The university offers a range of short courses and evening classes to help you further your career, progress to further study or for personal enjoyment.
Professional and personal interest
- Short courses and evening classes
- Postgraduate courses
- Professional development
- Community Research Forum - provides the opportunity to discuss common research themes and to develop communities of common interest (Cupp website)
The University of Brighton's campus in Hastings has a particular remit to encourage more people to consider the benefits of studying in an area where progression to higher education has historically been low. Since it opened (as the University Centre Hastings in 2003) it has welcomed over 700 students and produced 360 graduates of all ages. It received national recognition when it was nominated for the Widening Participation Initiative at the Times Higher Education Awards 2009.
All of the courses are professionally-focused and are designed to develop your personal and professional skills. Find out more about our campus in Hastings.
Open Access to Knowledge in Hastings
The University Centre Hastings offers free courses for people over 50 years of age through the Open Access to Knowledge programme (OAK).
This programme offers the chance to learn new skills and meet new people on a free, part-time 15-week course. Students may choose their own project on a subject of personal interest.
Find out more about Open Access to Knowledge in Hastings.
Sports and exercise in Eastbourne
The Eastbourne campus has a special membership option for people over 55. The programme offers exclusive classes, pool and gym times as well as other health and wellbeing initiatives.
Find out more about the over fifty fives programme.
The gym also offers general class timetables for local residents of all ages.
The University of Brighton hosts Learning Opportunities in the South East, which provides information and advice on education, skills and careers from all providers in the region. The service is available to all, and is particularly useful for adults either in work already, or seeking to return to work.
Find out more information about Learning Opportunities.