About our work

The College of Arts and Humanities links Brighton’s academics, industry professionals and community partners together to produce a creative and cultural hub in the region. This hub nurtures knowledge exchange between partners that amplifies innovation, quality and impact, through research, teaching and external engagement within the South East.

The College aims are to maximise the impact of our research, teaching and learning by involving external partners and audiences. To play a key role in our local, national and international creative and cultural communities, both in terms of arts practice and public engagement.

Encouraging school pupils into higher education

We begin with primary school pupils from year 6, where Professors visits on a regular basis to help explain about universities and higher education.

Older school pupils are invited to the university through creative projects throughout the year as well as summer schools, including fashion, creative writing, media and design, and are supported by our student ambassadors.

We also offer specific support for young people who are leaving care and considering university, including a care leaver's bursary. We are proud to have received the Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark for our commitment to helping care leavers through university.

Hire our spaces and resources

The Sallis Benney Theatre and University of Brighton Gallery complex provides a unique and adaptable series of spaces suited to hosting a wide range of events and exhibitions. The following facilities are managed, maintained and operated by the University of Brighton’s Theatre & Exhibitions Office, based on the mezzanine level at Grand Parade.

The University of Brighton Gallery: situated on the ground floor at the front of the Grand Parade building, looking out over Victoria Gardens, is considered to be a leading exhibition space in the city, often showcasing retrospectives from world famous artists.

Exhibition Spaces: Alongside the main University of Brighton Gallery space, the Theatre & Exhibitions Office also programmes a series of smaller exhibition spaces around the Grand Parade Building. These spaces are open to the public in prominent corridors, key foyer spaces and café/bar walls.

Café/Bar & Quad Garden: The light, spacious and comfortable Café/Bar area at Grand Parade is available at no extra cost during SBT and UoB Gallery events. Operated by the UoB’s catering department, the Café/Bar sells a fine selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Waste House: The ‘living laboratory’ for ecological architectural design, offers meeting space, and an open creative space for hire.

Other Rooms and facilities include the Board Room, G4 Seminar Presentation Room, other Seminar/Lecture Spaces, Digital Exhibition facilities, Print & Design, Ticket Sales Event Marketing & Promotion, eNews and Social Media coverage.

Digi-Hub: The Digi-Hub is a new centre for digital manufacture and fabrication equipment for use by our arts practice students and located at our central Grand Parade campus. The hub is made up of a collection of computer automated machinery and 3D modelling software that enables students to create a diverse range of models, prototypes and finished artefacts.

The services we offer are Laser Cutting, Plasma Cutting, CNC 3-Axis Milling, CNC Routing, 3D Body Scanning, Portable 3D Scanning and Rapid Prototyping.