The University of Brighton is launching a new student prize scheme, the Breakthrough Awards.

Businesses and other organisations are being invited to sponsor awards for students on a wide variety of courses across the whole university. Sponsoring an award gives businesses the opportunity to support a student with a potentially life-changing, as well as career-changing prize.

By pledging £1,000 per annum for three years, a new annual Breakthrough award worth £500 will be set up for the subject area each sponsor feels most strongly about, with the award being named in consultation with the sponsor. The remaining £500 of the contribution will be directed towards one of the university’s student experience projects such as the Student Support Fund or one of the many student scholarship programmes.

There will be an annual celebration event in November, where businesses will be able to share in the winning student’s success, along with other award winners and their guests. Businesses will also have the opportunity to network with other supporters and receive membership of the university’s Ambassadors’ group.

For more information about the Breakthrough Awards, contact Nikki Mason at

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