Brighton Student bloggers

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Ecological Society

The Students’ Union and Student Societies: what are they and how can you get involved?

I’m Seniz and I’m studying Ecology and Conservation BSc. In this blog, I’ll explain what the Students’ Union and student societies do and how you can get involved. What is the role of the Students’ Union? What is the student union? What a perfect question! The student union here at the University of Brighton is…

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Making the most out of Freshers’ Week: a uni student’s top tips

University Freshers’ Week is fun but you need to be prepared to make the most of all that is going on. Here are some tips: Top tips for uni Freshers Save up money Get a wristband Go to the Freshers’ Fair Connect on social media Explore Brighton Get inducted Explore accommodation  Get a refresher! Save…

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Making friends through university activities

How to make friends at university: tips and advice

Making friends in a new place can often feel like a daunting prospect. But no fear, here is a guide to help you with the ins and outs of university social life! 5 ways to make friends at uni Meet people in uni halls  Make friends at Freshers’ Week  Making friends at uni through mutual…

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Halls bedroom at Brighton

How to be a space-saving superstar when setting up your halls bedroom

Moving into halls can be one of the most daunting parts of going to university. For some, it signals moving away from home for the first time. On the other hand, putting your own stamp on your halls bedroom is one of the most exciting parts of starting university. Here is a guide on how…

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University student walking in Brighton pavilion gardens after getting into university through Clearing

How to make your course as stress-free as possible

Being a first-generation student, I had no idea what to expect of university life. So it was my consistent passion for curiosity and ethical thinking that led me to apply for the Philosophy, Politics and Ethics course at the University of Brighton. Adjusting to university level study Going into university, I was startled by how…

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Amy smiling at the camera!

The new term is here! What I’m most excited about

A new term: nerve-wracking and exciting September is usually full of both apprehension and excitement as students all over the county get ready to go back to school or university. This year I have felt this even more as we begin experiencing a post-pandemic society, which of course will affect all of our university experiences….

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What EXACTLY should you pack for halls?

I feel that when prospective students prepare to move to their university home, there are two types of people. The first received their accommodation acceptance email and immediately drove at (lightning speed) to Ikea with their meticulously planned list of items and secured everything they will need for the next four years of their life….

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Viktorija sitting on Brighton beach
Franco Manca pizza

Five Instagram accounts that you need to follow!

Brighton. You’ve got to love it. Whether it’s the city’s impressive variety of shops, bars and restaurants or its sweeping seafront, there is bound to be something for everyone. Although I quickly felt right at home when I started my degree at the University of Brighton, it’s not a small area and it can be…

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