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Eva

Working whilst studying at Brighton

As amazing as it feels to receive your first student loan drop, and finally be able to buy all the things you want to buy with your own money, the reality is that it doesn’t last forever. Many factors are at play; including your student loan amount, parental or family support, saving, spending, and other…

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Student money management – my top tips!

Rent, food, alcohol, books and all the other essentials you need to buy at Uni will all add up on your bank statement and as the lovely sum of money you started with at the beginning of Freshers week has depleted now the only thing you can afford on your shopping list is a packet…

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Doughnuts that Stef bought from the Too Good to Go app

Brighton food: A (hungry) student’s guide

Brighton is an incredible place to live in as student, and it is also the ultimate go-to destination for foodies with its wide variety of cuisines, suiting all preferences and budgets. Here is a mini guide to the best food Brighton has to offer for students, from a student (and massive foodie). Student-friendly Brighton restaurants In…

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Deborah standing outside the towner gallery

My favourite student spots in Eastbourne – five top tips!

Over my past two years at the University of Brighton Eastbourne campus, I have been able to explore, make great friends and have tonnes of fun. In this blog I would like to share my top five places to visit in Eastbourne as a student. 1. Visit the Towner Art Gallery Located in Devonshire Park,…

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Brighton student in South Laine

Earning money over the last year

The pandemic has left many students wondering about financial income, specifically due to many places having to furlough workers to help prevent the spread of the virus. However, there are opportunities available specifically at Brighton University to help with earning money whilst studying remotely. Before the pandemic I was able to attend my part time…

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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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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

5 things I wish I had known before university

University is a big deal – your life is about to change in ways you won’t imagine. We all reflect and wish we knew things we didn’t at the time. So, here are 5 things I wish I had known before coming to university. University as an experience  There’s a cliché saying you’ll be constantly hearing right now: ‘Don’t worry – everyone…

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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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