College Enrichment Activities

Participate in a wide range of activities that will support your learning, enabling you to learn new skills, make new friends and learn many new skills which can enhance your Curriculum Vitae (CV) for both university and job applications.

As from September 2020 we are introducing exclusively for international students an exciting range of social activities to complement your studies:

This will consist of the following:

• Social events such as a “Language Café” with a member of staff to make the students feel welcome and practice their conversational English.
• Fun activities such as quizzes and film afternoons
• Guided trips to local places of interest such as Seven Sisters beauty spot and Brighton (subject to Covid-19 restrictions)

Please click on the video below for students' comments on the social activity programme at the college.

We will inform the students if there is a cost involved with any of the off campus activities.

There will also be available activities in the main part of the college and off-campus.

  • All activities below are available during term-time only from the beginning of September until the end of June. At Lewes and Hastings during July and August, Saturday excursions are still available (see "Other Activities" section below for details) and at Eastbourne and Hastings a social programme is available for Young Learners as part of their summer course. Please click on here for details.

Fitness activities available at East Sussex College

Sport at East Sussex College

Each campus is equipped with a range of sporting amenities and there are leisure centres, swimming pools, gyms and athletics training facilities located on or near each campus. You could participate in the following sporting activities on campus or in the local area (there may be a charge for these facilities and we have listed below current charges at the leisure centres next to or in all three campuses to give you an idea):

  • Badminton (£11.10 an hour at Lewes leisure centre and free at the Hastings campus)
  • Basketball (Force Basketball Club Peacehaven under 18s £5 a session)
  • Football ( please click here for Men's football academies (Lewes and Eastbourne) and here for Hastings which international students can join for free)
  • Women's Football (Eastbourne) please click here
  • Gym ( £5.35 per session pay as you go or £24.15 per month membership at Lewes. Please click here for details of the gym at the Hastings campus)
  • Hockey (Lewes Hockey Club £140 a year)
  • Netball (please click here for details of the Women's Netball Academy at Hastings)
  • Rugby ( please click here for details of Men's Rugby Academy at Lewes and here for the Rugby Academy at Hastings)
  • Squash (Summerfields Leisure Centre Eastbourne £4.35 a session off peak)
  • Swimming (Wave Leisure Centre Lewes £3.30 student swim, Summerfield Leisure Centre Hastings £4.30 adult swim)
  • Table Tennis ( Free tables at Lewes and Hastings campuses)
  • Tennis (please click here for details of tennis near Lewes campus and here for details of tennis at Hastings)

Eastbourne Campus Sports Hall

Other activities on and off campus

All activities below are free of charge unless specifically stated:

  • Orchestra and choir at Lewes
  • Day trips to cultural and tourist destinations such as Oxford and the Harry Potter Studio in London ( these are organised by UK Study Tours and some typical prices are as follows: London from £30, Cambridge from £39 and Bath and Stonehenge from £49). At the Hastings campus, Saturday excursions are organised by the international staff rather than UK Study Tours.
  • Fun activities such as picnics, barbecues and traditional English tea party (Lewes only)
  • Student Union
  • Town tours
  • Please consult our main college website for part-time leisure classes available at our Lewes and Eastbourne campuses.and here for classes available at Hastings.

English Tea Party and International Barbecue at Lewes Campus