Brighton Student bloggers

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Sports teams at University of Brighton

Joining university sports teams and Sport Brighton

Starting university is a huge and life-changing experience – for the better of course! Many people, including myself, can find it challenging at the beginning. However, joining a sports team is what allowed me to meet new people and make friends, which made it all seem a little less daunting. Sports teams at university At…

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Ecological Society

The Students’ Union and Student Societies: what are they and how can you get involved?

If you’re coming to university you’ll hear about the Students’ Union and student societies. Seniz Mustafa looks at them both and explains what they do and how you can get involved. What is the role of the Students’ Union? What is the student union? What a perfect question! The student union here at the University…

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Moulsecoomb campus

Commuting to university: 3 tips for students

“When I first received my timetable, I worked out which travel tickets I would need to buy in order to keep the costs of commuting down to a minimum.” Angelica Blake-Lawson shares their advice for students wondering if commuting to university is a good idea.   Top 3 tips for commuting to university Buy your travel…

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International students on Brighton beach

What happens at international student orientation?

Starting at university can be scary. For international students who travel across the world leaving their homes behind, it is even more so. Naturally, upon receiving the email, I signed myself up for the International Student Orientation programme to help ease the process of moving into a completely different country.   What is international student orientation? …

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Making the most out of Freshers’ Week: a uni student’s top tips

University Freshers’ Week is fun but you need to be prepared to make the most of all that is going on. Here are some tips: Top tips for uni Freshers Save up money Get a wristband Go to the Freshers’ Fair Connect on social media Explore Brighton Get inducted Explore accommodation  Get a refresher! Save…

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Making friends through university activities

How to make friends at university: tips and advice

Making friends in a new place can often feel like a daunting prospect. But no fear, here is a guide to help you with the ins and outs of university social life! 5 ways to make friends at uni Meet people in uni halls  Make friends at Freshers’ Week  Making friends at uni through mutual…

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Home from home: an intern’s view of the University of Brighton (long read)

I’m Aderonke Ademola, and I study Sociology and Criminology at Warwick University. This summer I took part in the 10,000 Black Interns programme at the University of Brighton.

Group of students sharing Clearing stories

My university Clearing experience: Student Clearing Stories

I graduated from the University of Brighton and knew plenty of students who went through the university Clearing experience. So, we thought to gather together some student Clearing stories about their experience of Clearing and how it’s been a part of their journey. Student Clearing stories: Clearing students are just like you… Yes, don’t think…

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George Diamantopoulos

International student Clearing stories: George Diamantopoulos

George studies Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons). As an international student their Clearing experience was a little different. Still, as with our other student blogs about Clearing, they have useful insights and advice. Why did you apply through Clearing? During the summer of 2019 I was expecting my IELTS results which I needed to apply to university…

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Ugonna Okoro

What is it like studying Biomedical Science at University of Brighton?

Develop your style at Brighton You can direct your own learning and suggest tools and methods that help you understand complex physiological systems. I have used and observed lab equipment including confocal, electron and atomic microscopes, spectrometers, spirometer and four-lead electrocardiograms. Real-life benefits of study My favourite module was Diet and Exercise. One of the…

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