Student News and Events

News and events for University of Brighton students

Studying with a brain tumour – Gemma’s story

“I’m Gemma and I am 32 years old, currently studying Adult Nursing at the Eastbourne campus. I’m in my third and final year of the course, juggling course work and placements with looking after a husband and two young boys who are ten and six. I have loved my course so far; it’s something that…

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My dissertation – Jordan’s story

I’m Jordan, a third year Multimedia Broadcast Journalism student at the Hastings campus. I decided to write about how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) TV characters have developed over the past 25 years and what the public’s response to them has been like for my final year dissertation. Whilst I was writing it, as…

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Graduate Tom and his Atlantic adventure

Former Sports Journalism student Tom is training to do something extraordinary. He and his best friend James are pushing themselves to the limit this coming December by rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic completely unaided. The team will be rowing from The Canary Islands to Antigua, rowing up to 12 hours a day for up…

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The graduate perspective

It can be hard to think about life after uni when you have deadlines and exams on your mind. But sooner or later, your time at the university will sadly come to an end. We decided to speak to former students to find out what they miss about being at university, what they got from…

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Stress busters

In the lead up to exam and deadline period, we spoke to the Counselling and Wellbeing team to find out their tips for dealing with stress. Stop to think Take five minutes to think about your day and gain perspective of the revision you need to do or essay you need to write. Planning and…

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Susie Styles helps you dress for success

Last week local Brighton stylist Susie Styles came to the university to give students advice about looking fashionable yet professional at work. Susie, a London College of Fashion graduate, has worked with the likes of Stella McCartney and Adidas Women and spoke to students at the Moulsecoomb campus offering interview style advice. She gave us…

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What university did for me – Natasha’s story

Natasha studied Software Engineering at the Moulsecoomb campus and graduated in July 2014. She now works at Capita as a Software Tester, a job that she found after meeting  Craig Chitty, Graduate Recruitment Manager, at The Careers Fair. During her course, she learnt how to create software, how computers work and how to program. The skills…

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SEOTY 2014 Winner – Sunny Rangnani

How does it feel to win the Student Employee of the Year award? Sunny explains in his guest blog. “My name’s Sunny, I’m currently studying Software Engineering  at the Moulsecoomb campus. I love studying here, I love my course and I love working for the uni. Being part of a professional environment where teachers help…

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Placements – Naomi’s experience

Placements, whether they’re a few weeks or a few months, are crucial to beefing up your CV and are a great opportunity for you to put the skills that you learn on your course into practice. They’ll give you an edge over other graduates when you finish uni and in some cases, can even lead…

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What’s it like to be the Student Employee of the Year?

We’ve interviewed Dan who studied Education and English Literature at the Hastings campus, starting in 2011 and graduating in 2014. He won a SEOTY award in 2013 for his hard work with the Marketing and Communications department and now works at EF, the language school, in London. Why were you nominated for a SEOTY award?…

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