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University of Sussex

Brighton | South East England

Diverse local nightlife Political Creative 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 1140 comments (286 students)
    • Accommodation

      Would not know as I do not use the facilities

      2012, 1st year, Computer Science

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    • The downside

      Disappointed when some topics are not greatly discussed

      2012, 1st year, Computer Science

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    • Finances

      It is quite expensive to buy food from the supermarket on campus so I would advise getting food delivered from somewhere like...

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      2016, 3rd year, Uk Legal Systems

      Finances

      It is quite expensive to buy food from the supermarket on campus so I would advise getting food delivered from somewhere like asda or going out into town to buy shopping. The food on campus at the bars is super cheap and great quality however as are the drinks, super cheap and affordable!Transport is a considerable cost and you will have to use it to get on and off campus as the distance from town is quite far. There is a lot of opportunity for part time work and most places pay very well.

      2016, 3rd year, Uk Legal Systems

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    • The downside

      Contact time, small workload and costs on campus

      2016, 1st year, Social & Cultural Anthropology

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    • Academic Experience

      Really great quality. Lecturers are all good, seminars are sometimes useful if your group is good. I've never had a problem...

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      2016, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      Really great quality. Lecturers are all good, seminars are sometimes useful if your group is good. I've never had a problem understanding anything. Teaching hours are good but vary between subjects and years, but generally I get about 8-9 contact hours a week. I do essays and tests as coursework throughout the year and exams in winter and summer, and usually have one lab practical class a week for 2 hours. Feedback is always on time and sometimes useful, sometimes confusing. Facilities are great, lots of space to work and so many computers available across campus.

      2016, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      It was one of the best things I've ever done, meet loads of great people from around the world, the kitchen wasn't the best but...

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      2016, 2nd year

      Accommodation

      It was one of the best things I've ever done, meet loads of great people from around the world, the kitchen wasn't the best but they are upgrading them now. The best aspect was my house mates, I love them to bits and the worst would be the noise when I have a 9am or if I didn't go out that night and had work, but that comes with any student living and nothing a pair of earplugs can;t solve. Each halls at Sussex is known for certain things, when you have more money you live in Northfield, when you want to party you live in East Slope etc. There is one best halls, it all depends what you want as some offer more house type living, some offer a dorm experience and some offer less people and more in-pendant living, such as family flats. It really depends what you want from halls.

      2016, 2nd year

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Creative

69%

HIGH

Varied union activities

63%

MED

Political

85%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

85%

HIGH

Sporty

63%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,535

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

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

71%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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