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Brighton Palace Pier

Volunteering at uni – a graduate story

In 2015 I enrolled onto a Photography degree with no real desire to make money from it, or pursue it as a career, I just knew that I enjoyed telling stories through images, and eventually wanted to work somewhere in the cultural and creative sector. With that in mind I started my course and used the…

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Seeing home friends during uni

When I first started at university, I was so nervous especially because I didn’t know anyone – even though I am from Brighton. Over time I met more people on my course and other students who had similar interests. But it was always nice to catch up with my local friends. Brighton is a town…

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Gourmet burger kitchen

My favourite Halal restaurants

The city of Brighton is known for many things; its annual pride, the colourful graffiti and the wide array of people from different cultures that live here. As a Muslim from London, coming to Brighton I thought that I would miss eating out because there was not a lot of Halal food places being advertised….

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Friends socialising on campus

University – there’s so much to see and do!

I have so many good memories from my time in Brighton so it’s hard to choose just one. Looking back on first year, my favourite memories include, winning the poster competition in the first week (funnily enough, the group I worked in turned out to be my best friends and I even lived with them…

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Seven Sister cliffs

Top places to visit in (or near!) Brighton

1. Preston Park Rock Garden      About the Rock Garden The Preston Park Rock Garden is a fantastic place to take pictures especially if it snows and even in the summer! It is also a very peaceful place to be at or walk around. How to get there You can get to Preston Park by…

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Friends living in student halls

Getting used to shared accommodation: top tips

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. Get to know each another Try to organise a social activity once in a while – arrange a movie night, make…

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Man with mask in supermarket

How I maximise my money

Something I feel a lot of students worry about, before, during and after their university experience is money – how much they need, where to get it and where to spend it to make it go furthest. I know I personally try to make my money go further.  I have compiled a few of the…

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Brighton pier at sunset

5 things I wish I had known before university

Here is a rundown of 5 things I wish I had known before I started at university that I think would have really helped make the process smoother, easier and cheaper!   You don’t need to buy as much as you think. When buying your kit to bring with you, only buy the essentials, everyone I know…

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