WELCOME TO Varley park
Hello and a warm welcome from the whole team at Varley Park. You’ll be living right on the edge of the South Downs National Park and only minutes away from Premier League action at the Amex Stadium.
Congratulations on choosing a first-class place to live and study. We think Brighton is a diverse, vibrant, and energetic city and that you’ll love your time here so close to the sea.
We want your stay to be a safe and enjoyable one, so please don’t hesitate to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable teams with any questions or concerns you have.
We wish you a productive and fun time living with us in your ‘Home from Home’.
We are looking forward to meeting you soon!
Explore VARLEY PARK The Hub Building
Varley Park is located in between Moulsecoomb and Falmer campus, with links to City, Moulsecoomb and Falmer campus and right next to the South Downs.
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 Varley Park 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.
A guide to residential life will be waiting in your room when you arrive.
To meet the team and for more information, click the link below.
Walking from Varley Park to the Falmer campus will take approximately 30 minutes and only 10 minutes to cycle.
Walking to Moulsecoomb will take around 35 minutes or 10-15 minutes to cycle. When walking to Falmer you can use the footpath through Coldean Woods to the Lewes Road, accessible from the Varley Park site. You’ll need your unicard to access the gate and please be aware it is locked at 10pm. This path is a public footpath and not lit, so we don’t recommend using it at night.
Cycling is a great option for travel to our campuses and within the city, with facilities at all sites and a network of cycle lanes throughout the city and Beryl Bikes available on all campuses.
If you’re thinking of bringing your own bike to university, or buying one when you’re here, there are cycle stands and cages across Varley Park including two large undercover areas. 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 the Varley Hub reception. From Varley the city’s network of cycle lanes can be joined from the bottom of Coldean Lane on the A27, where you can cycle to Falmer, Moulscoomb and the City Centre.
If cycling or walking to Falmer, from the Lewes Road at Stoney Mere Way cross under the train line and follow the shared cycle path running parallel to the train line and enter the Falmer campus close to the Sports Centre. View the route on the c-change cycling pages.
The number 24 bus runs from the city centre up the Lewes Road to Varley Park and to ASDA at Hollingbury. The 5B runs from the city centre to Varley and the Falmer campus, aswell as ASDA.
A number of other buses run along the Lewes Road to Moulsecoomb, Falmer and into the City from the bus stop on Lewes Road at the bottom of Coldean Lane, a 10-15 walk from Varley Park.
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. You will need to verify your student status on the B&H Buses app.
Walking and cycling
Walking and cycling is a great way to cut carbon, save yourself some money, and keep fit. We have walking and cycling facilities across all campuses, including bike stands and external bike pumps. We also have Brighton's Beryl bikes on all our Brighton campuses - so you can enjoy getting between the campuses and around the city by bike.
View all campus facilities, including the Beryl Bikes locations, on our walking and cycling interative map.
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.