What is the University Of Brighton Like?

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The University of Brighton is located on the South Coast of England, with campuses in 5 seperate locations. Over 20,000 students currently study at Brighton across a huge range of available subjects. It was originally established as Brighton College of Art in 1858, however in 1992 gained University Status.

The Checkland Building on Falmer Campus

Studying at University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is ranked #91 on the Guardian 2018 University League Table Rankings, with the following scores;

Guardian Score (/100): 51

Satisfied with Course (/100) : 79.9

Satisfied with Teaching (/100) : 83.7

Satisfied with Feedback (/100) : 69.5

Student to Staff Ratio : 17.4

Stpend per Student (/10): 3.7

Average Entry Tariff: 118.1

Value Added Score (/10) :

Career After 6 Months (/100) : 70.7

It’s highest ranking subject is that of Fashion & Textiles, where it sits at 18th in the subject specific league tables, with the following courses:

The schools are set across 5 different campuses, with 3 located in Brighton, (Falmer, Grand Parade and Moulsecoomb), 1 in Hastings, and 1 in Eastbourne. Each campus houses a number of schools within the University, so students may find themselves travelling outside of Brighton to attend lectures.

The University of Brighton has campuses spread across the South East Coast.

Student Life

The University of Brighton Students Union boasts over 100 individial clubs and societies, across a huge range of interests, including;

Check out the full range here!

On top of the huge list of societies, Brighton also supports a large number of sports through it’s Athletic Union, with students competing in a wide range of activities against other Universities through the BUCS Wednesday competitions. Check out the full range of sports on offer at the University of Brighton here!

University of Brighton Boxing Club

Brighton is famed for it’s incredible student nightlife scene, with pubs, bars and clubs in abundance, and an eclectic range of music on offer, there is sure to be something to suit everyone! Whether it’s a quiet pint on a Saturday, or partying til 4am on a Monday — you can be certain there is always something going on!

Brighton offers a wealth of nightlife options!

Noteable Alumni

Fatboy Slim — DJ, Music Producer
Jo Whiley — Radio & TV Presenter
Julien Macdonald — Fashion Designer


To find out more about the University of Brighton, check out there website here!