7.9 Total Score

With a population of 250,000 (including 31,000 students) and a reputation as 'London-on-Sea', Brighton is understandably ruled by high prices but with a more laidback lifestyle. With its famous pebbled beaches, marina and pier  it is certainly an attractive proposition. The London link is based largely upon the train journey between the two taking only an hour, a trip that many have taken in the past. Both the University of Brighton and Sussex are located ideally, the latter is only four miles north east, and the University of Brighton is for the most part based in the town, both are serviced by buses and trains. Transport in and around the town is commendable and Gatwick is only 30 minutes away if winter is particularly cold.

  • Night Life

    92976.jpgThe pubs, the clubs and the bars. The price of a pint and the variation of venue.

  • Cost of Living

    costofliving.jpgEverything from the cost of food to the cost of a pint, a taxi and even the price of petrol. It all adds up to provide a cost of living.

  • Accommodation

    housing.jpgThe quality of halls and private housing as well as the cost and the quality of student areas.

  • Student Jobs

    01032013-broganfrombrunny590-02.jpg The availability, the wages compared to the national average, the enjoyability and the variation available.

  • Transport

    transport.jpgThe ease of movement around the city including transport to and from the university campus if needed; this includes bus, train and taxi options.

  • Safety

    security.jpgThis is the student view on safety in this city. Based on their own experiences and comparative experiences throughout the UK.