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#WeAreInternational campaign celebrates international students in the UK

#WeAreInternational is a campaign aimed to showcase international voices and celebrate international students in UK higher education institutions.

Here at the University of Brighton, we welcome hundreds of international students each year.

Our focus is on helping you unlock your potential. We provide a thriving academic community where you can learn from experts and gain the qualifications you need, and give you an all-round experience that you’ll remember forever.

What is #WeAreInternational?

Starting out over a decade ago, WAI is a campaign crated by Universities UK to showcase international student voices.  

Brought together by Universities UK International and the UK Council for International Student Affairs, this campaign uses the hashtag to bring together international student stories from around the UK.

Why do international students choose to study at Brighton?

  1. Studying at Brighton offers an experience that goes way beyond the classroom – we’ll help you build real-world knowledge and transferable skills that employers look for in graduate recruits.
  2. You’ll have the chance to pursue your interests and find new passions, meet new people and make connections.
  3. Brighton is a friendly and open city, and one of the liveliest and most diverse places in the UK to live and study.
  4. We have staff and students from over 150 countries around the world, and from the moment you arrive you’ll be welcomed into our international community.
  5. In the QS rankings for Best Student Cities, Brighton is in the top 100 worldwide and top 15 in the UK, 2024.

What do our international students say?

“As an international student from Malaysia, I had to make sure that I was well prepared for the weather, culture, studies and lifestyle before I came to the UK.”

– Shi Pin Lim shares her advice for preparing for uni as an international student


“If you’re planning to study in the UK, take the time to explore the city and try new experiences. And don’t forget to balance your studies with some fun!”

– Farah Abdulsalam, undergraduate student from Kuwait


“I think as an international student having UK work experience is paramount. I’ve learned far more than I could’ve imagined.”

MJ Tuttle, postgraduate student from USA


“I love the fact that my course has a lot of practical elements. This makes me confident in having a wide range of employable skills that will be useful when starting my career.”

Sandra, undergraduate student from Poland


Follow the campaign by searching #WeAreInternational, or you can follow the campaign’s account on X (formerly Twitter).

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Zoe Cassell • May 1, 2024

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