Brighton Student bloggers

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What’s the difference between a Unihome and halls of residence?

Where you decide to live for your first year of university has quite an impact on your social life. For me, I chose to live in a Unihome (a house near the campus that is managed by the university) however I also spent a lot of time at halls hanging out with people that lived there….

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Living in halls: a student’s survival guide

Starting university is exciting and nerve-wracking, especially for those moving away from home. When moving into halls, you may not know anyone, and you may be living independently for the first time. Either way, nerves are normal; everybody feels this way.   I decided to move from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Brighton. I had only visited Brighton once…

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What was it like living in halls?

The first year of my degree was spent in student halls, I was based at Falmer. Living in student halls has been one of the most challenging but gifting choices I made while at university. With the stress of starting a new course in a new city in a new environment, it can be hard…

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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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Falmer campus

What to bring when you come to university

When you decide to move away from home for the first time to come to university it is a huge step to your own independence – lets just say things like cooking and doing laundry were a massive shock for me in first year! For most of us it’s a lot different to living at…

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Getting ready for university: what to pack

When I first went to uni, I was told that you shouldn’t return home for the first month so that you get used to your surroundings, make friends, and overcome your homesickness. Therefore, it was important to me that I had a home away from home. I took a lot of photos with me which…

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What to expect after accepting an offer

Oh, what a journey these last few months have been! I’m sure you’re fed up of UCAS and are excited that it’s all over with – but what next?   Open Days 🏫 Once you decide which universities are your firm and insurance choices, it’s a good idea to go back to the universities and visit….

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Making your new space feel like yours

Moving away to university is a very intense time, and among all of the amazing experiences there will be times that you feel homesick, actually sick, or just a bit flat and deflated. For me I have found that ensuring you have a space to call your own, where you feel comfortable, is one of…

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