Careers Blog

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

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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The Highs and Lows of Starting Up

Last week, as part of the University of Brighton’s #BrightonWorksWeek, the beepurple (Student Enterprise) team hosted an inspiring panel event entitled, ‘The Highs and Lows of Starting Up’. It was exciting to hear from four graduates of the University of Brighton, all of whom have pursued entrepreneurial careers since completing their studies. All four speakers…

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Brighton Tech Entrepreneurship Resilience

We are reaching out to alumni to hear how they have dealt with challenges and built resilience – and have asked them to share their ideas on how students and graduates move forward positively. Here alumnus of 2015 (PGCE Further Education and Training) and entrepreneur and Founder of Vixen Digital Ltd. Sean Carroll tells us…

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Olivia Terry

Olivia Terry: the Careers team helped me get work experience.

Olivia Terry, a Fashion  and Dress History student, tells us about her work placement opportunities in Brighton and how the university’s volunteering service was vital in opening doors to help shape the direction of her career.​ “I’m from the US, so my first year was a big change and I was pretty homesick. In second year, I decided to try new…

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Luke Brookes

Luke Brookes: the Careers team helped me develop my business.

Luke Brookes, a graduate in Product Design with Professional Experience, tells us about his experiences with the university’s entrepreneurial service which helped him to secure his future by turning his interests – and skills into two successful businesses. “Before my placement, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do but had an idea that I wanted to start…

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Developing Resilience and Moving Forward

We have reached out to university of Brighton alumni and asked them to share their stories and ideas on how to stay resilient in this challenging time. Here, Sahar Tobir, Legal Counsel/Data Protectiion Officer at APSIS International AB, describes her journey from Brighton student to law professional and gives advice to current students on how…

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Develop Resilience and Move Forward

We have reached out to our alumni and asked them to share their experience of developing resilience and their thoughts on how students and graduates can move forward positively in uncertain times. Here Pranil Raja, alumnus from 2019 and Business Development Executive at British Engineering Services, shares his journey from student to professional and gives…

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Uplifting Graduate Story

Hi, I’m Danny Hatcher, a postgraduate student studying strength and conditioning at the University of Brighton, having graduated my sport coaching degree in June 2018. I am both nervous and excited, writing this piece about my journey and sharing it with you all. My second year as an undergraduate really started testing me with my…

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Developing resilience and how it can help you to focus

In the blog series Brighton Resilience, we are reaching out to alumni who are sharing their experience of building resilience, how this is helping them now and any tips and idea they have for current students and graduates, facing the labourmarket in a time of uncertainty. Alumnus from Law LLB and Paralegal at Howard Kennedy…

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Developing resilience and how it can lead to success

As part of our blog series Brighton Resilience, law alumna Zoe Bowler – trainee at top law firm Charles Russell Speechlys – tells us how she has built resilience and gives her take on what can help us through the current challenges I received poor A-level grades which I was very disappointed with, especially because at…

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