Student Accommodation in Brighton
Located on the south coast of England, Brighton has the unique offer of city living right on the coastline, which explains the nickname ‘London-By-The-Sea’. Popular student areas across the Brighton include Kemp Town, one of the liveliest quarters of the city and the hub of the LGBT+ community and is located close to the city centre, ideal for both getting to university and for access to the city’s social scene.
Hollingdean is one of the most sought after areas of Brighton when it comes to student accommodation, which can mean that prices are slightly higher, but located centrally the accessibility to other areas of the city make the premium worth it. Close by you’ll find Elm Grove which is a good place to settle if you’re looking for easy access to the city centre with a residential family feel at home.
If you’d prefer a seafront spot away from the main hustle and bustle, then Hove is an ideal location to enjoy beachfront strolls with a cheaper price tag than central Brighton.
If you’re studying at the University of Sussex or one of the campuses of Brighton University that are based in Falmer, then this may be the place for you, providing the easiest access to these parts of the university with good transport links into the city.
Being a Student in Brighton
Dubbed the UK’s ‘happiest city for students’, it’s understandable that over 30,000 students choose Brighton as the spot to call home during their studies.
An eclectic mix of city living by the sea, Brighton is the ideal location no matter what you’re looking to get out of your time at university. Entwined with the bustling nightlife are the quirky boutique stores, historic buildings and a food scene to die for. All of this presented on a stunning beach front that was voted one of the top city beaches in the world. What more could you ask for from your university city?
Brighton comes with its very own social calendar of events that are renowned across the UK as the best of their kind, including the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe. A hub of creativity and culture, Brighton has been pivotal in the arts and entertainment industry and the creative vibe is just one of the attractions that has seen so many artists, musicians and actors chose Brighton as home.
As well as having an amazing social scene, beautiful surroundings, and two top-performing universities, it is also known as the most inclusive place to live in the UK, with a huge multi-cultural student community as well as being the birthplace of Pride. The LGBT+ scene is one of the best in the world with Brighton being named the unofficial ‘gay capital’. Spectacularly celebrating the LGBT+ community every year at Pride, Brighton has a vibe like nowhere else in the UK which is a clear indication as to why 93% of students say they are ‘very happy’ here!
If you crave the city life but enjoy spending your spare time enjoying the nature of our country then Brighton is ideal, as well as having the beach at your fingertips, Brighton has the benefit of being located right next to the South Downs National Park too, the newest national park in the UK.
Brighton University and University of Sussex
Brighton University is split into four campuses across the city with one of the main campuses located centrally on the seafront and the other further up on Lewes Road. Other campuses are located in various parts of the city, giving the students of Brighton university heaps of choice when it comes to picking where they should stay. The larger of the two universities, Brighton University brings 21,000 students to the city.
The University of Sussex, a single campus university located in Falmer, is a leading public research university surrounded by the South Downs National Park. The university welcomes 13,000 students of 140 nationalities every year to Brighton with nearby Falmer as the base for most of its students.