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

Graphic celebrating the Buddhist religious holiday Vesak

Happy Vesak Day: An insight into the history of Buddhism and the Vesak celebration

Thursday 23 May marks this year’s Vesak celebration for those in the Buddhist community. Vesak is a time for bringing happiness to others and paying homage to the religious figure Buddha.  What is Vesak? Vesak has many names, and is most commonly referred to as Wesak, Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Buddha Day and even Buddha’s…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2024

From 13 to 19 May, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will be taking place, during which a series of events will be running to help signpost support services and encourage conversation among students. All week, we will be offering free activities to get students active, with a range of events scheduled for each day,…

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Study abroad students on a trip to Stonehenge

Study abroad students explore famous English landmarks, Bath and Stonehenge

As part of the study abroad programme here at Brighton, taking students on trips are a fantastic opportunity to immerse students in UK culture. What is study abroad?  Study abroad gives international students the chance to experience both life and study in the UK for either a year or semester. It’s popular with students who…

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Students MJ, Farah, Sandra and Shi

#WeAreInternational campaign celebrates international students in the UK

#WeAreInternational is a campaign aimed to showcase international voices and celebrate international students in UK higher education institutions. Here at the University of Brighton, we welcome hundreds of international students each year. Our focus is on helping you unlock your potential. We provide a thriving academic community where you can learn from experts and gain…

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Brighton students Darine and Mitchelle

An update from Forward Bound scholars, Darine and Mitchelle

Darine (left) and Mitchelle (right) were awarded the Forward Bound scholarship in 2022, here they let us know how they are getting on now that they have completed their studies. Since 2015, the University of Brighton has been delighted to offer the Forward Bound scholarship to MSc Health Promotion applicants from low or lower-middle income…

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Brighton graduate who lost both parents to AIDS awarded grant from Elton John Aids Foundation

One of our alumni has received a $50,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation to improve access to HIV care and education in Uganda. Caroline Mukebezi, who graduated with a Master’s degree in Health Promotion from the university’s School of Sports and Health Sciences, has been awarded a grant for her project aimed at improving access to…

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Group photo at the PIE international student event in London_March 2024

The PIE Live: International student roundtable 2024

Representing the University of Brighton, our International Student Ambassador Fernando Davila Vargas attended one of the biggest international student events for 2024. PIE Live Europe 2024 hosts a range of workshops, live speakers and networking events for the higher education sector. This year our International Student Ambassador was invited to attend the international student roundtable….

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University of Brighton Student Ambassadors helping out on open day

Exciting job opportunity for current University of Brighton students

We’re recruiting for new student ambassadors to work part-time in our Student Recruitment and Outreach team.   Working as a student ambassador is a way to showcase your unique skills and inspire the next generation of students to start their University of Brighton journey.   As a student ambassador, you’ll support our recruitment and outreach work…

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Brighton student wins global competition to promote inclusive nightlife

A University of Brighton student has won €50,000 to build a music studio and nightclub from decommissioned shipping containers in his native Kenya. Jesse Mugambi, who is studying for a Master’s degree in Sustainable Design at the university’s Moulsecoomb campus, has been confirmed as one of two winners of Jägermeister’s #SaveThe Night competition, which supports…

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BIEG and UOB group photo

Welcoming the Beifang Education Group to Brighton

We recently welcomed China-based Beifang International Educational Group to our Falmer campus here in Brighton.   The visit was arranged in order to enhance our connections with Beifang International Education Group (BIEG) and Yanching Institute of Technology, who we have not had the opportunity to meet face-to-face in the UK previously.  Beifang International Education Group (BIEG)…

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