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Basically yeah, is University of Brighton any good?

I haven't heard anything bad or good about it, I don't know anyone who goes there. So far I've picked four Universities, York being my first choice. Brighton would be a massive convenience because I have quite a lot of family that lives around there so I'd get support from them if I ever needed it where as if I'm up north I'm miles away from anyone I know. I don't know whether that's a stupid thing to base your Uni choices on or what but I thought I'd just take it into consideration!

Oh and I'm doing criminology and psychology, depending on where I go!


And if anyone has any tips on personal statements please help share. I'm finding it so hard to make myself look good:bawling:
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(Original post by Lilybarratt96)
Basically yeah, is University of Brighton any good?

I haven't heard anything bad or good about it, I don't know anyone who goes there. So far I've picked four Universities, York being my first choice. Brighton would be a massive convenience because I have quite a lot of family that lives around there so I'd get support from them if I ever needed it where as if I'm up north I'm miles away from anyone I know. I don't know whether that's a stupid thing to base your Uni choices on or what but I thought I'd just take it into consideration!

Oh and I'm doing criminology and psychology, depending on where I go!


And if anyone has any tips on personal statements please help share. I'm finding it so hard to make myself look good:bawling:
It depends what you class as good. Are you talking about reputation or about student experience? It's obviously quite a contrast from York, which is an RG uni with a strong reputation. Brighton seems to be one of the better new universities though and it's a lovely place so you would probably have a great time there, the two people I know who went there both really enjoyed it
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It depends what you class as good. Are you talking about reputation or about student experience? It's obviously quite a contrast from York, which is an RG uni with a strong reputation. Brighton seems to be one of the better new universities though and it's a lovely place so you would probably have a great time there, the two people I know who went there both really enjoyed it
I suppose I just mean student experience and whether it's a good place to live because I'm not really fussed about the reputation. I know Brighton is quite good for Criminology because they work with prisons and the police, I emailed them to ask.

And because all the other universities I'm applying for are quite high up in the tables and they've got slightly higher entry requirements I'm starting to wonder whether it'd be sensible to choose a uni which I'd enjoy just as much but the requirements are a bit lower. Just in case it gets to May and I've f**ked up a bit

Thank you by the way!
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(Original post by Lilybarratt96)
I suppose I just mean student experience and whether it's a good place to live because I'm not really fussed about the reputation. I know Brighton is quite good for Criminology because they work with prisons and the police, I emailed them to ask.

And because all the other universities I'm applying for are quite high up in the tables and they've got slightly higher entry requirements I'm starting to wonder whether it'd be sensible to choose a uni which I'd enjoy just as much but the requirements are a bit lower. Just in case it gets to May and I've f**ked up a bit

Thank you by the way!
You can put a higher entry requirement one as your firm and Brighton as your insurance. Just make sure it's a uni you will enjoy, that's the main thing if you're not fussed about the reputation. I can't speak for the uni but I love Brighton as a place, it's an amazing city with lots to do
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Hi, I hope you're still following this as I know this thread is a few weeks old.

I've been at Brighton University just a week now and I really like it - there's loads to do and all the people are super friendly! It's quite pricey down here which does make it a bit of a downer - pints can be around £4.50!

The university itself seems to provide lots of support and help, but I'm yet to use this yet as I'm so new.
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I am live in York and sometimes go to study in the library. I live close to the uni and often go there for walks because it is so pretty. But the night life in York is ****.
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I realise this thread is a bit old, but I'm sure someone will find this useful!

I know you're probably looking for students' opinions on the subject, but as a member of staff, I do live in the city so I can give a bit of advice on this

There are some amazing pubs in Brighton, you can see a run-down of a few of the best here . There's a massive variety of types of pub too. I can definitely recommend an afternoon pint in the sun at the Fortune of War on the seafront :beerglass:

The restaurant scene in Brighton is the UK's best outside of London and you can find everything from cheap eats, vegan specialist restaurants to michelin bib gourmand food in the city. The Brighton Restaurant awards have lots of categories of places, Best Brunch, Best Roast, Most instagramable so you can see which of the many restaurants in the city have been nominated and won in each category. Personally Moksha cafe is my favourite for brunch, and it came third in the brunch category this year.

Food delivery in the city is easy, lots of places do their own delivery options, but Deliveroo and JustEat are also widespread in the city.

The biggest park in the city is of course the beach! But we also have lots of great green spaces like Hove Lawns just behind the seafront, which has events like the Foodies Festival. Preston Park is a traditional Victorian park and is lovely for a picnic. It also hosts Pride every year. Stanmer Park is the estate park for the manor house based in the middle of the park. It's a great place to go for a Sunday walk and it has some interesting things to see like the earthship eco house. We're also in the South Downs National Park which is great if you're into walking, cycling, or other outdoor pursuits.

It's a while since I went clubbing (ahem, I'm not getting old!) so I'll have to leave suggestions about that to the students but I do go to a lot of other evening events. That's the beauty of the night-life in Brighton, it's not just pubs and clubs. You can often catch an exhibition opening, comedy night, play and a whole host of other things.

There's a great comedy scene in the city, Komedia do £5 student tickets to their Krater, Comic Boom and Bent Double nights. There is Live at The Dome every few months, which has concession tickets for students. You can often see regular comedy nights and comedians polishing their Edinburgh shows really cheaply at the Caroline of Brunswick and lots of other venues have comedy events on year-round.

There are lots of performance spaces in Brighton where you can see plays, dance, circus, spoken word, classical and contemporary music -the list goes on! The Brighton Festival website is a great place to get a feel of what is available in Brighton and it has a good venue list, although I do tend to go to more events at the Fringe myself.

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It's not a good uni!
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No it’s ****. I’ve been there. Would never go back.
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No it’s ****. I’ve been there. Would never go back.
can you elaborate?
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Hi there :hello:

Sorry to hear that some students in this forum haven't had a good experience at Brighton. We would love to hear some feedback!

Before taking on my role in the Accommodation Service, I was a student here at UoB. I studied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics at the City Campus and graduated last year. Personally, I could not recommend it enough! The humanities department and the staff there are amazing. I had some personal issues going on during my studies, too, but I felt really supported by my tutors and the support services in the uni so it didn't hold me back at all. I also just loved the city, so much so I haven't left :flower2:

I didn't live in university accommodation, but I did receive support from the Accommodation Service when I needed advice while renting privately. Overall my experience was very positive!

Note for new students - We are now able to offer a guarantee of accommodation to all those who apply before our deadline, so you can get the most out of your time here! :banana2:

Feel free to pop any questions my way, accommodation-related or as a UoB graduate!

Lizzie :pride:
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