University of Sussex
Brighton | South East England
Ucas code: S90
What students say about this university843 comments (229 students)
Average amount of teaching but would be nice if there was more! The English modules were exciting, challenging and interesting,...
Average amount of teaching but would be nice if there was more! The English modules were exciting, challenging and interesting, the elective modules (ones that can be taken out side the school in which your degree is) are fairly interesting but the teaching is hit and miss and it is less challenging, having said that, i'd highly recommend that everyone does them if you can as it's great to get to meet people from other subjects and learn about something other than your degree! Lots of small presentations, fewer essays than I'd expected and one exam. They felt like a suitable amount for first year, but i'd expect next year to get a lot harder, if not just in sheer volume! Feedback from English tutors has comparatively been much more detailed and personal than other subjects even if occasionally there is a bit of a wait. Great course-specific facilities! An English social space including sofas, tv, two mini computer suites - so so so useful when you need to print off an essay moments before hand in and the library is full! So many extra lectures, workshops, performances and courses!×
Providing more societies, improving Freshers Week, Not focus too much on protesting.Report
Unite accommodation-rubbish in every way, very inefficient, rip-off.Report
Maintaining relationships with student advisors (although I personally don't see the point, seeing as small seminar sizes mean...
Maintaining relationships with student advisors (although I personally don't see the point, seeing as small seminar sizes mean your tutors essentially become your advisors)×
Law students don't have an awful lot of contact hours, anything between eight to 12 hours including seminars. There is,...
Law students don't have an awful lot of contact hours, anything between eight to 12 hours including seminars. There is, however, a lot of reading to be completed outside of teaching hours and commitment is needed to do well. The first year of my course has a varied syllabus including tort, contract, justice equality and society, public law and the English legal system. It really gives you a great foundation to start your law degree. Tort challenges opinions and contract helps to develop problem solving skills, whilst public law focuses on the role of law in politics and the basis of our constitution.×
Housing was better than expected Support for students, especially from the Student life center was very good and quick Better...
Housing was better than expected Support for students, especially from the Student life center was very good and quick Better timetables, easier to go to different seminars than expected Better and easily accesible medical facilities than expected×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction87%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students13,635
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate74%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time6%
of students are part-time
Male / Female55%
of students are female
Young / Mature12%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK31%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction73%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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- 1. Sussex House