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Our favourite places on campus at Brighton uni

In Brighton we have a fantastic location for students, and the university has three very different campuses: in the heart of the city, in the suburbs and in the countryside. Moulsecoomb is the biggest campus, Falmer the most scenic and City campus is situated in Brighton’s creative hub. Whether it’s working in studios, studying in the library, hitting the gym or relaxing in the Student Union bar, here 10 students reveal their favourite places on campus.

City campus

Edward Street

I like how my campus is central – it’s literally in the heart of the city which makes it easy to socialise with my classmates. By far my favourite part is the kit room. It’s filled with industry standard cameras and equipment available to take out any time we want.
Wiktoria is studying a film degree.

Graduate Show at the University of Brighton School of Art, Grand Parade
Grand Parade is home to the School of Art and Media. Photo : Andy Weekes

Grand Parade

The main reason I chose Brighton is the sense of community it had, I remember walking around the studios in Grand Parade on the open day and talking to the students who described it as a ‘painting family’. For me, being surrounded by a creative, supportive environment was just what I needed.
Megan is studying a fine art degree.

Falmer campus


The Checkland building has so many great study spaces and the seminar rooms are often set up like classrooms with all of the equipment you would use in school. There are science labs, art rooms, design and technology rooms as well as lecture theatres. Falmer has a real campus feel, some lovely cafes and the restaurant is great too.
Lisa is studying a primary education degree.

Checkland building, Falmer campus
The Checkland building on Falmer campus has fantastic views across the Downs.

The Open Learning Centre

The teacher training facilities available to us are phenomenal. The university has the library which is great for literature to support assignment writing but it also has an Open Learning Centre. There are books, resources and materials needed to help plan lessons and assignments.
Oliver is studying a primary education degree.

Moulsecoomb campus

Aldrich library

I enjoy studying in the Aldrich library. There are laptops to use, which I find so helpful for doing coursework when I don’t want to bring my laptop in. It’s divided into different floors which allow different levels of noise; I like studying in the quiet areas on the top floor where I can concentrate on my work without interruptions, but I also enjoy being on the ground floor where I can talk, hang out with friends and take breaks.
Emmanuel is studying a pharmacy degree.

Upper Atrium and Meeting Rooms in Elm House
Elm House benefits from the latest in learning technologies.

Elm House

The best part of the new Business and Law building are the classrooms with screens for each table.  I love the seminars because we work on a question as a group, and we always interact with each other who will be the one controlling the screen and which ones of us will do the calculations. I have recently joined the Brighton Sports new gym. I was impressed when I found out the multifunction the machines have. The machines have the latest technology, some of them have the screens in which you can do research or watch a movie while working out.
Anxhela is studying an accounting degree.


I am based in Mithras house in the Mouslecoomb campus, one of the best things in Mithras house is the studio-based culture and the workshop, where you find everyone building, working together, and helping each other out to produce the best possible outcome.
Tia is studying an interior architecture degree.

The gym and SU bar

The new SU space and gym opened this year, and I live close to Moulsecoomb so I’ve been using them both a lot. The SU bar is very reasonably priced and they allow clubs and societies to book their side rooms out for free for socials, so it’s a great space to have. The gym is so nice and has a much nicer vibe than the other gyms in the area, and it’s more affordable too. They also have a wide selection of classes included in the membership, I’ve been doing so much yoga at the gym lately and I’m excited to try pilates in the new year too!
Eva is studying a pharmacy degree.

The gym on Moulsecoomb campus
The university has great sports facilities, including a new gym on Moulsecoomb campus.

Media studios

During my time on Moulsecoomb Campus, I’ve watched the spaces transform around me. With modern study facilities equipped with specialist technologies like a professional TV studio, sound booths and photography spaces – the campus is a hive of activity for people looking to be creative and do big things. There’s also new spaces to collaborate, socialise and relax – like ‘The Venue’ student bar located in the heart of the Moulsecoomb Campus.
Kristian is studying a music business and media degree.

Design workshops

I am based in the Moulsecoomb Campus. Since all the architecture, engineering and product design courses are located here, I get to access all the shared resources like the workshops, 3Dprinters, metal and woodwork studios and printing facilities. My favourite part of our campus is our materials lab within the workshop, where there is a bunch of different materials that we can use. The workshop technicians help us with the tools and equipment necessary to execute our model.
Trisha is studying an interior design degree.

Student looking at their phone

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Ben Westwood • 27th March 2023

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