Brighton Student bloggers

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What is it like studying Medicine at university?

Medical students interact with patients early on Within my first week of studying I was spending an afternoon in A&E at University Hospitals Sussex so we very quickly got comfortable interacting with patients. I’m in year 3 now where we have one day of lectures and Tuesday to Friday is on placement on a hospital…

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Dave Howarth

What is it like studying Social Work at University of Brighton?

I’m a mature student at university I started university straight after doing an Access course, so the transition was fine, although it is a step up to degree-level. The lecturers and my tutor have been very supportive, while making the expectations clear, so I know where I stand, what is expected of me and what…

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Ollie Moutrey

What is it like to train as a teacher at Brighton?

Prepare for your future at university Throughout my school life, I always aspired to be a teacher as I saw their job as an incredible impact on children and that’s what I wanted to do in life. The primary education teacher training course helps you tremendously to prepare you for your future career. Staff show…

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Chloe Bassett

What is it like studying Humanities at University of Brighton?

Adjusting to university-level study It was my curiosity and passion for ethical thinking that led me to apply for the Philosophy, Politics and Ethics course at the University of Brighton. Being a first-generation student, I had no idea what to expect of university life. I was surprised by how much of my time would be…

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What is it like studying Fine Art Painting at Brighton?

Make your own study pathway I studied an art foundation which helped me narrow down the specialism within the field a bit more, and after finding this painting course (one of only a few which offer it in the UK), it felt tailored to everything I wanted to learn about and explore! Find your people…

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Clearing student Eva who took an alternative route to university

Alternative routes to university: Eva’s Clearing journey

Eva, who is studying Pharmacy MPharm with integrated foundation year, tells us all about their student Clearing experience and how they took an alternative route to university.  Their video shows how Clearing opened up their path to uni and how their life is now. Why did you apply through Clearing? After applying to uni through…

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Student using a microscope in university lab

My route through Clearing: Seniz Mustafa

As part of our series on student Clearing stories Seniz Mustafa, who is a student on the Ecology and Conservation BSc, tells us about the route through Clearing they took and how they overcame any challenges along the way. Why did you apply through Clearing? I did not achieve the results that I had wanted,…

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Students sitting at 2022 Graduation

Starting university in September? Read TOP TIPS from our graduates!

I graduated from the University of Brighton in 2018 and learnt so much in my three years of study. You definitely don’t need seven woks in a halls kitchen and there’s always help available to students, sometimes you’ve just got to ask. To help you prepare for September I’ve gone down to our 2022 Graduation…

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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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