Welcome to all our new and returning students. For start date information please click here
Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Enrichment programme

When you aren’t studying, there are loads of activities and opportunities for you to have fun, make new friends, get active, support your local community or take part in something to boost your CV. You can also earn MET Credits by engaging in college life; accumulating these will entitle you to take part in special events, trips and prize draws!

You will have the chance to get involved with:

  • Sports activities
  • Student Voice
  • Digital Leaders
  • Practical activities (such as safer driving, student newsletter and bike maintenance)
  • Social activities (such as ice skating, games and TV clubs, Thorpe Park trips)
  • Cross College events (such as Diversity Days and Mental Health Awareness Week)
  • Citizenship and fundraising

Get active

There are many opportunities for you to get active throughout your time at college. There are gym and sports facilities at East Brighton Campus that are open to all students, opportunities to use the Nuffield Health gym at Broadwater, discounts available for local gyms, as well as free lunchtime and after college activities at every campus. 

A weekly schedule of opportunities to Get Active will be available from 24 September, and will include free weekly sessions of basketball, football, table tennis, yoga, karate and boxing. If there is anything else you’d like to see running, please email your ideas to your Student Experience Coordinator larissa.atkins@gbmc.ac.uk

Get active

Weekly activities


at Brighton MET East Campus

  • Football
    Wednesday afternoons (to be confirmed)
  • Yoga 
    Tuesdays (time to be confirmed) 
  • Table tennis 
    One day per week (day to be confirmed) 12.30-1.30pm 
  • Basketball 
    One day per week (day and time to be confirmed) 
  • Badminton 
    One day per week (day and time to be confirmed

At Northbrook MET Broadwater Campus

  • Sports sessions
    Five per week (days and times to be confirmed later) 
  • Karate
    Thursdays (day and time to be confirmed)

At Brighton MET Central Campus

  • Yoga 
    Tuesdays 4.30pm  (to be confirmed)
  • Table tennis
    One day per week (day to be confirmed) 12.30-1.30pm 
  • TV Club
    Lunchtimes once or twice a week (days to be confirmed)

At Northbrook MET West Durrington Campus

  • Sports sessions 
    Five per week (days and times to be confirmed later) 
  • TV Club
    Lunchtimes once or twice a week (days to be confirmed)

Annual events


Freshers' fairs - 17-20 September
A series of fun social events with music, activities, giant inflatables, freebies, offers, free food and drink, sports tasters, and lots more!  

Sexual Health Awareness Week - 24–28 September
A national awareness campaign promoting positive sexual health and healthy relationships. This year’s theme will be focusing on ‘Consent’. 

Black History Month - 1–31 October
A national awareness campaign highlighting and celebrating black history. 

Dyslexia Awareness Week - 1-5 October
National campaign with a theme of ‘21st Century Dyslexia’ focused on myth busting and awareness raising.

World Mental Health Day - 10 October
World Mental Health Day 2018 will focus on young people and mental health in a changing world.

Anti-Bullying Week - 12-16 November
In partnership with ‘Ditch the Label’, this year we are using Anti-Bullying Week to raise awareness and encourage people to speak up about bullying.

Safe Drive Stay Alive - at Brighton MET 20 November 1–2.15pm / at Northbrook MET 11 December (time to be confirmed)
 A hard-hitting interactive road safety presentation for young drivers, delivered by East Sussex Fire & Rescue, in collaboration with other emergency services. Book on by emailing valentina.wright@gbmc.ac.uk 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 
An international awareness day promoting the rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities and increasing awareness in every aspect of life. 

Wellbeing Month - 1–31 January 
Throughout January, the MET will be running a series of activities and events to help promote and improve physical and mental wellbeing. 

LGBT History Month - 1-28 February
Celebrating the lives and achievements of the LGBT community, promoting tolerance and raising awareness.

Chinese New Year - 5 February
Celebrating Chinese New Year - also known as the ‘Spring Festival’

Safer Internet Day - 6 February
Safer Internet Day is organised by Insafe each February to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile across the world. 

National Citizens’ Service - Various dates 
NCS will be hosting a number of information events for students to find out about their programmes and how to sign up. With a mix of residential stays, outdoor activities and community/volunteering action, taking part in NCS looks great on a CV!

Self-Injury Awareness Day - 1 March
A global awareness campaign raising awareness about self harm 

National Careers Week - 4–8 March
During this week there will be a range of workshops, employer visits, careers promotions, advice and guidance to inspire you as you prepare for the world of work.

International Women’s Day - 8 March
A worldwide event with a human rights theme, highlighting the social, economic, cultural and political achievements and contributions made by women

Red Nose Day: Comic Relief - 15 March
A global charity fundraising event - look out for comedy events and displays around campus

Money & Enterprise - 21 March
Learn more about how to budget effectively, the world of enterprise and a chance to get involved with some fun activities 

Stress Less Day - 2 May
A day of stress-busting activities and information as we approach exams

Mental Health Awareness Week - 13-17 May
A global campaign raising awareness about mental health 

Preparing for university - May and June
For those students preparing to progress on to university, there will be sessions running to include information on university-level study skills, accommodation, student employment opportunities and lots more.


The above events may be subject to alterations – for all changes and updates please contact the student centre.

Contact us

If you have any questions about information on this page, please email our Student Experience Coordinator on larissa.atkins@gbmc.ac.uk