The University of Brighton is based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings on the south coast of England. It has one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, factors which contribute to its reputation as a leading post-1992 university. Its roots can be traced back to 1859 when the Brighton School of Art was opened in the Brighton Royal Pavilion. The university focuses on professional education, with the majority of degrees awarded also leading to professional qualifications..
Studying at the University of Brighton
The University of Brighton is a leading university with a professional approach providing students with skills to succeed in the workplace.
University of Brighton courses
Students study subjects including business, architecture, art and design, computing, mathematics, construction, engineering, education, teaching, geography, health, nursing, midwifery, hospitality, tourism, retail, humanities, media, film, social sciences, psychology, sport and exercise.
Brighton remains the only modern university to be named 'Sunday Times University of the Year'.
Brighton University is ranked 69th in the Times good university guide and 64th in the Guardian.
In the 2011 National Student Survey 83 per cent of Brighton students said they were satisfied with their course.
More than 200 teaching and support staff were nominated by students for Brighton Students' Union Excellence Awards in 2011.
Many Brighton courses offer opportunities for work-based learning such as placement years and other work experience.
Professionally accredited courses
Many undergraduate courses at Brighton are accredited or endorsed by professional or statutory bodies ensuring recognition by employers.
The Brighton experience
There are loads of opportunities to take part in things outside of study.
There are voluntary work opportunities through the university volunteering service in projects in the local community.
The award-winning mentoring scheme gives students the chance to work with mentor.
Beepurple, the university's entrepreneurial network, helps students prepare for life after graduation.
Sport Brighton runs 60 sports clubs in state-of-the-art sports facilities with sports coaching and volunteering opportunities.
University of Brighton,
Post 1992 university
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The University of Brighton has five libraries split over its campuses and between them they have over 600,000 books, journals and audio-visual materials. There are also over 1,400 computers located in libraries and computer rooms for students' use. There is also a comprehensive online library where students can search for, reserve and renew books using their personal university account. The university has begun to widen its collection of electronic books (e-books) which can be viewed and searched for on the online library.
Aldrich Library is situated on the Moulsecoomb campus next to the Cockcroft building. The library books found here cover the following subjects: Architecture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering, Geography, Law, Media Studies, Mathematics and Pharmacy.
This Library is located on the Falmer campus and contains books covering the following subject areas: Education, Languages, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing and Social Sciences.
Health Sciences Library
This library is located at Eastbourne District General Hospital (DGH) and as is to be expected contains books on topics relating to healthcare such as Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing and Psychiatry.
This library is located on the Eastbourne Campus and contains books on the following subjects: Dance, Event Management, Leisure Studies, Nursing, Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Retail Marketing, Sport Journalism, Sport Science and Tourism.
St Peter's House Library
This is a small specialist library found on Richmond Place near to central Brighton, facilitated by professionals in both humanities and art and design. it contains books and specialist collections on Arts, Design, Humanities: Design History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies.
Learning Resource Centre
This is in Hastings and has books covering a wide variety of topics.
IT and Computing
There are computer poolrooms located on all of the University of Brighton campuses as well as many areas where people can go to sit with their own laptops and access the University wireless network. For more information on where to go on each campus see here.
There is also a computer service who can help you with any problems that you might be having can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
The university is well known as a sucessful sporting university that really does have something for everyone.
The facilities based at Moulsecoomb are:
- A fitness suite with 35 workstations
- A sports halls where you can play basketball or badminton
- A climbing wall
- A selection of sports classes ranging from Aqua Aerobics to Circuit Training.
Grand Parade Campus
Sports wise there isn't a huge amount at the grand parade site. There is a dance hall though which is well laid out and has a wide variety of classes that you can attend. This is where the university theatre is located. However as a base it's right in the heart of town by the seafront with all the sports the city has to offer - beach volleyball, basketball etc.
Falmer is the main sports campus for the University of Brighton. In 2010, the Falmer Sports Centre was built and is situated 5 minutes away from the main halls of residence. In addition to the sports centre, sports facilities and beauty clinics are available from the Brighton Health and Racquet club who offer discount membership to the University of Brighton students.
The facilities at the Falmer Sports centre include:
- Sports hall marked with 1 netball court, 2 volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts (and whole hall show court), 6 badminton courts.
- Cricket nets
- 2 activity studios (1 matted for martial arts)
- Five outdoor grass football pitches
- One outdoor grass rugby pitch
- Large Fitness Suite
- Floodlit 8 court tarmacadam non-slip netball and tennis courts
- Artificial outdoor cricket wicket
- Floodlit synthetic turf full size pitch (Third Generation FIFA 2 Star) marked for football, 3 x 7-a-side pitches and american football.
- Two gymnasiums
- Seminar room
Facilities at the Esporta Health and Racquet Club are:
- A large Fitness room
- Squash courts
- 10 Indoor tennis courts
- Indoor and Outdoor Swimming pools (2 outdoor and 1 indoor Swimming Pools)
- Physiotherapy Clinic
- Sports Equipment Shop
Student Membership cards can be bought for £15 which allow access in the mornings and afternoons on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and the evenings on Saturday and Sunday.
The quality of the shopping facilities depends very much on the campus that you are on. Eastbourne, Falmer, Moulsecoomb and Grand Parade all have student union shops on campus.
Each campus has at least one place where you can buy food. This ranges from sandwiches to a full cooked meal. While there aren't any four star restaurants most people will be able to find something that is palatable. Grand Parade has access to the many eateries in Brighton cultural quarter and city centre.
Grand Parade Campus:
- Award-winning restaurant and arts cafe
- Cockcroft Building: Mezz restaurant, Costa's Cafe, Bookshop Cafe and the Student Union Cafe.
- Watts Building: Megabyte Cafe
- Mithras House: Restaurant, Snack Bar and Costa Cafe.
Vending facilities are also available in Cockcroft, Watts, Mithras and the Huxley building at Moulsecoomb campus.
There are the following banks on the following campuses. It is worth remembering that the university is not far from the city centre where all the major bank branches can be found.
Barclays bank and Santander branch with both Santander and Barclays ATM machines.
There is an ATM machine near the entrance of the campus. You can also cross the road to the University of Sussex campus where there is a Barclays bank and HSBC/Lloyds cash machines.
There is a well established support network for academic and non-academic issues at the University of Brighton to help you get the most out of your student experience. Staff offer advice on a range of issues including:
- Advice about money worries and how to live on a budget
- Support in finding jobs and volunteering opportunities
- Help accessing academic support if you have a disability, learning difficulty or long-term medical condition
- One to one support for students with worries or concerns in a safe, confidential space.
Students can access support services at each campus at student centres in Eastbourne, Falmer, Grand Parade, Hastings or Moulsecoomb campuses or or email email@example.com.
You can also get all the latest student life news on Twitter by following @brightonstudent.
Student Advice Service
The university offers advice on financial concerns, student funding eligibility or money management. They can also help with international student needs such as immigration advice, or support for culture shock and home sickness.
The university provides a confidential counselling service for any students wanting to talk to someone about their academic or personal life.
Health and wellbeing
There are links to local surgeries, while health and wellbeing workshops and information help you to keep everything in balance.
For all sexual and alcohol related health problems the University funds Unisex jointly with the University of Sussex. Both universities have worked together to create the Unisex website for students.
Disability and dyslexia support
The university provides a wide range of academic and personal support to students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or long term health conditions. Visit the disability and dyslexia web page to find out more.
The University of Brighton has a well developed careers service which will help you with all aspects of finding jobs during university or when you are gradated. They can assist you with:
- Careers interviews
- Careers advice
- CV writing
- Finding a Job
- Vacancy listings
- Careers Fair
- Volunteering experience.
Visit the Careers Service website.
Brighton has a vast variety of shops, bars and clubs which is where most students find their part time work. The careers centre has an online vacancy database that students can easily access when searching for jobs.
The University of Brighton has chaplains who are available for student or staff of all faith groups. Lectures, gatherings and activities are regularly organised to encourage people to discuss their views on relevant topics. There are chaplains regularly on all the university campuses.
Steam house is a building located next to the campus and provides space for prayer, worship and personal reflection. There will be a chaplain available should you want to talk to them every day.
There is a chaplain available to talk to at Uckfield house.
If you wish to visit a chaplain, you can visit the All Saints church located in Eastbourne.
There is a chaplain available through the student services help desk.
There are two nurseries rated 'outstanding' at the university based in Brighton. The university nurseries offer high quality, affordable and flexible childcare.
It is easy to get around Brighton with regular bus services run by Brighton and Hove buses during the day, the 25 and 49 buses are normally used by students. And Night buses (N25 and N49) stop at the university campus regularly through the night. There are also many bus services to Eastbourne, Falmer, Shoreham, Devil's Dyke etc.
You can view any travel information, including live bus times and route maps on the Brighton and Hove buses website.
There are also good train links between all of the University of Brighton campuses and Brighton station and also many links to the rest of the country. It takes approximately 50 minutes to travel from Brighton to London Victoria station.
A network of cycle lanes run across the city. Cycle cages are available at Mithras House, Cockcroft, Watts and Grand Parade. You can use the same key, available from premises offices, to open all of these cages. Cycle racks are available at other university sites.
There are many taxi ranks in Brighton. The most commonly seen are the green and white cabs. It normally costs £7 to go from central Brighton to the universities Moulsecoomb campus. The University of Brighton has worked with City Cabs to give students 10% off when a valid NUS card is shown. See the website for more information.
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While the unversity itself doesn't have a huge amount of restaurants, bars and clubs. Central Brighton has a huge range of bars and clubs to suit every taste. Students tend to go out on a week night as on Friday and Saturday the clubs can get very busy. There are also a huge array of restaurants to suit every occasion and budget.
Brighton university has many active societies including:
- Asian Society
- Christian Union Brighton
- Dancing Bears Hip-Hop Society
- Panthers Cheerleading Squad
- New Leaf Conservation Group
- Socialist Worker Student Society
- Pharmacy Society
There are many other societies that you can join and a full list can be found on the University of Brighton Student Union Website.
Brighton has a wide variety of active sports societies. Some of these teams are:
- American Football
- Table Tennis
- Water sports
University of Brighton Student Union Website (abbreviated to UBSU)
It is not only at the Student Union that you can experience a great night out! There are plenty of other clubs in the heart of Brighton to choose from in which there will normally be a student night every weekday.
Sound As A Pound is on in the Revenge Club every Tuesday Supercharged at Audio every Wednesday Chic Beat at Vodka Revolution every Thursday Revenge club is very popular on a Friday with students Kinky Dangerous at Club Revenge on a Saturday To find out all the prices and tickets head to TotalStudents.co.uk
The UBSU also works together with many volunteering students to run the university newspaper, now known as The Verse. Click here to view the latest issue.
The University of Brighton has a number of campuses which are spread over the city of Brighton as well as Eastbourne. The city of Brighton is well known for its modern and relaxing atmosphere, as well as being a student-friendly location with a world-famous social life. The campuses are sandwiched between spectacular coastal scenery and the Sussex Downs which provides the students' an amazing environment to live and work in. There are lots of interesting buildings including the Brighton Pavilion.
The buildings at some of the university campuses may not be the most attractive, but the facilities are up to date and the buildings are light and airy. In addition, there have been recent improvements in the new Huxley Building at Moulsecoomb and the Checkland Building at Falmer.
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