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25 Things You'll Only Know If You Were A Student In Brighton

Sussex, Brighton, BSMS, BIMM – wherever you went, Brighton was the best place to be a student.

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1. Everyone you knew lived around Lewes and Upper Lewes Road.

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3. When your parents came to visit you'd always take them to North Laine.

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4. But if you were eating without the parents, the best and cheapest eat was always to be found at Pompoko.

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You could choose from a million different bowls of goodness and it would cost you less than a fiver.


11. Energies were always somewhat reserved for Sports Night, where you would drink WKDs on offer and boo your rival university during their shout-out from the DJ.

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It would mainly be a war between Brighton and Sussex, with the medical school looking slightly torn.

12. But that was nothing compared to the anarchy of West Street on the weekends.

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Just another reason why there wasn't any point in going out on the weekends.


13. A night out was never complete without a trip to Buddies or the Market Diner.

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16. You'd venture into Taj at least once, mainly out of sheer curiosity.

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17. But you did your actual shopping at the Lewes Road Sainsbury's, or, if you wanted to make a real evening of it – the 24-hour Asda at Brighton Marina.

18. To feel like you were totally out of town, Devil's Dyke or Lewes were the places to be – especially for the fireworks.

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21. But there were so many times you'd mutter to yourself or to someone else, "Only in Brighton."

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22. Your graduation ceremony was probably held here.

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23. And you probably headed to the Royal Pavilion afterwards to take the obligatory "YAY I GRADUATED" photo in the gardens.

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25. But if you stayed, you got to continue enjoying one of the best places in England, even if it meant being surrounded by students who have no idea how good they have it.