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Student life

What's it like to live in South East?
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South East England is made up of nine counties, with popular student cities in Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees plenty of sunshine and Brighton – the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops, cafes, arts, nightlife and watersports.

Moving east into Kent, you'll find the charming towns of Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – all bursting with literary history – plus the iconic landmarks of Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is an hour or two away for gigs, theatre trips and capital city adventures, while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – mean international journeys are easy to get started.

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What's it like to live in Oxford?
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Honey-coloured colleges, idyllic waterways, and quaint pubs galore – welcome to the best-known student city in the world.

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Course locations

Reading College

Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4HJ

Guildford College

Stoke Rd, Guildford, GU1 1EZ

Merrist Wood College

Holly Lane, Worplesdon, Guildford, GU3 3PE


Online Learning, Oxford, OX1 1SA

Blackbird Leys Campus

Cuddesdon Way, Oxford, OX4 6HN

City of Oxford College

Oxpens Rd, Oxford, OX1 1SA