WELCOME TO PHOENIX
We know these times are strange, and we want to give you the best possible experience in halls. We will be following the latest Covid-secure government guidance to ensure your new home is safe, secure and a great place to live. Keep an eye out for the Covid signage around halls and on campus for the latest guidance on social distancing, mask wearing and one way systems.
Once you move into your new flat, your flatmates will become a part of your ‘household bubble’. This means that if one of you starts displaying symptoms, you will all need to self-isolate until at least the test results come back. If you, or your flatmate start showing symptoms, there is a process which you need to follow, which can be found below.
You can use this page to learn more about your new home and the services that support it.
We are looking forward to meeting you soon!
Explore PHOENIX HALLS in 360
The University of Brighton's campus right in the city, Phoenix is just moments from Brighton city centre, a short distance to the beach and has great links to City, Moulsecoomb and Falmer campus.
The onsite laundry makes those very necessary jobs just that little bit easier.
The hub for all your support, pop-in here to ask questions and report maintenance requests. You can also do that here.
Our Residential Life team at Phoenix are here to support you during your time with us, and to create a friendly positive and inclusive environment for you to live in. We know that it may be easier to talk to a fellow student than a member of staff, so each flat is assigned an upper-year Student Residential Advisor (SRA), who will live and work in the accommodation and check in with you regularly throughout the year to say hello. Flat and individual meetings will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams.
The SRAs organise and deliver social events where there’s an opportunity for you to build genuine friendships and have fun. We hope that you will experience a real sense of belonging and that you will quickly feel at home.
You can contact an SRA about any concerns you might have, no matter how big or small. It could be a general question about university, or perhaps a flatmate dispute. You might be concerned about someone you live with, or maybe you are feeling homesick and just want someone to talk to. If an SRA is unable to help you, they will know someone who can.
Watch the video below to meet the team or click here for more information.
A guide to residential life will be waiting in your room when you arrive.
Meet Martin and Amy
The student residential advisor team alongside the residential advisors provide a 24/7 support service everyday of the year.
This support service connects to the wider university support network, you can find more details about this in your bedroom.
Phoenix halls is in a great location to get to our other campuses and enjoy the city.
Some of you will have just a short 10 minute walk from the halls to the City Campus buildings! If you’re studying at Moulsecoomb, the campus is about a half an hour walk or 10 minute cycle ride from Phoenix.
Cycling is a great option for travel to our campuses, with facilities at all sites. Being on the doorstep of the town centre, walking and cycling are also the perfect choice for exploring the city, with a network of cycle lanes connecting the city and our campuses.
You’ll find a BTN Bikeshare docking station a short walk away across the road at The Level from Phoenix halls. Docking stations can also be found on or near to all our Brighton campuses, providing a great option for getting to Moulsecoomb, the City Campus and across the city - get 10% discount on the yearly membership by signing up using your university email address.
If you’re thinking of bringing your own bike to university, or buying one when you’re here, bikes can be stored in the cycle storage on site at Phoenix. There’s also a bike pump and repair kit free for your use. All our campuses have bicycle parking, bike pumps and cycle repair kits free to use, and lockers available on some campuses. Check out where all the facilities on our online map.
Plan your cycle route using Brighton and Hove’s online cycle map or pick up a paper copy from your halls reception.
From Phoenix you can join the city’s network of cycle lanes on the A27 – from here you can follow the cycle lanes to the City Campus, city centre and also north towards Moulsecoomb.
If you need to use public transport, Phoenix is a short walk from the A27 bus stops with the 24, 25, 28 and 49 buses running along the Lewes Road to the City Campus, City Centre, Moulsecoomb and Falmer.
For buying bus tickets, checking routes and planning your journey use Brighton & Hove’s ‘M ticket’ app, you can also buy a student ticket with a valid student ID. Brighton train station is a 10 minute walk from Phoenix.
However you choose to travel it’s really important to follow the Government’s social distancing guidelines, as well as the measures which will be in place across the university.
When walking and cycling, maintain a 2m social distance including when waiting at crossings and traffic lights, and take precautions where this isn’t possible. When cycling, please wash or sanitise your hands before and after.
If you travel by public transport, it is a legal requirement to wear a face covering and you should maintain social distancing where possible when travelling, and wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
You’ll find lots more information about travel and transport on the c-change webpages, including details of discounts for students in bike shops and on trains with Trainsplit and Railcards - head there to find out more:
I really hope you’re looking forward to joining us here at the University of Brighton and I look forward to seeing you soon.
In line with advice from the Government for High Education providers, you are encouraged to walk or cycle to campus where possible and to avoid using public transport.
If using public transport in necessary please view and follow the Government advice on safe travel, including the legal requirement to wear a face covering, maintain 2m social distancing where possible and wash or sanitise your hands regularly:
Our Food on Campus service runs 13 cafes and canteens across campuses, giving you loads of options for food and drink in between your studies.
We also have a Click & Collect service running every weekday from 10:30am-3pm from our Food Hubs, so you can enjoy great food from the comfort of your home without having to cook or clean. Order your food now:
Here at Phoenix, your closest outlet is City Food Hub and Book&Bean Cafe, but you also have easy access to Moulsecoomb Campus. More information about our menus, outlets and opening times can be found on our outlet finder, stop by for a coffee, meal deal or enjoy a selection of our hot meals, the choice is yours.
Explore Mezz Canteen
Sport Brighton offer services to keep you active, play sport and socialise.
Sport Brighton offer services to keep you active, play sport and a chance to socialise. Whilst this academic year may be a little different due to the current pandemic we are working hard to ensure you can access our services as safely as possible and within the industry and government guidelines. The nature of the situation means that our most up to date information can be found on our website and social media channels. Be sure to follow Sport Brighton online to keep up to date.
A big hello from your Students' Union! We are a supportive, representative, and fully independent charity run by students, for students. We're here to make your student life better.
Whether that’s getting involved with our societies and sports, representing your student voice, providing you with academic advice and support or helping you gain valuable employability skills by working and volunteering with us.
No matter where you're studying, we're always nearby for a friendly chat or advice.
To find out more, visit our website www.brightonsu.com.