About Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a world-famous tourist destination with five miles of unspoilt beaches, a vibrant arts and entertainment scene and is gateway to the beautiful South Downs National Park. Located on the South East coast of the UK Eastbourne has won awards such as “Best UK Resort” and “Most Welcoming Town in Britain”.

With many schools, colleges and a university campus, it’s a lively and cosmopolitan student town. Each year Eastbourne hosts a major international tennis tournament and airshow. Our students tell us that there are many things to keep them busy and that the local residents are very friendly.

Click here to find out what our students say about studying here.

 

 

 


Eastbourne campus

The Eastbourne campus is a large and well-equipped, having all the modern facilities you can expect from a successful state College. The Eastbourne campus is made up of two colleges, Park College and Eastbourne Vocational College which are located next to each other.

Here are just some of the facilities you can expect enjoy:

How to find the Eastbourne campus

By Train

Hampden Park Station is located to the north east of the College. It is approximately 15 minutes walk from the station to the College, walking through the adjacent residential estate, passing Sainsbury’s and the David Lloyd Leisure Centre.

Turn right along the footpath serving Cross Levels Way. The College is approximately 300 metres from the roundabout.

Go to the National Rail website for train times and routes or call National Rail Enquiries on 0845 748 4950

By Bus

Stagecoach buses run frequent services to the campus serving the neighbouring hospital and the college. There are a number of routes that travel along King’s Drive to the rear of the College.

The ‘Loop’ service is recommended as this service runs in both directions around the perimeter of the town.

Timetables and information on the Stagecoach website*

Routes 12 and 12A are run by Brighton and Hove buses. They also provide Bus IDs that give students discounts on bus travel.

Visit the Brighton and Hove buses website for timetables*

By Taxi

There are also a number of licensed taxi companies operating in the Eastbourne area.

Parking at the College

As part of our commitment to the environment, we strongly recommend that students and visitors travel by public transport, by bicycle or on foot. Parking at the College is limited, and we cannot guarantee a parking space for you. You should note that parking is managed by an external company. Please check the guidelines below to ensure a safe campus for all students, staff and visitors:

Concessionary Travel Schemes for students

Freedom and Pathfinder bus tickets provide pupils and students with unlimited bus travel on most routes within East Sussex.

The Sussex Student Card is a scheme for students aged 16 or over living in East and West Sussex or Brighton and Hove who attend a sixth form or further education college. For more information, see the Southern Rail website* or the Surrey Student Transport Partnership website*.

Travel Information Websites*

*Sussex Downs College is not responsible for the content of or services provided by external websites or companies.


Construction Centre, Ground Floor
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Eversley House (Art), Ground Floor
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Eversley House (Music), Second Floor
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Tyler House, Ground Floor
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..Park College, First and Second Floor
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Construction Centre, First Floor
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Eversley House (Art), First Floor
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Hammond House, Ground Floor
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Tyler House, First Floor
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Ecat House, Ground Floor
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Eversley House (Music), Ground Floor
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Hammond House, First Floor
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Tyler House, Second Floor
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Ecat House, First Floor
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Eversley House (Music), First Floor
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Tyler House, Third Floor
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..Park College, Ground Floor
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