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The BSMS Alumni Association is the academic home for all former students of Brighton and Sussex Medical School. As your lifelong link to BSMS, we provide a range of benefits and services that remain an invaluable part of your BSMS experience. 

As you probably appreciate, one of the attractions of Brighton and Sussex Medical School is its progressive nature and its research-led practice. We are aware of the strong bonds our students form through their shared learning and we aspire to nurture this affinity through reunions and events.

Opportunities to learn, experience, network and socialise can continue through your alumni association. We also support alumni through challenges they may face as their careers develop and offer opportunities for you to give back to BSMS.


Benefits for you

As a graduate you are a valued member of the BSMS community and can benefit from the special offers available to our alumni. We will also keep you up to date with news from BSMS and opportunities to attend events and reunions. 

Register on the University of Sussex's alumni portal, Sussex Sphere, to update your details and gain access to a range of benefits including:

  • Free access to journals with JSTOR online 
  • The opportunity to purchase a NUS Extra card providing access to discounts at a range of high street and online shops and restaurants nationwide
  • Alumni rates for the University of Sussex sports facilities, library day pass and discounts on conference and event facilities. 

Register for Sussex Sphere now >

Get involved 

There are many ways in which you can remain an active part of the BSMS community:

  • Share your experiences by supplying a testimonial about your time at BSMS 

  • Encourage prospective students by talking at local recruitment fairs and university open days

  • Share your knowledge and meet current students and academic staff by offering to give a guest lecture or speak at one our career events 

  • Support our fundraising campaigns

  • Post your memories of BSMS and your successes as a graduate on our Facebook and Twitter

We would love to welcome you back to BSMS so please get in touch if you are interested in any of the above activities. 

Our communications

You can keep up to date through our social media channels and we'd love you to share your memories of BSMS and your progress since you graduated with others in the alumni community.

 Facebook  twitter

We also send out a quarterly e-newsletter with the latest research stories, invitations to professional and social events and alumni features.


Keep in touch

At BSMS we are proud of our close-knit community which fosters and encourages an excellent professional networking environment for students, staff and alumni. 

By keeping in touch with us, we can ensure that you receive news from BSMS and are invited to any events that might be of interest to you as you continue your career. 

Your details are held securely on the University of Sussex alumni relations database. You can update your contact details yourself by registering with Sussex Sphere using the link below or contact us directly to share news or events you are involved with or if there's anything we can help with.

Update your details online >

Or write to us at:
BSMS Alumni Association,
Room 215, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PX

+44 (0) 1273 877308


Alumni in focus

When our graduates leave BSMS they go on to have fascinating careers and make a real difference in the lives of others.  

BSMS is always happy when our alumni get back in touch and we love to share your successes with staff and other alumni members. In our alumni in focus area, we feature short interviews with alumni who have interesting stories to tell from BSMS and ask them where their degree has taken them since graduation. 


Honorary graduates

Each summer Brighton and Sussex Medical School confers honorary academic awards during our graduation ceremonies at the Brighton Dome.

In making these honorary awards, we recognise the achievement of individuals who have made a significant contribution towards activities which link closely to our mission as an institution of higher education and scholarship. We consider all our honorary graduates to be full members of the medical school's community and are delighted to enjoy ongoing close relationships with honorary graduates following their awards.


2015 Professor Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts is a clinical anatomist, author and broadcaster. She is a Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. Her academic work includes teaching anatomy and evolutionary anthropology and conducting research and additionally she is committed to promoting public engagement with science. 

Alice’s considerable experience in science communication began with the archaeology series, Time Team and since 2006, she has appeared as an expert presenter on a huge number of programmes including Timewatch and Horizon. 

Prof Roberts regularly delivers public talks expanding on themes from her research, television programmes and books, at venues including the Royal Geographical Society and the Glastonbury Festival. In addition to being a regular science columnist for The Observer, her most recent book, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015. 

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BSMS Honorary Graduates:

2014 Professor Dame Valerie Beral, Doctor of Medicine

2013 Professor John Tooke, Doctor of Medicine

2012 Professor Sir Alex Markham, Doctor of Medicine

2011 Professor Parveen Kumar, Doctor of Medicine

2010 Professor Sir Graeme Catto, Doctor of Medicine

2009 Professor Adetokunbo O Lucas, Doctor of Medicine

2008 Baroness Mary Warnock (joint with the University of Brighton), Doctor of Medicine