International Office Blog

News and information from the International Office at the University of Brighton

Ambassador Yama Yari with Vice-Chancellor Debra Humphris

Graduate who went from refugee to ambassador returns to Brighton

University of Brighton alumnus Yama Yari returned to his old campus to share his journey to major leadership roles in both Afghanistan and Europe.

Students throwing their hats at graduation

Congratulations to our students: in-person graduation returns

More than 3,500 students and their friends and families have attended the Brighton Centre in the last month as we celebrated a return to in-person graduation ceremonies.  Graduating students posed for photos on deckchairs and a replica Brighton beach inside the venue – while others headed to the seafront for the traditional ‘mortarboard toss’ with…

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Nadja Jepsen

Alumna turns scholarship opportunity into a career

Nadja Jepsen came to study for her Education MA at the University of Brighton after a scholarship opportunity enabled her to travel to England. I received my MA Education from Brighton as an international student from the US. I won a scholarship which made Brighton a cheaper option than studying back in California. The scholarship…

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Mahmud Abbas

Mahmud Abbas appointed CEO of Selangor State Development Corporation

Malaysian alumnus Mahmud Abbas graduated in 1982 from our Building BSc before going on to study Management at London Business School. Formed in 1964, the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) is a corporate body and agency responsible for the development of the state of Selangor in Malaysia. The corporation’s development projects include building housing, shops…

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Emmanuelle Hose

University of Brighton alumna appointed Vice President of Rimini Street

Class of 1995 graduate, Emmanuelle Hose, has been appointed Vice President of Rimini Street and Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Emmanuelle completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Brighton in Information Technology. Rimini Street is a global leader in independent, third-party enterprise software support services with over 4,200 clients….

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work by Anja Blau

Three Brighton art graduates shortlisted for Platform Graduate Award 2021

Ainoa Burgos Gonzalez, Anja Blau Nina Fisher will be exhibiting at Brighton’s Phoenix Art Space after being shortlisted for a major South East art award. The Platform Graduate Award is run by South East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN), in partnership with leading galleries including Aspex in Portsmouth, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford, and…

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Mawra standing next to a poster

Forward Bound scholarship – reflection from our scholar, Marwa

Egyptian student Marwa was the fourth recipient of our Forward Bound scholarship to study MSc Health Promotion. Since 2015, we have been delighted, with the kind support of Fiona Deane with money left to her by a family legacy, to have offered the Forward Bound scholarship to MSc Health Promotion applicants from low or lower-middle…

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Abdulmohsen Aldayel

Brighton graduate among finalists in global Alumni Awards

Abdulmohsen Aldayel has been chosen as a finalist in the British Council’s international Study UK Alumni Awards. Abdulmohsen graduated from Brighton in 2013 after doing a Masters degree in Creative Media – now replaced by the Digital Media, Culture and Society MA – and is a finalist representing Saudi Arabia in the latest Alumni Awards, which received around…

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Nicola Peverati

From Brighton Business School to space exploration communications

We caught up with Italian alumnus Nicola Peverati who graduated with an MSc in Marketing (Branding and Communication) in 2015. Here is his story in his own words…. Back in 2014, it was a bittersweet sensation to leave Brighton, the University of Brighton and all my friends even before handing in my dissertation to start…

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Deepak receiving award

Deepak Baruah: Winning a Peace Award and founding a school

Even many years after your graduation, successes and a winning attitude will follow you in the rest of your career. Indian Student Depak Baruah has continued to accomplish huge achievements, from being recognised for international awards to making an impact at the UN.  Deepak studied on our Public Administration MPA in 2015 and in 2016…

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