The University of Brighton has launched a new suite of student prizes, which it hopes to extend across the whole university to inspire students in all disciplines.

The Breakthrough Awards have already attracted sponsorship from a range of businesses and private individuals including: DMH Stallard, Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, Knill James, Norman Cook and Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train your Dragon.

By pledging £1,000 per annum for three years, a new annual Breakthrough award worth £500 will be set up for the subject area of each sponsor’s choice. 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.

Businesses can choose the subject area for their prize, and get involved in the naming of the award. They will also have the opportunity to network with other supporters and share in the winning student’s success at the annual celebration event in November.

DMH Stallard has sponsored a prize for Law with Business LLB (Hons). Managing Partner Richard Pollins said: “DMH Stallard has supported University of Brighton student achievements and awards for many years, and we are excited about this new and innovative student prize scheme. We have a strong connection with the city of Brighton and Hove, and a number of our solicitors were University of Brighton graduates. We plan to off er the winning student some work experience with the firm.”

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company has sponsored a prize for the best Urban Planning project. Managing Director Martin Harris said: “Supporting students is an important part of investing in the future of our city. To be able to encourage excellence in the development of urban planning skills through the University’s Breakthrough Awards, recognises the growing importance of developing skills to meet the huge challenges around urban design and travel.”

For information about supporting a Breakthrough Award, please contact us at giving@brighton.ac.uk, on 01273 642600 or visit www.brighton.ac.uk/breakthrough/platinum16

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