Top Reasons to Attend University in Brighton
- Population 273,000
- Student population 31,000
- Brighton & Hove is compact and easy to get around on foot.
- Bus services are plentiful and there is a flat rate fare in the central area.
- There is a network of cycle lanes.
- Car parking is at a premium but there is a park-and-ride system.
- Trains to London take 50 minutes. London Gatwick Airport is 25 miles away and takes 30 minutes by train.
Attractions for students
- Brighton & Hove Albion currently plays football at the American Express Community Stadium at Falmer, close to the University of Susex campus. Sussex County Cricket Club has its ground in Hove.
- The marina offers a host of water sports activities and also contains a leisure complex with a health club and bowling alley.
- The city has 2 golf courses, 3 swimming pools, 24 cricket pitches, more than 60 tennis courts and around 70 football pitches.
- Yellowave, the UK's only permanent beach sports venue, offers a full range of beach sports including volleyball, beachminton, beach tennis and footvolley.
Culture and nightlife
- The city has 19 cinema screens, and 5 major theatres.
- The Brighton Centre plays host to the large pop and rock tours, whilst the Dome is home to the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and features gigs by well-known comedians and bands, as well as contemporary dance and theatre. The Theatre Royal Brighton hosts a range of pre-West End shows.
- There are 10 museums in the city including the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, the Fishing Musem and the Booth Museum of Natural History. The Royal Pavilion is a lavish palace which was once the home of the Print Regent (later George IV) and epitomises Regency Brighton.
- The Victorian Brighton Pier is packed with traditional seaside amusements. The new-look Beachfront area buzzes with bars, cafés, clubs, basketball and volleyball, artists' and fishing quarters.
- England's largest arts extravaganza, the Brighton Festival, is in May and the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run takes place in November.
- Arguably the clubbing capital of the south coast, Brighton attracts big name DJs from all over the country. The Komedia hosts a range of music and club nights but is most well known for the comedy clubs which take place every weekend.
- North Laine with its Saturday flea market and bohemian vintage shops is popular with students, while the Lanes provides trendy and exclusive boutiques. Churchill Square has all the High Street favourites under one roof. The Marina contains a factory outlet-shopping village.
Proximity to the city centre
- University of Brighton, one site in Eastbourne and three in and around Brighton.
- University of Sussex, about 4 miles north east in Falmer.
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Content was accurate at the time of compilation. Population figures are compiled from the 2011 censuses for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.