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Living in Brighton as a student

Brighton is a city on the south side of England; It is slightly over an hour away from London by train, and is known as a seaside resort due to its location in the bay between the South Downs and the English Channel. Brighton is home to over 288,000 residents, with over 17,000 students at the University of Sussex, and more than 21,000 students studying at the University of Brighton.

Brighton is known, among different audiences, for a wide variety of reasons. The Brighton Centre is a popular business destination for conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs, while Brighton beach is known for being featured in movies such as Brighton Rock and Wimbledon. The Duke of York’s Picturehouse is the country’s oldest purpose-built cinema and still operates as an arthouse cinema. At the same time, Brighton hosts a series of festivals through the year, including the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe, a pair of festivals that run concurrently every May. Brighton is renowned as an inclusive city, with many LGBT pubs and bars; it is also home to some LGBT charities and publishers, and hosts Brighton Pride every year. At the same time, every year in September, there is a week where pubs showcase local bands in a series of free gigs as Brighton Live. Brighton has produced many musicians, for example, the Kooks, the Freemasons, Rizzle Kicks, and more.

Both the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex are located north of city centre, with the former’s campuses at Falmer, city centre, and Moulsecoomb, and the latter’s campus situated further north, within South Downs National Park. The University of Sussex is self-contained, with many facilities and restaurants to cater to students. Popular student accommodation choices include Elm Grove, London Road, Upper Lewes Road, and the aforementioned Moulsecoomb.

 

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