University of Sussex

Brighton | South East England

Political Diverse local nightlife City Campus By the sea

Ucas code: S90

Sussex is a small campus uni set in the beautiful South Downs, right on the doorstep of the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. You can study on the beach or just soak up the sun on campus, but hold on to your ice-cream because the seagulls are infamously cheeky! Did you know our pirate society was recently listed as one of the 10 weirdest societies in the country?
Source:University of Sussex Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 843 comments (229 students)
    • Academic Experience

      Average amount of teaching but would be nice if there was more! The English modules were exciting, challenging and interesting,...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      Academic Experience

      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!

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • The downside

      Providing more societies, improving Freshers Week, Not focus too much on protesting.

      2013, 1st year

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    • Accommodation

      Unite accommodation-rubbish in every way, very inefficient, rip-off.

      2012, 3rd year, Others In Creative Arts & Design

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    • The downside

      Maintaining relationships with student advisors (although I personally don't see the point, seeing as small seminar sizes mean...

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      2012, 1st year, English Literature

      The downside

      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)

      2012, 1st year, English Literature

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    • Academic Experience

      Law students don't have an awful lot of contact hours, anything between eight to 12 hours including seminars. There is,...

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      2013, 1st year, English Law

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2013, 1st year, English Law

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    • The upside

      Housing was better than expected Support for students, especially from the Student life center was very good and quick Better...

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      2012, 1st year, Business Studies

      The upside

      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

      2012, 1st year, Business Studies

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

65%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

87%

HIGH

Sporty

57%

LOW

Creative

66%

MED

Political

87%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,635

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

74%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

6%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

31%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

73%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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