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

Founder Chats with beepurple

New series of beepurple startup podcast released

The second series of the beepurple podcast, Founder Chats with beepurple, has just been released on Spotify, iTunes and Anchor to name a few. beepurple is the University of Brighton’s entrepreneurship support service. In this series our focus is on business growth, and we’ve interviewed the founders of some well-established businesses. First up is Darren…

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Interview with self-employed landscape photographer Matt Goddard

Matt Goddard studied Computing – Information Systems at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2000. After a career in IT, he changed direction and launched Matt Goddard Photography last year. See his work at Describe your business in a few sentences Sussex landscape photographer offering premium prints to the 30-65 demographic. Sole trader with…

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Review: UltraViolet 2018/19 Summer Startup Course

Last week saw the return of beepurple’s annual summer startup course, UltraViolet. The aim of the course, open to all students and graduates of the University of Brighton, is to equip participants with the skills, know-how and confidence to pursue their own entrepreneurial ideas. Participants arrived with a diverse range of ideas, from sole trader…

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mei and moosun

Interview with green entrepreneurs Student Plus

Mei Chun Huang and Moosun Yoo are two University of Brighton international graduates (2017). They are currently taking part in the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa programme, endorsed by the university to develop their business and make a local impact. Here they share some of their tips and experiences learned while working on their recycling…

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Product Design innovation showcase: help students show their ideas at New Designers event

beepurple magazine designer and Product Design student Luke Brookes writes about the creative ideas that his peers have come up with to tackle some of society’s most pressing social concerns. These students are currently fundraising to be able to show their work at London’s prestigious New Designers 2019. You can help them by donating or…

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Darren Burn

Interview with Darren Burn of

Brighton-based entrepreneur Darren Burn shares his business tips with beeepurple. Darren is co-founder of LGBT+ travel firm Describe your business in a few sentences provides tailor-made luxury travel with a focus on the LGBT+ community. Our sister company, Travel Gay, is an information resource for gay travellers all over the world. We are…

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‘Grow Your Business’: Free workshop featuring top startups

Join beepurple on Wednesday 20 March (5.30–7.30pm) at Grand Parade Building, City Campus, for an exciting speaker panel featuring four top business owners. The event is free for students, graduates and staff of the University of Brighton, but space is limited and you must book your place in advance. Hear the stories of four mature…

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‘Grow Your Network’ – free speaker panel this week

Join beepurple this week at Mithras House, Moulsecoomb campus, for the opportunity to Grow Your Network and learn new things. Book free now. Four entrepreneurs will be sharing their experiences of building business relationships. They’ll reveal the top tips and bright ideas that have helped them get more out of networking. Plus you’ll have a…

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Mei and Moosun

Graduates aim to cut student waste

Two University of Brighton graduates are aiming to make student living more sustainable with their innovative recycling enterprise. Mei-Chun Huang, who studied MA Sustainable Design, and Moosun Yoo, who studied MA Fine Art, and are now developing their business under the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa Scheme, have founded re-upbrighton to stop unwanted furniture and homewares ending…

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Starting up

Special event to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

We’re excited to invite all University of Brighton students and alumni to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at beepurple’s annual highlight event, ‘Starting Up’. This free celebration takes place on Wednesday 14 November at Cockcroft Hall, Moulsecoomb (5.30pm–8.00pm). Book now. It features four University of Brighton graduates returning to tell the stories of their first years…

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