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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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Joining a course halfway through

Joining the Sport and Exercise Science (SES) BSc course in the second year was daunting at first. Knowing I would be at a disadvantage, having missed and not learnt the fundamentals of SES in the first year, and making friends halfway through the course would be tough. I knew skipping a year may be challenging…

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Studying in my hometown

Why I choose to stay in Eastbourne to study a foundation degree and a bachelor’s degree is a question asked by many, including myself. Now, looking back three years later, staying in Eastbourne was the best decision I made. After finishing the first year of my BTEC (level 3) Diploma in Sport at the East Sussex…

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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 knew before university

Learn from me and don’t overpack!!   Prior to moving to university, I created a huge excel spreadsheet and watched plenty of YouTube videos of what to bring to university and although this is very organised. I found that I could have saved myself a lot of time unpacking and money by waiting till I got…

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Top 5 things to do in and around Eastbourne

Before university, I had never lived outside of my home town. Coming to a new area was exciting but I was also left feeling that I didn’t know what there was to do in the new area. This blog will outline some potential places for you go and explore in and around Eastbourne. 1. Eastbourne…

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