Student News and Events

News and events for University of Brighton students

World Mental Health Day

University can be a big transition, whether you’re new to Brighton or a returning student. We hope you’re having a great time, but it’s not uncommon to feel a bit stressed or overwhelmed. This World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we want to take the opportunity to highlight the resources and services here to support your…

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#NeverOk – How to use the Disclosure Tool

We are delighted to have you as part of our university community and there is nothing more important than everyone in our community feeling safe, respected and accepted. You deserve to feel that way at all times, and we’re committed to continuing to make sure this happens. Our #NeverOK pledge represents our work to uphold…

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No one should experience spiking

Guidance on night-time safety, spiking and how to get support

Freshers is an exciting time and Brighton is generally a fun and safe place to be, but being aware on a night out is really important. Brighton Students’ Union Brighton Student’s Union (BSU) are dedicated to the safety and welfare of students and have onsite presence at every Freshers event. BSU also only work with…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

From 15 to 21 May, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will be taking place, during which a series of events will be running to help signpost support services and encourage conversation among students. All week, Sport Brighton will be offering free activities to get students active, with a range of events scheduled for each…

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Trans flag at march

New support network for Transgender and Non-binary students

Today we recognise Trans Day of Visibility, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the discrimination faced by the trans community, but also to celebrating the achievements and contributions of trans people across the world. The University of Brighton is committed to supporting our trans and non-binary students and staff and creating a more inclusive environment,…

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The Quran book laying on the second floor

Observing Ramadan 2023

Many Muslim students will be fasting during the month of Ramadan, which falls this year between Wednesday 22 March and Friday 21 April. We’re committed to supporting students who will be observing this holy month.

Let's get the nation talking about student mental health

University Mental Health Day – 9 March 2023

This Thursday, 9 March is officially University Mental Health Day but your mental health and wellbeing is always our priority – all year around our expert teams are here for you. To mark University Mental health Day our Student Support and Guidance tutors (SSGTs) will be on campus to chat to you about the variety…

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University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor, Debra Humphris

Turkey and Syria earthquake: statement from the Vice-Chancellor

We will all have seen the devastating images of the destruction left in the wake of the earthquakes affecting Turkey and Syria on Sunday and Monday. 

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Your support network during Christmas closure 23 Dec – 2 Jan

With the university being closed from Friday 23 Dec 2022 and re-opening Tuesday 3 Jan 2023, there are a wide range of external agencies and organisations that we work with during term-time who remain open to you during this period. We have put together this simple guide to outline the full range of different wellbeing support options and activities available from both the University and external services.

Student volunteers cleaning up Brighton beach

Wellbeing Week 2022: Friday – Give

It is the final day of Wellbeing Week – we hope you have found our events and resources useful for boosting your mental wellbeing. Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy.

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