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

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.

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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Professor Marie Harder at the Magnolia awards speech

Meet the Brighton professor leading Shanghai’s fight against food waste

University of Brighton’s Professor Marie Harder has received the city of Shanghai’s Magnolia Gold Award for her contributions to life in the Chinese metropolis.

Group of students at The Tiger's Pen

Brighton business students impress judges in ‘The Tiger’s Pen’

University of Brighton’s business students have served up a host of new business pitches to leading local business experts at an event dubbed The Tiger’s Pen. The brainchild of Sonny Cutting, Founder and Event Director of the Sussex Business Show (part of Network Express), this local take on TV’s The Dragons’ Den is designed to…

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Double award for University of Brighton lecturer

Media lecturer Dr Dann has won two awards at the leading industry showcase for podcast, radio and audiobook production. Lance won the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Producer, and a Silver for Best Comedy Producer at the 2021 Audio Production Awards, beating off competition from producers at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4 among others. He…

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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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Hikari Okamoto in the Olympic stadium

University of Brighton student completes internship at Toyko Olympic and Paralympic Games

Hikari Okamoto from Japan is studying Sport Management BSc(Hons) at the University of Brighton after progressing from a Foundation in Business, Tourism and Social Sciences from UBIC. This year he has completed an internship with the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) as a Liaison Officer during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.  The International Olympic Committee established the Olympic…

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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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