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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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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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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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George Diamantopoulos, an SRA

A Student Residential Advisor’s role at uni

Hi – I’m George and I’m an engineering student from Greece, entering the final year of my Mechanical Engineering BEng. I have served as a Student Residential Advisor (SRA) for my uni campus since September 2021. Here I’m going to tell you how SRAs help students and what’s involved. The role of an SRA The…

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Pot painting: just one of many activities offered by Student Residential Advisors

How to become a Student Residential Advisor at uni

Hi – I’m Luis and I’m in my third year studying English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons). Here I’m going to tell you about how I became a Student Residential Advisor and what the role involves. Applying to be a Student Residential Advisor (SRA) When I was about to finish my second year of…

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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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What’s it like studying Games Art and Design at Brighton?

The idea of making a game seemed amazing! I chose games art and design as I am interested in 3D design as well as the process of designing environments and characters. The bonus is being able to play games as research! As a mature student I have already tried some career choices. I did photography…

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A mature students guide to Brighton!

So, if like me you are a student of the more mature years you might be wondering what that entails in the city of Brighton and its University. Understandably £1 shots, cheap wine, and a messy bedroom in halls my not be your game plan, but don’t worry! For you and me alike Brighton and…

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Can you study Photography at uni? Yes!

Photography is so interesting I find the photography course fascinating. We are making work that I didn’t think possible. We use advanced equipment to carry out our practices like an array of digital cameras as well as film cameras, and a colour darkroom. I really like group seminars where you present your work to the…

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