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What EXACTLY should you pack for halls?

I feel that when prospective students prepare to move to their university home, there are two types of people. The first received their accommodation acceptance email and immediately drove at (lightning speed) to Ikea with their meticulously planned list of items and secured everything they will need for the next four years of their life….

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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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What are my accommodation options in second year?

Trying to find accommodation can be a bit daunting, especially if it’s not something you’ve done before. As a UniBuddy ambassador, I often get asked about what options are available for your second year. So, I figured it might be a good idea to break it down a little. Since private renting is the most…

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rainbow houses in Brighton

Which accommodation should I apply for?

Deciding where to live while at University can be a daunting and overwhelming process, especially if you’ve never lived away from home before. It’s completely normal to feel this way, and you definitely aren’t alone! I was incredibly nervous and overwhelmed despite having lived independently for 2 years before coming to university. It can be…

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Friends living in student halls

Getting used to shared accommodation

Moving into shared accommodation at university can be daunting for some, however, here are some top tips based on some of the most common concerns when sharing with housemates for the first time: 1. Make an effort to get to know one another Try to organise a social activity once in a while – arrange…

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Preparing for remote learning

This September I will be returning to Brighton for my final year of study on Fashion Design with Business, and naturally this year will not be a typical return for any student. Due to the Covid regulations there will be more planning and circumstances to consider.   I am making sure that my room at university…

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University student walking in Brighton pavilion gardens after getting into university through Clearing

Studying in my hometown

There are several reasons why living at home whilst studying at university is a good thing. I have composed a small list of reasons why living in your hometown can be beneficial. Saving money It goes without saying that if you have the opportunity to live at home, you will be able to save money….

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