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Jenny and a friend holding their results

Results Day – it’s normal to feel nervous!

In my time as a student, I have endured three results days. Having arrived back from a festival only three hours earlier and surviving on very little sleep, achieving GCSE results that were higher than anticipated caused me to burst into floods of tears, and there’s a terrible photo to prove it. How embarrassing. A…

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Thivya using a mannequin to study medicine

Choosing a course in Clearing – how I did it

I didn’t apply to university as I intended to take a gap year – I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to study so planned to take a year out to think about it. I changed my mind a few weeks before results day so I started researching and narrowed down a few courses and…

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My top five places to visit in Eastbourne

Eastbourne – regularly cited as being the sunniest place in the UK, there are countless reasons why you should be excited to move here. From its vast range of shops, bars, and restaurants to its sweeping seafront, there really is something for everyone. I have lived in Eastbourne for under one year now but have…

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Yousra smiling at the camera

Applying through Clearing as an international student – why I did it [video]

Why I applied through Clearing I applied through Clearing because it was mid-August, and I still wasn’t happy with my university choices. After being offered unconditional offers from three different universities none of them felt like the right fit for me. So, I rejected all my options and not long after, I found out about the…

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Why is it important to attend a Summer School?

At the University of Brighton, we are offering you the chance to attend our online summer school, where you will experience what university life is like and what it is like to study a degree. From my experience when I was in year 12, I attended a summer school at the University of Brighton and…

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Lenka in nurse uniform

I chose Brighton because nursing is my dream job!

Since I was a child, I was always attracted to and fascinated by healthcare. I loved hospitals and medical terminology and I admired everybody working in that field. My life journey though took me elsewhere and I became a language teacher instead. However, reconsidering my career options during a long maternity break, I was drawn…

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Students walking alongside Brighton cliffs

I chose Brighton so that I could protect the planet!

With how the Ecology and Conservation course is constructed, it might not be directly obvious how it is working on saving the environment. However, our course is training us to become scientists whose main goal is to protect our planet and its wide range of species and ecosystems. Our modules focus a lot on the…

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Tour of Eastbourne during summer school

Summer School prepared me for uni – here’s why

While I was in my first year of college, I began thinking about my options for higher education and personally this was quite a daunting task, so I wanted to start preparing early so it gave me enough time to be able to consider all my options and not get into a panicked rush right…

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How my course is saving our environment

With the way that the Ecology and Conservation course is constructed, it might not be directly obvious how it is working on saving the environment. However, our course is training us to become scientists whose main goal is to protect our planet and its species and ecosystems. Our modules focus a lot on applying biological…

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Rosemary Rich

Going to university as a mature student – why I did it

I can’t pretend that I didn’t feel a bit uncertain the day I went back to university as a mature student. I’d given up my job in a charity, which was a comfortable and worthwhile role, to embark on a PhD in History. Was I mad to take such a leap of faith? Writing three…

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