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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

      Really good standard, quite overpriced

      2012, 1st year, Physics

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    • The upside

      Sussex has a vibrant and friendly social atmosphere that anyone can join in

      2013, 1st year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      transport to london

      2013, 3rd year, Management Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Brighton is always presented as a place where anyone can be anyone they like, and it is so true. You can head to Pryzm if...

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      2014, 3rd year

      Nightlife

      Brighton is always presented as a place where anyone can be anyone they like, and it is so true. You can head to Pryzm if the classic get-wasted-pull-girls-get-in-a-possible-fight-get-thrown-out is your thing. Revenge, Poison Ivy or Bulldog for the LGBT, but not exclusively so, community. The Mesmerist or Casablancas for live music that draws on jazz, blues, rock, indie etc. Cocktails at Above Audio, The Mesmerist, Twisted Lemon or Cocktail night on Thursday's at the USSU outlets. Gin-centered beverages with Thai food at The Office. I know there's also a couple of whiskey places around. Spanish style tapas bars are quite popular. Or there is a HUGE plethora of pubs to choose from, starting with national chains like Wetherspoons and right down to micro-breweries such as The North Laines pub and brewery. All the clubs on the seafront (Digital, Coalition, WooHoo, etc.) have student nights/cheap nights/cheap entry before 12 deals. But then there's also the casino, the theaters, and many restaurants if you want to "make a night of it" rather than go clubbing.

      2014, 3rd year

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    • Student Union

      The student union isn't a thriving one, but does a decent job.

      2014, 2nd year

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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 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

15,155

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

5%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

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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