Studying in Eastbourne

Podiatry courses are based on the university’s Eastbourne campus.

Eastbourne is a town that can take you by surprise. Located on the Sunshine Coast and just over an hour away from London, Eastbourne is nestled between the historic 1066 Country and the South Downs National Park.

You can take a leisurely stroll or jog along the promenade lined with palm trees, pass the statuesque Victorian Pier and the Wish Tower before heading to the South Downs up to Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters National park. In the evening, pause and take in a show at the iconic art-deco Bandstand or head to the Congress Theatre. If you’re looking for something more relaxed, then Eastbourne has many great pubs and restaurants to chill out and re-group.

The bustling town centre and the beach with the pier, prom and bandstand are all within a 15-minute walk of our Eastbourne campus. Officially the sunniest place in the UK, Eastbourne has loads on offer: a year-round calendar of sporting events, the independent shops and cafes of Little Chelsea, music and arts festivals, theatres, galleries, great restaurants and high street shopping.

Every June, leading tennis players descend on Eastbourne for one of the main warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon. One of the UK’s biggest free extreme sports festivals, Beach Life, takes place on the seafront in July, bringing hi-octane action on land and sea. The international airshow, Airbourne, is another summer highlight.

Every autumn our students and staff participate in and support the Beachy Head Marathon, one of the UK’s largest off-road marathons with challenging climbs and descents along the Seven Sisters.

The beach and the South Downs provide sports opportunities including horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, sailing, canoeing, body boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing.

The Towner Art Gallery has world-class exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and entry is free. Eastbourne also has four theatres, two cinemas and hosts a varied programme of arts and music events throughout the year.