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Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly Northbrook College and City College)

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"Northbrook College Sussex provides career-focused education from age 16 to degree level, as well as a wide range of adult learning and skills courses."

Overview

Northbrook College Sussex provides career-focused education from age 16 to degree level, as well as a wide range of adult learning and skills courses. The College is one of the largest educational establishments in Sussex, with approximately 1,000 staff and 16,000 full and part-time students.

Northbrook has two campuses in Worthing and a campus at Shoreham Airport.

The College offers a wide range of full-time and part-time courses from basic skills to degrees. Qualifications include trade and professional qualifications as well as pre-university diplomas and university degrees.

Northbrook was founded in 1986 when Worthing College of Technology merged with two other colleges: the West Sussex College of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Aeronautical Engineering.

The College has extensive facilities, including well-equipped studios and workshops for design, craft and engineering courses. Other facilities include a professional theatre on campus, film studios, a working restaurant, a hair and beauty salon, an aircraft hangar and state-of-the-art recording studios.

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Subject strengths

Northbrook is well known for teaching creative subjects, including art, design, performing arts and theatre crafts. These subjects are taught up to degree level at the college's 'university centre' on the outskirts of Worthing. Students participate in national competitions and exhibitions alongside other university students from around the country.

The college has particularly impressive resources for music students, with a state-of-the-art recording studio complex - one of the largest in the south. Courses include music technology and production as well as performance and composition.
 
Northbrook also has a specialist aircraft engineering department based at Shoreham Airport.
 

 

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Student life

Students gather each day in the cafeterias on each campus, which are the hub of student life, spilling out to the open-air tables in warm weather.

Students use the libraries and learning resource centres for independent study with helpful staff on hand.
 
Leisure activities are organised including sports matches, parties and trips. Information is provided on a dedicated student website.
 
University-level students are offered accommodation owned by local landlords through the college's Accommodation office.

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Facilities

The College has extensive facilities, including well-equipped studios and workshops for design, craft and engineering courses. Other facilities include a professional theatre on campus, film studios, a working restaurant, a hair and beauty salon, an aircraft hangar and state-of-the-art recording studios.

Location

Northbrook has two campuses in Worthing, West Sussex and one campus at nearby Shoreham-by-Sea. Worthing is 12 miles west of Brighton, on the south coast.

The West Durrington Campus on the west side of Worthing on the A259, which runs from east to west along the coast. Many students come to college by train. The nearest station is Goring-by-Sea. Trains run direct from Brighton, Portsmouth, Gatwick and central Worthing.

The Broadwater Campus is just north of Worthing town centre, on the A24 which runs from north to south. The nearest station is Worthing.

The Shoreham Campus is at Shoreham Airport, between Worthing and Brighton.

 

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Contact details

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