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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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Pot painting: just one of many activities offered by Student Residential Advisors

How to become a Student Residential Advisor at uni

Hi – I’m Luis and I’m in my third year studying English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons). Here I’m going to tell you about how I became a Student Residential Advisor and what the role involves. Applying to be a Student Residential Advisor (SRA) When I was about to finish my second year of…

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Halls bedroom at Brighton

How to be a space-saving superstar when setting up your halls bedroom

Moving into halls can be one of the most daunting parts of going to university. For some, it signals moving away from home for the first time. On the other hand, putting your own stamp on your halls bedroom is one of the most exciting parts of starting university. Here is a guide on how…

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Moving in day – what to expect!

Any moving day is nerve-wracking and exciting but moving into halls is a completely unique experience. Here is a breakdown of the day so you know what to expect and you can calm those nerves a little bit! The morning of moving in day Depending on where you are travelling from and what time you…

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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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Aerial photograph of Brighton houses

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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