The University of Brighton is steeped in history and since its humble beginnings 150 years ago, in the kitchens of the Royal Pavilion, a great many institutions have come together to make it one of today’s leading modern universities. We can trace our origins back to the mid-19th century in Brighton and the mid-20th century in Eastbourne.
Our Education research generates knowledge that advances social justice and fosters critical understanding of learning and teaching in diverse cultures and complex worlds.
We believe in making a difference. Our research and enterprise activities tackle global challenges, solve practical problems and seek to improve people’s lives and environments. We recognise that today’s challenges are not limited by the boundaries of traditional disciplines; neither are we. Fresh thinking, interdisciplinary research and collaborative partnerships with industry, institutions and communities enable us to bring expertise from different fields to address society’s most pressing issues to make a tangible impact.
You can use the Careers Service throughout your time at Brighton:
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Experienced staff in Student Services offer support on a range of issues including:
Brighton and Eastbourne offer many accommodation options, ranging from homestays and private sector properties to university-managed Unihomes.
There are many things to bear in mind when it comes to choosing and living in accommodation, from signing contracts to budgeting. You can find help and advice relating to these matters on this page.
Get vaccinated - mumps and meningitis. Know the symptoms of swine flu. Get registered with a doctor/dentist.
We have three campuses in Brighton and one in Eastbourne.
Improve your fitness, play competitive sports, have fun with your friends or take a coaching qualification.
Studying at the University of Brighton has been an amazing experience so far. I think that what I have learned the most is independence and confidence. Being so far away from home has taught me how to deal with day to day challenges on my own and to push myself to try new activities that are not always easy for me. I have always had a difficult time in social situations...
Brighton university is often overlooked as there are many other universities with greater esteem. However, they provide a good mixture of lectures, labs, assignments and exams with lots of academic support available. A relaxed, friendly campus just outside the city centre. Comprehensive library with ample space even at peak times. Broad selection of societies with regular...
Studying at Brighton University is generally a positive experience. While the lecturers are incredibly forward thinking and the courses packed with valuable material, at times the general governance of the school was lacking and students can, at times, find that the process is rushed and careless. Overall the city is expensive which subtracts from what could be an amazing...