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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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Spring into action: ways to get involved with life at university and beyond

Now that Spring is in sight and the weather getting (a little bit) better, it is the perfect time to stop hibernating, and reboot your social life. We have put together some top tips for getting involved in life at university and beyond which won’t leave you out of pocket, and which might even make…

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Great walks around Brighton

Exercise and explore Brighton at the same time Now the weather is becoming a little brighter and a little warmer, it is the perfect time to get out and about exploring Brighton.  We’ve put together some information on the best parks and walks in the city to explore. Remember, if you’re planning a walk on…

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Culture Shock Week – 16th – 20th November 2020

Monday 16th – Friday 20th November is Culture Shock Week! Join us for 5 days of events that look at some aspects of UK culture, as well as help you to understand what Culture Shock is and how to deal with it.   For the programme of events see and follow us on Facebook…

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House Hunting in the UK: a guide for international students

House hunting as an international student can be difficult and confusing—trust me, I know! As a Student Ambassador on the Orientation programme, I’ve helped new students find accommodation, and I have first-hand experience of the process myself. So, I understand just how stressful it can be. If you are living in halls at the moment…

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Coronavirus: immigration guidance if you’re unable to return to China from the UK

The UKVI has now released guidance for individuals in the UK who are unable to return to China from the UK as a result of the travel restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This guidance is intended for individuals whose visas are due to expire between 24 January 2020 and 30…

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Semester Two: start as you mean to go on!

While we are a little late for New Year’s Resolutions, the start of semester two is a great time to reflect on the first half of the year, and make a plan for the second. Here are our top tips for starting the semester as you mean to go on, and getting the most out…

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Christmas in the UK

Your first Christmas in the UK If this will be your first Christmas in the UK you’ll find useful information about what to expect on this page. You may have already noticed festive decorations and lights in the main shopping areas, as well as Christmas menus in local cafés and restaurants. It’s generally a time…

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