Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Guide for full-time 16+ college students

Your essential guide to college life

 Everything you need to know about being a student at the MET

Student ID cards

To keep our College safe, all staff, students and visitors are required to wear ID badges at all times when they are on site. You will be stopped by College staff if your ID is not visible, and will need to purchase a replacement from Student Services if you lose it.

Your ID card also functions as a library card for access to the Learning Resource Centres, as well as for entry to exams.


Freshers' fairs

Don't miss the freshers' fair at your campus - an opportunity for you to find out about the different things that are available to you at College. Each event will be packed with music, activities, a free BBQ and offers from local businesses and organisations.

Freshers' fairs at Brighton MET campuses:

  • East Brighton Campus:
    Monday 17 September 11am-3pm
  • Central Brighton Campus:
    Wednesday 19 September 11am-3pm

Freshers' fairs at Northbrook MET campuses:

  • Broadwater Campus (Worthing):
    Tuesday 18 September 11am-3pm
  • West Durrington Campus (Worthing):
    Thursday 20 September 11am-3pm
  • Shoreham Airport campus:
    Students will be taken to the fair at Broadwater Campus

Facilities on campus

Learning Resource Centres/libraries



Food and drink

Each of our five campuses has a cafeteria or refectory. These are open throughout the day with a breakfast, lunch and early evening service. If you have any dietary requirements, speak to a member of the catering staff who will be happy to help.  

Campus maps

Find your way around with our campus maps:


Brighton MET campuses:


Northbrook MET campuses:

Gyms

  • Brighton MET - Gym at East Brighton Campus (free to all students)
  • Northbrook MET - Fitness Centre at Broadwater Campus, Worthing (discounted rates for students)

Art supplies and stationery shops

You can find low-cost supplies in our shops at:

  • Brighton MET - Central Brighton Campus
  • Northbrook MET - West Durrington Campus, Worthing

Hair and beauty training salons

Term dates

Autumn term - 2018
Thursday 6 September - Wednesday 19 December 2018
Half term: 22 - 26 October 2018
Christmas break: 20 December 2019 - 4 January 2019

Spring term - 2019
Monday 7 January 2019 - Friday 5 April 2019
Half term: 18 - 22 February 2019
Easter break: 8 - 22 April 2019

Summer term - 2019
Tuesday 23 April - Friday 5 July 2019
Half term: 27 May - 31 May 2019 

Getting to your campus

All of our campuses can be reached by car, train or bus. 


You will find more information about how you can travel to each campus on the Contact page of this website.

Study time

Your study programme will include:

  • Your main chosen course
  • Employability and enrichment tutorials
  • Work experience
  • English and maths (if you have not yet achieved the required GCSE grades)

Find out more about your study programme

Virtual learning environment (VLE)

The College’s Virtual learning environment (VLE) is used by staff and students to access course information and communicate with students. Your tutor may use Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Sites or Moodle, or a combination of these services. The VLE also stores copies of your coursework, presentations, notes, homework and assignments. 

Free time

There are lots of activities and opportunities for you to have fun, make new friends or get active, including:

  • Sports activities
  • Practical activities (such as safer driving, student newsletter, bike maintenance)
  • Social activities (such as ice-skating, games/TV clubs, Thorpe Park)
  • Cross College events (such as Diversity Days and Mental Health Awareness Week)
  • Citizenship, fundraising and digital leaders



Find out more about free time activities

Student support services


Wellbeing and pastoral support
The Pastoral Mentors on each campus are here if you need to talk to someone about any worries in your home life or college life. If necessary, they can refer you to our specialist mental wellbeing staff or our counselling service - find out more

Financial support and advice
Our Financial Support team can advise you on how to apply for bursaries, transport discounts and other financial support - find out more

Careers advice
Our specialist careers and employability staff can help with career plans, CV writing, or with applying to university - find out more

Additional learning support
Our team will work with you if you have a learning difficulty or disability - find out more



There’s no need to make an appointment. Just pop in to the Student Centre or Support Hub at your campus and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.

You can also email us on StudentServices@gbmc.ac.uk


Student Voice

We want you to be involved in discussing and deciding on things that affect your experience at the MET.

Student representatives are elected to meet regularly on the student council. The College also conducts regular surveys to collect student views and there are opportunities to volunteer to be a student governor.

Find out more about Student Voice


Absence reporting

If you are going to be absent from College, please notify us using the instructions on the absence reporting page.

Click here to go to the absence reporting page

Keeping you safe

The College has procedures to keep students safe from abuse, neglect, bullying and discrimination, including policies for safeguarding, anti-bullying, equality & diversity and Prevent.

Find out more about keeping students safe

Student responsibilities, behaviour and rights

All our students are required to sign up to the Student Charter below. These are the standards we expect from our whole student community to help everyone get the most out of their time at the College. By meeting these standards you will also be preparing yourself for future work because you will have developed the skills employers say they want their employees to have.

The Student Charter

Student rights

  • To be treated with respect
  • High quality learning
  • To feel safe
  • Industry-related related opportunities
  • The support to fulfil your potential



Student responsibilities

  • Treat everyone with respect
  • Wear your College ID badge
  • Attend all of your Study Programme classes on time
  • Be a good team member
  • Always do your best

Read more about student responsibilities

You can read more about our expectations and what you can expect from the College, as well as our:

  • Student behaviour code
  • Acceptable use of IT
  • Health & safety
  • Attendance and punctuality

Please click here