History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1858, the University of Brighton was previously known as Brighton School of Art. In 1976, Brighton College of Education (the teacher training college) amalgamated with the Brighton Polytechnic, forming the Polytechnic campus at Falmer. The College gained University status in 1992 under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. In 2011 the Brighton International College, a division of Kaplan International Colleges, started on the Moulsecoomb campus, to offer international students, English Language programs, and preparatory academic tuition for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. The University of Brighton has affiliations with University Alliance and Universities UK. The University of Brighton ranks #801-1000 by QS World University Rankings 2022 and #601-800 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Brighton has four campuses - one campus in Eastbourne and the other three campuses in Brighton. The four campuses are City Campus, Moulsecoomb Campus, Falmer Campus, and the Eastbourne campus. The City campus is situated at the center of the city of Brighton and is home to the University’s Arts and Humanities faculties. The City Campus also houses top-of-the-art Design archives and studio areas to nurture a creative atmosphere and facilitate learning. The Moulsecoomb campus is the University’s biggest campus having more than 8,000 students. It offers courses in the faculties of Engineering, Business, Architecture, Geography, Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Tourism, Media, Mathematics, Computing, and Law. The Falmer campus is four miles away from the city centre and provides courses in Nursing, Education, Communication, and Social Sciences. The campus also has lately added Psychology labs, excellent sports amenities, and good transport connections to the rest of the city. The Eastbourne campus is a beachside campus providing courses in Hospitality, Physiotherapy, Journalism, Sports Sciences, and Physical Education. The University offers 200+ courses across 7 areas of study, which can be tailored according to individual interests. PhD, MPhil and Professional Doctorates are also offered by the University of Brighton.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University's Community-University Partnership program has received an honourable mention at the 2010 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health awards and was highly meritorious in the Social Responsibility category at the 2009 Green Gown Awards. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise stated that about 80% of the University of Brighton's research output is of global standing. Some of the notable alumni of the University of Brighton are Mandy Chessell, Computer Scientist and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Ethel Delali Cofie, Ghanaian Businesswoman, Jo Whiley, English radio and Television Presenter, Pooja Shah, British Actress, Filmmaker and Model, and Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 and 1Xtra.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Brighton values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 18,900 student enrolments out of which 15,500 are undergraduates and more than 3,400 postgraduates with more than 2,400 faculty within the premises. They have more than 4,100 international students hailing from all over the world on campus. The male to female ratio is 39:61 at the University of Brighton making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Also, the University is a member of the ATHENA Swan Charter and won the Silver award for its progress and impact in gender diversity. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Nuffield Health, Signify Technology, Walters People, and others.