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20 September 2018

I am currently studying Accountancy & Finance at the University of Exeter which is a four year degree including an industrial placement year. Back in February I contacted the OB office seeking related work experience during the summer.

The Old Brightonians put me in contact with Mr. Sandford of Wilson Sandford Ltd, Chartered Accountants based in Hove, which resulted in a week-long placement with the firm.  This was a fantastic experience! 

Having completed the first year of my course, I was well equipped with the basics of accounting but to be able to apply it in a real-world setting was very instructional, interesting and confirmed I had made the right choice of degree and career.

To my surprise, I was given substantive work to do on existing client accounts including posting trial balances, reconciling transactions, scheduling movements in directors’ accounts and preparing certificates of deduction of income tax.  I also learned to use professional accounting software including Iris and Xero. As I limp back to Exeter for my second year following my recent knee surgery, I feel the placement will better help me relate my future academic studies to professional accountancy practice and I will start enthusiastically seeking my third year placement.

I would like to very much thank the Old Brightonians and Mr. Sandford for this opportunity and the staff at Wilson Sandford for their patience and support during my time there!

We are always looking for OBs to share their experiences. If you are looking for an internship or if you are able to provide internships, please do get in touch with the OB office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone +44(0)1273 704 355, and don't forget to sign up to Brighton College Connect and join our groups!

20 September 2018

We're Proud of our former pupil, the very talented Mia. Recently graduating from BIMM Brighton, Mia has just released her debut single ‘The Way You Roll’.

Mia completed her BA Hons in Professional Musicianship this summer – gaining a First (despite still only being 20!) . She is now writing and working on her own material. Her debut single ‘The Way You Roll’ was released on Friday.


17 September 2018

R A G White (Sc. 1960-64) won his first international 'cap', playing real tennis for Great Britain Masters v France in Paris on 8th June. Playing the Over 70s singles match against the higher-ranked Francois Bernheim, he lost narrowly 5/6, 6/4, 4/6 after a 2 hour thriller, in which the fortunes ebbed and flowed through a very warm afternoon.

17 September 2018

Sarah Mann (Fe. 1985-87) performed in Pelleas et Melisande at Gylndebourne this summer. Having achieved her dream of becoming an actress, we are delighted to hear how Sarah is getting on.

07 September 2018

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.

29 August 2018

Fortnite? SIMS? Monopoly? Chess? Imagine a world in which the adults vanish - and under 18s live in 'clans' according to which games they play...

24 August 2018

Chris Kulin, (or as some OBs may refer to him - Mr Kulin) , arrived at Brighton in 2002 into Durnford House. After graduating from the College in 2007, he soon returned in 2012 as a teacher of biology.

23 August 2018

A familiar sight on the Thames at London Bridge, HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser, launched in March 1938. Initially part of the British naval blockade against Nazi Germany, from November 1942 Belfast escorted Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union, and assisted in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst.

26 July 2018

Jonathan Hyams (Le. 1973-78) is an Archive Photo Editor at the world renowned Getty Images, an American stock photo agency with an archive of 80 million still images and illustrations, as well as stock film footage.

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