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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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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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Brighton researcher leads first glimpse inside the giant stones of Stonehenge

Professor David Nash has led a team taking the first glimpse inside one of Stonehenge’s giant sarsen stones, providing new insights into these iconic objects. In a paper published in the journal PLoS ONE, an international team led by Professor Nash – Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Brighton’s School of Applied Sciences – were able to reveal…

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Alex Lewis Whitaker

Digital Music and Sound Arts graduate wins award from Japan

Alex Lewis-Whitaker has won the Nagoya University of the Arts Award of Excellence 2021 for his final degree show project, entitled Wɔpo. Alex graduated this year with Digital Music and Sound Art BA(Hons), and drew on his mixed English and Asante (Ghanaian) heritage to create a degree show work comprising both a live performance piece and a digital…

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Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is the highest-ranked UK institution in the latest Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings

The Brighton medical school is also the only UK institution in the global top 50, coming in at number 44 on a list of 475 universities spread around 68 countries. It is the fourth successive year BSMS website has been awarded a top 50 place in the Young University World Rankings. Formed in 2003 out of a partnership…

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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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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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