University of Brighton in Hastings

University of Brighton in Hastings

Based two minutes from the local train station, our Hastings campus is right in the centre of town, close to the seafront and shopping district.

We have one residence for our campus in Hastings, which is within walking distance of the university campus and Hastings town centre.

In addition to halls, you have the option of Unihomes – houses and flats we let to our students on behalf of private landlords. There is a good supply of private rented accommodation in Hastings if you would prefer to find your own place to live.

What’s on campus

Social scene –  A welcoming, fun and friendly town, Hastings has a social scene to suit you whatever your interests or taste.

Arts – Home to the award-winning Jerwood Gallery, there are regular exhibitions of international recognised modern art. Ben Eine, the Chapman Brothers and even Banksy have displayed works around the town. There is a thriving art community and a large number of independent galleries and art groups. The Electric Palace cinema also runs the annual ’Shot by the Sea’ film festival.

Sports – As well as a number of sports centres and range of local clubs, world-class indoor BMX and skate facilities are in development. Sea sports are a great option in the summer months, or even winter for those willing to brave the cold!

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

We are reviewing the courses that we offer at Hastings. Find out what this might mean for you.

Travel and transport

Bus: Being located so close to the train station, many of the local bus routes stop very close to campus. For timetables and routes visit the Stagecoach website.

Train: Hastings station is just two minutes’ walk from campus. There are regular direct trains to London (110 minutes), Brighton (60 minutes), Eastbourne (30 minutes), and Ashford International (45 minutes). For timetables check National Rail Enquiries.

Car: There is no parking on campus, but there are several pay-to-park car parks within walking distance. To get the best route for your journey use the following postcodes:

  • Robert Tressell halls of residence, 39–43 Warrior Square, TN37 6BH
  • Havelock Road Building, Havelock Road, TN34 1BE
  • Lacuna Place, Havelock Road, TN34 1BG
  • Priory Square Building, Priory Square, TN34 1EA


Some of the facilities offered at our Hastings campus include:

  • State-of-the-art Biology lab
  • Radio studio with live classroom feeds
  • TV studio with green screen
  • Editing suites equipped with AVID, Pro Tools and DaVinci Resolve software
  • Newsroom
  • Graphic design studio
  • Mac suite
  • Digital games lab
  • Specialist research collections in the library
  • Recreational and exercise facilities
  • Students’ Union and student social spaces

Kit Room

The Hastings Campus Kit Room has a wide range of audio visual equipment that is available for student and staff hire to support a broad range of courses, including the broadcast media courses that are taught on our Hastings campus.

The Kit Room stocks various cameras and audio recorders ranging from simple but high quality devices to professional level equipment. Most bookings require students to complete risk assessments however a number of items can be signed out under a waiver. Bookings can be made online through our booking portal and our dedicated staff are always happy to help.

Broadcast Media help and support

The teaching staff are experienced media professionals and students develop their practical skills by using industry-standard equipment.

All requests for specialist technician support can be made to the Hastings Media Workshop Manager.

BoB (Box of Broadcasts): the iplayer for education