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Brighthelm is in the best location, lovely place, very homely. Great mix of social, but a good place to live if you want to study as well. You don't honestly need an en suite, you share a large bathroom and shower between 1.5 people! Best value for money.
Really good accomodation for those who can afford it. Comfortable 5-person terrace homes, with Tumble Driers and Washing Machines. A little far up from Co-op and the rest of campus, but easily makes up for it in being great for parties, or just comfortable living.
The maintenance of this place was terrible. I had disgustingly messy housemates, who eventually got so bad it led to us getting mice in the kitchen. I reported this problem every week to the porter, and no one did anything. Eventually rats replaced the mice, and still nothing happened! It was a health hazard, especially as most of the lights didn't work either in the stairwells. However, it did have a great patio for barbecues, the rooms were big and the washing machine and dryer were a big plus. Still overpriced in my opinion though.
Great facilities however social aspect isn't great because you're only sharing with 4 other people the social aspect isn't so good. Also your facilities manager is based in swanborough so you have to walk a bit further to sort out any issues but it's not too bad. I have enjoyed my time there
The hall I'm staying in is near perfect completely equipped with everything (washing machine & dryer) and with only 5 people per house it's quite convenient and comfortable to manage and socialise. Moreover the room is quite spacious and with a lot of spaces to store things compared to other halls in the uni. The bathroom and toilet is also better than other houses ( in my opinion ) and I would say the rent is value for money compared to the rest of the halls here.
I've loved living in Brighthelm, the washing machine is a definite bonus and the kitchen/social area is great. Best value for money at Sussex in my opinion, the 2 bathrooms between 5 people is fine and makes an ensuite seem unnessecary. However, management of the accommodation is quite poor- when we report something i.e. broken hob, cold shower, or worst of all, MICE, nothing is done for weeks if not months, even if we report several times!