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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)
    • The downside

      The students union were at times very disappointing in the sense that they were so focused on being 'liberal' that they...

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      2016, 4th year, Astrophysics

      The downside

      The students union were at times very disappointing in the sense that they were so focused on being 'liberal' that they essentially excluded some people with opposing viewpoints. Whilst I do not share these opposing viewpoints, I think that free speech is crucial and should be preserved at all costs, not prevented to save a few over sensitive people from getting offended.

      2016, 4th year, Astrophysics

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    • Nightlife

      Brighton is a very diverse city, so there will be something for everyone! From very modern clubs and the cheese room at prism,...

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      2014, 2nd year, Clinical Psychology

      Nightlife

      Brighton is a very diverse city, so there will be something for everyone! From very modern clubs and the cheese room at prism, to alternative bands at clubs and bars and nights from different decades (80s and 90s are the most popular). There are jazz clubs, rock bands and pop gigs. The main student/sport night is on Wednesday, but other places to student deals all throughout the week.

      2014, 2nd year, Clinical Psychology

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    • The downside

      Social spaces, on campus bars and accommodation venues

      2016, 1st year, Law By Topic Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Putting lectures up online and recording podcasts.

      2012, 1st year, Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry

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    • Academic Experience

      it was amazing

      2013, 1st year, Financial Economics

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    • The upside

      night life, lecturers, environment, social and political issues/ having the students' voices and opinions heard

      2013, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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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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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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