(University of Brighton)

The Eastbourne campus of the University of Brighton is located to the west of the town centre and is split into three main clusters. There is a group of buildings based around Darley Road, Hillbrow and Welkin. The smaller informal campus of the university represents the wider town of Eastbourne itself, which presents an easy-going attitude due to both the beach and countryside nearby.

The campus can be found in the Meads area of the historic seaside town, on the edge of the dramatic Seven Sisters Country Park. Opening in 1979, the University’s presence is just a mile from the town centre and even closer to the seafront. It is just a short walk from the beautiful green spaces of All Saints Park, Helen Garden and the Italian Gardens.

Almost 3,000 students study in Eastbourne, benefitting from a close-knit university community and excellent facilities. There are some good local facilities on Meads Street that cater to most needs, including Tesco Express, The Ship Inn pub, Chinese takeaway, bookshop and café. Explore the main site here.

The closest station is Eastbourne. It is around a 25-minute walk from campus. There are direct trains to nearby Brighton that operate throughout the day and up to six trains per hour into London. For timetables check National Rail Enquiries.

Both the town centre and seafront are easily within walking and cycling distance. There is a convenient cycle path along the seafront and there is plenty of covered cycle stands throughout the campus where students can store their bicycles.

The Welkin halls of residence house around 350 students. There is an onsite accommodation office that can help students find a place to live if they would rather rent privately in their time at Eastbourne.

Besides the modern Towner Contemporary Art Gallery, there are also five theatres in Eastbourne for people wanting to explore the arts. Students at the Eastbourne Campus can also enjoy a good number of arts and music festivals that happen in the town throughout the year.

Eastbourne itself has a range of modern bars, more traditional pubs and live music venues popular with students and being a smaller town, it is easy to meet friends when planning a night out.

However, students only have a couple of years left to enjoy the higher learning provision in Eastbourne, as it has been announced that there are proposals to close the site by 2024 as part of a restructuring. Brighton University has had a presence in the town since the late 1970s but is continuing to expand its Falmer campus on the northern edge of the city. Learn more about Eastbourne

The university’s sports facilities are currently available for hire by students, staff, external groups and the general public regardless of membership. There are a variety of fitness/swim membership options to be considered, with all memberships being accepted across all university sports facilities.