University of Brighton

With its near 22,000 students, Brighton University is a big part of the spirit of the vibrant seaside town. In keeping with the city’s green attitude, it won a first-class award for its ethical and environmental performance in People & Planet’s University League Table in 2015.

Spread across three sites in and around the city and with additional campuses at Eastbourne and Hastings, it focuses on professional education, with most of its degree awards recognised by professional organisations. With 91.6% of its graduates in work or further education within six months of leaving, students attending having great prospects.

The Grand Parade campus in town is home to the College of Arts and Humanities and houses their Design Archives and the moving image treasure trove of Screen Archive South East. The Falmer campus features a floodlit 3G AstroTurf pitch and other sports courts, plus a recently opened sports pavilion. The Moulsecoomb campus is where you’ll find the student union, as well as the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories and soon a new engineering building.

Sawmills is near the city centre and just a 6-minute walk from the Moulsecoomb student union or 18 minutes by bus to the Falmer campus. Abacus House is perfect for those wanting to be nearer the thick of the action, and is just 10 minutes’ walk from Brighton Train Station. Abacus House has an outdoor social space for sunny days, and Sawmills comes with its own onsite laundry.

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