Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Social activities and free time

What can you do in your spare time?

Our social programme

We offer a range of leisure and sports activities for students studying at our Brighton campuses. We encourage you to meet new people, make friends, practice your English, get to know Brighton and settle into life in the UK. 

The MET is so much more than a place for you to study. International students are also welcome to join the general college sports and enrichment programmes offered during term time at all Brighton MET and Northbrook MET campuses.

Click here to view this month's social programme

We try to keep social activities as low cost to students as possible. Some are free and just require a bus pass, some are at cost. Price ranges are listed below. In some cases, we offer activities as part of a pre-paid package. Click here to find out more about our Summer Vacation Package and programmes for groups.

Sample monthly timetable

MET social programme for international students in Brighton*

The MET international social programme is organised and led by MET staff. Below are some of the activities and sports we offer you during your stay. Activities are open to all international students on English language, vocational and academic programmes. 


International meet-ups (£2 + drinks)
Pub nights (over 18s) (free + drinks)
U18s discos (£5-£7)
Treasure hunt (free-£2)
Beach barbecue (£2-£5)
Coffee morning (free)
Laser tag (£5-£7)
Glow golf (£5-£7 + bus pass)
Brighton festivals and events (from free to £45)


Bouldering (£5-£7)
Beach volleyball (£5-£7)
Football in the park (free)
Bowling (£5-£7 + bus pass)
Paddle boarding (£10-£12)
Kayaking (£10-£12)

*Currently all activities take place in Brighton, unless specified as part of a closed group package. All activities are risk-assessed and activity leaders have up to date Emergency First Aid at Work training.

MET social programme for international students in Brighton*

Trips around the UK and Europe

Half-day trips:
(depart from Brighton, led by MET staff)

  • Beachy Head & Seven sisters (free + bus pass)
  • Lewes (free + bus pass)
  • Arundel (free + bus pass)

One-day trips:
(depart from Brighton or Worthing, normally led by Discovery Tours)

  • London Sightseeing, Shops and Museums (£40)
  • London Sightseeing, Madame Tussauds & River Cruise (£65)
  • Stonehenge and Bath (£55)
  • Cambridge & Greenwich (£45)
  • Oxford, Windsor and Eton (£45)
  • Leeds Castle and Canterbury (£50)
  • Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter (£65)

Multi-day trips:
(depart from Brighton or Worthing, led by Discovery Tours. Tours to locations outside the UK are subject to visa.)

  • Liverpool and Manchester (2 days - £155)
  • Amsterdam and Bruges (3 days - £185)
  • Edinburgh York and the Scottish Highlands (4 days - £225)
  • Paris, Versailles and Disneyland (4 days - £245)

Discovery Tours and a local company, specialist in group travel. For a full list if tours and prices, go to

Trips around the UK and Europe
  • Central Campus - students outside

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To find out more, contact our international team