With two universities, the seaside town of Brighton is always bustling with students. In light of recent events, we thought we’d remind you of all the things you have to look forward to when lockdown is over and the universities begin face-to-face teaching once again.

Brighton is truly the best place to be. It has a combination of the seaside, the town and the countryside. No matter where you are from, Brighton will always carry a little bit of familiarity and that’s why it quickly becomes a students second home.

However, there may be times when you will want to escape campus life and put your studies behind you for the day. So, I’ve compiled a list of the best things about Brighton!

To start off every academic year, Churchill Square presents Brighton’s only student shopping night. With student discounts in a huge number of shops, a shopping spree is the perfect way to start freshers week. Offers last for the night only and tickets are free of charge. This is definitely an event not to miss.




Freshers week will be full of partying opportunities, especially with Boundary Festival which takes place at the start of the academic year. But the partying doesn’t stop there. Clubbing is a popular pastime with students and the Brighton nightclubs will be sure to give you a break from your studies. With events happening every week, the huge variety of nightclubs all along the coast will guarantee a great night out, all year round. With Facebook pages of pretty much every club out there, it is easy to keep up-to-date and see what special events are in the clubs near you.

However, if clubbing isn’t your cup of tea, there’s plenty more for you to do. Popping into Brighton centre might be more your style. The maze of Brighton’s town offers numerous independent shops and boutiques, allowing you to escape your usual mass market stores in favour of something a little more local. Each time you go to the lanes, you’ll be sure to find something new! Who knows, you might even find your favourite coffee shop or pub!





On a sunny day, you might find yourself heading down to the seafront. There is nothing better than walking up and down the coastline, with the smell of the salty sea air and pebbles underneath your feet. Watch out for the seagulls, though! Brighton’s coast is packed full of tourist attractions for you to explore and try out. If you want to escape the wind, then perhaps try Brighton Pier, the Sealife Centre, the i360 and the Upside Down House.

Brighton is a bustling town and you can always be sure of having something to do. Whether you’re from the city, country or seaside, the place will quickly feel like a second home.