighton Creative Futures,…

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Alumna Paris Lees is one of Vogue’s New Suffragettes

Men should start behaving themselves was the message from University of Brighton honorary doctorate Paris Lees who has become the first openly transgender person to feature on the front cover of British Vogue magazine. The award-winning writer, TV personality, presenter, equality campaigner, and University alumna is one of seven influential women featured to mark the…

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Ulla Felden’s journey from International Tourism Management to Digital Marketing Exec!

Alumna Ulla Felden got in touch to tell us about what she’s up to now and her experiences studying at the University of Brighton…. “As part of my International Tourism Management course programme from my university in Germany, I studied my final year at the University of Brighton in Eastbourne in 2014. I had the…

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Catching up with alumna and entrepreneur Sally Bunkham

Entrepreneur and graduate Sally Bunkham (2002 BA(Hons) Cultural and Historical Studies) talks about her experiences while studying at the University of Brighton and how she turned a negative experience into a positive and started her own business! “I ended up at University of Brighton a bit by accident…and what a lovely accident it was! I had…

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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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Alumni using sport to create a level playing field

Three University of Brighton graduates are launching an organisation to tackle inequalities in sport. Run the Bases (RTB) is using softball to address the issue by combing values and skills-based coaching to “empower and encourage young athletes to become leaders in sport and in life. Inclusion and gender equality are the goal and the target group…

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Isaac Roblett aims to conquer Ben Nevis for the Mental Health foundation

Alumnus Isaac Roblett tells us about how he is challenging himself to raise money for a charity that means a great deal to him. “I studied Business at The University of Brighton from 2013-2016, which I will always hold close to my heart, meeting some extraordinary people on the way.  Like in any walk of life…

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Alumnus Ian Anderson remembers his time at Brighton College of Arts and Crafts

89 year old Ian Anderson contacted us to share his memories of his time studying at Brighton College of Arts and Crafts when he was a member of the Brighton Student Association (now the SU). He began his studies at Brighton School of Art which became the Brighton College of Arts and Crafts in 1947…

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