Student city guide to Brighton

With a strong alternative vibe, Brighton has excellent nightlife, a great food scene, top cinemas and amazing independent shopping in the legendary Lanes. The town’s famous Georgian architecture looks truly stunning against blue skies on a sunny day  — which it gets significantly more of than the UK average.

The student scene is big and vibrant, with over 30,000 studying at its two universities. The Great Escape new music festival kicks off the summer in style every year with hundreds of emerging bands, giving you the chance to get the scoop on the next-big-things. Other major festivals fill out the calendar across the season, with beachfront clubs and some superb gig venues across town — it’s great for music lovers all round. Other culture festivals include the acclaimed Brighton Comedy Festival.

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"Brighton really does comes alive in the summer with blissed-out days on the beach and the legendary Brighton Pier"

Of course, Brighton really does comes alive in the summer with blissed-out days on the beach and the legendary Brighton Pier. It’s also a hotspot for watersports throughout the year, with a few decent surf breaks in the area, wakeboarding, paddleboarding and more. Brighton is also just an hour away from London by train, meaning it’s perfectly located for day trips and nights out.

Both of our student accommodation buildings are a short walk from several colleges and higher education schools and a short bus or train ride from The University of Brighton and University of Sussex campuses. Abacus House has an outdoor social space for sunny days, and Sawmills is in the centre of town, close to the seafront and with its own onsite laundry.


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