International Students' Society
The International Students' Society (ISS) is run by international students for international student, and organises social events, cultural activities and outings throughout the year. All overseas students are members of the ISS in either Brighton or Eastbourne, depending where you are based.
Once term begins, international students are emailed details of events and activities and how to get involved and upcoming events. Previous events have included a Thanksgiving dinner, London theatre evenings, Greek night party, trip to Oxford, Windsor and Eton, trip to Amsterdam and Bruges, conservation volunteering on the picturesque Sussex Downs, haunted tour of Brighton.
Find out more
For more information please contact the ISS at your site of study:
Why not join the Facebook group. You will need to send a friend request to join, but we will try to confirm it as soon as possible:
Societies and the Students' Union
There are a wide variety of societies in the University of Brighton Students Union, reflecting the range of interests students have, and our rich international community. Make contact with the Students' Union (UBSU) or see the Studentsí Union website to find out about the range of societies and activities avaliable. If there isn't a society in your area of interest then why no set one up yourself!
Sports teams are a great way to meet people. For more information on sports federations and team, see the University of Brighton Studentsí Union website.
The Sports Brighton webpages have information on sports facilities at Brighton and Eastbourne, Sports Clubs, timetables for classes, and the Parklife programmes for 11 a-side Football, 5 a-side Football, Futsal, Netball, Badminton, Cricket, Rugby 7ís, Squash, Table Tennis, and Tennis.
There is a calendar of university events on the main page of StudentCentral, and on the Student life section of the main University of Brighton website. This has details of events being run that range from Careers talks and Study Skills workshops, to more informal social activities like the Knitting and Nattering group.
Join the Choir - The University Community Choir is open to students and staff of all abilities, and meets at Steam House in Moulsecoomb. For further information contact: Tel: 01273 643588, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Brighton has a strong Chaplaincy, which aims to offer pastoral care and support for all students, irrespective of faith. For details of worship, lectures and pilgrimages see our Chaplaincy pages.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people and make friends both inside and outside of university. Our Active Student webpages have information on the volunteering opportunities that are available.
Buddying & Befriending Project
What is a Buddy? Our buddies are other University of Brighton students who are trained to support new international (overseas and EU) students in adjusting to living in the UK and getting the most out of university life.
What will having a Buddy involve?
We will try to match you with someone who has similar interests to you. You will then meet them for one hour a week for six weeks.
Interested in becoming a buddy?
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with an interest in meeting people from other countries and cultures to help new international students settle into life at the University of Brighton. If you are interested in becoming a buddy yourself, please contact us for more information. For more information please get in touch.
Springboard Grants Programme
We are grateful to the Springboard Grants Programme in providing funding to support the Buddying and Befriending project. Find out more information on the fund.