University of Brighton

University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is a thriving university with four campuses on the south coast of England: three in Brighton and one in Eastbourne. It has a diverse academic community of over 21,000 students, including over 3,000 international and EU students from more than 150 countries.

The university focuses on work-related learning, offering over 500 professional and practice-based courses, many of which offer 12-month work placements, and all designed to prepare students for career success. Nearly 95% of the university’s graduates are working, training, or pursuing further study within six months of graduation.During their time at the University of Brighton, students benefit from opportunities to develop additional experience and skills by joining the university’s professional and entrepreneurial networks, and by undertaking volunteering and project work.

Teaching Methods
• The university’s focus is on enabling students to apply what they learn to real-life situations and challenges, developing the knowledge, skills and experience they need to make a positive difference to society and their chosen field when they graduate.
• There is a focus on inquiry and research-led learning to support the building of practical skills, confidence and independence.
• Brighton is a research active community with a multidisciplinary approach to research running through all of our faculties. Our students’ learning experience is enriched by the high quality of that research and the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked us in the top 25% of universities for our world-leading research impact.
• Equipment and facilities replicate industry and professional environments, enabling students to develop specialist skills that will benefit them long after they graduate.
Course Flexibility
• All of Brighton’s 140 undergraduate courses offer flexibility through optional modules, placements and opportunities to specialize, allowing students to tailor their learning to their individual career aspirations, and pursue their interests.
• Many courses in the same subject area share 1st year modules, enabling students to explore different areas of the subject before deciding on a final degree path.
• All undergraduate courses include opportunities for work-related learning. Depending on the course this could be through 1 or more short placement opportunities, volunteering in the community or a salaried placement year.
• There are opportunities to study abroad in EU cities and further afield.
Student Services and Facilities
• Students have access to libraries, media centers, computer rooms, campus-wide Wi-Fi and Student Central, the university’s online learning environment.
• The university is committed to continuously investing in equipment, facilities and buildings. More than £100 million has been invested in the past 10 years including a new advanced engineering building, a podiatry hospital, flight simulators, human movement labs, a dispensing pharmacy, prototyping facilities, and clinical skills facilities. There are also studios, exhibition spaces and specialist equipment for architecture, design, fine art, fashion, textiles, photography and media courses.
• Student welfare is supported by dedicated teams across areas including accommodation, finances, careers advice and well being.
Career Focus
• 100% of Brighton’s undergraduates are able to do assessed work-related learning as part of their course.
• 94.4% of graduates are working, studying or training within six months of completing their course (DLHE survey 2015–16).
• Work placement companies include American Express, British Airways, Channel 4, IBM, the NHS, Nike and Rolls Royce.
• Many of our courses are accredited by professional organizations. This may mean that students are licensed to practice, are eligible to apply for membership of a professional body, or are exempt from professional exams.
• Partnerships with business, employers and professional bodies contribute to course development and teaching.
• Students can develop their employ-ability skills through career forums, mentoring, entrepreneurship and volunteering schemes.

[Key facts/USPs]

• The University of Brighton is ranked in the top 25 in the UK league tables for many subjects including, sports, arts, hospitality & tourism and education (The Guardian 2018) and architecture, physiotherapy (Complete University Guide 2018)

• We’re in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research impact (REF 2014).

• 94.4% of our full-time degree graduates are working, studying or training within six months of completing their course (DLHE 2015-16).

• We’ve invested more than £100 million in the last 10 years on the equipment and buildings our students use every day.

• International students are guaranteed a place in university accommodation in their first year of study (applying by the 15th July)

• There are over 100 scholarships available for international and EU students, some worth up to £5,000.

• 100% of full-time undergraduate students have the chance to do work-related learning as part of their course.

• Brighton has a first class award for environmental sustainability and ethical performance placing us in the top 2 greenest UK universities in People & Planet’s University League 2016.

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