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My favourite student spots in Eastbourne to visit – 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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Why I chose the University of Brighton [video]

Read more about Ollie’s university experience here!

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STUDENT LIFE – what is Eastbourne really like?

What is Eastbourne really like? Bursting with local colour and incredible sea views, Eastbourne is one of the best places for anyone to live. With many local independent cafes, you can really get a taste for Eastbourne without having to worry about breaking the bank! Travelling in and out of Eastbourne Eastbourne is a small…

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Why I chose to study at the University of Brighton

I have just finished my first year at the University of Brighton. It has been a different year with the pandemic restricting what people are allowed to do. I am also a mature student which makes my university experience different to others. I decided to apply to university mid last year. I wanted to do…

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The best bits about studying Photography at Brighton

Studying BA Photography at University of Brighton has taught me to be independent and to build a professional practice. However, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the facilities and staff on the course. The staff – they are so supportive The staff on this course are friendly, willing and flexible. If you…

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STUDENT life – what is Brighton really like?

Whether you’re a fan of cafés, vintage clothes, or arcade games, Brighton has got something for you! Although it’s one of the sunniest places in the UK, you don’t even have to bank on the good weather to find loads to do. Travelling in, around and out of Brighton Travel around Brighton is incredibly easy,…

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Mature student smiling after getting into university through Clearing

Can mature students apply through Clearing? Yes, I did!

About 10 years ago, I was introduced to my course, Visual Culture (it’s like history of art, but with a much broader focus that includes photography, film, advertising, fashion) by friends who had studied at Brighton. I read up about it, and though it seemed to chime with all my interests, I wasn’t in a position to study at the…

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University Clearing options – Clearing gave me choices

I didn’t want to go to the universities that offered me a place as I wasn’t sure about the courses, and they were both very far away from home…  What options do you have in Clearing? I found that Clearing gave me more options and made me realise that I didn’t want to choose between English and history and maybe I…

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