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

Become a social entrepreneur within 6 months!

Are you a graduate in Brighton, Croydon, or Bognor, currently out of work, and looking to start your own social enterprise? Then, this could be the programme for you!!! The Platform in Brighton has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to deliver SEEK – a social enterprise start-up programme…

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What Is Working in a Startup Really Like?

Have you ever wondered what it is like working in a startup? Our friends at ClickMechanic thought they would give us the lowdown! Guest Post written by Austin Tran Hi, we’re ClickMechanic, an online marketplace for car repair that’s been running since 2012. Working in a startup is an option that is often overlooked by…

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***DON’T MISS THIS EVENT *** Starting Up: The good, the bad, and the ugly, Wednesday, 23 November from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Cockcroft Hall

The University of Brighton’s beepurple team is hosting its annual celebratory event, “Starting Up: The good, the bad, and the ugly”, on Wednesday, 23 November 2016, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, in Cockcroft Hall, Moulsecoomb campus. This year, we have four INSPIRATIONAL entrepreneurs speaking at the event – three of whom are alumni from the University…

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Win £500 with The JC Reid Breakthrough Award for Venture Creation!

Win a grant of £500! Have you set up your own business or social enterprise during the last academic year 2015-16? Are you a University of Brighton student, about to go into your second or third year of study? Have you been trading for at least 6 months? If you answer “yes” to all these…

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Win £500 with The Harvey Goldsmith Breakthrough Awards for Entrepreneurship!

Win a grant of £500! Have you done something entrepreneurial during the academic year 2015-16? Are you a University of Brighton student, about to go into your second or third year of study? If you answer “yes” to both these questions, then apply for The Harvey Goldsmith Breakthrough Awards for Entrepreneurship. This award has been…

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The Future is Here: The UltraViolet entrepreneurship summer course 2016

By Chris Sylvester, Enterprise Ambassador So, last week I was given the opportunity to help out at this year’s UltraViolet entrepreneurship summer course, an intensive week-long event hosted by beepurple, designed to help those who wish to start-up or enhance their own business. This course is delivered through guest speaker presentations, a group fundraising challenge,…

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My Time So Far

By Christopher Sylvester, Placement Student Five weeks ago, I woke up with nervous butterflies in my stomach and a slight queasy feeling – symptoms of the anxiety I felt for the placement I was to begin that day…. a placement I felt completely unprepared for! Not that I hadn’t tried to prepare for it. I…

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Introducing you to our beepurple placement student, Chris Sylvester

Hello beepurplers! My name is Christopher Sylvester and I am a second year student studying BA (Honours) Education at the University of Brighton. As part of my course, I have been presented with the opportunity to work on a placement with beepurple and conduct a small-scale research inquiry. The main aim of the placement is…

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The FuseBox: Looking for IoT and data collaborators

Hopefully by now you’ve been to The FuseBox for a past event. But for those, yet to visit, we are largely an open plan studio space nestled amongst a whole host of diverse and illustrious tenants inside New England House, Brighton. The FuseBox with the help of Recreate (A European project to support creativity by…

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Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week!

Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week! If there is one entrepreneurship event you should definitely attend this year, it is Just Do It! – our annual event in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015, to be held on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm, University of Brighton, Cockcroft Hall, Cockcroft Building, Moulsecoomb campus. For this…

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