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While midnight raves on the beach can get a bit chilly, Brighton’s proudly open and bohemian personality will warm you up.

Student life in Brighton

Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Treat yourself
Browse the North Laine boutiques and thrift shops.
Friday feeling
Take your pick from the string of clubs on the seafront.
Sunday chilling
When the sun's out, hike along the coast to Seven Sisters.
When Family visit
Crazy golf on the beach - loser buys the doughnuts!
Grab a bite
Local burger faves include Burger Bros or Grubbs.
Square medium brighton
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WATCH: What students think of Brighton

What students say about Brighton's...

City Life
Hip and quirky, there's definitely a sense of 'walking to the beat of your own drum' throughout the city.
Paul, University of Sussex graduate
Don't underestimate The Lanes: great little pubs run amok down there. The Fountain Head does amazing roast dinners with a fireplace - ideal for cold winter days.
2nd year student at University of Sussex, 2016
A very established LGBT area in Kemptown with great bars, clubs and drag nights. [Also] you have chain clubs like Pryzm where the sports teams go on Wednesdays.
2nd year student at University of Sussex, 2016
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Living in Brighton

Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£77 - £167
Housing value for money
Poor deal
Where you'll find students
Lewes Road
Local transport
citySaver - 7 days

What students say about living in Brighton...

Living Here
Brighton is a really hilly area. So if you have mobility problems, or can't face the idea of walking up a big hill after a night out, start looking for 2nd year and 3rd year accommodation early!
2nd year student at University of Sussex, 2012
Living Here
Brighton is an expensive-ish area to live in and your money gets you less here than in some other areas of the country.
1st year student at University of Sussex, 2012
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Student money tip
Feast on cheap-but-cheerful Japanese food at Pompoko.

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Where to study in Brighton

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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