Getting started

What kind of work will I do?

You can download examples of first-year work in the School of Media by clicking the slide below:

These slides show you the wide range of work that you’ll be asked to undertake on your degree. The main thing to focus on is the number of different formats of assessment. Uni really isn’t about exams (at least not here at Brighton!) – we make sure that you explore all avenues of expression for your ideas.

And never forget:

    • A well-constructed presentation has as much academic impact as a beautifully-written essay: it’s the quality of the delivery that counts, not the format itself.


    • A piece of work examining Fortnite or Mama Mia! Here We Go Again can be just as valid as one that studies postmodernist theory: it’s the way that you construct a robust argument that’s important.


    • You come to uni to learn how to produce work of this quality. Don’t worry – we’re not expecting you to already be able to write essays at university level, or to pitch ideas with the confidence of an industry professional.


  • All you need to bring is your interest and enthusiasm – once you arrive we’ll teach you how to take your own ideas and turn them into the highest-quality academic work.

Register with a GP

When you arrive at university, it’s important to register with your local health services so you can get help if problems arise. You can register with our Medical Centres on the Eastbourne and Moulsecoomb campuses. Or you may want to register with a doctor and dentist surgery in your city. For more information on registering with our Medical Centres, please select the link above.




Join a society

Brighton Students’ Union exists to make your student life better. Whether you’re getting involved in societies, attending our events or chatting to our Support team – we’re here to help you while you’re at university and make sure you make the most of your experience.

From day 1 to graduation, we’ll be by your side and representing your student voice!

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Brighton Students’ Union support over 100 active societies across all campuses, covering different aspects of student life from hobbies and faith, to academic and leisure. Getting involved with a society is a great way to meet like-minded people, make new friends, settle into university life and gain some invaluable employability skills. Students who engage with a society are more likely to stay in University and get a higher class degree! If you can’t find a society to suit your interests, there are a team of staff who can help you in establishing your own. Find out more here.

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