Your work and career
We’re here to help you get as much as you can out of your time here, so that you can go on to find – or create – work that excites and rewards you.
Employability skills, career planning and professional practice are embedded in each of our courses. And with accredited courses, the option of a professional placement year and practical experience, you’ll have professional advantage when you graduate.
Read about how some of our students have developed their employability skills.
- Georgia Byrne, an International Event Management BSc graduate, shares why she chose to study with us and how she put her learning into practice during her placement year at St Wilfred’s Hospice.
- Our Business Management BSc students take on the role of business consultants in their first year. In recent years our students got creative with Pavilion Gardens Cafe.
- Paige Dailey, a marketing graduate, looks back on her time here and shares some tips on how to maximise your university experience.
Test out a career with an optional paid placement year. You’ll gain practical hands-on experience, life skills and networking contacts. Our dedicated placements team will support you in finding a placement, tidying up your CV and even interview practice. Placements are available to postgraduate and undergraduate students, depending on your course.
Don’t just take our word for it! Hear from some of our students who have recently been on placement.
Accreditation and industry links
In today’s competitive job market, employers often look for candidates who have relevant professional qualifications alongside academic study and experience.
By working with employers and professional bodies, we are helping develop the skills they’re looking for. Our industry relationships provide a number of benefits to you including professional body membership, dual awards, access to mentors and other online resources.
Details specific to your course can be found on individual course pages and may depend on which modules you take, but here is a rough idea:
- Our accounting and finance courses have accreditations from five professional bodies, including the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (we are an ACCA gold learning partner). You can graduate with exemptions from several professional exams from our BSc(Hons) courses.
- Our business management courses are accredited by a number of professional bodies. Depending on the modules and pathway you choose, you could graduate not just with a bachelor’s degree but also with a Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Management in Leadership.
- Our law courses are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. All our LLB(Hons) degrees are qualifying law degrees – meaning they meet the academic requirements to take the next step in becoming a solicitor or barrister.
- Our marketing courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and offer the opportunity to graduate with exemptions from CIM professional qualifications.
- Our tourism and events courses – we’re members of the Association for Events Management Education (AEME), the Association of Tourism in Higher Education and an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
- Our Logistics MSc is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). These professional bodies inform our course content and offer several networking opportunities for students.
- The university is a member of the SAP University Alliances Programme. On our business and logistics courses you’ll gain experience using SAP software, one of the world’s most widely used enterprise planning systems.
- We’re also members of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which connects us with other business schools to share best practice and research – influencing the way in which we prepare you to become an impactful leader.
Working while you study
Find out more about looking for a part-time job.
Work for the university
A great way to earn money that fits in around your studies is to work for the university. Roles include student helpers, student ambassadors, advisers, residential accommodation advisers, or volunteers for Brighton Students’ Union.
Lois tells us about the range of things she gets to do as a student ambassador.
Your course team and our careers and employability team will give you their professional advice and support.