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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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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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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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A year abroad: Bronte shares her student exchange experience

We asked Brighton student Bronte Mosley to share her experience of studying abroad on our student exchange programme. Bronte is a student on our International Business Management BSc. Built into the course is the opportunity to study abroad for a year.  Our student exchange programme allows students to study abroad for a year in various locations…

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What it’s like to study at Brighton as a state-sponsored international student

Farah Abdulsalam studies our Marketing Management BSc at Brighton. Farah is an international student from Kuwait who is sponsored by the Kuwait Cultural Office (KCO) to study in the UK.  We asked Farah about her thoughts on studying here and student life at the University of Brighton.   About KCO sponsorship  The Kuwait Cultural Office (KCO)…

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