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My favourite things about studying on Eastbourne campus

More time on campus Last year my course Occupational Therapy got about 6 days on campus, in the whole of the year, due to the pandemic! Not ideal when you’re studying a practical health-based course, but the university made the sensible decision to prioritise our practice placements. This year should (fingers crossed) be different, already…

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Amy smiling at the camera!

The new term is here! What I’m most excited about

A new term: nerve-wracking and exciting September is usually full of both apprehension and excitement as students all over the county get ready to go back to school or university. This year I have felt this even more as we begin experiencing a post-pandemic society, which of course will affect all of our university experiences….

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Shi Pin and her coursemates at the Leaf hospital preparing for nail surgery!

A day in the life of a podiatry student!

I am a podiatry student and have just completed my second year of my degree. I am going to share a typical day as a podiatry student at the University of Brighton. Blended learning on my course Similar to other courses, my lectures are held mostly online now via Microsoft Teams (due to the current…

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Student life in Eastbourne

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

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Tour of Eastbourne during summer school

Summer School prepared me for uni – here’s why

While I was in my first year of college, I began thinking about my options for higher education and personally this was quite a daunting task, so I wanted to start preparing early so it gave me enough time to be able to consider all my options and not get into a panicked rush right…

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Joining a course halfway through

Joining the Sport and Exercise Science (SES) BSc course in the second year was daunting at first. Knowing I would be at a disadvantage, having missed and not learnt the fundamentals of SES in the first year, and making friends halfway through the course would be tough. I knew skipping a year may be challenging…

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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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Aerial photograph of Eastbourne pier

Top 5 things to do in and around Eastbourne

Before university, I had never lived outside of my home town. Coming to a new area was exciting but I was also left feeling that I didn’t know what there was to do in the new area. This blog will outline some potential places for you go and explore in and around Eastbourne. 1. Eastbourne…

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