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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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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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Be More Skilled Week – Creative Problem Solving

Creative thinking and problem solving are essential skills for the workplace.

Careers and Higher Education Podcasts As Lockdown Eases

In a world where we have spent months unable to connect with people face to face, I have become increasingly interested in connecting to the world via podcasts. I would normally listen to movie podcasts whilst making dinner, but I saw that Labour Market Information (LMI) god Charlie Ball was speaking on a podcast I…

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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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Free Entrepreneurship Start-Up Course

Gain the skills and confidence you need to start your own business this summer Every June, the Beepurple team hosts a business start-up course aimed at final year students and recent graduates from the University of Brighton. This course, called ‘UltraViolet’, is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop the skills and confidence they need…

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Santander Universities Growth Grant

Students and graduate entrepreneurs from the University of Brighton have received a cash boost, thanks to a funding initiative from Santander Universities.  Businesses were invited to apply for the Santander University of Brighton Growth Grant, a new initiative intended to support those that have begun trading. Santander Universities already supports early-stage entrepreneurs through a bi-annual…

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Ethicul on a mission to support sustainable businesses

A team of final year Brighton Business School students are launching a new ethical rewards app. In this post they explain how they can support both local independent retailers and sustainability-minded consumers. Hi, we are the team behind Ethicul! From left to right we have Ryan Hudson, Matthew Denford and Charlie Jordan; all final year…

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“There’s no time like now to build a business” says alumnus James Burton

Writing for University of Brighton student and graduate entrepreneurs, James Burton (Brighton Business School alumnus and beepurple Entrepreneur-in-Residence) offers some encouraging and supportive advice based on his own experience in business…  On 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the world’s largest financial services companies, went bankrupt after the Federal Reserve declined to guarantee its…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update on beepurple service

During the ongoing period of disruption caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), beepurple is striving to maintain a normal entrepreneurship support service for students and graduates of the University of Brighton. Here is an update on how we are currently affected: One-to-one appointments continue to be available via telephone, Microsoft Teams (available free to all University of…

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