Student News and Events

News and events for University of Brighton students

Christmas lights in Brighton

Here for the holidays?

Staying in halls or your accommodation over the holidays?

Anyone staying in Brighton, Eastbourne or Hastings over the holidays? Maybe it’s your first Christmas in the area or even in the UK?

Check out the International team’s Festive Guide for information about festive events for joining in with. The guide also has information about university opening times and helpful contact information.

Festive Guide #herefortheholidays #UKChristmas

Facebook groups and socials

Plus, there are Facebook groups set up for those of you in halls over the break to set up meetups and events with each other. You don’t need to be a halls resident or an international student to take part. All students are welcome to join – find your nearest group below:

Christmas lunch

If you’re staying in your uni accommodation over the holidays, you might want to join us for a Christmas lunch on Thursday 20 December 🙂

Buy your lunch tickets here

Overseas and UK students are invited to join the international student Christmas lunch to celebrate the end of the year and the start of the holidays. Everyone is invited – you don’t have to be an international student.


  • International Students (EU and Overseas) = £5.10
  • UK Students = £9.90

The meal is subsidised by funding from other university departments, which means there is a different ticket rate for UK and International Students. If you have any queries about this or anything else about the meal, please contact us at

Dietary requirements: Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book your ticket.

Buy your lunch tickets here

More local events

Also check out the Student Advice team’s latest blog, which has more information about festive activities happening locally.

Help out at a soup run

The chaplaincy is organising a soup run on Thursday 27 December at the seafront in Brighton at 7:15pm. If you want to help out, please email Fr Paul Wilkinson at to register your interest.

External support

If you find yourself in need of wellbeing support over the holidays, you may want to reach out to our external contacts.

The Samaritans in Brighton and Hove offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. T: 01273 772277 / 0845 909090 E: W:

And, finally, Happy Christmas!

We hope that you have a safe and restful break, and look forward to seeing you in 2019.

Marianne Halavage • 12 December 2018

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