University of Brighton

University Information, Campus and History
(Brighton, East Sussex, England)

The University of Brighton is a sprawling university with multiple campuses located in the English city of Brighton and Hove. It was known as the Brighton Polytechnic prior to being renamed a university in 1992.

Brighton University traces its roots back to the middle of the 19th century in Brighton and the middle of the 20th centrury in Eastbourne.The university's primary education is rated 'Category A' by OFSTED, whose honour is shared by only five other universities. Today, the University of Brighton is home to more than 20,000 students and a staff of 2,100.


A number of great sporting facilities are located in the University of Brighton's Falmer campus. It features two full-sized gymnasiums for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; eight football and rugby pitches; six tennis courts; a dance studio; and the world-renowned Esporta Health and Racquet Club. Esporta itself has three swimming pools, a fitness suite, a beauty clinic, a sports medicine clinic, and a restaurant.

Halls of residence are available at each campus when required, with popular choices including Moulsecoomb Place, the Phoenix Brewery apartments and Varley. After their first year of studying, many students feel confident enough to stay off-campus, sharing nearby rental properties with other students. Information about student accommodation.

The Sallis Benney Theatre and the university's Exhibition Gallery can be found at the Grand Parade campus. Films, plays, and dance concerts are regularly held at the Sallis Benney Theatre, while priceless artworks are on display at the gallery. The Brighton Festival is held at the Grand Parade campus in May. Concerts, films, and other special events are the highlights of this festival.

The Cockcroft Sports Centre is located in Moulsecoomb campus. It features world-class sporting facilities and treatment centres like a basketball court, a fitness suite with 35 workout stations, and a rolling indoor climbing wall.

Famous Students

The university may be relatively young, but it has its share of distinguished alumni and alumnae like artists Alison Lapper and Michael Pinsky, fashion designers Julien Macdonald and Gresham Blake, and Peter Falconio, a backpacker who was murdered while travelling in the Australian outback in 2001.

The University of Brighton accepts foreign students from within the European Union and the rest of the world. They can study most of the courses offered by the university. Those who are interested to study at the university can call the International Office at +44/0 1273 642409 or e-mail their enquiries at

Contact University of Brighton:
Address: Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton and Hove, BN2 4AT, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1273 600 900
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