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Commuting to university: 3 tips for students

“When I first received my timetable, I worked out which travel tickets I would need to buy in order to keep the costs of commuting down to a minimum.” Angelica Blake-Lawson shares their advice for students wondering if commuting to university is a good idea.   Top 3 tips for commuting to university Buy your travel…

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What happens at international student orientation?

Starting at university can be scary. For international students who travel across the world leaving their homes behind, it is even more so. Naturally, upon receiving the email, I signed myself up for the International Student Orientation programme to help ease the process of moving into a completely different country.   What is international student orientation? …

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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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Home from home: an intern’s view of the University of Brighton (long read)

I’m Aderonke Ademola, and I study Sociology and Criminology at Warwick University. This summer I took part in the 10,000 Black Interns programme at the University of Brighton.

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Why I chose International Business Management

I’ve gained transferable skills International business is an excellent course, not only because of the valuable business insight it offers, both national and international, but because of the awareness it develops. It has definitely improved my cross-cultural understanding. I really love the way the course is taught – with both group assignments and individual assessments….

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Change begins gradually and it starts with us

For most students, academia being “male, pale, and stale” is not a new concept. Our society is heavily influenced by outdated Eurocentrism due to decades of global colonialism. These outdated concepts no longer reflect the world we live and work in, which is why we must eliminate them from our classrooms. The Inclusive Practice Partnership…

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Shi Pin and her coursemates at the Leaf hospital preparing for nail surgery!

A day in the life of a podiatry student!

I am studying podiatry and have just completed my second year of my degree. I am going to share a typical day as a podiatry student at the University of Brighton. Blended learning on my course Similar to other courses, my lectures are held mostly online now via Microsoft Teams (due to the current Covid-19 pandemic),…

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Preparing for university as an international student

If you are reading this, you might be concerned about how to prepare for university. Don’t worry, I felt the same as you before I came to the University of Brighton. As an international student from Malaysia, I had to make sure that I was well prepared for the weather, culture, studies, and lifestyle before…

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Applying through Clearing as an international student – why I did it [video]

Why I applied through Clearing from abroad I applied through Clearing from abroad because it was mid-August, and I still wasn’t happy with my university choices. After being offered unconditional offers from three different universities none of them felt like the right fit for me. “As an international student, I was not used to writing…

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