Higher Education

Study your degree beside the sea

We know how important it is to choose the right place to study for your degree.

If you're looking for a place where you will have access to incredible facilities, get lots of dedicated time with your tutor, and be able to concentrate on your studies, then your search is over.

We've been offering degree-level courses for over 25 years, and each year, more and more students choose to study with us.

That's because our excellent range of degree courses are perfect for you at any stage of your career. You might be starting out after college or sixth form, you might be coming back to education to retrain and upskill, or you might want to learn something new as your career comes to an end.

Whatever your situation, we have everything you need to succeed.

Our

Campuses

Take out campuses, for example. They are set up perfectly for studying. We have fantastic facilities and resources (that we're about to improve further!) across our campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes, and two in Hastings.

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Eastbourne Campus

Campus

In Eastbourne

In Eastbourne, we have a sports park with outdoor 3G all-weather pitches and an indoor sports hall with tennis courts. We have eight music studios kitted out with professional recording and mixing equipment, performance space, and our own Live Lounge Youtube channel. We also have workshops and construction areas fitted with industry-standard machinery and tools.

Campus

In Lewes

In Lewes, we have dedicated art studios that allow you to work in your own space and high-powered iMacs and PCs for you to create digital masterpieces.

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Campus

In Hastings

In Hastings, our multi-million-pound campuses at Station Plaza and Ore Valley are right in the town centre and just metres away from Hastings train and bus station. Our University Centre sits proudly on the fifth floor at Station Plaza and features open plan art studios, metal, print, and pottery workshops, as well as photography and animation studios. At Ore Valley, we specialise in Engineering and provide practical and theory labs for you to learn Electrical or Mechanical principles. We also have creative spaces for Music and computing degrees.

Courses, Lecturers, and Facilities

Learn more about us

Our degree students are award winning in East Sussex

Award-winning

Students

Many of our degree students are nominated for and win national awards for their work, and go on to work all around the world for international companies in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Dubai.

Our serious approach to learning helps you get the most out of your time with us. Our past students' achievements are nothing short of fantastic. A high proportion of our students secure 1st class honours, and many go on to study for Master's degrees at unis at home and abroad.

Value

For Money

The cost of university is one of the biggest considerations when choosing a course and where to study. But one of the best things about studying with us is that our tuition fees are lower than many other institutions in the South East - saving you up to £2,000 per year.

Lower fees are one thing, but it's all the added benefits you get with us that our courses real value for money?

We’ve always valued our smaller class sizes because being one of a dozen in your class, rather than hundreds, gives you the opportunity to learn in a peaceful and safe environment. You can use our facilities and resources pretty much whenever you like, and you will get really valuable one-to-one time with your tutor, who can guide and support you with your studies.

Many of our tutors are fully qualified teachers, which isn't always a requirement to lecture in HE. That means they understand how students learn and can personalise your learning experience to help you understand the subject matter in a way that is best for you. They're also experts in their field, having worked and continue to work as musicians, engineers, therapists, artists, and craft practitioners, to mention a few.

They're also well-connected, meaning they often invite guest lecturers in to host seminars and set up industry placements for you to put your learning into practice.

There is much more to see, so we'd love to invite you to come and have a look around. Feel free to get in touch to arrange a tour or keep an eye on our social media for our Open Days.

Do you need to update your qualifications to study a degree?

We offer one-year Access to Higher Education courses that will give you the necessary qualifications and study skills to help you progress onto a degree.

You can apply for a 19+ loans to help pay for the course, and if you progress to university, you won't have to that particular loan back.

A great way to update your current qualifications

Access to Higher Education Courses

Contact Us

here is much more to see, so we'd love to invite you to come and have a look around. Feel free to get in touch to arrange a tour or keep an eye on our social media for our Open Days.

Tel: 030 300 39699
Email: hellohe@escg.ac.uk

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Fees & Finance

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Student Support

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