ECSM Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECSM 2018 Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

University of Brighton
Moulsecoomb Campus
Huxley building
Lewes Road
Brighton BN2 4AT


University of Brighton

Conference Location


University Information

From small beginnings in 1850s the University of Brighton has grown to a complex and diverse institution based in three towns across the south coast of England. Our ethos is defined by four core values: inclusivity; sustainability; creativity; partnership. Our students are part of a dynamic, diverse and creative community that embraces partnership working and that makes a positive difference to society.

Local Information

Brighton is an English seaside resort town. Located about an hour south of London by train, it is sometimes known as London by the sea. It is a popular day-trip destination with a broad shingle beach, is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. The famous Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for its nightlife, arts scene, shopping and festivals.

Getting to ECSM

By Air

All the major London airports are within easy reach of Brighton. London Gatwick to Brighton, for example, is only a 30 minute journey by train.

London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick airport is approximately 30km north of the city & just 30 minutes away by train. Gatwick serves a huge array of national and international flights and has a south and a north terminal.

By Train

Brighton is served by good rail links from London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport. There are rail links to other parts of England such as Ashford in Kent, Southampton and Portsmouth.

A useful website for train travel can be found at

By Bus

The campus is on the edge of Brighton. The 24 and 25 bus stop outside the campus or a train from Brighton station to Moulsecoomb station takes 10 minutes and is just next to the Huxley Building).


Conference Accommodation

The main conference hotel where pre-conference registration is usually held will be Hotel Ibis, Brighton.
We are working with a specialist agency, to offer a range of hotels for this conference, with prices lower than many online booking engines.

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 6th European Conference on Social Media - ECSM in Brighton, UK are shown on this google map: