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Attending RSD11 in-person in Brighton?

by | Aug 2022 | SDA blog

Here’s what you need to know

Registration and guest services are provided by the Southcoast Conferences event support team. Contact: | +44(0) 1273 642156

The University of Brighton is proud to host the RSD11 in-person programme in the iconic city of Brighton & Hove, an inclusive, free-thinking city in the heart of Sussex. You might know Brighton’s reputation as a popular UK tourist and conference destination renowned for its mix of modern culture and spectacular architecture, sea, and countryside. There are majestic Regency squares and crescents, the iconic Royal Pavilion, and famous piers. Today Brighton is as well-known for being a welcoming and diverse city with a passion for culture, creativity and sustainability – as it is for its historical landmarks.

Here’s what you need to know about in-person venues, getting to and around Brighton, COVID-19 considerations, international travel, and how to contact the Southcoast Conferences event support team.

RSD in-person Brighton venues

RSD11 is held across three locations over five days – pre-symposium on October 12 and core programme from October 13-16, 2022. Social events take place in the evening – locations will be announced as confirmed. RSD11 venues are close to Brighton North Laines and the seafront, full of lively cafes, restaurants, shops and bars. Get ready for a vibrant experience with lots to do – or a laid-back stroll along the shore.

Location 1 | Wednesday, October 12

University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb Campus, Cockcroft, Huxley and Watts Buildings, BN2 4GJ | MOULSECOOMB CAMPUS MAP

Moulsecoomb is Brighton’s biggest campus and student village, home to the School of Business and Law, School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering, School of Applied Sciences and part of our School of Art and Media. Moulsecoomb is two miles north of Brighton city centre. The campus is near Moulsecoomb train station, bus services, and cycle lanes.

Location 2 | Thursday, October 13 & Friday, October 14

Ironworks Studios – 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD | MAP

Ironworks Studios is a local Brighton multimedia events space operated by Brighton Pride CIC. Ironworks Studios are multi-configurable spaces that can host virtual and hybrid corporate events. Commercial studio hire and events held at the Ironworks production space contribute to ongoing venue operational costs as well as support their continued development of Pride’s cultural activity in Brighton & Hove. The walk from the main train station to the studio takes just a few minutes.

Location 3 | Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16

University of Brighton, City Campus, Grand Parade Building | CAMPUS MAP

The University of Brighton’s Grand Parade Building is a hub for creatives, with a variety of art and design courses and studios centred there. Grand Parade is also the base for Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA). Part of the University, Brighton CCA hosts an engaging and exciting public programme including world-class exhibitions, projects, commissions and research by international emerging and established artists. Several exhibitions are running in the Grand Parade and Dorset Place galleries at Brighton CCA during RSD11. Grand Parade Building is a short walk from the main Brighton train station and is easily accessible via many Brighton bus routes.

Getting to Brighton

Getting to Brighton & Hove is easy, and once you arrive, you will find it simple to get around this compact city.

  • Brighton & Hove is just under an hour by rail from London
  • Driving takes 45 minutes by road from the M25 London orbital motorway.
  • Via train, Brighton is a half-hour journey from London Gatwick Airport.
  • Brighton is also accessible by regular coach connections from London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports.
  • There is a direct rail line from the Eurostar service at London St Pancreas to Brighton Station.
  • Brighton is within easy access of Northern France from the nearby port of Newhaven and is only 1.5-2 hours by motorway from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Tourist information

Getting to Brighton | Getting around BrightonBrighton Instagram (fun!)

COVID-19 Considerations

There are currently no government-enforced restrictions; however, face masks and hand sanitation will be available at all event venues. Mask wearing and social distancing are not mandatory, but we support anyone who takes these precautions. Please do not attend in-person sessions if you are experiencing symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance – GOV.UK (

International travel

Travelling from outside of the UK? Please regularly check COVID restrictions and travel guidelines at your chosen airlines/airports and any other methods you are planning to use to travel to and from the UK. There a currently no government COVID-19 international travel restrictions, but any updates or changes can be found on the GOV.UK website:

Foreign travel advice – GOV.UK (

If the COVID-19 policy does change for your specific journey and you experience issues travelling, you can still attend the RSD11 Symposium online programme. Access to the online programme is included with the in-person full conference ticket. Online joining information will be sent out to all full conference ticket holders prior to the event.

Contacting event support

RSD11 is supported by the awesome Southcoast Conferences event support team. | +44(0) 1273 642156


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