3.81 / 5

3.81 / 5

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45 Reviews by Students
#4 out of 15 halls at University of Sussex


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Brilliantly managed, clean and new building however the social areas are a bit like a doctor surgery's waiting room, but the brilliant location and helpful staff balance it out

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By member117707
On 27th April 15

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Brilliantly managed, clean and new building however the social areas are a bit like a doctor surgery's waiting room, but the brilliant location and helpful staff balance it out

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By member117707
On 27th April 15

Swanborough Information

CampusMain Campus
PostcodeBN1 9NZ
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms250
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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: 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: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15

Close to everything and I have the best flat ✌

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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: 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 30th September 15

Great location and friendly people, main door doesn't always lock automatically but other than that a joy to live in! :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th September 15

Great location and nice, new accommodation. Quite sociable but no common room and had no help with broken oven since day 1 despite numerous complaints.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th September 15

Swanborough is beautiful, clean, refreshing and unique

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th September 15

Brilliant location, but bad phone connection and some items (ie. oven and shower) are not in the best of conditions.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

Brilliantly managed, clean and new building however the social areas are a bit like a doctor surgery's waiting room, but the brilliant location and helpful staff balance it out

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15

Good value for money and prime position but the luck of a good flat is just that! There are a lot of international students in these halls so may have to work a bit harder to make friends!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th April 15

More expensive than Northfield, and from my experience not worth the money. I spent the first term living in Swanborough before moving to Northfield. Swanborough is closer to the heart of campus but only by 7mins tops & you might not think it now but the extra walk can be really great to wake you up before a lecture in the morning, or afternoon ;), & the extra walk & fact northfield backs onto the beautiful countryside & where rabbits roam around is really uplifting. Swanborough also doesn't have its own laundrette or social space, and there is constant background noise from the road traffic, and students outside due to it being right in the centre of campus. If I could go back and choose again i'd pick northfield.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

Spacious kitchen/dining area and great to hang out there, cleaners every week and super friendly. Bedroom is a little on the smaller side compared so some of the other halls but it has HUGE wardrobe space and a great bathroom (although shower pressure is much to be desired). Only thing I disliked was that there wasn't really any common social area for everyone (although apart from a couple of ping pong tables out the front)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Nice that it's so close to everything. Rooms are very nice (second only to Northfield). Was close to East Slope Bar, but it's getting knocked down. Social experience can depend on your flatmates, but when the sun's out the green space tends to be busy and there's a table tennis table. Flat parties not as common as with the cheaper halls (Norwich house and East Slope get much more going on). It can take long for requests to be taken when there are issues. It took weeks for management to fix the light in my en-suite and the second freezer has been broken all year, we have reported it broken multiple times.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

A very nice hall located in the center of the University of Sussex Campus. Satisfying en-suite rooms, with great social space and a nice kitchen.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Quite pricey, also can get noisy during the evenings with loud music and buses passing by. The kitchen could do with an update of appliances as some don't work too well e,g the freezer.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

- Just awful. - The place is invested with silverfish and mice. - You'll end up living with the worst and most antisocial people. - The social area is like the waiting area in a dentist, so when you actually bring friends from outside the flat (because you'll hate all your flatmates) it feels wrong and uncomfortable. The only good thing about this place is the en suite and the fact that you can crawl to the co op.

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