Brighton Student bloggers

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Jon in his bedroom studying at home

Studying from home – how I do it [video]

Read more about Jon’s university experience here!

Lenka in nurse uniform

I chose Brighton because nursing is my dream job!

Since I was a child, I was always attracted to and fascinated by healthcare. I loved hospitals and medical terminology and I admired everybody working in that field. My life journey though took me elsewhere and I became a language teacher instead. However, reconsidering my career options during a long maternity break, I was drawn…

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How my course is saving our environment

With the way that the Ecology and Conservation course is constructed, it might not be directly obvious how it is working on saving the environment. However, our course is training us to become scientists whose main goal is to protect our planet and its species and ecosystems. Our modules focus a lot on applying biological…

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Three university students sharing a laptop

I chose Brighton for the integrated foundation year!

I chose Brighton as it offered me a route into higher education with the course I wanted to pursue.  My A-level results were not great and as a result I didn’t get into university the first time to study sports science. I spent the next couple of months looking at all my options. My mum came up with a list of the top ten jobs that…

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Carlys home office

I chose Brighton because of the placement opportunities!    

Education BA focuses on so much more than just teaching. It introduces many career opportunities for students to consider like careers advisor, counsellor, play therapist, special educational needs coordinator (SENCO), community education officer and criminal rehabilitation. I have also been fascinated by the different age ranges that the course focuses on. Instead of having to choose either primary or secondary education, I have…

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Brighton student in South Laine

Earning money over the last year

The pandemic has left many students wondering about financial income, specifically due to many places having to furlough workers to help prevent the spread of the virus. However, there are opportunities available specifically at Brighton University to help with earning money whilst studying remotely. Before the pandemic I was able to attend my part time…

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A group of student ambassadors

How I’ve earnt money at uni

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well! Today’s blog post is all about how I have earnt money whilst studying at university. This has been particularly difficult with the pandemic, but I have still managed to earn money and I hope the things I discuss will give you some ideas! Firstly, I have been…

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Brighton Palace Pier

Volunteering at uni – a graduate story

In 2015 I enrolled onto a Photography degree with no real desire to make money from it, or pursue it as a career, I just knew that I enjoyed telling stories through images, and eventually wanted to work somewhere in the cultural and creative sector. With that in mind I started my course and used the…

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Friends socialising on campus

University – there’s so much to see and do!

I have so many good memories from my time in Brighton so it’s hard to choose just one. Looking back on first year, my favourite memories include, winning the poster competition in the first week (funnily enough, the group I worked in turned out to be my best friends and I even lived with them…

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My year of placements in the fashion industry

Within my course, there is the option to undertake a 12 month placement year, this naturally can be incredibly beneficial in terms of experience , contacts and general personal growth. When I was looking at different courses the availability of a placement year was one of the key factors for me in choosing. At Brighton, the placement year takes…

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