End of term travel

For information on end of term travel during the Student Travel Window see the University of Brighton end of term webpage and Government advice webpages on student movement and safe travel.

Fees waived on rebooking advance tickets

The Government confirmed last week that students who had already booked train tickets to travel home for Christmas before the announcement of the student travel window can rebook their tickets to travel between 3 and 9 December without paying additional fees. More details are available here.  Change of journey fees waived for students travelling home for Christmas – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Share your sustainability tips on our pinboard!

As the university goes virtual this term, we’re inviting students and staff to share their top tips for being sustainable at home and in your daily lives.

Check out the virtual pinboard, created by Nicola a student on the Falmer Campus, and add your tips and ideas – big or small. Together all our actions will contribute to reducing our environmental impact and creating a more sustainable world.

Sustainability tips pinboard

Snapshot Travel Survey – Surveyors wanted!

Each year the university carries out a snapshot travel survey to better understand how university users are getting to our campuses. This also allows us to gather data which is used to help develop travel facilities and infrastructure, and we are also required to carry out the survey to meet planning requirements and those from the Office for Students (OfS) 

To carry out the survey we require surveyors to be positioned across our campuses to ask university users a set of questions, regarding their travel habits. This is a paid position and is vital for helping us gather the data we need. 

Please see the details below regarding the role and complete the form to register your interest in being a surveyor. 

Role: Snapshot Travel Survey Surveyor.  

When? Week commencing 24 February 2020. Surveyors are needed throughout the week for 7.5 hour shifts 08.00 – 15.30. Surveyors must be available for at least two 7.5 hour shifts during the week.  

Pay: £10 an hour (grade 3) 

Working details: Surveyors will be required to approach people coming onto campus to ask them a set of questions regarding their travel habits. Working hours are 08.00 – 15.30 and the surveys will be carried out across all campuses during the week, so surveyors may be required to work at a number of campuses during the week. Travel expenses to a campuses that is not your usual place of study will be reimbursed. 

Surveyors will also be required to use their own smart mobile device (phone/tablet/iPad) to collect the survey responses via an online form.  

Full training will be provided and surveyors must be available for this on Tuesday 18 February, at either Moulsecoomb 11.00-12.00 or Eastbourne 14.00 -15.00 

Due to a very high number of applications being received, we are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest. 

#TravelFest – free bike maintenance, pop up bike shop & cycle safety demonstration

Find out about your sustainable travel options, buy a second hand bike and learn about cycle safety from East Sussex Fire and Rescue at #TravelFest !!

When? Friday 11 October 11:00 – 14:00

Where? Cockcroft Hall, Quad and outside the AEB building, Moulsecoomb Campus


  • Pop up second hand bike shop from the Brighton Bike Hub, in the Cockcroft Quad – bikes for sale £30 – £150
  • Cycle Safety Demonstration with East Sussex Fire & Rescue outside the AEB – sit in a lorry to view the blindspots & learn where to position yourself on the road & talk to Firefighters about road safety
  • Travel information stalls in Cockcroft Hall from: B&H Buses, BTN Bikes, UB1, Evans Cycle, Trainsplit, Sussex Community Rail Partnership, Sport Brighton & c-change
  • Free bike maintenance check 11:00 – 14:00, Cockcroft Quad

There’s also a wealth of travel information on our c-change sustainable travel pages.

Free Dr Bikes (bike maintenance checks):

There will also be free bike maintenance checks at our other campuses during the week. Bring your bike along for a free maintenance check from Bike For Life South at the following times and locations:

Tuesday 8 October 2019, 11:00 – 14:00 Falmer campus, outside the Checkland Building

Thursday 10 October 2019, 11:00 – 14:00 City Campus, Grand Parade main building quad

Friday 11 October 2019, 11:00 – 14:00 Moulsecoomb Campus, Cockcroft Quad

Free bike maintenance sessions

Free 2 hour bike maintenance sessions

We’re offering free bike maintenance sessions to University of Brighton staff and students as part of Get Moving Brighton Week 29 April – 3 May 2019.

Learn how to look after your bike throughout the year in a free basic bike maintenance session. You’ll learn now to complete a safety check of your bike, fix tyre punctures and much more.

When & where? 

— Tuesday 30 April 17.30 – 19.30
Moulsecoomb, Cockcroft quad (AEB foyer if wet)

— Thursday 2 May 17.30 – 19.30
City Campus, Grand Parade main building restaurant

This event is free for students and staff but spaces are limited. Participants will also receive a free high-vis back pack cover or puncture repair kit.

If you’d like to attend please visit reserve a place via our event page: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/sustainability/c-change/cycling/bike-maintenance-sessions 

Win prizes for cycling this December

Join Love to Ride’s Winter Wheeler’s campaign and be rewarding for cycling this December!

As a university we’re competing against other organisations in Brighton and Hove to see who can get the most people on bikes! So log your rides to help us climb the leader board and be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes too – including bike shop vouchers, hi-vis gear, bike lights, helmets and even a holiday!

Take part: get cycling & logging your rides

  1. Register with Love to Ride, if you haven’t already!
  2. Make sure you join the ‘University of Brighton (students)’ team or ‘University of Brighton (staff)’ team
  3. Get cycling and log any 10 minute plus cycle ride on the online dashboard on your profile – you can also add photo, goals, invite friends to ride and see your earned badges!

If you have a smart phone or tablet, automatically log your rides by connecting with the following apps: Ride Report, Love to Ride, Endomondo, MapMyFitness or Strava.

Prizes on offer

Ride anytime, anywhere from 1-25 December and log every ride here or connect an app to go in the daily prize draw.

From 1-25 December win wet weather gear from Proviz, laserlight and burner sets from beryl, maintenance kits from Muc-off, T2 helmets from Torch PLUS two local bike shop vouchers!

We’ll also be encouraging you to get on your bike at our info stall on Thursday 6 December, 10.00 – 12.00 in the Cockcroft foyer. Pop along to find out more about Winter Wheelers & pick up a cycle freebie!

Bike train Friday 23 November

All aboard the bike train!

If you want to build your confidence, get to know the inter-site routes better or just fancy a ride… come and join us!

Friday, 23rd Nov, starting at 8am at Grand Parade… join/leave at any of the stops along the way.

The bike train will be led by Brighton Bike Train, part of the Brighton Bike Hub where the train will finish! Come & join us at the hub to learn how to maintain your bike.

This event is being held as part of Share the Roads, Brighton & Hove #RoadSafetyWeek & Brighton Students’ Union Wellbeing Month – Active Week.

This event is being supported by the Brighton Bike Hub, a community cycle workshop in Brighton which is supported by the university. Each year the university donates abandoned bikes from its sites for refurbishment and works with the hub to run events and activities for students and staff, both on campus and at the hub.

Welcome to the University of Brighton!

Hi from c-change!

Welcome to all students starting at the University of Brighton over the next few weeks!

If you’re living in halls of residence, drop by and see the c-change representatives at your move in day event and find out about the halls recycling competition and your travel options to uni.

We’ll also be at the Freshers Fairs so drop by and say hi and let us know what activities you’d like to get involved in this year as part of the c-change campaign.

Don’t forget to keep up to date with us on our social media:

c-change Facebook

c-change twitter

c-change Instagram

We’ll also be holding a Pop Up Charity Shop at Falmer on 04 October, come & get kitted out for a bargain!

#bepartofcchange #switchoff #recycle #travelsmart