Reasons Why Students Choose Brighton

Thinking of studying in Brighton?

There are many reasons why students choose Brighton.  Here are 6 reasons students Brighton is amazing for student living!

The Beach & Pier

Everybody loves going to the beach, and Brighton’s beaches and world-famous pier have always drawn crowds. Whether you fancy a chilled day on the pebble beach, or a trip up the i360 (one of the world’s tallest observation towers!), or fish and chips on the iconic Brighton Pier, there’s something for everyone.

Proximity to London

With the nickname ‘London by the Sea’, you can probably guess that Brighton isn’t too far from the capital. London is only 47 miles away and about an hour by train, allowing you to easily continue on to longer journeys across the UK or the continent.


Brighton is famous for its diverse range of restaurants and cuisines. Not only can you find a huge range of Italian, Chinese, Thai and Persian restaurants, there are many vegan and vegetarian hotspots that have the locals flocking! You’ll never be stuck for somewhere to eat in Brighton – well, while you still have your student loan, anyway…


Well known for its nightlife, Brighton boasts a variety of pubs, clubs and bars. You’re in walking distance of cosy pubs and trendy bars, and you can always head down to the seafront if you fancy a proper night out!

Green places

Unlike other universities, those in Brighton don’t restrict you to city-based accommodation in built up, congested areas. Students in Brighton can escape to the many parks and gardens in walking distance of the universities. For example Preston Park, the largest park in Brighton, offers stressed-out students a welcome change of scenery and a place to escape to and relax.


Brightonians are fiercely proud of their city’s status as the UK’s gay capital. Brighton is known for its diversity and inclusion and Brighton Pride in early august if the UK’s largest pride festival. Brighton’s accepting and open culture is another reason that students like to study here.


Brighton is positively brimming with creativity and culture, and draws visitors from all over the UK and abroad. The arts scene in particular is very active, with hundreds of live music acts performing week by week and exciting events held all year round. Even the streets are adorned with street art and murals. Moreover, a visit to North Laines is definitely in order if you want to support local independent shops and sellers!

For more information about Brighton and what is has to offer to prospective students, check out these links we’ve pulled together for you.