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University of Brighton

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Student Accommodation

  • Every eligible student will be offered a place in either university-managed or university-arranged accommodation in Brighton or Eastbourne. The university has over 2,000 places in halls of residence, both catered and self-catered, with shared kitchens and communal areas.
  • Housing options include halls of residence, university-managed housing, privately rented accommodation, or homestay with a local family. Brighton is a multi-campus university with accommodation options within walking distance or a short bus or train ride away from campuses.
  • The accommodation team can help students find the right place to live wherever they're based. The university has house-hunting groups on Facebook to help students look for flatshares and housemates, and a database of properties for students who want to rent privately. These properties are vetted by the university and adhere to their code of standards. Around a third of the university's first year students opt for private sector rented accommodation.
  • Other options for student accommodation include houses managed by the university and Homestay. Houses managed by the university are let on behalf of local landlords – students pay their rent to the university. Homestay is a good option for students who want a home from home environment, as students live in a house with a family, a couple or a single person in the local area.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £161 to £180 per week
Self-Catered from £78 to £160 per week

Student Life

  • City Population: 273,000
  • Student Population: 31,000
  • Just an hour from London, Brighton is a diverse and popular city offering a fantastic student experience. Brighton has an amazing variety of things to see, do and experience, including a year-long calendar of events, festivals and experiences including arts, music, digital, science, food and fashion.
  • Students can make the most of city living and being by the sea. The city boasts a wealth of restaurants, independent shops, cafés, galleries, music venues, theatres and more; and the beach and South Downs are right on the doorstep for those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle.
  • Students based at the Eastbourne campus benefit from living in a friendly and easy-going town which offers the beach, countryside, shopping, art galleries, theatre, and sports facilities.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Brighton is home to the largest annual arts and culture festival in England – the Brighton Festival – along with other events including the Brighton Digital Festival, CINECITY Brighton Film Festival, the Great Escape music festival, the London to Brighton bike ride, the Brighton Food Festival and the Brighton Marathon. Other cultural activities include cinemas, theatres, museums, and comedy.
  • There are plenty of sports to watch. Local Brighton teams include Brighton & Hove Albion football club, Sussex Country Cricket Club, Brighton Blues Rugby Club and Brighton & Hove Hockey Club.
  • Brighton has many independent shops and cafés, and offers a great nightlife with restaurants, bars, and clubs.
  • Brighton-based students can participate in beach volleyball, basketball, golf, windsurfing and more. Students in Eastbourne can enjoy horse riding, paragliding, and water sports such as sailing, kite surfing or body boarding.

Travel

  • The University of Brighton has sites across the city – in the centre or a short bus or train ride away.
  • Students based in Brighton benefit from a free shuttle bus between sites, and cycle lanes link the university's campuses to the city centre.
  • London is less than one hour away by train from Brighton and Gatwick Airport is 30 minutes away.
  • Students based in Eastbourne have everything they need within around 15 minutes' walk – the beach, town centre and the countryside. The town is 35 minutes from Brighton by train.