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University of Brighton signs pledge for Agent Quality Framework

We are pleased to announce that the University of Brighton has recently signed the pledge for the Agent Quality Framework, showcasing our commitment to excellence in international student recruitment.   This framework aims to ensure higher standards and quality assurance in our partnerships with international agents.  The UK Agent Quality Framework Universities’ Pledge is a combined…

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Brighton students Darine and Mitchelle

An update from Forward Bound scholars, Darine and Mitchelle

Darine (left) and Mitchelle (right) were awarded the Forward Bound scholarship in 2022, here they let us know how they are getting on now that they have completed their studies. Since 2015, the University of Brighton has been delighted to offer the Forward Bound scholarship to MSc Health Promotion applicants from low or lower-middle income…

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Brighton graduate who lost both parents to AIDS awarded grant from Elton John Aids Foundation

One of our alumni has received a $50,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation to improve access to HIV care and education in Uganda. Caroline Mukebezi, who graduated with a Master’s degree in Health Promotion from the university’s School of Sports and Health Sciences, has been awarded a grant for her project aimed at improving access to…

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Brighton student wins global competition to promote inclusive nightlife

A University of Brighton student has won €50,000 to build a music studio and nightclub from decommissioned shipping containers in his native Kenya. Jesse Mugambi, who is studying for a Master’s degree in Sustainable Design at the university’s Moulsecoomb campus, has been confirmed as one of two winners of Jägermeister’s #SaveThe Night competition, which supports…

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‘Pioneering’ Indonesian ecotoxicologist and Brighton grad wins Study UK Alumni Award

University of Brighton graduate, Wulan Koagouw, won the Science and Sustainability Award at the Study UK Alumni Awards in Indonesia earlier this month. Wulan is a pioneering Indonesian ecotoxicologist who studies the effects of chemicals on biological organisms and the ecosystem. She conducted groundbreaking research on the pharmaceutical contamination of Jakarta Bay in Indonesia. Her…

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MJ Tuttle at Brandwatch

From placement year to permanent position for marketing student MJ

International postgraduate student MJ recently completed our Marketing (Branding and Communications) MSc. As part of her master’s degree, she completed a 12-month placement year at Brandwatch, working as a marketing intern on the Growth Marketing Team. We caught up with MJ to find out more about her placement and what she got up to in her year…

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Professor Marina Novelli wins award for contribution to sustainability in African tourism sector

Professor Marina Novelli has won a Changemaker Impact Award for her work to support innovation and sustainability in the African tourism sector. The University of Brighton professor received the Changemaker Impact Award at the Aviators Africa Conference and Tower (AACT) Awards in Johannesburg on 22 October, in recognition of her 20 years working in collaboration with…

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Jordan Hogan (right) with Emmy award

Brighton journalism graduate grabs Emmy glory in the USA

University of Brighton journalism graduate Jordan Hogan has won a TV reporting Emmy award – considered the Oscars of US TV.

Mercy Wasike

Brighton nursing alumna earns groundbreaking NHS appointment

University of Brighton nursing graduate Mercy Wasike has become the first Kenyan deputy chief nurse to be appointed in the NHS.

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.

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