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International students on why they chose to study at the University of Brighton

When it comes to selecting a university, international students have unique needs and expectations.

The University of Brighton stands out as a top choice for many because of its practical courses, supportive community, and exceptional facilities.

Here’s what some of our international students have to say about their experiences at Brighton. 

Practical learning for career readiness 

“I love the fact that my course has lots of practical elements. This makes me confident in having a wide range of employable skills that will be useful when starting my career,” says Sandra Skubis, a Biological Sciences BSc student from Poland.  

Sandra in a field near the Falmer campus

Sandra, Biological Sciences BSc

At the University of Brighton, the emphasis on hands-on learning ensures that students are well-prepared for the job market. 

Equal opportunities and community support 

For Yousra Ennassih Hassani from Spain, who is studying International Business Management BSc(Hons), the university’s inclusive community was a major draw.

“I realised that Brighton was the perfect university for me when I saw the way they treated their community. Everyone has the same chances and support to succeed at whatever they set their mind to.”  

student Yousra smiling as she stands in front of some plants.

Yousra, International Business Management BSc

This supportive environment helps students from all backgrounds feel valued and empowered to achieve their goals. 

Gaining UK work experience 

MJ Tuttle, a Marketing (Branding and Communications) MSc graduate from the USA, highlights the importance of gaining work experience in the UK.

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

MJ holding a bunch if flowers while standing in front of her placement company banner Brandwatch at an event.

MJ, Marketing (Branding and Communications) MSc

The University of Brighton offers numerous opportunities for placements and internships, allowing students to gain valuable industry experience. 

Friendly environment and experienced tutors 

“The best thing about the University of Brighton was the friendly environment and the facilities. My tutors were supportive and experienced, and it was easy to make appointments and ask any questions,” says Bin Su, a Civil Engineering MSc graduate from Guangxi province of China.  

This accessibility to knowledgeable staff and quality resources enhances the learning experience and helps students succeed academically. 

Quick and reassuring visa support 

Taofiq Durodola, a (Secondary) Physics PGCE student from Nigeria, appreciated the university’s efficient VISA support.

“I am an international student, so it was important for me to study at a university that offered visa sponsorship. Brighton was very quick to respond and my interview with the course lead was very reassuring.”  

Taofiq in his lab

Taofiq, Physics PGCE

Brighton’s proactive visa support ensures a smooth transition for international students. 

Building a future in media 

For Siri Evenson from Norway, a Media Studies BA(Hons) student, studying in Brighton has been transformative.

“Studying in Brighton has improved my English and given me the tools, knowledge, and background to win in the media business.”  

Practical experiences equip students with the skills needed to excel in their chosen fields. 

Preparation for life in the UK 

Shi Pin Lim, a Podiatry BSc graduate from Malaysia, stresses the importance of preparation for studying in the UK.

“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 smiling as she sits outside on a sunny day.

Shi Pin, Podiatry BSc

The University of Brighton provides resources and support to help students adjust to life in the UK, ensuring they are well-prepared for their new environment. 

The university’s focus on practical learning, an inclusive community, excellent support services, and opportunities for gaining work experience, is a big reason international students choose to study at Brighton. 

If you’re considering studying in the UK, find out more about the University of Brighton. 

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Clare Cornwell • June 17, 2024

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