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Rebecca and friends sitting at the beach

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 studying podiatry 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 Covid-19 pandemic),…

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Deborah standing outside the towner gallery

My favourite student spots in Eastbourne – five top tips!

Over my past two years at the University of Brighton Eastbourne campus, I have been able to explore, make great friends and have tonnes of fun. In this blog I would like to share my top five places to visit in Eastbourne as a student. 1. Visit the Towner Art Gallery Located in Devonshire Park,…

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Rainbow graffiti in Brighton

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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Beachy head -South downs

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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Grace smiling in the physiotherapy suite

Clearing is about YOU not just your grades! I DID IT! My story [video]

Do grades matter in Clearing? Yes, exam grades matter in Clearing, but they are only one element that universities consider. Your vocational achievements are also important and universities use the UCAS tariff to assess this and like to hear about your aspirations not just exam results. Here’s what recent graduate Grace said about her grades…

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My top five places to visit in Eastbourne

Eastbourne – regularly cited as being the sunniest place in the UK, there are countless reasons why you should be excited to move here. From its vast range of shops, bars, and restaurants to its sweeping seafront, there really is something for everyone. I have lived in Eastbourne for under one year now but have…

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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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