Brighton Student bloggers

Read our #Brightonstories to find out more about life at the University of Brighton

Abeer smiling at the camera with her graduation certificate!

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 Our society is heavily influenced by outdated Eurocentrism due to decades of global colonialism. These outdated concepts no longer reflect the world we live and work in, which is why we must eliminate them from our classrooms.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 a podiatry student 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…

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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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Yousra smiling at the camera

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

Why I applied through Clearing I applied through Clearing 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. So, I rejected all my options and not long after, I found out about the…

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International college sports team

I chose Brighton because of the students!

When describing Brighton, I would say it’s vibrant, cosmopolitan and a tourist hub! I believe what makes it so unique is the diversity of students living here. There are thousands of students from all over the world. I enjoy hanging out with classmates and friends whether it is during the daytime enjoying the sun, running…

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Gourmet burger kitchen

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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My lockdown experience

With the rising concern of covid-19, educational institutions including schools and universities had to make the major adjustments of shifting to remote learning. As a student who has never experienced home-schooling or distance -learning of any kind, adjusting to this type of change was quite challenging. For example, I was used to meeting my friends…

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