Tell us what social events you have attended for a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

Throughout September and October we are running In It To Win It! This is a competition for new international students to encourage you to take part in the various social events that are taking place from the first weeks of term onwards. Using our online form, tell us which university or Brighton Students Union events you…

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Document Verification Sessions or ‘in-person enrolment’

You need to attend a document verification session before the start of your course if you are an international student and if you have: a student visa any other visa in any other visa category limited or indefinite leave to remain/settled status or similar a pending visa application with the Home Office. Sometimes this process…

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Collecting your BRP from the Post Office

Who is issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)? If you are a non-EEA national, UKVI will place a 90-day entry-permit vignette in your passport that you use to enter the UK. You will also be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), that you should collect from the nominated Post Office within 10 days…

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Our Culture Shock Toolkit

Culture shock describes the impact of moving from a familiar culture to one that is unfamiliar. All sorts of factors contribute to culture shock, such as a change in climate, different food, rules of behaviour that seem strange and hard to understand, and being away from your familiar support network. Studying in another country can…

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Recruiting now! Join our team of Student Ambassadors for September

If you have been to any of our orientation and welcome events you will know our team of Student Ambassador have a key role in helping new students feel welcome, answering queries, and sharing information on their own experiences of university life. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and friendly individuals to join our team…

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Here for the Easter vacation? Join us on 11 April for a low cost craft session…

While university halls of residence can suddenly empty out on the last day of term, with many UK students returning home to spend the vacation with their families, we know that many member of our international student community will be staying in Brighton or Eastbourne until the start of the Summer term. If you are…

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International Student Hardship Fund

The University of Brighton has an International Student Hardship Fund for students who pay international tuition fees, and are experiencing temporary financial hardship.   We have received some additional funding from the Office for Students to support students in financial need, which we have added to the existing fund to help with applications between now and…

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St Patrick’s Day – Friday 17 March

Named after the main patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide, due to the Irish people’s history of migration and the number of people internationally who have Irish heritage. Here is our lowdown on who St Patrick was, what he did, and how this special day is celebrated. Who was St Patrick?…

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Three ways to improve your academic writing

While an in-depth knowledge of your subject area is key to meeting the course aims, so are good academic writing skills. These allow you to express your arguments clearly and logically. Here are three ways you can develop your academic writing with Brighton Student Skills Hub: Book a one-to-one tutorial with the academic skills tutor from…

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