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

      There is 8 hours of contact time a week; with regular essays and presentation to prepare for, much of my time outside of that I...

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      2013, 2nd year, Social History

      Academic Experience

      There is 8 hours of contact time a week; with regular essays and presentation to prepare for, much of my time outside of that I find I spend using the library facilities. The library houses the Mass Observation archives which are particularly important for researching on courses focusing on Britain from 1940s onwards. Modules throughout the history course range from broad topics, such as making of the modern world and global history, to more specific courses focusing on particular events, time and place, and certain periods in history. There is also the opportunity to study other modules from other related subject courses outside of history. I have found my chosen modules to be challenging but interesting, having learnt through research and teaching a great deal in a number of areas I have previously studied.

      2013, 2nd year, Social History

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    • The upside

      community, people

      2013, 1st year, Medical Biochemistry

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    • The downside

      lectures have detailed notes, but not always relevant to the exams.

      2012, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The nightlife Look of the campus Library

      2013, 1st year, Macroeconomics

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    • Student Union

      There is never a dull day at the uni, whether its a society social, festival or event taking place. the student union takes on...

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      2014, 2nd year, Historical & Philosophical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Student Union

      There is never a dull day at the uni, whether its a society social, festival or event taking place. the student union takes on any comers with an idea for an event and do their best to make it happen. As for night time, the two student bars, run by the students union are always a hit, with open mic's, comedy nights and the bar kitchens that boast a ranges of dishes and delicacies to suit and palette. not to mention the yearly Ale festival! a personal favorite.

      2014, 2nd year, Historical & Philosophical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Things for non drinkers

      2013, 1st year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,145

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

73%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

7%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

30%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Campus lawn

    Campus lawn

  • Dissertation dash

    Dissertation dash

  • Drama session

    Drama session

  • Working in the engineering lab

    Working in the engineering lab

  • Stammer Court halls of residence

    Stammer Court halls of residence

  • Studying in the library

    Studying in the library

  • On campus

    On campus

  • Jubilee building

    Jubilee building

  • Graduation at nearby Brighton

    Graduation at nearby Brighton

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