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Clean, spacious, good Wifi, good management, overall great place to stay

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By Member90927
On 23rd April 21

University of Sussex Hall Rankings


Hollingbury House #1
Swanborough #2
Brighthelm #3
Lewes Court #4
Northfield #5
Park Houses #6
East Slope #7
Stanmer Court Flats #8
Park Village #9
Norwich House #10

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Only a 20-min bus ride to University of Sussex


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By Member90927
On 23rd April 21

Applying to Swanborough

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Online learning
OPEN DAYS:
5th June
TEACHING NOTES:
Practical courses can return to campus for studies from 8 March. All students studying any other course should not return to Sussex and should continue learning online and should not return to Sussex until at least 17 May 2021.
This is the latest available data taken from the sussex.ac.uk website on 26th April 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd April 21

Clean, spacious, good Wifi, good management, overall great place to stay

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th January 20

Overpriced, not particularly well maintained.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th October 19

The porters are constantly stressed. Block 1 has been out of warm water for an entire week at the moment and they still didn’t bother to fix the problem even though everyone has gotten ill from the incident. 4 flatmates including me have gotten ill and they still don’t care. The flat constantly has problems including leaking toilets, clogged drains, not enough cupboards. It’s a pain honestly. There is no launderette so you have to walk across campus to find the nearest one. The rooms are extremely tiny for the price point. The only good thing in Swanborough is the location and WiFi.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th May 18

It’s locate in the centre of the university. You can get to the lecture or even bus stop for a very short distance. One thing that is worth to mention is that the laundry room is very far away from the accommodation as it doesn’t have one itself.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th November 17

Nice halls but not worth the amount they're asking, quite a few of the kitchen furnishings are broken but still technically work so aren't fixed. Convenient location, but not worth paying the extra money for. Reception is only open a couple of hours each day so very difficult to get your post, you have to be lucky enough not to have lectures when the reception is open or you won't get your deliveries on time. The sound proofing is quite good which is useful for the small rooms. Atrocious internet. The speed tests are great but only because they usually use servers located in the uni so the speeds you'll get are no way near as good as the speed test indicated. 200 ping on average in online games with a wired connection and nothing you can do about it bar complaining to an uninterested IT service. Can't stream in HD. Wifi and wired networks are separate. Forces you to log on every time you start a device and download security software every time.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 16

Brilliant location but for the most expensive accommodation on campus you'd expect better maintenance and quality of products. It took over 2 months for our broken microwave to be replaced)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 16

Swanborough was an amazing experience , perfectly located and no issues with noise at all , just lacks a social centre , 9/10 accomodation id say

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 16

I got on with my flatmates immediately - Swanborough can be either extremely social or completely the opposite however I got lucky (but it's like that with all accommodation) - our flats still socialise amongst the entire block though, and going to the co-op only seconds away is a blessing! The internet, despite being in the middle of campus, can be difficult to connect to at times but once you've established a connection it's quite strong. Great space and living/kitchen area. En suite is a nice size. Beds come with a side table which other on-site accommodation doesn't seem to have!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 16

Swanborough is in a great location surrounded by all social amenities, however I think the price is much overrated. As long as you have clean and friendly house mates, you will enjoy your stay.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 16

Nice room, however a lot of maintenance issues.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 16

Not great value for money, constantly finding bugs such as spiders and there's always woodlouce in the bathroom once you've had a shower. Large kitchen which is good, and the hall is central to the campus so you don't have to walk far to get to lectures etc. If you have a problem, good luck getting it fixed, they don't care if you have bed bugs in the mattress or if your wardrobe door is hanging off its hinges.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 16

Wifi and management were pretty crappy but other than that its a pretty sick place to live :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th April 16

good location , near co op, east slope bar and near lectures. however people in the block complain about noise

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 16

Overall nice accommodation with friendly staff but very much lacks the social aspect you expect when at university and is way overpriced in my opinion

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th December 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th November 15

I was luckily placed with very social people in my flat, and my neighbours across and upstairs were just as sociable too. The layout is very social and spacious and the rooms are very cosy. Extremely convenient location for last minute runs to the co-op, and specific to me I am literally only 2 minutes away from my seminar location. Quiet at night too.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th November 15

Lovely location, very central. Big kitchen/Living room.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15

Close to everything and I have the best flat ✌

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15

Super nice

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

The location is perfect, but the facilities can be improve. The room is quite small comparing to others hall. The table does not have drawers. There are no way to turn off the light when you lying on the bed. The Mattress is in poor condition. Don't ever expect they will fix your problem within a month if it is not urgent. Since there is no laundry service provide in Swanborough, you might have to walk a long way to Park Village laundry.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th October 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th October 15

Most things were dirty and unclean when i turned up , even now our oven doesn't work our freezer doesn't freeze its a night mare. so much is broken such as floor seals the kettle not having matching electrical components. I have to keep chasing up whats happening and its wasting my time as its not getting anywhere. its also wasting my money as i have to buy expensive food just to be able to eat. which ultimately makes the value for money terrible. The wifi keeps coming and going and loves to freeze and be incredibly slow. there is no social area for this residents and its such a shame it would be fantastic if there way. And because of this the social experience is really bad compared to other halls such as Northfields lewes court and east slope. however the location is absolutely perfect and i feel thats probably only one of the reasons why i enjoy being here and the fact i have the best room mates however doesn't make its value for money really worth it .

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd October 15

You basically pay more for the location, rooms are smaller than most other halls and you'd expect a lot more from it. Especially a laundrette. But it's great to be so close to everything: bus stop, co-op, and classes.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd October 15

All the sockets in the kitchen trip out almost everyday and maintenence take about 2 hours to come and do anything about it. Appliances in the kitchen are not of good quality at all. Other than that, everything else is great.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st October 15
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