In Brighton you will find the esteemed high-standard British education mixed with the atmosphere of a seaside resort city. Also known as “London by the sea”, Brighton host some of the most popular higher education institutions in the UK. The large LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) population in Brighton ads to the immense diversity the city has to offer. Settled on the south coast of England, Brighton has a rather small population of around 280,000 inhabitants. However, the city has one of the highest concentrations of students in Britain – 13% of the population – which gives a great community aspect to it.
The city of Brighton is known as a top quality international education destination and studying here offers you many careers prospects both during and after you finish your studies. Universities have partnerships with multinational employers, national companies and professional bodies, so students are exposed to various internship and working opportunities. Work placement companies include American Express, British Airways, Channel 4, IBM, the NHS, Nike and Rolls Royce.
Brighton is not by chance called “London by the Sea” – it has a city life comparable to a metropolis. In fact, Brighton has been known as England’s’ hippest city and one of the best places to live in the UK. From numerous bars, clubs and restaurants, to seaside walks and outdoors activities, adding an active cultural life and fun vintage shops – Brighton has everything to offer.
There are loads of opportunities for activities in your spare time. You can visit the Royal Pavilion, Kemp Town, Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Hove, Brighton Pier, the Devil's Dyke, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and much more. Brighton is a great place to attend theatre plays and host a number of famous festivals (such as the Brighton Festival, considered the second biggest arts festival in UK).
For outdoors activities you can try bike tours and a huge variety of water sports (wake boarding, kayaking, scuba diving, windsurfing, etc.). If you are more into rock climbing, you can attend courses held on the rock in Sussex. The countryside near Brighton is also quite beautiful and worth exploring.
Should you ever feel like changing the air, London is within easy reach of Brighton (less than an hour by train).
Having the reputation of one of the most eccentric cities in England, Brighton attracts annually over 8 million visitors. The city is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. This makes Brighton a lively and diverse city, where you can meet someone from every corner of the world. If you pursue your degrees in Brighton, the large communities of international students here will ease your immersion and make your study abroad experience unforgettable.
The city of Brighton has a pleasant, temperate climate, which is slightly warmer than the rest of the United Kingdom. There are early springs, warm summers and generally mild winters. The maximum temperature in summer can reach 23°C (73°F), while in the winter (January) temperature can drop to 3°C (37°F).