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My flat was on the top floor of block 2. It's expensive, I would have struggled to live here if it were not for a bursary and a scholarship. My flat was quiet which suited me and made sleep and studying easier. The flat below was the party flat so it was easy to socialise. My room was not too small. There was plenty of storage and a large desk with a chair. The bed is a single and the mattress was bad, a mattress topper made it less insufferable. The bathroom was great. The shower is big and the water pressure was very good considering it was the top floor. The hot water cut out probably 5 times. The bathroom was cleaned every two weeks. The WiFi would drop out occasionally so I recommend using the supplied ethernet in your room and running a hotspot off of you computer (I got 100Mb/s). Kitchen was huge with enough cuboards for everyone. We had a shelf each in the fridge and the freezer. 10 min walk to co-op, 20 minutes to the train station. Recommend it if you can afford it.
Northfield is not worth its price (then again apart from the brand new shiny lovely East Slope, none of the other accommodations are). It’s so far from the centre of campus so if you have a 9am you probably won’t want to walk down. The reception closes at 5pm but they also close for like 30 mins or more randomly every day. They won’t process your packages fast enough sometimes so you will have wasted money on next day delivery. If they take your toaster or microwave at some point in the year to “replace it”, know that you won’t get a new one for weeks or maybe months. Reception also closes on weekends. Northfield bar is overpriced and bad, you never know what to expect they could make you the best nachos one day and the worst chips the next day. You’ll probably need a loan to do laundry as a wash and dry will cost you about £5. The only things weaker than the Wi-Fi here are my will to live and the chances of me paying back my student loan.
2018-19. The wi-fi went down every 2 weeks, the hot water stopped on more than one occasion, the price is outrageous even for a private bathroom, but the experience itself depends on how nice your flatmates are! Mine were not the best. And people from Northfield, in general, are not the friendliest. The location itself is quite pretty, especially if you're lucky enough to be on a higher floor near the outskirts (my view was literally the garbage bins). Overall I wouldn't say it's worth the price, for an average person.
Most definitely not worth the money, even as a First Generation Scholar. The heating was almost always going off, the phone signal was literally non-existent, the WiFi was awful, it was on the far side of campus and a fair walk away from a lot of things on campus (for most of the year, the buses didn't even come into campus, meaning you'd have to carry heavy shopping the fifteen to twenty minute walk across campus) and the reception is nothing to write home about (a dozen computers, a few couches and a pool table). The rooms and kitchen are well laid out and the showers are quite big, but that's all I have to say that's positive. If I could go back, I would have went with Park Houses.
Gets a bad rep. Stayed here 2016/2017 and honestly couldn't of had a better time, yes some blocks are quiet so I guess I'm lucky as I lived in A block of like minded people who liked to drink and go out. However if you want a quiet place to escape your room is very nice. Kitchen is good, cleaners decent. No complaints apart from security usually shuts your parties down if their too loud.
Hey all, my daughter had to go through clearing to get a course at US, then spend two anxious weeks to finally be offered a place at N -F. Feedback was: It's what you make of it. Won't suit everybody, but what does ? In any case, it was better than being ripped off by private landlords in Brighton, and having to travel miles back & forth. Just make best of it.
TBH uni accommodation rips you off. You are mainly paying for the experience of having a better social life. only way I was able to pay for this was through my scholarship otherwise I would not have stayed here. The on-suites are by far the best on campus especially the showers as they are of decent size considering I am 6"2. The space in the room is just enough for you to sleep and have space for friends to come over and chill. Overall, a great experience living here.
terrible management, reported broken toilet and no response for almost two weeks! it was not pretty. terrible wifi, bad water pressure in the showers (which are huge, so that good) nice to look at though. not worth the money. have applied to move.
If you're looking for a really buzzing party hall, you can still have a lot of fun in Northfield, but it wouldn't be you're first choice (east slope or lewes court would be your best bet). Northfield is very quiet during the day, providing a great study environment. It is also in a great location right at the top of campus, providing great views of the South Downs and the AMEX Stadium. However there is a downside to northfield's location is that it is a little out of the way of campus, but I quite like the walk!
Heating and hot water cut out for me in 2014 during the periods of December AND January. They provided extra blankets but not enough along with heating fans. Not worth the money for paying the most yet getting these services especially in winter.
Heating and hot water would continuously stop working, which was really inconvenient despicably during the winter. However, the hall are brand new and the shower is the biggest on campus and its all yours :). House mates were really friendly and the common room area is up to date and amazing.
This hall needs to organise better social events simply for the whole of halls and each student should fill out forms to place students with similar interests in the same flat and block. The halls are too cut off from everything and feel lonely and quiet.
Had a great experience living in Northfield for 9 months. It's not too far away from everything, even though it's furthest away. Northfield is very sociable so there's always people around, but it's quiet enough when you need it to be. Highly recommend Northfield to anybody coming to Sussex.
A lovely room, lots of storage and great kitchen space. Lack of heating and hot water for around a month in the winter was unacceptable, not even able to provide heaters to most of those freezing in their rooms. Much, much less social than every other hall, although it does depend on your flatmates. Still ridiculously overpriced.
I stayed here for the 2014/15 year. Value for money: It's extortionate to live here, unless you get the first gen scholarship, which makes it affordable. Location: 1km from the train station. Doesn't sound like much, but add 20mins on to any journey. Also, there are no paths to northfield, so get used to diving out of the way of busses. Hall management: Our kitchen sink was broken for 6 weeks. We reported it at least twice a week. No one cared. Had an expensive delivery given to a random flat. The cleaners are nice and like a chat if you make them a cup of tea though Cleaning: there was vomit on the staircase in my block for over 3 months. My ensuite wasn't cleaned between October and January. Common Room: looks nice, no atmosphere. Would be good to have a bottle bar or cafe in there or a reason to visit other than the washing machines (£5 wash/dry) Social: depends on your housemates. There are lots of international students, which is cool, but there can be cultural differences.
I have had the best time at northfield. My flat is amazing and we all get on wonderfully. I only put four stars for social experience as I know some find northfield quite quiet due to the high amount of overseas students, but I didn't find this. When it comes to fixing things the centre takes a while and you do have to remind them. However overall I lvove northfield. It is very nice and having an ensuite is massive bonus and value for money. It's fab and I overall reccommend it
Northfield wasn't my first choice of accommodation, simply because it's slightly further out and more expensive. I was quite unlucky with my flat mates as I didn't have anyone sociable, which made freshers slightly difficult. However, I know many people that have really enjoyed their stay in Northfield! The location is really beautiful and backing on to the Sussex Downs is so nice in the Summer, or any nice days. The social centre is really useful because of the laundrette, post office, and printing facilities - especially when you can't be bothered to walk to the library!
Northfield made my first year university experience exceptional. I had the best time ever and made the absolute best memories there. And seeing my friends in the other halls and what their flats were like, I definitely wouldn't have wanted to live anywhere else. My room was so homely and welcoming and our kitchen and living area was so huge and sociable. I loved everything about Northfield and would live there all over again if I could
Really nice, ensuite is great but in terms of meeting people and the social experience its one of the worst - mainly international students and too far away from the other halls. Bit long getting to lectures/seminars too. Slightly too expensive for what it is, even though its the nicest and most modern.
We pay the most on campus for appalling wifi connection, spending 2 months of winter with no heating or hot water and almost zero help from the managing team. If you want anything fixed be prepared to wait at least 1 month to get anything done. We were robbed and a Mac laptop and Bose speakers were stolen. The managing team took over a month to get the CCTV footage to the police and attempted to send them on a wild goose chase. The rooms are nice and it is good to have your own bathroom, but for what you pay its extortion.
The heating does not function properly, nor does the hot water. The lights are constantly out in the corridors by the stairs making it impossible to see when its dark and some kitchen equipment broke. The rooms are nice, especially the bathrooms and the kitchen is very spacious. However, it is definitely not worth the high price as things are not attended to quickly and far too many problems occurred than expected.
Very nice accommodation with ensuite. Many consider too expensive for what it is especially with printing costs. Accomodation also provides a computer area, TV room, launderette and social space. Would be better if there was a closer shop, cheaper rents and more entertainment for example; more table tennis tables
I've loved loving here, the view is pretty, you have an en-suite and Northfield is a great place to host party, or any social event for that matter because the kitchen is massive compared to the other accommodation. It's bit more pricey that some of the other accommodation at Sussex, but I think it's totally worth it :)