Student life in Brighton

Brighton’s diverse international community, cultural attractions and entertainment hotspots make it the perfect student destination. The city is handily close to London, the UK’s capital, as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty.


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Students in Brighton

Life by the sea

Student life in Brighton has so much to offer. Relax on the city beach, named by CNN as one of the top 5 in the world, or check out the art stalls, tearooms and fun-filled pier. Get a different view of Brighton’s stunning coastline by boat, or take part in a game of beach volleyball, football or rugby at the UK’s only beach sports centre.

Brighton Pavillion

Creativity and culture

The city is alive with a creative spirit. It offers a vibrant arts and design scene, and there’s no shortage of great music. You can watch first-class performances at the magnificent Theatre Royal, visit the majestic Royal Pavilion, and even explore the world’s oldest aquarium.

Students in Brighton

Festival fever

Brighton is famous for its festivals, which celebrate everything from film and comedy to food and drink. The annual Brighton Festival, the largest arts festival in England, holds over 150 music, theatre and dance events, and attracts over 150,000 visitors.

Brighton landscape

Natural beauty

There are hundreds of parks and gardens in Brighton, so it’s easy to find a tranquil green space to enjoy the city’s fantastic weather. In addition, the beautiful South Downs National Park is just a 15-minute drive away, so you can easily explore its rolling hills and fascinating wildlife.

Elena, Brighton student from Moldova

Elena from Moldova

Student at the University of Brighton International College

Brighton is lovely. It’s a young city with a special atmosphere. It’s really lively and I’d describe it as “fearless” – you can express yourself any way you want and you won’t be judged.

Howard, China student Testimonial

Howard from China

Student at the University of Brighton International College

Brighton is near the beach and really clean. It’s a very diverse city – you can meet people from all over the world here. I love it!

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