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Studying at university

My top tips for learning at university

When I started at university, I really felt that I had been pulled in at the deep end. It was so different from college with so many new things to learn. But I soon realised that everyone else was also making the same huge leap. My name is Darja, I’m studying Sport Coaching BSc and…

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Studying on campus

Studying on Moulsecoomb campus: a photo tour of my favourite study areas

I’m Katy and I’m in my final year studying media on the Moulsecoomb campus. Here are my favourite areas to get work done on campus – from editing suites to study areas and my favourite little corner of the library. Uni study space 1: The Edit Suites I love the practical side of my course!…

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Looking for books in the library

How to learn more effectively at uni

When becoming a university student, something I noticed straight away is there are lots of gaps in the timetable. And this is because there is a lot more scope for independent study. Whatever your course, you will be expected to do further research in your own time, and this may seem overwhelming. However, something that…

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Staying in touch with family on an online call

Four ways to boost wellbeing at uni outside class

There are lots of support services to help you out at uni, but also plenty of things you can do yourself. I’m Faye and I’m in my final year of Business Management with Finance BSc. Here are my top tips on how to stay healthy and happy at uni – from sport, societies, keeping in…

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The Brighton Pavilion

My first year at university – a photo blog

Hi – I’m Trish and I moved all the way from India to the UK last year to pursue my Interior Design MA at the University of Brighton. This is a photo blog of a few of my highlights, both academic and social, during my first year at university. Part 1: Academic Our first task…

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Student receiving counselling

Support at uni: 10 university services

Staying healthy and happy is so important at uni – and in life! Fortunately, there are lots of professionals at university to help you in a variety of ways – from academic guidance to support with accommodation, counselling, careers and health. I’m Faye and I’m in my final year of Business Management with Finance BSc….

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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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Moulsecoomb campus

Commuting to university: 3 tips for students

I commute to uni and I’d like share my advice for students thinking about doing it. I’m Angelica and I’m studying English Literature and Creative Writing BA. Here are my tips on how to save time and money, so that commuting to uni works for you. Top 3 tips for commuting to university Buy your…

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International students on Brighton beach

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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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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