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

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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Elaine Hills

Workshops and Tutorials for Improving Academic Skills

Since September 2020, CAELD has been working with tutors and students to provide the appropriate support that will elevate their academic writing skills. This in turn serves to boost the number of students that pass assignments the first time. The CAELD team and staff from across the university have been working together to create tailored…

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Lim Shi Pin

Preparing for university as an international student

If you are reading this, you might be concerned about how to prepare for university. Don’t worry, I felt the same as you before I came to the University of Brighton. As an international student from Malaysia, I had to make sure that I was well prepared for the weather, culture, studies, and lifestyle before…

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Model wind turbine and Husain

A new wind turbine design developed remotely

Five students from electrical, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, have developed a new design for a radical vertical axis wind turbine, despite lockdown and two of them working remotely from across the world. The group developed a series of scaled prototypes and finally were able to test them in our wind tunnel as well as outside…

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Yousra smiling

Applying through Clearing as an international student – why I did it [video]

Why I applied through Clearing I applied through Clearing because it was mid-August, and I still wasn’t happy with my university choices. After being offered unconditional offers from three different universities none of them felt like the right fit for me. So, I rejected all my options and not long after, I found out about the…

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Graduates 2021: Kasper Wahnstrom: Fashion Design with Business Studies

Swedish undergraduate student Kasper has spent the last three years studying Fashion Design with Business Studies. His work is inspired by the idea of communality and functionalism. “What attracted me to the fashion design course at University of Brighton was the fact that it included business studies. The course allowed me to be both creative…

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Graduates 2021: Giulia Angelucci Fashion Communication with Business Studies

Italian Fashion Communication with Business Studies student writes about her practice as she makes post-graduation plans. I am an interdisciplinary practitioner who approaches work led by curiosity and intuition. I specialise in Creative Direction, Visual Research, and Branding, which are practices that I have been able to develop further within these past three years. I…

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Economics student creates new platform to boost access to remote working

Undergraduate Indian student Kanoj Vora has teamed up with students in the US and Germany to create a new website to link students and employers for remote work. Currently in his second year of a BSc(Hons) in Economics, Kanoj co-created his new online platform Likeava to bolster the worldwide surge in remote working. The aim is…

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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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