University of Brighton Alumni Association

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.


Meet Brighton’s Titans (Arts and Humanities)

Brighton’s College of Arts and Humanities offers a range of degree courses that are as diverse and vibrant as Brighton itself. So many of our students have gone on to excel in creative fields after graduating, and as part of the Brighton’s Titans campaign we’re pleased to share just a few of their achievements, and…

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Goody Gumdrops!

Love it or hate it, chewing gum tops the list for one of the most loathsome substances to remove from floors, pavements, clothing, etc. Inconsiderate disposal of the chewy stuff has long been a public nuisance. It actually became a banned substance in Singapore in 1992, and whilst the law was relaxed in 2004, chewing…

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Turning fish and chips into a fine art

Two Fine Art Sculpture graduates Bonny and James Ritchie have taken the UK’s favourite takeaway to a new level. In January 2016 they were crowned champions at the 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards for their business, Simpsons. Since then, their Cheltenham-based business has boomed as customers have clamoured to try out their award-winning fish…

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Uncovering alopecia

  What does hair loss really mean to people and how does it affect their sense of identity? On 21 June, alumnus Daniel Regan (Editorial Photography BA(Hons) 2006) will present a sensitive and powerful pop-up exhibition in conjunction with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) about alopecia (hair loss). Daniel, who now works as…

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