In 2022 about 1,500 students were based at three sites in Eastbourne.

Now the majority of courses have had their final lectures at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus after more than 40 years in the town.

They’re all off to Falmer – and of course our economy will be badly hit.

In 2022 about 1,500 students were based at three Eastbourne sites – Hillbrow, Darley Road and Leaf Hospital.

The university said the move was driven by the “desire to provide the best facilities” at its Falmer campus.

A spokesperson said: “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.”