Student News and Events

News and Events for University of Brighton Students

5 tips for eating well for less

Trying to eat well on a student budget can be a challenge in itself throughout life at university. Whilst it feels tempting to buy a ready meal that can be cooked in less than five minutes, or order a takeaway rather than going to the shop, we don’t often think about how our eating habits…

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Registering to vote

With the sudden news of a snap election for June 2017, it’s important to make sure you register to vote in time so that you can have your say. If you would like to make your voice heard, you will need to register by Monday 22 May. It only takes a few minutes, so make…

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Student finance: key dates for 2017

Student finance 2017/18 As the end of one year at university approaches, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the next. If you will be continuing your course next year, and intend on applying for student finance, you will need to make a new application for 2017/18. The deadline for applications is Friday 23 June…

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Learn a language as part of your course

It’s almost time to choose your option modules for next year, but have you considered learning a language? Learning another language can significantly increase your future employment prospects, and help to make you a more desirable candidate to companies operating globally. You have the option of learning French, Italian, German or Spanish either on its…

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Free bike sessions throughout Green Week 2017

As part of Green Week 2017, we will be holding free Dr Bike sessions across campuses and your Halls of Residence. These sessions are a great opportunity to get your bike checked over to help you maintain it, and promote more sustainable travel. When and where you can find us Monday 13 March 1-4pm, The quad near…

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Could you be the next Student Employee of the Year?

Do you work part-time alongside your studies? You could be the next Student Employee of the Year! The Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY), now in their 15th year, celebrates the hard work and achievements of students who have jobs whilst they study. It’s not easy balancing assignments with working evenings and weekends, which…

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RefME is changing

You may have already heard that RefME is changing, but what exactly do those changes mean for you? 1. RefME has been acquired by Chegg Chegg are an educational company that operate Cite This For Me (CTFM), another citation tool. As of 7 March, RefME will become Cite This For Me and you will have free access to…

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Get involved in Student Volunteering Week 2017

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) 2017 is taking place on 20-24 February, and there will be a variety of projects, talks and drop-ins happening across campuses. Why Volunteer? Dedicating your own time to another cause shows serious commitment and looks fantastic on your CV. Many voluntary roles also provide training opportunities, helping you to develop skills…

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Free bike maintenance

Could your bike do with a bit of a health check? The university’s sustainability campaign, c-change, have some events coming up to help you look after your bike better, and promote more sustainable travel. Have a look at what’s coming up near you to see how you can get involved! _______________________________________________________________________________ Free bike maintenance training Wednesday 1…

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Celebrating LGBT History Month

Throughout February we will be celebrating LGBT History Month. This is a national campaign that aims to promote equality and diversity by raising awareness and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their history, lives and experiences. Throughout February, a range of activities will be taking place across the university including: film nights, tours of…

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