Sussex's campus is surrounded by a national park, so the campus feels green and spacious, but it’s only 10 minutes from the centre of Brighton. Sometimes called London-by-sea, Brighton offers the best entertainment, shopping and culture in the south.
Nightlife and culture
- Brighton is a treasure trove of independent shops, quirky little eateries, picture houses and colourful street murals – eclectic and great fun.
- The seafront is a wonderful hangout both day and night – the buzz carries on all year round. It features popular beachfront bars, a pier, live music and a great atmosphere.
- The city offers a shopper’s paradise of independents and boutiques and is crammed with coffee shops and vintage stores. Churchill Square also offers the usual big brands.
- The AMEX, Brighton and Hove Albion's football ground, is next to the university. A short walk away are the historic villages of Falmer and Stanmer: great for tea and cake.
- Brighton is home to the biggest arts festival in England – the Brighton Festival – and one of the UK's most highly regarded new music festivals, the Great Escape.
- Sussex has built plenty of new accommodation over the past two years so there is a good standard and wide range on offer.
- Rooms are guaranteed to full-time new undergraduates and overseas postgraduates who fulfil the criteria and meet deadlines.
- Around 50% of rooms have en suite bathrooms. All rooms have Wi-Fi and shared laundry facilities, and there is 24-hour security.
- The majority of accommodation is on campus. All accommodation is self-catered with easy access to plenty of shops and amenities.
- The university’s housing services team is on hand to give assistance, and can help students find private rented accommodation.
Accommodation costs 2020/2021
£95- £168 per week
- The Students' Union supports more than 300 clubs and societies and nearly 50 sports teams – there's plenty to get involved in.
- It campaigns on local, national and international issues and runs an advice centre offering advocacy and support for students.
- The SU runs a shop, café and a bar, and organises social events from welcome week to the graduation ball.
- The majority of first year accommodation is on campus: it's possible to get from halls to lectures in under 10 minutes.
- Off-campus accommodation is centrally located within Brighton and Lewes, only 20 minutes away by bus or 10–12 minutes by train.
- The University of Sussex campus is easy to get to on public transport, with a train station on site and bus stops across campus.
- Many students cycle. It’s easy to get between central Brighton and campus on a bike, and there’s also a bike sharing scheme.
- The campus is 10 minutes by train to central Brighton. From there it’s 30 minutes to London Gatwick Airport and 1 hour to London.
- As a busy seaside city, Brighton & Hove is a fantastic place to pick up casual or seasonal work to fit around studies.
- The Careers and Employability Centre advertises a wide range of student jobs throughout the year, both on campus and in Brighton.
- There's an annual part-time jobs fair plus support with applications, CVs and interview preparation for part-time roles.
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