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Freshers 2020 – A unique experience

Freshers is an amazing part of the university experience. For those that aren’t sure what Freshers entails, it’s two weeks of events held in and around Brighton. During this time students are moving into their own place for the first time or moving back to continue their studies – so you can imagine, it’s an…

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Making friends in first year

One of the biggest worries for many students starting university is making friends in their first year. Starting university this September may look slightly different, however this doesn’t need to affect getting to know other students and forming friendships. Try to remember that everyone is in the same boat and has the same concerns when…

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My Brighton – a photo story

Brighton is an amazing and unique city with a rich history; from the lanes and the pavilion to the modern street art embraced on its walls, you are guaranteed to be at awe with its beauty. This blog features 10 of my favourite places to visit in Brighton.  Brighton Beach Ok, so we are beginning with the obvious,…

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5 things I wish I had known before university

That everyone is in the same boat and WANTS to make friends  I was nervous before going to university in September and spent quite a lot of time worrying that I would not make good friends. However, during freshers everybody is in the same boat and wants to make friends, so there really is not…

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What’s the difference between a Unihome and halls of residence?

Where you decide to live for your first year of university has quite an impact on your social life. For me, I chose to live in a Unihome (a house near the campus that is managed by the university) however I also spent a lot of time at halls hanging out with people that lived there….

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5 things I wish I had known before university

* If you don’t eat fruit and vegetables you will not feel or work your best   For the first couple months of uni I tried to eat as cheaply as I could, rice, bread and baked beans. This not only leaves you a little bit tired all the time but totally messes up your immune…

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Living in halls: a student’s survival guide

Starting university is exciting and nerve-wracking, especially for those moving away from home. When moving into halls, you may not know anyone, and you may be living independently for the first time. Either way, nerves are normal; everybody feels this way.   I decided to move from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Brighton. I had only visited Brighton once…

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My lockdown experience

Lockdown struck towards the end of my placement year, so not only did my studies go remote but also my placement role, which is a full-time job. However, certain support and routines have really helped me to cope and continue doing well during this difficult period.   * Keeping to a routine – This has definitely…

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5 things I wish I had known before university

Everyone is in the same boat – put yourself out there, join societies (!!), talk to people around campus and on your course. I struggled in the first month because I felt I didn’t have any friends, but when I spoke with the friends I have now, they felt the same way!   Keep on top…

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