WELCOME TO THE
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
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,
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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
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
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
For train timetables, visit the National Rail
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.
Accommodation talks provide an overview of
the range of student accommodation available
and the university’s allocation policy for halls of
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
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
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
Staff and current students will be available
throughout the day to talk about:
• student services (disability, health, money).
You’ll be able to see course facilities, clinical
areas and labs at Eastbourne as well as local onsite
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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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.
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.
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
Please note that Queenwood Library is based on
the Darley Road site. Tours of the library will be
available throughout the day.
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.
The SU office is at the Starting Gate cafe bar
on the Hillbrow site. Find out more about the
Brighton Students’ Union.
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.
The nearest cash machine is on the ground
floor of the Bishopsbourne building, next to the
Starting Gate cafe bar on the Hillbrow site.
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
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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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.
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.
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
211 Mithras House,
Brighton BN2 4AT
Telephone 01273 644644
Fax 01273 642607
International code +441273