Careers Blog

The latest events, opportunities and news from the Careers team at the University of Brighton

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Make your idea happen and win a cash prize

Do you have an idea for a new product, service or community project? The Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition is your chance to make it happen.

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Careers Support For Students and Graduates With Long-Covid

Long Covid is mainly affecting people of working age, in different ways and for different lengths of time. It has become apparent that a significant minority of those who contracted COVID-19, even with initially mild symptoms, do not quickly return to full health and have found themselves living for months with a range of debilitating…

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Grads in Games Events

The Grads in Games Student Conference – https://gradsingames.com/grads-in-games-student-conference/ This free conference is open to anybody and will be an opportunity to hear from professionals from games studios such as Rockstar, Mediatonic, Epic and Cloud Imperium. Including in-depth discussion on what first roles are really like, how future game technology will influence the skills you need,…

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Are you freelancing? Apply for the #SantanderSurviveandRevive Freelancer financial grant now

Santander UK plc is giving up to 250 freelancers a financial award of £1,000 to complete projects for up to 250 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Ecology Careers event

Are you interested in a career in ecology?
In May 2021 we will be running two days of ecology inspiration and guidance to help you on your way. 

Ever Considered a Postgraduate Conversion Course?

Students often think about  popular career areas offering good opportunities and wonder how can they break into them when they don’t have a relevant degree.  One way of doing this is a via a postgraduate conversion course and Prospects has an excellent section on these on their website. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/conversion-courses These courses are designed specifically for entry into…

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Make Your Idea Happen in 2021

The annual Santander entrepreneurial ideas competition organised by the University of Brighton’s beepurple team has been running for over 15 years!

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Autocar Drivers of Change Competition

Would you like to be in with the chance to win £5000 and gain exclusive networking opportunities with senior members of the automotive industry, such as McLaren or Volvo?   The Autocar’s Drivers of Change initiative, launched by Autocar in partnership with Ennis & Co seeks to attract talented individuals like yourself to the automotive…

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BEEPURPLE FOUNDER STORY 1: James Gatheral PhD, Co-founder of Mammoth

BEEPURPLE FOUNDER STORY No. 1: We interview James Gatheral PhD, Co-founder of Mammoth creative agency What’s your background? I’m a Brighton graduate and Co-founder of a creative agency called Mammoth https://www.instagram.com/mammoth_creative. After graduating with a PhD in English Literature in 2019, I wanted to pursue an academic career and set out to find my first…

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Be More Skilled Week – Digital Skills

What do we mean when we say digital skills?

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