Student Life Brighton

Student Life Brighton


Brighton beach

On a sunny day, there is no better place to soak up the sun than Brighton beach. Winter or summer, youll find throngs of bodies basking in the sun, but be careful using sunbeds and make sure you dress warmly in winter. There are loads of cafes and bars to stop-off at along the prom and activities galore (swim, surf, boogie board. ). Brighton is home to some fantastic restaurants and bars too – so make sure to bring your appetite and wallet.

Rimmington, Keigwin and New England Bays are the three main beaches, though youll also find plenty of smaller ones, more about plumbing with Brighton and Hove Life ( The whole area to the south of Kemptown offers some pretty remote spots, and a great time can be had just poking around among the rocks, caves and 'pirate'tunnels that have been carved out of the cliffs over hundreds if not thousands of years. Down in the south of Brighton, near the Pier, Black Rock is a fascinating mix of multi-million pound mansions and small, run down council estates — mixed in with a soupcon of Sixties concrete brutalism.

Theres nowhere else like it in the city, and its famously offbeat spirit is reflected in the local music scene. Bournemouth is south-west of London, around an hour away by train.  It's a coastal town with pretty Victorian buildings and a rather wonderful pier.  Theres a beautiful sandy beach, and you can either walk along the sea wall or relax on warmed up old slats in one of the amazing deckchairs. Right in the city centre, Brighton Pier is a great place to set off on a nostalgic trip down memory lane (or watch the brave trying to avoid seasickness as they take on one of the amusement arcades labyrinthine corridors).


The Brighton Experience provides a comprehensive guide to the full breadth of nightlife in Brighton and Hove, as well as information about tickets, local transport, accommodation and other places of interest. If you are coming to study at the University of Sussex, or if you are visiting Brighton for a holiday, this guide will help you make the most of your time here. There are many reasons to visit Brighton, but if you have some time on your hands and fancy exploring all the city has to offer, you really should try out the club scene.

Brighton is home to some of the most popular venues in the south with Malibu Club; Concorde 2; Patterns; The Hope and Empire being just a few that I recommend checking out. As the nights draw in, we’re at the peak of another spectacular year for student nightlife in Brighton. From Student Union clubs to pubs and small bars, you can choose from a huge range of ways to socialise with friends new and old - whatever your taste in music or style.

It’s not just the students who come out at night either. The atmosphere in the city and its venues is truly electric, whether you’re out with your friends or a big group of people, or out on your own. I first started going to Brighton beach back in 2009, just after I finished secondary school. It was the last place I visited before leaving the UK to venture out into the world as an adult.


It was a sleepy little fishing village once, but Brighton has reinvented itself time and time again to become one of the most vibrant and creative cities in Europe. With clubs, hot spots and quirky shops all along its famous seafront, in its unique boutiques, bars and restaurants, Brighton is where you go for fun. Brightons music scene is as varied as it is wide-ranging with a world famous queer scene (where you can see modern bands like Toy and Scissor Sisters), punk (handily at least two all-nighter clubs still exist with The Arch under London Road station and the Coalition about half way between the station and Trafalgar Street down Eastern Road) and new wave (although this is more of a late afternoon.

If you live in Brighton, youve no doubt become accustomed to the sometimes deafening clatter of a particular 24-hour-a-day brass band. As one of Britains most densely populated urban areas, it makes sense that for such a culturally-rich city, so many musicians have found their home in Brighton. Most nights of the week will see at least one gig going on somewhere between Hanover Street and the beach, as new bands find their way into the limelight.

If theres one thing Brighton is, its music. What started in punk rock has exploded into a huge musical melting pot of experimental, underground and international sounds, genres and clubs. No trip to Brighton is complete without seeing this unique music scene with your own eyes — or ears, rather. Theres a staggering amount of live music in Brighton. Most weekends, you’ll have no problem finding a gig of some sort to attend, and if you dont want to hop between bars, then there are always some fantastic venues with full bands playing at night.

Music has been a huge part of my life and I know itll be a part of yours if you settle in Brighton. Its probably the main thing that draws me to the city, its something which is engrained in the culture of the city. Just as you would when you are on land, we advise that swimmers assess the sea conditions for themselves. We will be more than happy to help with any advice required.


One of the largest open-air theatres in England, the Theatre Royal stages shows from drama to comedy and musicals. Under the guidance of artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, it has been nominated for no fewer than 11 Olivier awards. The theatre is home to the Brighton Festival of contemporary arts, one of Englands original cultural festivals which started in 1947 when Dame Peggy Ashcroft led a troupe through local streets on a wagon adding an impromptu performance to the processions.

Brightons cultural credentials were recognised in 1993 when the city became the first to be designated City of Film and Screen in the UK. The multidisciplinary arts and film festivals that take place in cities across the world, such as Brighton Festival (pictured) are testament to the idea that cultural spaces can successfully combine a wide variety of audiences, events and activities within non-discriminating locations. The city offers everything for the cultural and educational needs of a wide range of people, from its two universities to theatres, museums, cinemas, art galleries, books shops and more.

Brighton Public Libraries have more than 1. 5 million books available. Many of the museums are free to enter. You can check out photos and information about what is on in Brighton at www. visitbrighton. com . What is the best time to visit Brighton & Hove? The best weather officially kicks in May and it’s mild enough to sit outside at cafes with a jacket, at least for most of the afternoon. You could also take a stroll along the pier, which doesn’t flood like it does in winter.

Brighton Digital Festival (BDFC). Culture, music, art, theatre and the arts. It's got it all and three times over. I'm no fan of live theatre (I would rather be reading a good book), but in Brighton I found myself in two theatres within 24 hours before my girlfriend dragged me away to get some fresh air. Culture. Throughout May the city features theatre, music, art and visual media by leading names from around the world.

Food and drink

Downstairs at the Kings Arms pub in central Brighton youll find the Brighton Vegans group filled with meat-free members, eager to meet folk for dinner and drinks. The Brighton section of the London Vegan Meetup group is also stocked up with events and people wanting to find out more about veganism, vegetarianism or veggie living. Brighton is stuffed with cafes, restaurants and coffee shops. Whether you want to dine in elegance or have a simple deal, afternoon tea or try an award-winning curry, youll discover something to suit your taste and your budget.

Brighton likewise has some of the greatest vegetarian eating places in the nation. Food is a big part of Brighton life. Catering for almost every taste, and every pocket, there are countless places in and around Brighton to enjoy food and drink. From cheap pizza to Michelin-starred dining, you can eat well here whatever your budget. If you want to eat and drink well, Brighton is a good place to come. It offers everything from English fish and chips to the most stunning Italian food.

Sport at Sussex: On your marks

In the same way that we can do an awful lot with our minds, so too can we with the rest of our bodies. The University of Sussex Sport Wellbeing Service supports Sussex students to get active and stay active throughout their time here. Sport and Physical Activity is about far more than just being fit and losing weight. Physical activity has a positive impact on your mental well-being and quality of life too. Sports form a key element of university life here at Sussex, with plenty of activities to get involved with at every level.

There’s everything from individual sports like golf, sailing and netball to group sports like Ultimate Frisbee, football and rugby. At the most strenuous end of the spectrum there are also sports clubs such as swimming, athletics, rowing and ice hockey; to name just a few. Sport at Sussex is a great opportunity to keep yourself occupied and get involved in new activities. Whether it’s trying out for the basketball team, challenging yourself to climb Mount Caburn (to the top everyone!) or competing against other sports societies, there is a range of exercises and sports you can get involved with on campus.

Welcome to the University of Sussex Sport website. Whether you love football, hockey or netball; whether you're a beginner or an Olympian; whether you just fancy a bit of exercise or want to train for international level competition, we have a sport for you. Sport gets campus buzzing. We’ve got lots of different sports clubs and societies for all abilities and interests, so it’s easy to get involved with other students and make new friends.