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Why study Sport and Exercise Science?

Try out the course at one of Brighton’s summer schools During my first year of college, when I was researching different universities, I took part in a summer school that Brighton offered. I stayed in halls and was able to use some of the facilities that the university has to offer. This experience made me…

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Uni isn’t all about studying – I started my career as a writer!

Follow your passion and achieve your goals Journalism had always been an industry that I had loved without even being aware of it. Writing and telling stories is always something that I have enjoyed. Over the lockdown I watched countless documentaries and have realised this is an area of journalism I would love to enter….

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Sophie Lee

Why study Geography and Archaeology?

How to decide what to study at university? When choosing a specific course to study, I went with gut instinct. I enjoy both humanities and sciences, and the course is combined with geography which is a perfect balance of both. I also liked the options you get with combined courses, since I enjoy both geography…

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What is a Creative Writing degree? And more!

What do you study in Creative Writing? It’s more than just writing! This course is about the art of putting words together to construct something emotionally relatable, something that can guide others on their paths or help them recognise how they’re feeling. The lecturers provide us with opportunities to present our work to others and…

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Abby smiling at the camera

Anyone can study Computing – here’s my experience

Find your speciality at university Starting the course I was unsure on what jobs you can get apart from the stereotypical ones, but after completing first year I had a bigger understanding of how versatile the course is. The university gives you the chance to specialise and focus more on one aspect after the first…

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Chris Hunter

I graduated from Civil Engineering with a job!

Discover your interests at university I chose this university because it offered a foundation engineering degree tied in with a three-year BEng(Hons) degree. After completing the first year you select which discipline you want to pursue, I continued with civil engineering. It was the freedom to choose that really appealed to me, because if I’m…

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Blended learning – finding the right balance for me!

Since the new academic year started in September, there’s been even more changes to the way teaching is being approached. After adjusting to online teaching for almost an entire year, the chance to return to campus offers so many new possibilities, and the chance to experience a much more rewarding University student life. Studying and…

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Student money management – my top tips!

Rent, food, alcohol, books and all the other essentials you need to buy at Uni will all add up on your bank statement and as the lovely sum of money you started with at the beginning of Freshers week has depleted now the only thing you can afford on your shopping list is a packet…

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Why study at Brighton? The Huxley building!

One of my favourite places at Brighton University is Huxley Building located at the Moulsecoomb campus. Specialist facilities at Brighton Huxley itself has seven floors, mainly filled with specialised labs but also lecture halls and offices. My favourite floors are the 4th and 5th as this is where I spend most of my time participating…

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How to choose what to study at university – my story!

Hello, my name is Jess and I am studying Social Science at the University of Brighton. Deciding what to study and choosing a degree at university can often feel overwhelming for many, which is completely normal and understandable. There are many pathways that prospective students will follow. For example, I knew from a very young…

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