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Why Study with Us
The University of Brighton is one of the leading professional and vocational universities in the UK – imaginative and bold, with creativity, community, innovation and diversity running through everything that we do.
Learning and teaching
The consistently high quality of our learning and teaching has been recognised by positive evaluations from the Quality Assurance Agency and OFSTED. In 2005 and 2006 Brighton academics were awarded National Teaching Fellowships. We offer a range of subjects as diverse as: automotive engine design, law with accountancy, midwifery, three-dimensional design, sport, tourism, architecture, pharmacy, and countryside management.
The university is proud to be involved in establishing three of the national Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs). These have been awarded in recognition of excellent teaching practice. They involve partnerships with the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal College of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sussex University.
The Book Café in Cockcroft building (Moulsecoomb campus, Brighton) is a popular place for students to meet.
A professional focus
Experts from industry and the professions contribute to teaching and help keep our courses relevant by working with us on their development. Ninety–four per cent of students have opportunities to take part in work-based or related learning.
Students use learning environments like our trading room for real-time share dealing, a news room, a culinary arts studio and a clinical skills laboratory. Our student volunteer scheme and the beepurple entrepreneurial network offer further opportunities for personal development. Ninety–five per cent of students are in relevant employment or further study within six months of graduating. Find out about courses.
The Culinary Arts Studio in the School of Service Management, Eastbourne campus.
We take particular pride in applied research – work that improves people’s lives and environment. Research in subjects including biomedical sciences, art and design and european studies is recognised as world class. Find out about research.
Support and facilities
Over the past decade we have invested £100 million in facilities, with a further £25 million committed to work on our Falmer campus. Brighton is one of a handful of universities to achieve the Matrix Award in recognition of the quality of its student advice and guidance services. Student services include careers advice, childcare, health care, personal counselling, learning support, gyms and other sports facilities. Find out about studentlife.
The lawn outside the library on the Falmer campus (Brighton).
The university has four campuses in two great locations. Brighton and Eastbourne offer plenty to do all year round. You'll find clubs, live music, shops, restaurants and bars, galleries and museums. Brighton and Eastbourne are lively and safe, with better than average weather, award-winning beaches and we have the South Downs on our doorstep. Find out about livinghere.
We work to ensure that all our students have access to well-priced, good quality accommodation. There are 1900 places available in university halls, costing between £60- £90 per week. The university manages a further 400 rooms in the private sector. Find-a-home days help students find private rented accommodation and housemates. Find out about accommodation.
Scholarships and bursaries
Our scholarships recognise the academic, sporting and other achievements of students. Bursaries, worth between £500 and £1000 a year, are automatically awarded to eligible students on the basis of family income. Find out about money.
Performers in the Brighton Festival in May.
The Brighton and Sussex Medical School is jointly run by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. It is one of the most popular medical schools in the country.
We developed and manage University Centre Hastings which brings courses from six universities to Hastings and the surrounding area.
A number of our courses are delivered at associate partner colleges across East and West Sussex:
- City College Brighton and Hove
- Hastings College
- Plumpton College
- Sussex Downs College in Eastbourne and Lewes
The Brighton Graduate Association (BGA) offers a life-long link to the university. This includes continued access to one-to-one careers guidance and mentoring, entrepreneurial business advice, use of the university library and sports facilities and discounts on postgraduate study. Find out about the BGA.
Facts and figures
Brighton is a community of over 20,000 students and 2000 staff. Almost 7000 students are part-time, 2500 are from outside the UK and 1000 are based at partner colleges.
The students' union (UBSU) represents students' interests and provides entertainments, sports clubs, societies, a student advice centre, shops and a magazine. Find out about the students' union.
Open days and campus tours run throughout you can also visit our website and take a virtual tour. Find out about open days.
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