University of Brighton to close Hastings campus

3On hearing the University of Brighton’s decision to withdraw from the Hastings University site, Hastings & Rye Labour Chair, Paul Barnett & Vice-Chair Sarah Owen responded:

“The University’s withdrawal is incredibly disappointing news. The University of Brighton had not only secured public money and a top quality facility in the centre of town, but it also had the trust of students, staff and the wider community – we fear that trust was misplaced and it will have a detrimental impact on our local economy and education.

We would ask that the University of Brighton give a clearer indication of their plans, reconsider their decision to close the campus over two years and give a genuine reassurance to all students & staff by staying in Hastings.”

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