University of Brighton Eastbourne

University of Brighton Eastbourne

East Welkin Halls

Our Eastbourne campus is set in the Meads area of this historic seaside town, on the edge of the dramatic Seven Sisters Country Park. It’s just a mile from the town centre and even closer to the seafront. Almost 3,000 students study here, benefitting from the close-knit university community and the excellent facilities.

The Welkin halls of residence is home to more than 350 students. Our accommodation office can help you find a place to live if you prefer to rent privately.

Social scene – Eastbourne has a range of modern bars, more traditional pubs, and live music venues popular with students, and being a compact town it’s easy to find your friends on a night out.

Arts – Besides the modern Towner Contemporary Art Gallery there are also five theatres in Eastbourne and a number of arts and music festivals throughout the year.

Queenwood Library

Sports – On campus there is a 25-metre swimming pool, sports hall, gym, artificial outdoor pitch and dance studio. Our students take advantage of the proximity of the sea and the South Downs, exploring them on foot or by bike. The town also hosts some major sporting events, including the Eastbourne Extreme sports festival which includes kite surfing, parkour, street surfing and speed skating.

Food and drink on campus – There’s a choice of cafes and restaurants on all of our campuses.


Travel and transport

Bicycle: Eastbourne town centre and the seafront are both within walking and cycling distance of the university. There is a cycle path all along the seafront. On campus there are plenty of covered cycle stands.

Bus: The 3 or the 3A will take you from the town centre to the campus. For timetables and routes visit the Stagecoach website.

Train: The closest station is Eastbourne. It is about a 25-minute walk to campus. There are two direct trains to Brighton every hour (35 minutes), up to six trains per hour to London (90 minutes) and regular trains to Hastings (30 minutes). For timetables check National Rail Enquiries.

Car: There is limited permit-controlled car parking on campus. Staff and students are encouraged to use bikes and public transport. To get the best route for your journey use the following postcodes:

  • Leaf Hospital – BN21 2HW
  • Bishopsbourne, Trevin Towers (and Annexe) – BN20 7SP
  • Hillbrow – BN20 7SR
  • Welkin halls of residence – BN20 7SH
  • Welkin House – BN20 7SN
  • Aldro, Greynore 1 and 2, Robert Dodd (and Annexes) – BN20 7UR
  • Queenwood – BN20 7UN