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Brighton

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By member511233
On 14th July 15

Living in Brighton

The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex are here, but really everyone knows Brighton for just one thing: The Seaside. It’s a famous holiday hotspot and it’s all yours.

Top 10 Tips for Students in Brighton... 

1. Entertainment. When it comes to entertainment, you’re spoilt for choice. Your best bet is to head towards the sea front - there’s the Pier with its fairground-style attractions, loads of clubs, the Brighton Wheel and other places of interest.
2. London. You also have easy access to all that London has to offer. The best ticket to buy is a day travelcard as it’s cheap and includes unlimited tube journeys too. It’ll be up to 1/3 cheaper with a 16-25 railcard, so make sure you get one if you haven’t already. Buy your railcard online with an NUS Extra card to get it at a discounted rate. Wow, that’s like 3 tips in 1.
3. Healthy eating. Foodilic is a good place to get a healthy and good value meal.
4. The Lanes. There’s a fascinating little shopping area called The Lanes, with loads of independent stores and nice cafes. You just have to go along and browse, even if you’re not going to buy anything.
5. Oldest Cinema in England. Brighton’s Arthouse Cinema, The Duke of York’s Picturehouse, is the oldest cinema in England and was voted to be the UK’s best in 2012. They host some fab special events such as fancy dress screenings and epic back-to-back film marathons that run throughout the night. Perfect for an alternative social.

6. Visitors? If you’re looking for somewhere to take the parents, Preston Manor and its scenic grounds is a winner.
7. The West End. For an amazing day out, head into London’s West End with a couple of friends and take advantage of the Student Standby Scheme, which allows you to get reduced tickets at most theatres by visiting the box office an hour before a show begins. You’re not guaranteed to get a ticket, but for best chances call the theatre the day before and ask whether they’re likely to have any standby tickets, then arrive at the box office nice and early on the day with your student ID and ticket money in cash. Go with an open mind and a few options up your sleeve and you’re likely to have a great time.
8. Cocktail? Valentino’s is a stylish little cocktail bar next to the Theatre Royal. It’s our recommended venue for a date or a special occasion that merits something a bit classy.
9. No need to drive. Bringing a car can be more hassle than it’s worth – parking charges are high in town and the Uni doesn’t provide enough spaces. Plus you’ll end up being everyone’s designated driver!
10. Public transport. However, “The Big Lemon” bus service is highly recommended by most students - the prices are decent (get day or week passes for better value), the buses are environmentally friendly, and apparently even the drivers have good banter! It’s the true Brighton experience.

Classic beach pastimes 

  • Ride a donkey: Yes you will look like an insane man-child, but the Facebook photos will be epic.
  • Bury someone up to the neck: All the better if you can do it without them realising. Especially funny at Brighton as the beach is mostly pebbles and they probably can’t get out.
  • Write amusing words on people with suncream: We’ll leave it to you to come up with some choice slogans. Just remember to send us the pictures!

Where can I go away from the beach? 

  • The Duke of York’s Picturehouse: If multiplex cinemas (of which there are two in Brighton) are just a bit mainstream for you, this is the place to go.  It’s England’s oldest cinema but still plays arthouse, cult, and classic movies. It also does special showings, with fancy dress premieres and all night long movie marathons - perfect for a society social.
  • Preston Manor: Indulge your inner posh person with a visit to this gorgeous Edwardian building, and the huge gardens that surround it. Apparently there are ghosts too... 
  • London: Most daytrippers to Brighton come from here, so why not turn the tables on them? It’s only an hour away by train. 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th July 15

Favourite city in England.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

A bit pricey, but a fantastic location by the sea with great food, drink and entertainment. Can get everywhere by bus or train. The lanes are good for shopping however lack of John Lewis makes me sad

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

Excellent place to live for night life, restaurants and shops and the bus pass is very handy. However rent and travel is very expensive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th April 15

A very wide choice of amazing and fun activities, just a shame its so damn expensive!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15

Brighton is so much fun and a great place to live as a student and the night life is amazing

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th April 15

Brighton is the place to be!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 3 /5
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Student Review: 3 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th April 15

Great!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th April 15

PERFECT

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

Expensive, but brilliant night life, brilliant people, good student bus service

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th April 15

Costly to live especially on a student budget but has everything you need and more.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 3 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Who could hate living in Brighton. High rent prices though, more suited to London. The food is amazing though.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

Brighton is the best place in the woooorld

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Expect London prices, but also expect a busy city.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 15

Cost of living is ridiculous, it's like London prices by the sea. Amazing night life, best night life in the South. There's loads of clubs and bars and pubs with a different vibe in each. Massive shopping centre with all the chain shops but there's also The Lanes, which is full of independent shops and one off items. Massive range of places to eat out. Loads of buses and a good rail network, buses are a bit expensive for students as you have to buy a day rider rather than just a return for the main route to university.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 15

It's a brilliant place to live, but rent prices are really high.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd February 15

Brighton student life

Loads of different night life options, good variety of shopping, hundreds of cafes and restaurants, beach, it's great

Cons?
Very few

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