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Welcome to Hastings

The historic and picturesque town of Hastings is a blend of Victorian elegance and modern transformation, with a vibrant mix of business, tourism, leisure and education.

Recent regeneration has attracted many new businesses, visitors, and students to the town, giving it a real buzz.

Hastings is sometimes referred to as Brighton’s little sister, and shares a lot of the same quirky, artistic qualities as its neighbour.

But Hastings is beginning to move out of the shadows and make a real name for itself.

…And we much prefer the more recent reference of Shoreditch-on-Sea, because Hastings shares many of the same characteristics that the swanky London suburb is synonymous with. Read the Article here

Many of the national news outlets have also been backing Hastings as a very attractive place to live, work, study and play (and of course, we agree!).

The Guardian and Times travel editors have spent a weekend in the town taking in all that it has to offer. Read the article here

The UK’s steepest funicular cliff railway provides stunning views of the town, Hastings National Park, and across the English Channel.

The newly re-opened £14million Pier, capturing all the charm and elegance of the original, offers open-air cinema, yoga and star-gazing.

The London Evening Standard called Hastings the “new jewel in the South East Coast” encouraging readers to visit the ancient Old Town ‘twittens’, which are lined with interesting and quirky boutique shops. Read the article here.

Hastings’ identity and reputation as a thriving national and international arts centre is gathering momentum.

In August 2016, Hastings was named as a hotspot for thriving creative industries. It was identified among 47 creative clusters across the UK that showed that Hastings was starting to have a significant impact on the industry. Read the article here.

Hastings has 654 creative companies, representing 9.4 per cent of total businesses in the town and providing employment for 1,319 people

The Guardian says that the town is undergoing an artistic renaissance and creative talents and businesses are flourishing alongside other like-minded people and the fun spirit of the town. Many high profile creative people are starting to make the move from Brighton and London. Read the article here.

With its seaside setting, stunning parkland, cliffside walks, bustling old town, beautiful buildings, varied bars, clubs, restaurants, and colourful character, Hastings is a unique and exciting place in which to live, study, work and play.


Why study here

In 2016, the University of Brighton announced that they would be reviewing the sustainability of their Hastings Campus.

Many feared that this would mark the end of a university presence in the town. However, this is not the case.

Sussex Coast College Hastings is committed to offering high quality degrees and training qualifications, giving students and the local community the opportunity to gain degree level qualifications that offer the full student experience, that are flexible around your lifestyle, and that are affordable.


So why choose us?

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

We love what we do and we want you to love studying with us, so you can become an award winning student too.


We’ll treat you as an individual

You’ll be taught in groups rather than being one of hundreds in a huge, impersonal lecture theatre.

This means you'll get far more contact time with your tutors and your learning will be individually tailored to your needs.​


Our tutors are always available to help

If you ever need help or guidance, your tutor will always be around to help.

All our courses are built around student-staff contact; you'll never be just a name on a list: you'll know your tutors and they'll know you.​


Our courses give you value for money

We offer significantly lower tuition fees than many other institutions in the South East.

Hastings also has the added advantage of having a lower cost of living compared to Brighton.


We have fantastic facilities

Our multi-million pound campuses are right in the centre of Hastings and just metres away from Hastings train and bus station.

They are visually stunning and give you access to Learning Resource Centres, a library, 1,500 Macs and PCs, and all the latest industry-standard equipment.


We get the thumbs up from the Quality Assurance Agency

During the last QAA review in 2012, it showed that we met all expectations and gained a full confidence rating.

The University of Brighton Partnership Review in 2016 also graded us as very good.

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