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University 101 – preparing for university life

The jump to university can feel like a leap of faith if you are unprepared. It can be overwhelming, both mentally and physically, but it does not need to be! Making sure you know what to expect and taking the time to process the change will help you along the way. I will be sharing…

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Why I chose the University of Brighton [video]

Read more about Ollie’s university experience here!

Victoria with her friends

Studying with a disability – what resources are available to help me?

I have just finished my work for my fifth and final year at the university. I was originally on the Biomedical Science course for two years before changing over to Psychology and Criminology, restarting from year one. I have suffered from painful joints throughout my life, and needed to have extra time in exams during…

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STUDENT LIFE – what is Eastbourne really like?

What is Eastbourne really like? Bursting with local colour and incredible sea views, Eastbourne is one of the best places for anyone to live. With many local independent cafes, you can really get a taste for Eastbourne without having to worry about breaking the bank! Travelling in and out of Eastbourne Eastbourne is a small…

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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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Why I chose to study at the University of Brighton

I have just finished my first year at the University of Brighton. It has been a different year with the pandemic restricting what people are allowed to do. I am also a mature student which makes my university experience different to others. I decided to apply to university mid last year. I wanted to do…

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How I balanced studying whilst working from home

With the many pandemic restrictions I contemplated whether or not it was wise to continue with my course. Textiles Design with Business studies depends greatly on contact hours and in many ways, progress is gained through time spent in the studio. Despite this, the adapted curriculum proved me wrong. I have gained new skills Studying…

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The best bits about studying Photography at Brighton

Studying BA Photography at University of Brighton has taught me to be independent and to build a professional practice. However, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the facilities and staff on the course. The staff – they are so supportive The staff on this course are friendly, willing and flexible. If you…

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Brighton student in South Laine

Studying as a mature student – why I chose Games Art and Design

Choosing what course you want to do at university is very difficult for some people. Others are fortunate in that they know from an early age what they would like to do. I am a mature student and am starting out late in an industry but I believe one is never too old to study…

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