The university calls this The Big Read, and each year, thanks to the Booker Prize Foundation, first year students are given a free Booker-nominated novel and can join in a range of activities including a visit from the author.
The success of the venture has allowed us to make this an annual event. Eve Smith from the Booker Foundation said:
'On behalf of the Booker Prize Foundation, we are so pleased at how successfully the project has grown since its inaugural year, especially as it seems to have drawn in many from outside the Literature department, and as you know it is this outreach to other disciplines which the Foundation is seeking to achieve.'
In return and on behalf of all those who've benefitted from the scheme, the university extends its warmest thanks to the Booker Prize Foundation.
Our fifth year of the exciting scheme in partnership with Man Booker to encourage literary reading across the University of Brighton.
Events for 2016 include research symposium on Animal Voices and the annual meet the Big Read author event at the Sallis Benney Theatre.
Our incoming first year students will be encouraged to read a Linda Grant novel in preparation for the author's visit
Jim Crace visits the University of Brighton, College of Arts and Humanities
2013 Ali Smith at University of Brighton, College of Arts and Humanities