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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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Karin Vertue student nurse University of Brighton

The award gave me confidence that, as a mature student, I could still achieve a lot and that my age does not limit me

Karin Vertue is about to begin her second year studying a BSc(Hons) in nursing and was offered a significant opportunity to take part in a research placement over the summer. She received funding from the Student Experience Fund to help with the expense of attending the placement – a fund that is provided thanks to…

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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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