University courses had their last lectures ahead of a move to a new campus.

Courses at the Eastbourne campus of the University of Brighton have now ended as they will begin the new academic year in a new location.

The sports and health science courses are being moved to the Falmer campus, near Village Way.

The university has heralded the move as an “exciting new chapter” following major investment in Falmer’s facilities, including the creation of a new sport and health complex.

In 2021, the university announced that the three sites based there would close by the start of the 2024/24 academic year.

The town has been home to the sites in Hillbrow, Darley Road and Leaf Hospital since 1979.

A university spokesman said: “The move from Eastbourne to Falmer has been driven by the desire to provide the best facilities for our students and staff.

“We looked at options for staying at Eastbourne, but the campus there comprises a challenging mix of buildings, including a number from the Edwardian and Victorian eras which perform poorly in terms of accessibility, carbon footprint and the overall experience for our students and staff.”

“Our students and staff are excited about the new facilities being created for them at Falmer, and we are looking forward to welcoming them to the campus when the new academic year begins in September.”