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 College campuses.

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. In some cases, we offer activities as part of a pre-paid package. Click here to find out more about our programmes for groups.

If you would like to find out more about the kind of activities you can join, you can view a sample timetable here.


Social programme*

The social programme is organised and led by MET staff. 

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.

Social programme*

Trips around the UK

Half-day trips - departing from Brighton:

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

One-day trips - departing from Brighton or Worthing, 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)
Trips around the UK

Multi-day trips around the UK and Europe

Multi-day trips - departing from Brighton or Worthing, normally led by Discovery Tours: 

  • Liverpool and Manchester (2 days - £155)
  • Amsterdam and Bruges (3 days - £185 - subject to visa)
  • Edinburgh York and the Scottish Highlands (4 days - £225)
  • Paris, Versailles and Disneyland (4 days - £245 - subject to visa)
Multi-day trips around the UK and Europe
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