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How I’ve changed at university

University is an amazing experience; you learn so many different skills, both inside and outside of the classroom. Everyone starts university at different points in their life. Some may be 18 and leaving home for the first time, others may be older or staying at home while they study. No matter the circumstance, the university…

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Preparing for university life

On the day I received my results from college and found out I was going to study Multimedia Journalism from the University of Brighton, I was excited. I knew I had so much to prepare for but because I was still abuzz from results day, my mind was running at a mile a minute. I…

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Commuting to university – advice from a graduate

More students than ever will be commuting to uni this year, due to coronavirus restrictions and the introduction of remote learning. As a former commuter student, I want to share my tips with you! Be prepared Some days commuting will mean you have an early start, so make sure you pack your bag the night…

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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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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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Why I joined Boxing Society

I chose to join a sports society to broaden my social circle beyond my course, to meet people with similar interests and to break away from essay writing. I wanted to be more involved at university as I am still living at home with parents and not living that full university experience.    My work-life…

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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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Making the most of Freshers – even when it’s online

Looking back to my first term of university, Freshers was a huge opportunity to make friends and try something new. Even though everything will be hosted online this year there’s plenty of events to get involved with. Most importantly, make sure you attend Freshers Fair. You’ll be surprised at just how many societies there are…

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