TAG: Careers

13 October 2023

Tosin Akinluyi (Fe. 1990-1992) is Financial Services Senior Leader of the Year

Tosin Akinluyi (Fe. 1990-92) has taken home Financial Services Senior Leader of the Year, at the 10th Anniversary of the Black British Business Awards ceremony this weekend. 

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17 July 2023

Tosin Akinluyi (Fe. 1990-1992) a finalist in the Black British Business Awards 2023

Tosin Akinluyi (Fe. 1990-92) has been nominated as a finalist in the Financial Services Senior Leader of the Year category, at the Black British Business Awards 2023. 

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13 July 2023

Alexandra Williams (Wi. 2013-2015) named UK Coaching’s Young Coach of the Year and Cornwall Trainee Lawyer of the Year

Following her days at Brighton College, Lexie studied History at the University of Exeter, graduating in 2018 (BA Hons). She is now working towards a qualification as a solicitor – due to qualify in 2025. 

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12 July 2023

New book from children’s writer, Nicholas Allan (H. 1970-75)

Nicholas Allan releases The King's Pants

Following the success of his previous books - including award-winning The Queen’s Knickers - Nicholas Allan is delighting young audiences with his new release, The King’s Pants(published April 2023 by Andersen Press).

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14 October 2020

Alexandra Rose (nee Johnson) (Fe. 1996 -2001), OB of the Month, October 2020

October's OB of the Month is Alexandra Rose, Curator of Earth Sciences at the Science Museum in London. Alex - who was very nearly a vet - remembers back to great times with friends at the College and her hopes for a cycle-able desert island.

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19 August 2020

OB Tigger Gray (Br. 1972-75) wins Sports Emmy Award

We are delighted to announce that OB Tigger Gray (Br. 1972-75) has won a Sports Emmy Award in recognition of his talents as cameraman, as part of the RF (Radio Frequency) Hand-Held Camera Team for ESPN in the USA.

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14 July 2020

Arnold Yok Fai Wong (Ab. 2006-08) wins Hong Kong Institute of Architects Young Architect Award

We are pleased to share the news that OB Arnold Yok Fai Wong (Ab. 2006-08) has won the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Young Architect Award 2019-2020.

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29 April 2020

David Grigor (Le. 1982-87) wins "Do It" Award from UnLtd UK

We are delighted to share the news that OB David Grigor (Le. 1982-87) has been awarded the ‘Do It’ Award from UnLtd UK.

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29 February 2020

REPORT: Brighton College Professions Conference 2020

This year’s Professions Conference kicked off with nine different panel sessions, catering for a broad range of sectors specifically hosted for the Lower Sixth Form. Pupils had the chance to join in with discussions from a diverse range of sectors, such as law, medicine, finance, architecture and the arts.

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16 December 2019

Sarah Locke (Sc. 2010-12) launches new podcast with the Born Free Foundation

Sarah Locke (Sc. 2010-12) is a busy woman! She is currently working as Assistant and Challenge Officer for the Born Free Foundation, as well as studying for a Masters in Conservation Biology at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, specialising in human-wildlife conflict and rural development, with a focus of lion conservation in Kenya.

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31 October 2019

REPORT: Legal Professionals Networking Drinks 2019

It was great to see Old Brightonians working in the Legal sector come together in London on Thursday 31st October for our annual Legal Professionals networking drinks.

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22 October 2019

Lara Gheriani (Fe. 2013–17) speaks at the Credit Suisse INSPIRE series

SOAS Development Studies student, Lara, was asked to speak at the Credit Suisse INSPIRE event due to her academic focus on development and development finance, as well as her personal background of being raised in a developing country.

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06 March 2019

Calum Waters (Le. 2009-14) sets up Blue Thorn Gin

In early 2018 Calum was charged by the Harlequins Academy with developing a sustainable form of income for charity, following on from his ‘Head shave for Dad’ which raised almost £25,000 for Cancer Research.

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02 March 2019

Brighton College Professions Conference 2019

Over 50 Old Brightonians and parents came in to the school in March to volunteer at this year’s Professions Conference. Twelve different panel sessions, catering for a broad range of professional sectors, were hosted for the entire Lower Sixth Form.

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08 September 2018

Alex McGovern's (Du. 2013 -17) work placement at Wilson Sandford Ltd

Alex got in touch with the OB office in February asking for assistance with his summer wok experience, part of his four year degree in Accountancy and Finance at the University of Exeter. 

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07 September 2018

Brad Vanstone (Sc. 2004-09) founds his company Plant Based Cheese

Brad Vanstone (Sc/Ab. 2004-09), Deputy Head of School and Head of Abraham House 2008-2009, recently founded a plant based cheese company based in Amsterdam. Brad uses a variety of nut and tofu bases to create similar flavours and textures to conventional dairy cheese.

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05 June 2018

Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) named both Motor Sport Magazine's "2018 Industry Champion" & Autocar's "2018 MotorSport Hero"

Old Brightonian and MotorSport Vision Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) was named 2018 MotorSport Hero at May’s Autocar Awards, recognising his huge contribution to the British motorsport industry over the past 30 years, and then in June Jonathan was inducted as the 2018 Industry Champion at Motor Sport Magazine's 2018 Hall of Fame Awards.

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28 March 2018

Lauren Libin (Fe. 1995-00). OB of the Month, March 2018

Lauren Libin, 35, lives in Brighton (a stones throw from Brighton College) with her partner Carl and three year old daughter Summer. She runs consumer brand and lifestyle PR agency Switched On with clients such as T2 Tea, VisitBrighton, Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Duck & Waffle and Tom Kerridge’s Festival Pub in the Park.

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19 March 2018

Inaugural Brighton College Professions Conference 2018

In recent years the College has run a series of particularly successful careers events for the Sixth form, where we have been extremely lucky to have a range of Old Brightonians return to their old school to speak to pupils about their careers, what they do and how they got to where they are now. 

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14 December 2017

Shirley Waldron (Fe. 1976-78) OB of the Month, December 2017

Shirley left Brighton College in 1978 after which she studied Architecture at the Brighton School of Architecture at Sussex University. She was a founding director of SW Architects in London, and after working as a chartered Architect, she is now a Party Wall Surveyor - and has worked on transformative projects such as Canon Place and the Shard of Glass in London.

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27 November 2017

News from William Tidy (Al. 2013-15) on his Karma Group internship (2)

William Tidy tells us about his internship with Karma Group over the past few months and how the Old Brightonians helped him get there.

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20 June 2017

Brighton College Physics Teacher Vacancy

The College is seeking to appoint a Teacher of Pysics with effect from January 2018. 

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04 May 2017

REPORT: Brighton College Law Conference, 4th May 2017

Following the introduction of our Law Conference in 2016, this year's conference took place on Thursday 4th May, which was attended by our current Sixth Form pupils and those from local state schools.

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28 March 2017

Careers and Networking

We are lucky to have an incredibly diverse network of Old Brightonians around the world in every professional field. Through our Careers and Networking programme, we aim to bring OBs together to create a supportive network to enable our alumni to progress in their career of choice as well as share their vast knowledge and expertise with our College community. 

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14 March 2017

REPORT: Brighton College Medical Conference, 14th March, 2017

Our 2017 Medical Conference brought together a fantastic spread of medical professionals, two of whom are currently studying Medicine.

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29 July 2016

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you run a business?

The Entrepreneurship Programme has been running at the College with great success for a number of years. We have been delighted with the support that many alumni have lent to the programme and so we thought it would be interesting to have a look at how many alumni are currently involved in a business venture of their own, or are planning to be in the future. We have therefore put together a quick survey and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer some of our questions.

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10 June 2016

Calling Old Brightonian Entrepreneurs!

Would you like to be part of the Entrepreneurship Programme during the coming academic year? The programme consists of a series of lectures and a House competition with a £10,000 prize pot for the three Houses with the best idea and business plan. Your time could be spent: advising a House group on how to develop their ideas and business plan; delivering a lecture or more informal talk, or joining a bank of Entrepreneurs whose expertise could be called on as necessary.

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08 June 2016

Ian Bateson (Sc. 2001-02) - OB of the Month, June 2016

Ian Bateson is an independent correspondent based in Kiev, Ukraine and has written for Reuters, the Daily Beast, the New Statesman, VICE, Al Jazeera and Die Zeit Online. He is a graduate of Columbia University and was a Fulbright grantee at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He is currently working on a book on Ukrainian identity after the Maidan Revolution. We got in touch with him recently to find out about his time at Brighton College and what he's up to at the moment...

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01 February 2016

Philip Vaughan (BCJS/Ch. 1954-62), OB of the Month, February 2016

Philip came to Brighton College from a childhood spent in Normandy, after attending the Junior School and the College, Philip went on to study at Cambridge before attending art school. Now settled in California, we caught up with Philip to look back on his time at school and highlights since...

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01 January 2016

Nick Toksvig (Br. 1973-75) - OB of the Month, January 2016

Nick Toksvig (Br. 1973-75) was born a long time ago in something called the 1950s. His father Claus was a Danish journalist who met his mother Julie when they both were at the BBC.

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24 November 2015

REPORT: Old Brightonian City Networking Drinks - Tuesday 24th November

We returned to the Jones Family Project in Shoreditch for our City Networking drinks, one of the many projects run by OB and serial entrepreneur Duncan Watts (Ry. 1979-84).

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06 May 2015

REPORT: Brighton College Medical Conference

The first inaugural ‘Medical Conference’ took place in the Rose Lecture Theatre on the evening of Wednesday 6th of May. Over 50 Upper Fifth and Lower Sixth students were in attendance, including some from Cardinal Newman and Hove Park schools.

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02 February 2015

Tiffany Roberts (Se. 2006-11) wins small business award

The year after leaving Brighton College in 2011, during her gap year, Tiffany set up an online platform for eco-conscious products called TIFF (Trendsetting, Innovative, Fair, Fashion) tiff.uk.com. They launched with 11 brands and nearly 2 years on work with 60. Tiffany runs TIFF alongside studying Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni (where half of Dolce & Gabbana went).

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15 December 2014

Ignacio Willats (Le. 1995-11) Receives funding for university feedback and collaboration platform

Ignacio Willats (Le. 1995-11) Receives funding for university feedback and collaboration platform.


Ignacio, a recent Econ and finance graduate from Southampton has received grant funding to take Unitu, a university feedback platform, to market. Ignacio and his co-founding team from LSE and Kings College, are taking Unitu to the next stages of development with support from Jisc.

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02 October 2014

Old Brightonians return to the College for Careers Evening, 12th October 2014

We were very fortunate to have three successful Old Brightonians return to the College to share their knowledge and experience with current 6th form pupils last Thursday at a Media and Marketing careers evening. Jamie Thomson (Ha. 1972-75), writer, publisher and Dark Lord extraordinaire, spoke about writing as a career and the routes into getting published.

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13 December 2013

Head's, Abraham and Williams are the winners of the Brighton College Entrepreneurship Programme 2013

The stage was set, the 'dragons' were seated and the cameras were rolling. The seven finalists waited nervously for the chance to present their ideas to the judges and to the assembled L5th, U5th and L6th pupils.

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25 April 2013

Brighton College Careers Evening 2013

The 6th Form Careers Evening at the College on Thursday 25th April had a small but enthusiastic turn out, and the assembled pupils, parents and staff enjoyed a fascinating and informative evening on careers in investment banking and banking. Our speakers engagingly explained the various different roles in their industries and routes into them, and also on key aspects to be aware of in the financial sector when choosing different career paths. After the talk and an insightful Q&A session the group retired to the PAC for an opportunity to have an informal chat with our speakers.

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07 January 2013

Congratulations to Lucy Beauvallet (Head's House, L6)

Many congratulations to Lucy Beauvallet (Head's House, L6) who came second in BBC1's Young Apprentice competition - an outstanding achievement.

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18 December 2012

Brighton College Entrepreneur Competition 2012

Monday 3rd December: the stage was set, the 'dragons' were seated and the cameras were rolling. The six finalists waited nervously for the chance to present their ideas to the judges and to the assembled L5, U5 and L6. Having battled through stiff competition the previous week in the heats, they knew that it was not going to be easy to reach the final three and claim the investment money.

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18 December 2012

Brighton College Careers Day 2012

The support that OBs give the College is always appreciated, and this term the 4th form were treated to talks by composer Nina Humphreys (F. 1989-91), opera singer Phoebe Haines (W. 2004-06), TV presenter and journalist Vanessa Cuddeford (W. 1996-98) & Romina Richardson (W. 2003-06), architect Shirley Waldron (F. 1976-78) and chartered surveyor Marcus Dorfman (R. 1997-2002).

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05 October 2012

Entrepreneurship Day 2012 - The competition hots up!

Inspirational, driven, passionate – all words that spring to mind to describe the speakers, judges and advisors involved in the L6 Entrepreneurship Day. Firstly, we met the judges, successful Old Brightonians, Aidan Bowen (L. 1983-87), Robin St Clair Jones (D. 1973-77) and Rob Little (A. 1980-87).

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13 September 2012

Old Brightonians return to the College to meet the Oxbridge hopefuls

Fourteen current and recently graduated Oxbridge Old Brightonians came back to the College on Thursday evening to talk to our current Oxbridge hopefuls.

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26 June 2012

Careers Talks - Medicine, Media & Finance, 26th June 2012

On Tuesday 26th June we were fortunate enough to welcome back a wonderful team of medics and our profound thanks go to Adam Harper (H. 1984-89) Consultant Physician in Elderly Care and General Internal Medicine, Matthew Staniforth (R. 1988-93) Consultant in Emergency Medicine Worthing Hospital, Dr Alison Taylor (F. 1982-84) GP, and Lisa Barrott (F. 1985-87) Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist.

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05 December 2011

OBs judge the 2011 College’s House Entrepreneurship Competition

What a joy and privilege it is to preside over the College’s annual House Entrepreneurship Competition. This was the second time that the same panel of Robin St Clair Jones (D. 1973-77), Alex Bremer (R. 1979-83), Emma Wimhurst (F. 1982-84) and Rob Little (A. 1982-87) had adjudicated the competition, and again we witnessed an extraordinary display of creativity and (occassionaly rudimentary) business acumen.

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18 November 2011

OBs provide careers advice to current pupils at Careers Day

On Friday 18th November the 4th form and the L5 had the opportunity to hear various professionals talking about their career fields.

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16 May 2011

A Sweet Surprise for Monster Publishing

This year's Young Enterprise company, Monster Publishing, won the coveted prize for Best Product at last week's area finals for their hugely popular children's book ‘The Monster Guide to Brighton: A Sweet Surprise'.

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08 March 2011

College Entrepreneurship Competition update, March 2011

Over a year ago, the College invited current parents to assist in mentoring the tailor-made Entrepreneurship Programme for the Sixth Form.  OBs and parents have been involved in judging the programme (which is run in by house), and we will be featuring a regular update on their work on the website and in newsletters.  Thank you to all those who have helped the programme so far and to all those that could offer help and expertise to our budding entrepreneurs, please contact Sally Woodmansey on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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08 October 2010

OB judges attend the College's Entrepreneurship Programme

The College's innovative Entrepreneurship Programme was attended by a panel of OB judges today as part of the ongoing process to choose 3 business propositions that will receive the funding required to realise and commercialise.

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