International Office Blog

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

Alice Giraudi

Digital Film graduate recognised at international film festival

Italian Scottish student Alice Giraudi has placed third in an women’s international film festival. Alice’s short film, entitled Il Giardino, takes a documentary look at Italian chef Maria Zingarelli as she sets about opening her own vegetarian restaurant – in a part of Italy famed for its meat… Alice is an Italian Scottish student and…

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Madeleine Orr

Pioneering Brighton Management alumna returns to Brighton

Dr Madeleine Orr, a Canadian graduate, recently returned to the University of Brighton to host a research seminar on her work in Sport Ecology, which has seen Forbes list her among the leading young people in sport for 2021. After graduating in 2015 with a Masters in Event Management from Brighton, Dr Orr completed her PhD…

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Denzil Marvin

Black in Business: Brighton Open Podcast

Brighton Business School alumni, Marvin Okai and Denzil Lawrence, talked to us in October 2020 through a new podcast series; BOP (Brighton Open Podcast) about their journey to becoming Chartered Accountants and why they developed their blog Black and in Business to share their experience. Denzil and Marvin “discuss topics relating to our university experiences…

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Olivia Hughes

ICE student prize winner 2020 Olivia Hughes

In October 2020, Brighton graduate Olivia Hughes was awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Student Prize for 2020. Olivia graduated this year with a Civil Engineering MEng with a first-class honours degree. She is really excited to move onto her next step which will be to start work with Buro Happold this November where she will be joining…

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Ella Hall

“This means an incredible amount” – Brighton graduate wins fashion award

In September 2020, Fashion Design with Business Studies graduate Ella Hall picked up the accessories prize at Graduate Fashion Foundation’s (GFF) 2020 Awards. The socially distanced ceremony was held on 22 September and was streamed live from SamsungKX in London and brought to an end Graduate Fashion Week, which featured work from a number of…

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Brighton Philosophy grad becomes leading agency Versa’s first futurist

Tomas Haffenden, described as a strategist and industry thought leader, has been appointed in the new senior role at Australian company Versa – his role will include leveraging emerging technologies, specifically, conversational AI. Find out about studying Humanities subjects at Brighton, including: Philosophy, Politics, Ethics BA(Hons) Politics and Philosophy MA

Rawaa Barnes

Brighton alumna uses ‘Miracle’ song to raise awareness for Lebanon

University of Brighton alumna and songwriter Rawaa Barnes has recorded a track which is raising money for people affected by the devastating explosion in Beirut earlier this month. Rawaa, who was an undergraduate computing student at the university before studying a Masters in International Tourism Management , initially wrote the song ‘Miracle’ with platinum artist Andrew Roachford in…

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“It felt safe for me to be my authentic self for the first time and be automatically accepted for that too”

George Green graduated in English Language and Linguistics in 2014 – he told the university’s alumni team about his experience. University was a transformative experience for me personally, academically and professionally. Even though it’s impossible to know an alternative universe where I did not go to university and how my life would have been if…

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Sahar Tobin

Alumni stories: “Dream big, dream far, and do the work that no one wants to do.”

In July 2020, Sahar Tobir, Legal Counsel/Data Protection Officer at APSIS International AB, described her journey from a Law LLB(Hons) student at Brighton Business School to law professional and gives advice to current students on how to move forward in a positive way, despite the uncertain times. “Dear current students and future alumni, I am Sahar, Brighton…

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Roslan Abdullah

Brighton graduate appointed car giant’s vice president

The Malaysia car company Proton has appointed a University of Brighton Business School graduate as its new Vice President of sales and marketing. Roslan Abdullah, who was awarded a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance in 1992, has also been named Chief Executive Officer of Proton Edar, Proton’s wholly owned subsidiary responsible for the distribution of Proton cars…

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