Brighton Student bloggers

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Students on Brighton beach

Why I chose University of Brighton

University of Brighton is great for graduate prospects in a wide range of careers from health and education to architecture and engineering. Here 10 of our students explain why they chose their course at Brighton and how their studies boost their career. Alex: Sociology BA(Hons) Sociology ultimately has shown me how to look at the…

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Team sports at University of Brighton

Societies, sport and social: uni life outside class

Studying is very important but there’s much more to university life than lectures and seminars. We talked to some of our students and asked them to share their extra-curricular choices – from sports to politics, ecology and charity work. Park life at Brighton uni As an international student of University of Brighton, ‘park life‘ the…

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Studying at university

My top tips for learning at university

When I started at university, I really felt that I had been pulled in at the deep end. It was so different from college with so many new things to learn. But I soon realised that everyone else was also making the same huge leap. My name is Darja, I’m studying Sport Coaching BSc and…

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Team work at university

How university prepares you for a career

Although I went to university without a clear pathway in mind, I chose to study Business Management with Finance and Placement Year BSc. Business Management can open doors to many jobs and I told myself that I could find my way along the course and at least get a job at the end of it….

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Studying on campus

Studying on Moulsecoomb campus: a photo tour of my favourite study areas

I’m Katy and I’m in my final year studying media on the Moulsecoomb campus. Here are my favourite areas to get work done on campus – from editing suites to study areas and my favourite little corner of the library. Uni study space 1: The Edit Suites I love the practical side of my course!…

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Looking for books in the library

How to learn more effectively at uni

When becoming a university student, something I noticed straight away is there are lots of gaps in the timetable. And this is because there is a lot more scope for independent study. Whatever your course, you will be expected to do further research in your own time, and this may seem overwhelming. However, something that…

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Staying in touch with family on an online call

Four ways to boost wellbeing at uni outside class

There are lots of support services to help you out at uni, but also plenty of things you can do yourself. I’m Faye and I’m in my final year of Business Management with Finance BSc. Here are my top tips on how to stay healthy and happy at uni – from sport, societies, keeping in…

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The Brighton Pavilion

My first year at university – a photo blog

Hi – I’m Trish and I moved all the way from India to the UK last year to pursue my Interior Design MA at the University of Brighton. This is a photo blog of a few of my highlights, both academic and social, during my first year at university. Part 1: Academic Our first task…

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Student receiving counselling

Support at uni: 10 university services

Staying healthy and happy is so important at uni – and in life! Fortunately, there are lots of professionals at university to help you in a variety of ways – from academic guidance to support with accommodation, counselling, careers and health. I’m Faye and I’m in my final year of Business Management with Finance BSc….

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George Diamantopoulos, an SRA

A Student Residential Advisor’s role at uni

Hi – I’m George and I’m an engineering student from Greece, entering the final year of my Mechanical Engineering BEng. I have served as a Student Residential Advisor (SRA) for my uni campus since September 2021. Here I’m going to tell you how SRAs help students and what’s involved. The role of an SRA The…

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