The University of Brighton is steeped in history and since its humble beginnings 150 years ago, in the kitchens of the Royal Pavilion, a great many institutions have come together to make it one of today’s leading modern universities.
We can trace our origins back to the mid-19th century in Brighton and the mid-20th century in Eastbourne. Since being granted university status in 1992 the university has grown steadily. More than 7,000 students graduate each year in a range of subjects as diverse as automotive engine design, law with accountancy, midwifery, three-dimensional design, architecture and pharmacy.
To explore how we got here, we have picked out key moments that have shaped and defined the institution. The following is a pictorial overview of the milestones and major landmarks in the history of the University of Brighton.