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Work, study or volunteer abroad with the Turing Scheme at the University of Brighton

As a University of Brighton student, you are eligible to apply for international study or work placement opportunities through the Turing Scheme.

If your startup needs a cash boost, look no further!

Santander Startup Fuel 2024 Grant Fund opens today:  deadline for applications  is Monday 13 May! Freelancers, entrepreneurs and creative practitioners Are you in need of cash fuel to launch or grow your business and power it to develop  to the next level? The student enterprise team, beepurple,  are  excited to let you know that the…

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The Turing Scheme: What is it and where can you go?

Are you a University of Brighton student eager to broaden your horizons, gain experience, and make memories? Look no further than the Turing Scheme, a unique government funded opportunity for international study, work, or volunteering.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the details of the Turing Scheme, explore its benefits, and highlight the diverse destinations awaiting adventurous students from the University of Brighton.

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6-month Volunteering Placement opportunities with Sussex Police

Sussex Police are piloting exclusively with the University of Brighton a student volunteering placement scheme. The volunteering placements, taking place over 6 months starting in the autumn 2024 with a commitment required of 4-6 hours a week, are in situ.

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Winners of the Startup Ideas Competition 2024 are announced!

On Wednesday, 13 March, the six finalists of the University of Brighton’s Startup Ideas Competition 2024 went head-to-head, pitching their ideas for ‘businesses for good’ to a panel of judges, in front of a live audience. The Startup Ideas Competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, Create, Creative Pod, Plus Accounting and Plus X Innovation, is…

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Calling all student volunteers: feature in our podcast series made by a BBC producer

If you are a current student or recent graduate and are interested in taking part in this new podcast series, we would love to hear from you. It would involve a 15-minute informal interview that we will use to turn into a podcast about how you have benefited from volunteering. If your community partner would also be happy to take part in the podcast, it would be great to interview them as well, but it’s not a requirement.

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Graduate scheme rejections are not the end of the world

Did you know that  only about 11% of graduate’s first jobs are graduate schemes? At this time of year that stat may be quite the relief to some final year students. If you know about graduate schemes, you are likely to have spent the last six months either looking at or applying for these types…

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It’s National Careers Week!

March 4 – 8 is National Careers Week. Employment experts from outside of the university, along with your own Careers and Employability team have organised a week of remote and in-person webinars, talks, and workshops to help boost your employability, no matter what stage of study you are at.

These sessions genuinely can make the difference between getting the job or not, and standing out amongst other applicants. As such, we encourage all students, if you are available, to attend at least one session during the week. Information on sessions, who is delivering them, and how they will help you below.

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Want to get a placement year, summer internship for Summer 2024, or meet employers and network?

In the morning (10am – 1pm) Three workshops on topics such as digital networking and LinkedIn and Interviews and Assessment Centres as well as informative sessions from the Placements and Internships Team about making successful applications. In the afternoon (1-3pm) Placements & Internships Fair which will have employers from Business, Law, and STEM sectors advertising…

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Thinking about postgraduate study?

We’ve created scholarships worth 20% of tuition fees, especially for University of Brighton graduates who progress on to postgraduate study with us.

If you’re graduating from your degree with us this summer, or you graduated a while ago, we’d love to welcome you back in September for a postgraduate degree!

We encourage students at all stages of their studies to come along and find out more at a postgraduate information session on Wednesday 14 February.

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Built Environment and Civil Engineering Careers Fair 2024

Come along to the Built Environment and Civil Engineering careers fair to connect with employers in these industries who are looking to hire University of Brighton students and graduates.

This event brings together recruiters from various organisations, and gives an opportunity for you to meet with potential employers on campus

Applications now open for a hugely exciting opportunity for University of Brighton students: Student Research Experience Scheme

Applications now open for a hugely exciting opportunity that enables you to receive hands-on paid research experience on projects covering all disciplines across the University of Brighton landscape – you can start applying today!

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Pushing the boundaries of artistic expression in India during the summer of 2023

Author: Kedar Namdas, artist, designer, entrepreneur and student at the University of Brighton In the vibrant narrative of the University of Brighton, my summer break of 2023 unfurled a story of artistic and intellectual exploration. As a master’s student in user experience design and a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and entrepreneur, I embarked on a summer…

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Still just over a week left to submit your prize-winning entry to the Startup Ideas Competition 2024

Entry deadline fast approaching:  Friday 16th February at 5pm! The University of Brighton’s annual Startup Ideas Competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, is your chance to tell us about your innovative ideas for new products,  freelance services, digital solutions, or community projects. Every year, the University of Brighton’s Student Enterprise Team,  beepurple, hosts this exciting competition to…

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Looking to make money while at Uni?

beepurple, your Student Enterprise team, lead you from your idea to reality in a  three-part workshop series for any student planning to launch a sidehustle or become a freelancer There are plenty of ways you can earn extra cash while you’re at university apart from working in retail or a pub. You can take a…

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Student Volunteering Week 2024: Volunteering is for Everyone!

What is Student Volunteering Week? Student Volunteering Week 2024 is a national celebration of student volunteering. Running from Monday 12th Feb to Sunday 18th Feb, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about volunteering, meet some of the amazing organisations you can join, and sign up to Active Student, the University of Brighton’s volunteering…

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How can a mentor help you?

Higher education can be both exciting and incredibly challenging, especially so when you may have moved away from home, and possibly not have developed the same support networks here. Fortunately, at the University of Brighton we recognise the importance of mentorship in helping students navigate these challenges and make the most of their university experience….

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Be the change and enter your sustainable idea in our 2024 Startup Ideas Competition

The University of Brighton’s annual Startup Ideas Competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, is your chance to tell us about your innovative ideas for new products,  freelance services, digital solutions, or community projects. There are three cash prizes to be won: £1000 for the first-place winner, £500 for the second-place winner, and £250 for the third-place winner.

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Get help this year with a mentor

Explore the range of mentoring programmes available to you as a University of Brighton student As the new year begins, it’s important as a student you feel prepared, and well supported. One of the many ways of doing this is to sign up to one of the university’s diverse range of mentoring programmes. These programmes…

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Get your CV ready for 2024 with our CV writing guide

Will you be job hunting in the New Year? Get ahead of the competition with our great hints and tips on how to write your CV and what to include.

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