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The University of Brighton is a multi-site university based in the city of Brighton & Hovemarker (Englandmarker) with an antecedent history dating back to 1859. The university occupies three sites in Brighton — at Grand Parade, Moulsecoombmarker, and Falmermarker, near the village of Falmermarker, several smaller sites in Eastbournemarker - and a building in Hastingsmarker. Known for its very good graduate employment record considering its young age, and its large yet laid back student population

History

The University was formed as Brighton Polytechnic in 1968 by the merging of Brighton College of Technology and Brighton College of Art. Before the merger external University of London degrees were offered. As a polytechnic, degrees were granted under the auspices of the Council for National Academic Awards, an umbrella organisation responsible for monitoring the quality of degrees at most polytechnics during the 1960s and 70s.

Brighton Polytechnic was expanded in September 1976 by a merger with Brighton College of Education, and in April 1979 incorporated the East Sussex College of Higher Education at Eastbourne. It was awarded full university status in 1992 as the University of Brighton allowing it to offer degrees in its own right.

The Cockcroft building on the Moulsecoomb campus
Mithras House


Brighton College of Technology was located at Moulsecoomb in Brighton. It initially offered degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Studies, Applied Physics and Applied Chemistry. There were about 1200 students in 1970. An appreciable number of students came from overseas, mainly from countries of the Commonwealth.

Brighton College of Education was located at Falmer, with seafront residencies in Eastern Terrace, Percival Terrace and Sussex Square in Brighton. The Falmer site is still part of the University.

Brighton College of Art was located in Grand Parade, where much of the Faculty of Arts is still based.

Brighton College of Technology had grown out of the much older Brighton Technical College.

Rankings

  • The 'The Sunday Times University Guide 2006' (September 2006) University League Table ranks Brighton University 19th overall in the UK. It ranks Brighton 3rd in the 'Top Ten Modern Universities' in the UK (those formed after 1992). Brighton remains the only modern university to be named 'Sunday Times University of the Year' (1999) as this is normally dominated by older universities.The Sunday Times University Guide 2006/www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,8403,00.html>.


  • Brighton university has slowly been descending down the tables contrary to its positive predictions in 2006. However, it is still holding on to its mid table seat and considering its age it has relatively good stats and prospects.'The Times University Rankings 2010' ranks Brighton University at 70th overall in the UK.The Times University Rankings 2010/extras.timesonline.co.uk/tol_gug/gooduniversityguide.php/>.




  • 'The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise' (RAE) have confirmed that 79 per cent of the University of Brighton's research output is of international standing. Brighton is also ranked as the leading modern university in terms of the quality of its research by Research Fortnight. The university's RAE ranking rose from 80th place in 2001 to 59th in 2008 as titled as one of the 'Rising Stars' in the UK./www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=404780> Sixty-five per cent of research in art and design at the Faculty of Arts was classified as either 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'. This places Brighton amongst the leading research centres in the country for art and design and Research Fortnight ranked the submission second in terms of the volume and quality of research./artsresearch.brighton.ac.uk/news/research-success/?searchterm=rae>


Faculties and schools

There are five faculties within the university:
  • Faculty of Arts
    • School of Architecture and Design
    • School of Arts and Media
    • School of Humanities
  • Faculty of Education and Sport
    • Chelsea School
    • School of Education
    • School of Language, Literature and Communication
    • Centre for Learning and Teaching
  • Faculty of Health and Social Science
    • School of Applied Social Science
    • School of Health Professions
    • School of Nursing and Midwifery
    • Institute of Postgraduate Medicine (part of Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
  • Faculty of Management and Information Sciences
    • Brighton Business School
    • School of Service Management
    • School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences
    • Centre for Research in Innovation Management (CENTRIM)
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
    • School of Environment and Technology
    • School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences


Educational partners



In recent years there has been a University of Brighton division at Northbrook College Sussex Worthingmarker for its Higher Education courses.



Alumni

Arts




Business


  • Adam Bates - head of tourism for the city of Brighton & Hove (International Hospitality Management)
  • Caroline Brown - owner/manager Midnight Communications, South-East largest PR company
  • Amanda Chessell - computer scientist and IBM master inventor (Software Engineering)
  • Julie Howell - winner of the 2005/6 New Media Age Effectiveness Award for "greatest individual contribution to New Media" and shortlisted for a lifetime achievement prize at the Imperatives Digital Awards (Information Management)
  • Anji Hunter - former advisor to Tony Blair and now director of external affairs at Anglo American PLC (History)
  • Graham Marsden - former Mayor of Eastbourne
  • Darren Snow, OBE - youth and community worker (Youth and Community)
  • Des Turner - MP for Brighton (PGCE)
  • Martin Webb - entrepreneur, television personality and author (Business Studies)
  • Edward Wolton - information technology guru and chairman of the British Computer Society Young Professionals group (Computing)


Entertainment




Fashion


  • Sarah Arnett - designer and director of local label, Simultane (Fashion Textiles Design with Business Studies)
  • Gresham Blake - celebrity suit designer (Fashion Design with Business Studies)
  • Keren Craig - fashion designer, Marchesa (Fashion Textiles Design with Business Studies)
  • Mark Eley - fashion designer, Eley Kishimoto (Fashion design)
  • Barbara Hulanicki - founder of Biba (Fashion)
  • Julien MacDonald - fashion designer (Fashion Textiles)


Health




International




Sport


  • Kate Allenby - British Olympic pentathlon athlete Bronze medal-winner, Sydney 2000 (Sport Science)
  • Dr Gary Brickley- British Paralympic cycling Team coach (Sports Science)
  • Jonathan Ceri Griffiths- professional Judo athlete, Commonwealth Bronze medalist, 2000 (Sports Science)
  • Ben Hawes - Great Britain Hockey Team (Sports Technology)
  • Steve Ingham - senior sports physiologist in the Olympic Medical Institute (Sports Science)
  • Peter Keen OBE - coach to British Olympic cycling team
  • Steve Purdie - British Paragliding Champion (Mechanical Engineering)
  • David Stone, MBE - double Paralympic gold medal winner, 2008 (Social Work)
  • Tanya Streeter - world champion Free Diver and TV presenter (Public Administration)


Halls of residence



See also



References

  1. The University : - Brighton University
  2. http://www.brighton.ac.uk/scieng
  3. http://www.brighton.ac.uk/set
  4. http://www.brighton.ac.uk/pharmacy


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