Brighton Student bloggers

Read our #Brightonstories to find out more about life at the University of Brighton

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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Claudia Gardner

What I loved about studying Quantity Surveying

I’m interested in environmentally friendly building Construction has long been one of my interests and I have devoured programmes like Grand Designs since I was teenager. I am very interested in new ideas regarding house building that are environmentally friendly. So, when I discovered Quantity Surveying I was excited that I would be part of…

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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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Why I chose International Business Management

I’ve gained transferable skills International business is an excellent course, not only because of the valuable business insight it offers, both national and international, but because of the awareness it develops. It has definitely improved my cross-cultural understanding. I really love the way the course is taught – with both group assignments and individual assessments….

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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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Movie poster for Spring

The film that inspired me to study!

As a mature student there have been many occasions when I have been inspired to do something. My passion has been photography which I pursued and got good at. I did a lot of manipulation of photos to create a whole new photo. I enjoyed creating fantasy images and this required me to have a…

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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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