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

Thivya Biomedical Sciences

Why joining a society was the best thing I did

Thivya, a Biomedical Science student, joined the Music Society in her first year. Here’s her top ten reasons why you should get involved. Making new friends - University can be intimidating at first but joining a society puts you in a place where you can meet others going through the same thing. The people you meet will likely…

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Want to be a podiatrist?

In July 2020, the College of Podiatry and The WOW Show, published a new career guide that takes a trip behind the scenes of being a podiatrist. The film features interviews with young podiatrists including University of Brighton graduate Jamie Bedwell. Jamie graduated from our Podiatry (BSc)Hons in 2019 and now works part-time as a…

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Dan Hick

Brighton engineer tipped as future innovator at major awards

Dan Hicks, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate of the University of Brighton and OSET Bikes, has been shortlisted for an award for his work on OSET’s electric trial bikes. Dan has been announced as a ‘Future Innovator’ finalist at the 2020 KTP Best of the Best Awards, with a judging panel recognising ‘the enormous…

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Sahar Tobin

Alumni stories: “Dream big, dream far, and do the work that no one wants to do.”

In July 2020, Sahar Tobir, Legal Counsel/Data Protection Officer at APSIS International AB, described her journey from a Law LLB(Hons) student at Brighton Business School to law professional and gives advice to current students on how to move forward in a positive way, despite the uncertain times. “Dear current students and future alumni, I am Sahar, Brighton…

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Brighton Architecture students

Got questions before you start? Read our FAQs for architecture, interior architecture and product design courses

We have put together the most frequently asked questions from our recent School of Architecture and Design online Q&A. Architecture How much maths is involved in Architecture? Traditionally maths was an important requirement for architecture but these days computers have taken over many of the tasks. Apart from basic maths to understand measurements or areas…

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Roslan Abdullah

Brighton graduate appointed car giant’s vice president

The Malaysia car company Proton has appointed a University of Brighton Business School graduate as its new Vice President of sales and marketing. Roslan Abdullah, who was awarded a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance in 1992, has also been named Chief Executive Officer of Proton Edar, Proton’s wholly owned subsidiary responsible for the distribution of Proton cars…

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Humanities staff talk you through our undergraduate courses

Lecturers from our Humanities programme explain the six different degrees in these short presentations. Critical History BA(Hons) Listen to lecturer Dr Jon Watson explain the degree in this short presentation available on the university’s mediastream. Watch the Critical History BA (Hons) overview here. Find out why to choose_Critical_History_BA(Hons)   Globalisation: History, Politics, Culture BA(Hons) Listen…

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Gemma Batchelor

What is it like to study a Masters in Education at Brighton?

In February 2020, recent graduate Gemma Batchelor spoke to us about her journey studying on our Education MA course.   “My Masters in Education journey started when I was working full-time as a reception teacher during a school meeting. The topic focused on sharing ‘best practice’ in supporting ‘disadvantaged’ children in the classroom, an area…

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Joseph Omar

My placement at IBM has been a gamechanger

Joseph Omar, a Mathematics BSc(Hons) student, did a 12-month placement with IBM as a Business Operations Analyst. In February 2020, he talked to us about the experience and about his time at the University of Brighton. Thanks to my placement, I feel more ready for the real world now… You develop a lot as a…

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Brighton fashion

Graduate Yen Wong picked to show at London fashion Week

In February 2020, womenswear designer Yen who had recently graduated from Fashion Design with Business Studies BA(Hons) was chosen by Graduate Fashion Week Presents to show her 2020 Spring/Summer collection at the major international fashion showcase which took place 14-16 February.   Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Yen’s practice draws inspiration from her love of…

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