There are several universities local to Hastings, such as The University of Brighton, University of Brighton - Hastings Campus, University of Brighton Darley Road. If you're a prospective student, find out which one offers the best course in your area of interest, and then look for a room nearby. There are plenty of great museums to visit in Hastings such as Rye Castle Museum, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings Fishermen's Museum. With so many choices, you'll never be hard-pressed to find something that interests you. Bring a friend along and make a day out of it. Hastings has great transport links: benefit from train services to thousands of destinations from the nearby Bodiam Station, Rother Valley Railway, Cooden Beach. The trains will take you to all major cities if you want to plan a getaway for the weekend.