University of Brighton Alumni Association

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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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.

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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Crafting comfort and confidence

Finola Maynard (MDes 3D Materials Practice (Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastic) 2014), founder of Pop-Up Pottery Creative Healing, has been shortlisted as one of five charitable projects for a competition on TV. The Pop-Up Pottery Creative Healing initiative is competing for funding in The People’s Project. The People’s Project is a partnership between the Big…

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Levelling HIV support for the trans community

Brighton alumna Juno Roche (Critical Fine Art Practice BA(Hons) 1998) is a trans activist, who received the Blair Peach Award for her outstanding contribution to equalities. She has also appeared on the Rainbow List, the World Pride Power List and was recently shortlisted for Campaigner of the Year by the EDAs. Juno will be a…

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Lucy’s creative journey

Textile designer Lucy Jamieson graduated in 2003 with a BA(Hons) in Visual Culture. She shares her experience and what her course has helped her achieve. “The opportunity to study art and design history through the ages greatly informed and enhanced my own creative practice; which pre-dated my academic studies, continued throughout my course and now…

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Meet our graduate collaborative who put their hearts into art

We are Fabula Collective – a multidisciplinary group of 21 artists – all alumni from the Sequential Design/Illustration MA and the Arts and Design by Independent Project MA courses at the University of Brighton. We are currently holding our biggest exhibition yet at Hove Museum and so we would like to tell you more about…

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10 years on … Hannah’s story

My name is Hannah Forward, I graduated from the University of Brighton Graphic Design course in 2006. I am now an artist printmaker, working from my Hove-based studio, and produce linocuts, woodcuts, screenprints and paintings which I sell online via my Artfinder and Etsy shops.

Nostalgic retrospective of teddy tales

Brighton alumna Jane Hissey has brought dozens of her finely crafted illustrations back to the university as part of a touring exhibition to celebrate her most famous character’s 30 years as a children’s favourite.

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