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What are people at Brighton University like?

I know obviously there will be all sorts of people there but are there any stereotypes/commonalities between students who go to Brighton compared to somewhere like Sussex?
Hi, I study at Brighton but take part in societies across both universities, study at both unis and have many friends at Sussex Uni. I would honestly say in terms of student behaviour / interests they are VERY similar as students from both unis do mix in the city and in private accommodation.

I think what differs most is the 'study-group' culture; as Sussex is an enclosed campus, groups tend to meet up whenever and can carry on studying late into the night, but with Brighton's campuses being more spread out, you do tend to find that unless you're in halls with people, studying & socialising comes more from societies (or at least that's my own opinion)!

Also, I would say aside from the BSMS Medical School (which is a joint school between Brighton and Sussex); Brighton has a lot of STEM students and Arts students, whereas Sussex is really strong in the Humanities. Also, there a huge number of international students at Brighton but there still a lot at Sussex.

Hope that helps :smile:
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Original post by Chungha_Soyeon
Hi, I study at Brighton but take part in societies across both universities, study at both unis and have many friends at Sussex Uni. I would honestly say in terms of student behaviour / interests they are VERY similar as students from both unis do mix in the city and in private accommodation.

I think what differs most is the 'study-group' culture; as Sussex is an enclosed campus, groups tend to meet up whenever and can carry on studying late into the night, but with Brighton's campuses being more spread out, you do tend to find that unless you're in halls with people, studying & socialising comes more from societies (or at least that's my own opinion)!

Also, I would say aside from the BSMS Medical School (which is a joint school between Brighton and Sussex); Brighton has a lot of STEM students and Arts students, whereas Sussex is really strong in the Humanities. Also, there a huge number of international students at Brighton but there still a lot at Sussex.

Hope that helps :smile:


How would you describe the student behaviour?
Original post by theHellword
How would you describe the student behaviour?


Behaviour is the same, as students we are here to learn and to develop skills. The approach to academia is professional and people are really driven and highly competitive to be the best and do the best.

Brighton students as well as Sussex students aim for the highest grades they can - I do Biomedical Science (currently 2nd year going on a placement year in September) and lots of my peers are looking to progress into medicine. In the recent 3rd year cohort something like 70/80% got a 1st.

I would say outside of academia, students are very similar across both universities and can be found around the city on marches protesting about issues they feel passionate about and sometimes these can be joint between both unis.

Hope that helps :smile:

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