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

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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analysing the phillips stonehenge core under a magnifying glass

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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Medical student checking heartbeat under supervision

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 receiving award

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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Mia Parker-Tang

Photography alumna receives English Heritage portfolio commission

British-Chinese photography graduate Mia Parker-Tang has received one of four New Lenses commissions by English Heritage to create a portfolio inspired by a chosen site. After graduating from her Photography BA (Hons) course in 2019, Mia – now based in Peterborough – worked as a freelance photographer and showed in an exhibition at London’s Truman Brewery….

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Kira Krasz

Brighton Photography Graduate Selected for International Exhibition

Hungarian alumna student Kíra Krász has been selected for exhibition in a leading European gallery. Her work was shown in the Hangar Art Center in Brussels from November 2020 to January 2021. Kíra’s work was inspired following being locked down in her Hove flat with with her partner. They were finding that they felt cramped…

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Anastasiia Bondarenko

Our Forward Bound scholars – Anastasiia Bondarenko

Since 2015, the University’s has offered its prestigious Forward Bounds scholarship to MSc Health Promotion applicants from low or lower-middle income countries. The award was introduced to support health and other professionals who are employed or who volunteer in roles where they will be able to influence and shape health promotion practice and policy on…

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