Careers Blog

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

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Win one year’s free membership to The Projects – Brighton’s newest co-working space

Calling all graduate entrepreneurs! Enter for your chance to win one year’s free membership to The Projects – Brighton’s newest co-working space! The University of Brighton is very excited to be partnering with The Projects – a new co-working space which will house a unique community of formidable creatives, ambitious tech entrepreneurs and enterprising startups….

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beepurple will deliver support in new Eastbourne startup unit

The University of Brighton’s entrepreneurship support service, beepurple, is supporting a new student startup and entrepreneurial unit created at Eastbourne campus. The ‘Imaginarium’ is an internal business incubator conceived by Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis, Principal Lecturer in the School of Sport and Service Management. beepurple will use the unit to deliver one-to-one support. “We want more…

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Faik Aktulga Wild Fangs

Interview with Faik Aktulga: create a business based on your passion

Faik Aktulga studied Business Management BSc(Hons) at the University of Brighton and, after graduation, he returned to his parents’ house in London to look for corporate work in the city. After a round of applications and interviews, he started to doubt his passion for the career path that he had found himself pursuing. Entrepreneurial, and…

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Interview with illustrator Dan Woodger – how to build a freelance creative career

Illustrator and animator Dan Woodger recently spoke to beepurple, the entrepreneurship support service of the University of Brighton, about building a freelance career in the creative industry. London-based Dan is a graduate of the university (BA(Hons) Illustration, 2011) whose clients have included Apple, McDonald’s, Netflix, Samsung, New York Times and GQ. Dan was pursuing a…

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Founder Chats with beepurple

‘Founder Chats with beepurple’: new podcast launched by entrepreneurship support service

The entrepreneurship support service of the University of Brighton, beepurple, has launched a new podcast featuring interviews with business founders. ‘Founder Chats with beepurple‘ is a series of eight interviews recorded over coffee in locations in Brighton and London. The majority of the guests are University of Brighton graduates in the founding years of their…

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Startup tips from ClickMechanic co-founder Andrew Jervis

In this interview, Andrew Jervis (pictured right) – co-founder of mobile car mechanic service ClickMechanic – shares his advice for student and graduate entrepreneurs. What key advice would you give to a university student looking to start their own business? Solve problems for big markets; Make your MVP [Minimum Viable Product] – quickly learn and…

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Winners announced! Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition 2018 Final

Photos: Phil Bedford The Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition Final 2018 took place 10 May 2018 at Moulsecoomb campus. Five finalists pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges from the local business community. As well as the cash prizes provided by Santander Universities, a generous package of business startup support was also…

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Free workshop: ‘Protect Your Ideas’

Wednesday 18 April, 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm  REGISTER FREE (STUDENT/GRADUATE/STAFF) Room G5, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb Photo: Edna Winti (CC by 2.0) Join us for the final beepurple workshop of 2017/18, where we will discover how to protect your ideas and creations using patents, trademarks, registered designs and copyright. Book free now (students, staff and…

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Enterprise Nation unveils new platform to deliver the ‘future of business support’

Enterprise Nation has launched a dynamic new platform today, as part of its mission to become the UK’s leading provider of business support. The £2m tech-enabled platform, built with support from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), will dramatically increase the enterprise support group’s reach and resources to deliver accessible advice,…

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grow your business

Free workshop: ‘Grow Your Business’

Grow Your Business | Wednesday, 14 March 2018 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm | Room G4, Main Building, Grand Parade BOOK FREE NOW Once you’ve got started with your business or social enterprise, how can you make sure it thrives and grows? How can you build a startup that goes on getting better and better results?…

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