Brighton Student bloggers

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5 things I wish I knew before university

Learn from me and don’t overpack!!   Prior to moving to university, I created a huge excel spreadsheet and watched plenty of YouTube videos of what to bring to university and although this is very organised. I found that I could have saved myself a lot of time unpacking and money by waiting till I got…

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My lockdown experience

Initially I was worried about studying and completing assignments at home during lockdown. This was because I did not have access to the library or face-to-face contact with lecturers in seminars. However, the university used a programme called Microsoft Teams to allow lecturers to complete online sessions. This took a little while to get used…

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Part-time job opportunities

There is so much to do when you move to a new city and start university; I know from experience that the excitement of having so much to do, so many places to go and having so many new restaurants to try can be super exciting … until your student loan runs out! It’s important…

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Being part of a society

When I first joined university, I was anxious about making friends and meeting people. Initially, I didn’t join any societies (which is something I massively regret!). However, as I’ve progressed through my degree, I was made aware of lots of exciting opportunities offered by various societies 😁 You can find a list of all of…

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Sometimes it is difficult to stay positive when there’s a lot on your plate and things aren’t necessarily going your way. I’ve learnt from my experiences how best to combat these negative moods and thought I’d share my top tips with you: Set small goals – even though small goals may seem insignificant, you’ll feel…

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Beginning your placement search (fashion/textiles)

Thinking back to this time last year I am reminded of how stressed I was at the prospect of finding a placement that would fulfil me and that would look great for my CV. Now a year later I feel that I have really flourished and part of this is to do with all of…

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Things to do in and around Eastbourne

Before university, I had never lived outside of the one town back home. Coming to a new area was exciting but I was also left feeling like I didn’t know what there was to do in the new area I’d moved to. This blog will hopefully outline some potential places for you go to and…

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A guide to independent living

Moving out from home and into university brings lots of new and exciting experiences. For many, moving away to university will be the first experience of living independently. This blog looks to highlight things to consider and be aware of when living independently. Food and nutrition: Gone are the days of having a hot meal…

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Dealing with university workload

Managing your workload at university is an important aspect in achieving a healthy work/play balance. Deadlines are often set at the end of semesters and so can lull you into a false sense of security over how long you have. This blog will outline my top tips for managing your work whilst still finding time…

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rainbow houses in Brighton

Things to think about when finding housing

Whilst at university, it’s easy to get caught up living in the moment and taking each day as it comes. Every year at uni flies by, but no year more so than first year. It is therefore important that by the time the summer term ends, you have all the arrangements in place for your…

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