Arriving at university is a difficult time for anyone – you’re thrust into a new city, forced to make new friends and must familiarise yourself with your surroundings (all while getting used to your class schedule and keeping to deadlines). We at BN1 remember full well how much of a challenge this can be, so we’ve partnered with some of the best and brightest (and most Brighton) businesses across town to make those first few weeks of Uni flow a little smoother for one lucky winner and their new-found friends.
To enter the competition, simply enter your email address and you’ll be entered into a raffle draw to win the following bundle:
Free coffee & lunch at The Plant Room for a whole week
With four locations across Brighton & Hove, this group of veggie and vegan food havens is giving our lucky winner free coffee plus a vegan salad box every day for a week – ensuring they’re the best-fed student on campus. TPR are known across town to be expert coffee makers, are super friendly, and have a super chilled playlist to boot – which makes any visit a pleasure.
Klask game from Dice Saloon
Brighton’s gaming paradise Dice Saloon has offered up a Klask game for endless entertainment. This fun half-foosball half-air hockey game is perfect for getting people out of their shell at parties – especially if you add shots into the mix.
2X free pizzas from Domino’s Pizza
Is there any comfort better than a free takeaway pizza from one of the biggest chains around? Actually there is: two free pizzas. One for you and a friend, perfect for a chilled night in.
Meal for two with drinks at The Breakfast Club
This 80s themed all-day breakfast spot is giving away a free meal for you and a lucky guest of your choosing – making that whole making-friends faff a whole lot more effortless. Share a stack of pancakes, go for brunch post-Freshers, or grab a dinner, and bond away in your new favourite city.
£50 bar tab at The Marwood / Presuming Ed
Self-proclaimed coffee ninjas, this award-winning duo of cafe-bars make up two of Brighton’s quirkiest hangouts. The decor in these places make for the ultimate hipster playground, where you can splash the cash day or night with their generous £50 bar tab. They’re also great study spots, and have some of the best cakes in town (try the brownies – your lives will never be the same again).
Crate of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee & Goodies
You’ll be well served with great coffee to last your first couple of weeks thanks to the brilliant (and local!) Jimmy’s Iced Coffee. Got back-to-back lectures all day – and on a hangover? No problem. Just sit back, relax, and let your crate of Jimmy’s handle it for you. You’ll get 12 so they’re also great for sharing if you’re feeling kind. Or, you know, not.
Moleskine 18-month planner from Pen to Paper
With an 18-month planner from Pen to Paper, start your year as you mean to go on – organised and on top of your busy schedule and social life. This independent stationers in Sydney Street in the North Laine are famed for their range of modern and traditional stationery supplies – this won’t be the only time you come across them, we guarantee.
Bag of assorted Roly’s Fudge
If there’s one reason to walk down Kensington Gardens, it’s for Roly’s, which you’ll smell from the top of the street. This fudge pantry makes traditional crumbly fudge that has won awards all over the country, and welcomes new students of Brighton by donating a bag of sweet delights for our winner to share with their mates (or keep to
themselves). Contains dairy and nuts.
Water dispenser and stationery from Flying Tiger
Copenhagen brand and ultimate knick-knack store Flying Tiger has kindly gifted a water dispenser, llama pens and a pair of notebooks to this competition prize. As you can tell, this is some funky bric-a-brac but also vital equipment for starting the university year. We always advocate keeping hydrated, but we bet you’ll find a few more creative uses for this dispenser come party time… *wink*
Free refillable growler from Bison Beer
Brighton and Hove’s very own independent craft house and brewery Bison Beer stocks perhaps the best variety of beed from abroad and the surrounding areas in the city – and also has a couple of pubs of its own (including its huge North Road site!). Included in the prize is a 1.8L growler, free for one refill with the draught beer of your choice in any one of their stores, which will certainly come in useful for all those Freshers parties when you’re trying to make friends.
T’s and C’s – This competition is open to university students attending higher education in Brighton and Hove only. Only entrants with a valid Brighton, Sussex, BIMM, WaterBear, Brighton Met, or other valid regional university email address will be considered. One winner to be contacted on 30 September. Good luck!