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

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Create a Compelling Story For Your Business or Startup

Whether talking to your customer, investor or partner, you need to be able to clearly describe your business, ethics and purpose. Customers increasingly want to support businesses that share their values and beliefs. You must share your story so that they can understand what drives you as a business owner.  That way, you can help…

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Start a Business as a Student with beepurple, the University’s entrepreneurship service

Did you know that the Careers & Employability team can help you start your own business or side hustle whilst you are studying? Each year, we support 100s of students and graduate to start up!

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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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