Brighton Accommodation Guide

We recognise the importance of students being able to find suitable accommodation whilst studying at BIMM University. It’s a big part of your student experience, and our accommodation guide below is here to answer all of your questions. BIMM University doesn’t have student halls, but this won’t get in your way as there are plenty of private halls and private letting opportunities around the city. We’ll give you the inside track on dealing with estate agents, what to look for when house viewing and where the best places are to live in the city.

We’ll also further discuss your different accommodation options, such as private student accommodation or house shares.

Our friendly Student Support Team are here should you need further accommodation advice, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Brighton houses by the sea front - Brighton Student Accommodation

Accommodation for 2024/25 Entry

BIMM University has partnered with top student accommodation provider, Amber, to service all our campus locations, ensuring you have exclusive access to the best living spaces in the city. Say goodbye to the hassle of searching for the ideal place to live and hello to a worry-free academic year.

What can you expect?

  • Prime Locations: Our accommodations are conveniently located near campus and local amenities.
  • Comfortable Living: Enjoy well-furnished and fully equipped spaces designed with students in mind.
  • Affordable Options: We offer a range of budget-friendly choices to suit your financial needs.
  • Safety First: Your security is our priority; our accommodations are equipped with modern safety features.
  • Peace of Mind: Our exclusive properties are verified, and price match guaranteed.
  • Early Bird Offers: Take advantage of rent reductions by booking early and unlock savings on moving and lifestyle expenses like restaurant charges, luggage fees, gym memberships, and so much more!
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BIMM Institute student accommodation

How to secure your accommodation

  1. Apply to study a degree programme at BIMM Music Institute for the upcoming 2024/25 academic year.
  2. Firmly accept an offer of a place on a degree programme at BIMM Music Institute, conditional or unconditional.
  3. Browse through our available options using the unique link provided by BIMM Music Institute upon firm acceptance of your offer.*
  4. Select your preferred accommodation and follow the easy booking process.

Please note: Applicants must be aged 18 or over and confirm BIMM Music Institute as their firm choice to be eligible for accommodation. If BIMM is your insurance choice, you will not be eligible to apply for accommodation, and we would advise checking out the alternative accommodation options below.

* Exclusive accommodations and discounts, are reserved solely for students who secure their accommodation through the exclusive link provided by BIMM upon firm acceptance. These privileges are not applicable to other properties listed on Amber’s public website.

Many of our students live within a short walking distance, cycle or bus commute from our campuses. Remember that you will need to take into consideration the cost of travelling and the time it will take to get into the campuses. Most students like to live in the city centre, but as Brighton is on the smaller side, most areas are within walking distance.

We recommend the following areas; some of which are within walking distance or a short commute:

  • Lewes Road and Upper Lewes Road
  • London Road
  • Seven Dials
  • Western Road
  • Kemp Town

Pavilion Point

  • Distance to campus: 25-minute walk (located in the city centre)
  • All bills included

IQ Student Accommodation:


  • Distance to campus: 25-minute walk (located in the city centre)

Abacus House

  • Distance to campus: 25-minute walk (located in the city centre)

iQ Brighton

  • Distance to campus: 25-minute walk (located in the city centre)

Hollingbury House

  • Distance to campus: 30-minute bus (located near Lewes Road)
  • All bills included
  • 10-minute bus ride to Brighton Centre and seafront, with easy access to transport links
Brighton church street

Joint Living

Joint Living Lettings Agency is dedicated to ensuring that tenants have an exceptional living experience in newly renovated, interior-designed shared houses and is focused on improving their well-being through a small, friendly and supportive team. Maintenance issues are reported through an easy-to-use app with a dedicated 48-hour response time, all bills are included as well as a cleaner and gardener. One of their partners is Sound Asleep Club, a mediation app that all tenants get free access to and they provide helpful guides such as monthly meal plans to assist with budgeting. They offer low deposit and alternative guarantor options, welcome international and UK-based students and can accommodate groups and individuals.

  • Distance to campus: all properties are either located within walking distance of the university or close to key bus routes and train stations, meaning your route to campus is nice and easy
  • All bills included

Find more information here: Brighton – Joint (

  • We recommend trying to view a property twice. You’ll be more likely to notice problems the second time around.
  • Take someone with you or let someone else know exactly where you are when you visit a property, just to err on the side of caution.
  • It’s also a good idea to visit the area at night. If you do this, please ensure you stick to the point above and take someone with you.
  • Make sure you and all your other housemates view the property. Don’t take someone else’s word that the property is right for you.
  • Compare a range of different landlords and properties.
  • Take your time, and don’t let landlords pressure you; there is a surplus of suitable properties in the area, and you will find somewhere you like.
  • When you go to view, take notes and photos and use our checklist to ensure you don’t miss anything.
  • Knowing your rights will help you view properties more critically and strengthen your negotiating position.
Ells Sivakumaran, Brighton Event Management student - BIMM Institute

"Be realistic and reasonable about how much space you need, especially if you’re a musician coming to BIMM with lots of equipment. You may need to be prepared to negotiate with housemates to agree on storage."
Ells Sivakumaran, Event Management Graduate

Any Questions?

For any questions regarding student accommodation or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Music Institute Brighton, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].


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