I have unconditional offers to study Early Childhood Studies/Education and Care at both Brighton and Oxford Brooks and I am currently struggling to decide which one.
Oxford Brookes have a similar thread to this and I found it really interesting to read so I thought I'd try to set one up for Brighton to compare differences.
From previous and current students at Brighton (preferably living and studying in Falmer) what would you say are the main pros and cons of Brighton both as a place to live and the university/course?
- Thread Starter
- 20-01-2016 10:30
- 07-03-2016 19:39
cons - expensive! most need a job to get by, going out and rent in particular is not that dissimilar to London prices, much much much cheaper up north. Be aware that both Sussex and Brighton uni are increasing their student numbers (Sussex by 3000 next year alone) which means that the city is going to be a bit stretched infrastructure wise and likely that rental prices will go up, but quality will go down.
pros - loads going on, amazing student atmosphere, plenty of interesting jobs to do if you look around, really high grad retention rate (loads of people chose to stay, loads commute to London for work), really liberal and political (if youre into that type of thing), festivals and beach in the summer, great selection of restaurants (loads if youre vegan/veggie), good night life etc etc. Great quality of life, countryside and city right on your doorstep so there's plenty to do no matter what your interests
Ive been a student in brighton for five years....renting is an absolute PAIN but I do love living here,