Take Part: Humans of Brighton University


We are launching a Humans of Brighton University Facebook page to coincide with One World Week 2019. We also hope to have an exhibition on campus featuring selected stories. We are looking for staff and students who are interested in taking part.

What will it involve?

It will involve having a photo taken of you in a location on campus and having a short interview, which we will record, and part of which will be transcribed to feature as your ‘story’ on the Facebook post. You see examples of pages at other universities below.

We might ask you some questions about a particular topic, and decide with you what you’d like your story to include. Sometime we will just feature a line of two from participants, and sometimes it might be a series of 2 or 3 posts!

We will check the photo and text we use before posting them on Facebook to make sure you are happy with them.

We will need you to complete and sign a Photography and video consent form to say you give your permission for us to us your image on our Facebook page, and for the purpose of the exhibition, if you want to be part of that.

If you change your mind at any point, we will delete the post from Facebook and remove your image and words from the exhibition.

Contact us

Contact Sarah Herbert at orientation@brighton.ac.uk if you would like to be involved or would like some more information.

Examples of other Humans of ….. Facebook pages

Humans of Sussex University

Humans of The University of Sheffied

Humans of Warwick University

Humans of Oxford University

One World Week 2017 events

Welcome to One World Week, March 13-17 2017.

One World Week is a celebration of the different student nationalities and cultures here at the University of Brighton.

One World Week events and activities

Five-aside football tournament – Monday 13 March Falmer

Come as an individual or team and play in a five-aside tournament. All abilities welcome. Please wear suitable sports clothing and footware.

Organiser: University of Brighton Parklife

Time: 12:00

Location: Falmer Sport Centre STP

How to book: Sign up via our Facebook page.

Film showing “Belleville Rendez-vous” (“Les Triplettes de Bellville”) (2003) Monday 13 March, 6:00pm, G3 Mithras House (Moulsecoomb)

The UoB Film Society will be showing the internationally-acclaimed “Bellville Rendez-Vous”. With its unique style of animation Bellville Rendez-Vous tells the story of a French grandmother who sets off to the fictional North America city of Bellville to rescue her Tour de France cyclist grandson from the French mafia.  Bellville Rendez-Vous was nominated for two Academy awards, as well as winning various international awards for music, co-production and international cinema.

Organiser: University of Brighton FimSoc

Price: free

Time & location: 6:00pm, G3, Mithras House (Moulsecoomb)

Click here to book your place.


Interfaith Speed Dialogue – Tuesday 14 March 12:00pm-2:00pm, the Quiet Room, Meeting House, University of Sussex

The Chaplaincy team invites you to the Quiet Room at the Meeting House for light snacks and drink and an opportunity to meet and talk with people from diverse religious – or non-religious – backgrounds. The event will be co-hosted by the following University of Sussex student societies: the Co-Exist Society, the Islamic Society, the Jewish Society as well as the Chaplaincy team. The gathering will be facilitated by Mahmut Gunaydin from the Dialogue Society.

Organiser: Chaplaincy team

Price: Free

Time & location: 12:00pm-2:00pm, the Quiet Room, Meeting House, University of Sussex

Click here to book your space.



PechaKucha talks: My culture, your culture – Tuesday 14 March 6:30-8:30pm G4 Grand Parade

Join us for a series of talks in a PechaKucha style about culture, identity and nationality. Each speaker has up to 20 slides and 20 seconds per talk to share aspects of their lives with you. It could be little-known facts about their home country, or the story of the various cultures that make up their identity. Students and staff speakers have bravely decided to share their personal stories with you. We know it will be an insightful and thought-provoking event – we hope you can join us.

Organisers: University of Brighton International Student Support

Price: free

Time & location: 6:30pm G4 Grand Parade

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My journey – Monday 13-17 March. An interactive map where students and staff plot their cultural and physical journey to the university of Brighton. Maps are located at the following locations:

Moulsecoomb: Cockcroft Building, ground floor

Grand Parade: ground floor near the entrance to the Sallis Benney theatre

Hastings: Main entrance

Organisers: University of Brighton International Student Support



Photo Marathon – Wednesday 15 March. Taking place in Brighton city centre. Meet outside of the Grand Parade main building at 1:00pm

Do you love photography? Join us during One World Week for a photo competition with a twist…… we will meet you at the reception of the main Grand Parade building and give you a topic to photograph and a place to meet us an hour later. You will have one hour to take photos on that topic, and meet us to collect the next topic and location, and so on….. All participants will then have until 9.00pm on Thursday 16th March to submit one photo per topic, and the winners will be announced on Friday 17th March.

Organisers: University of Brighton International Student Support

Time and location: 1:00pm outside the Grand Parade Building.

Click here to book your space.