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“Education is transforming. It means you become able to do things that you’d never imagine you could”

Here Dr Vicky Margree, Principal Lecturer in our School of Humanities and Social Science tells us about studying the humanities at Brighton and why the subject is so important at the moment in terms of global challenges such as climate change and racism.

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“I loved the creative hands-on nature of the job – a standout moment was working on a Vogue shoot…I finally had a vision of my future”

English language and media student Bella on why taking the Media in Practice module and finding a placement at a production company helped her find her career goal after a difficult second year.

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Event brings together social work, education, midwifery, nursing, physio and occupational therapy students

Organised by the University of Brighton’s Social Work degrees, the Working Together to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children day allows our students to learn more about other professional roles and consider their role in promoting the welfare of children and keeping them safe from harm.

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My career journey: Dr Chrystie Myketiak

We asked our lecturers about their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Principal lecturer and Subject Lead for English Language Dr Chrystie Myketiak, who says: “At the University of Brighton we’ve nurtured a lot of fantastically talented students in the area of language, gender and sexuality. When those students have their work externally recognised it is very powerful.”

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Creative Writing MA graduate awarded place at acclaimed Harper Collins Academy

Veneta Roberts who studied Creative Writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Brighton has been offered a place on the publishing giant’s six-week programme which helps students  to participate in, and navigate, the publishing industry.

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My career journey: Criminology lecturer Hannah Thurston

We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Criminology lecturer Dr Hannah Thurston, who says: “I was the first in my family to come to university… I enjoyed the independence, of moving out and having more control over what I studied.”

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Criminology lecturer Jon Robins on how the UK press is failing victims of miscarriages of justice

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Join actor, singer and playwright Tayo Aluko for an event at the University of Brighton on 3rd November, 6-8pm

Nigerian-born Aluko is based in Liverpool, UK, where he worked previously as an architect, and he’ll be joining us to present Tayo Aluko – Art as Weapon: Some Pan Africanist Examples, survey of artists from the African Diaspora who use their arts in the fight against oppression..

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My career journey: Creative Writing lecturer Jess Moriarty

We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Because Jess didn’t have the easiest start at her own university, she says “I have empathy for students who don’t sail through… watching them create work they are proud of and celebrate at graduation is what makes me happiest.”

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Lecturers’ study reveals complex response by LGBTQ+ people and mental health struggles in the UK’s ‘gay capital’

The two-year project led by University of Brighton researchers Dr Zoë Boden-Stuart and Dr Nick McGlynn asks ‘Does living in Brighton make for LGBTQ+ happiness?’ and explores experiences of migration, social isolation, loneliness and mental health for LGBTQ+ people who had chosen to move to the city, and who had sought support from MindOut.

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Join lecturer Annebella Pollen tonight for Naked and Unashamed? talk

This talk at The Bevy (5 Oct, 6pm) outlines nudist campaigns for bodily visibility in Britain, from the formation of the movement in the 1920s through to the legal battles of its photographers against obscenity law in the 1950s and 1960s. Annebella asks, what can we learn from these campaigns? What are their parallels today?

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English students share experience of their industry placements at Connecting The Dots event

If you study an English course at the University of Brighton you have the chance to take an work placement – and this week students who have worked during their studies at companies including Factory Films and The Old Market Theatre hosted an event to celebrate and feedback on their experiences. Continue reading “English students share experience of their industry placements at Connecting The Dots event”