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PROGRAMME

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS


WELCOME TO THE

UNIVERSITY OF

BRIGHTON OPEN DAY

Choosing the right university is probably

one of the biggest decisions you will make.

Our open days will help you with information

to make that decision. Open days are your

opportunity to find out more about your

subject and the way it is taught here and also

to get a feel for the student experience in

Eastbourne.

Staff will be on hand to answer your queries

about housing, student funding, career

progression, disability and health, whilst

the Students’ Union will tell you all about

entertainment, clubs, societies and other

opportunities, such as volunteering, that are on

offer to our students.

At the University of Brighton, you’ll be part of an

academic community of over 21,000 students set

across five campuses in three coastal locations,

each with their own distinct character.

At our open days you will be able to attend

subject presentations, tour the facilities available

for your course and speak to academic staff who

will teach you. Students will also be available to

give you a firsthand account of their experiences

and the support provided by the university.

I hope that our open day

provides you with the

information you need,

that you enjoy the day and

decide to apply to Brighton.

If so, we look forward to

welcoming you into our

community in 2016.

Professor Julian Crampton,

Vice-Chancellor

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GETTING HERE

Getting to Eastbourne is easy. It’s less than 100 minutes by train from London and served

by direct rail links from major towns along the south coast including Ashford International.

Eastbourne is just 44 miles from the M25. National Express coaches also regularly service

the city.

TRAVELLING BY CAR

There is no parking on campus for this event

and we recommend you park in the town centre.

Free buses will shuttle between Eastbourne train

station and the campus throughout the day.

The closest parking to the station is at:

• Junction Road car park (BN21 3QR)

Students will be based at these car parks to

direct you to the free shuttle buses. Please allow

at least 20 minutes travel time from the shuttle

bus stop to the campus.

TRAVELLING BY BUS

If you’re travelling to Eastbourne by bus, please

make sure that you get off close to Eastbourne

station, from where our free shuttle bus will run to

and from the campus.

Students will be based at the station to direct

you to free shuttle buses that will take you to the

campus. Please allow at least 20 minutes travel

time from the train station to the campus.

Timetables for local bus operators can be found

at: www.buses.co.uk and

www.stagecoachbus.com.

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

The closest station is Eastbourne. Trains leave

London regularly and take approximately 90

minutes to reach Eastbourne. Southern trains also

connect Eastbourne with Lewes and Brighton to

the west and Hastings and Rye to the east.

Students will be based on the station concourse

to direct you to free shuttle buses that will take

you to the campus. Please allow at least 20

minutes travel time from the train station to the

campus.

For train timetables, visit the National Rail

Enquiries website.

www.nationalrail.co.uk

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PLANNING YOUR DAY

Planning your day before you arrive is a great idea. We recommend prioritising your subject

talk or head of school introductory talk, either of which you will reserve when you book your

place at the open day. Other optional sessions will be available to provide you with more in

depth knowledge of your subject area.

GENERAL TALKS

Accommodation talks provide an overview of

the range of student accommodation available

and the university’s allocation policy for halls of

residence.

The pull-out timetable included in this programme

will help you to organise your time at the event.

On the day itself, look out for our student

ambassadors wearing blue University of Brighton

T-shirts – they will be available to point you in

the right direction and answer any questions you

might have.

REGISTERING

Please register when you arrive and make sure

you collect your welcome bag. Beat the queues

and use our Express Registration ticket – you will

find this on the covering letter that accompanies

this programme.

INTRODUCTION AND

SUBJECT TALKS

Our talks provide an overview of the course, staff

and facilities as well as explaining the learning and

teaching philosophy. They outline how and why

research underpins the curriculum and why our

external work and relationships with professional

bodies is important.

Student experience talks feature current students

talking about their own experiences as they give

you valuable tips on managing student life.

Student finance talks cover the student funding

package, which includes tuition fees, student

loans, maintenance grants, scholarships and

bursaries.

ADVICE DESKS

Staff and current students will be available

throughout the day to talk about:

• accommodation

• admissions

• careers

• student services (disability, health, money).

TOURS

You’ll be able to see course facilities, clinical

areas and labs at Eastbourne as well as local onsite

amenities.

HELP AND INFORMATION

Staff and students will be on hand throughout

the day to offer any additional resources you may

need as well as providing advice about living and

studying at the university.

The course leader will also provide information

about work-related experience and placement

opportunities; and destinations of graduates.

Current students will also be available to answer

any questions about the student experience.

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CAMPUS FACILITIES

Eastbourne campus is at the bottom of the South Downs national park and only a tenminute

walk from the seafront. It is home to almost 3,000 students.

WHERE TO EAT

There are three catering outlets on the

Eastbourne campus: Sprinters Restaurant in the

Hillbrow building, Starting Gate Bar on Carlisle

Road, and Greynore Restaurant in the Greynore

building. All outlets serve hot meals daily.

SPORTS

The Hillbrow Sports Centre has a range of

facilities including a 25m swimming pool, a sixcourt

sports hall, a 36-station fitness suite, an

artificial outdoor pitch and two additional gyms.

LIBRARY

Queenwood Library is open between 8.45am and

8pm weekdays during term time. There are silent

and group study areas, printing and copying

services, and computer suites. Free Wi-Fi is

available.

Please note that Queenwood Library is based on

the Darley Road site. Tours of the library will be

available throughout the day.

ACCOMMODATION

Welkin Halls are situated adjacent to the Hillbrow

and Welkin site and are within easy walking

distance of the Darley Road site. Located in the

residential Meads area of Eastbourne, the halls

are set in their own landscaped gardens with

gated entrances. There are a total of 336 bed

spaces split between standard and large rooms.

STUDENTS’ UNION

The SU office is at the Starting Gate cafe bar

on the Hillbrow site. Find out more about the

Brighton Students’ Union.

www.brightonsu.com

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

The Student Services office is located at Trevin

Towers, near the Hillbrow site. Our experienced

staff offer advice on student finance, volunteering,

and specialist support if you have a disability,

learning difficulty or long-term medical condition.

At the open day there will be a student support

desk based in the sports hall.

CASH MACHINES

The nearest cash machine is on the ground

floor of the Bishopsbourne building, next to the

Starting Gate cafe bar on the Hillbrow site.

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VISIT EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne was the sunniest place in the UK in 2014 and is surrounded by stunning

countryside. Students benefit from the close-knit university community and many attractions

the town has to offer.

ABOUT THE TOWN

The town boasts four theatres, two cinemas, four

shopping centres, and is home to the Towner

contemporary art museum. It also hosts some

major sporting events, including the Eastbourne

Extreme sports festival which includes kite

surfing, parkour, street surfing and speed skating.

Sovereign Harbour, the largest composite marina

complex in northern Europe, offers waterside

eateries, independent boutiques and retail shops.

ABOUT THE EASTBOURNE

CAMPUS

Our Eastbourne campus is set in the Meads

area of this historic seaside town, on the edge

of the dramatic Seven Sisters Country Park. It’s

just a mile from the town centre and even closer

to the seafront. Almost 3,000 students study

here, benefitting from the close-knit university

community and the excellent facilities.

Students at our Eastbourne campus enjoy the

modern bars, pubs and live music venues locally,

and being such a compact town it’s easy to find

your friends on a night out.

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A1(M)

M11

M25

M25

M40

M25

M4

HEATHROW

AIRPORT

20 km

M3

M25

M26

M2

M25

M20

M23

GATWICK

AIRPORT

A22

A21

DOVER

A23

FOLKESTONE

(CHANNEL TUNNEL)

HASTINGS

BRIGHTON

EASTBOURNE

You can also take advantage of the proximity of

the sea and the South Downs, exploring them on

foot or by bike.

WHERE TO EAT

There’s an excellent choice of restaurants and

cafes when it comes to eating out in Eastbourne.

From the home of the Banoffi Pie to ice cream

parlours, Victorian tea rooms, bistros and more,

you will find plenty to satisfy your palate or thirst.

www.visiteastbourne.com

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FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Students will be filming on site during the open

day, creating campus films for people that can’t

make it to the event. If you don’t want to be in the

film, just let them know.

STUDENT HELPERS

Our friendly student helpers will be on hand

throughout the day to offer advice and guidance

about studying here and living in the city. They

can also help you plan your day and can be

identified by their blue t-shirts.

For any enquiries contact

Enquiries

211 Mithras House,

Lewes Road,

Brighton BN2 4AT

Email enquiries@brighton.ac.uk

Telephone 01273 644644

Fax 01273 642607

International code +441273

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