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Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid During the Pre-Doctorate Journey (PhD, DBA, EdD, Mphil)

Dr Ioannis Pantelidis, director of doctoral studies at the University’s Doctoral College, has compiled his top tips to avoid when considering a PhD, based on his many years advising his own prospective PhD students and from the students themselves who have taken on the PhD adventure. Doing a PhD because of powerful others (and not…

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Why study a postgraduate degree at the University of Brighton

Dr Ioannis Pantelidis, BBS senior lecturer and director of Doctoral Studies at the University of Brighton Doctoral College, spoke to us about study at postgraduate level at Brighton and breaking down some myths and legends about postgraduate study in general. At a time where more people are revaluating where they want to work and reassessing…

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Brighton logistics

Why I Chose Supply Chain Management at Brighton

Ibrahim Ali I Alwatid, a postgraduate international student from Saudi Arabia, is currently studying our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc. We caught up with him to find out what why he chose this course and what he’s enjoying during his time at Brighton. Why I chose logistics and supply chain management at the University…

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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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Valerie Savchits

Fine Art masters student Valerie Savchits in Saatchi Gallery’s Antisocial Isolation exhibition

Fine Art MA student Valerie Savchits’ striking work has been selected to be included in the Antisocial Isolation exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition features artworks by some of the most exciting emerging artists, with the works exploring the response to and the future after the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out about the…

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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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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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Pieter Fourie

Winning the Environmental Award will always remind me what I can achieve

In August 2020, Environmental Sciences student Pieter Fourie spoke to us about the impact winning he University’s Environmental Award has had on his academic life.   I am the recipient of the Environmental Award from the University of Brighton for my dissertation which investigated possible links in pathogen transport in water and microplastics. I was…

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Gemma Batchelor

What is it like to study a Masters in Education at Brighton?

In February 2020, recent graduate Gemma Batchelor spoke to us about her journey studying on our Education MA course.   “My Masters in Education journey started when I was working full-time as a reception teacher during a school meeting. The topic focused on sharing ‘best practice’ in supporting ‘disadvantaged’ children in the classroom, an area…

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