I am studying at Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. IDS is the best place to study development particularly gender and development. Very accomplished and committed faculty at IDS.
|iQ Abacus House||#2|
|Welkin Hall - Eastbourne||#3|
|Great Wilkins Halls||#9|
|Stanmer Court Flats||#10|
I am studying at Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. IDS is the best place to study development particularly gender and development. Very accomplished and committed faculty at IDS.
Applying to University of Sussex
- Entry Requirements
176-191 UCAS Points
Average range for University of Sussex entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
Ask a new question about University of Sussex
We'll contact you via email to let you know when your question receives replies.
Read University of Sussex Reviews
I first came to the university in 2017. The university in general basically treat students terribly. In my first year, the lecturers went on strike twice so I missed weeks of teaching - I think we were compensated £100 after filling in masses of paper work and this is not at all enough. I had strikes into second year, and third year and then...Covid happened. Throughout all of this, my lecturers were not very supportive, and when I wanted to do a Masters it turns out that the Graduate Scholarship which you get if you achieve at least a 2:1 in your undergrad degree is not applicable if you decide to take some temporary leave from the course, which I did, starting the course in 2020, stopping in December and re-starting in Sept 2021. Nobody told me this, and what's more the complaints team set up to deal with things like this consistently ignore my emails and are delaying giving me an outcome for my complaint that I submitted in November last year. My mental health is bad due to the uni.
I consider myself lucky to be a student at Sussex University.
The tutors are encouraging and genuinely care for their students to learn the materials.
I am studying at Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. IDS is the best place to study development particularly gender and development. Very accomplished and committed faculty at IDS.
Not much more than a unkempt, bland, brutalist, ugly campus that looks like it had been ripped straight out of the Soviet Union. The Internet is generally poor, it sometimes cuts off, you have to apply for some devices to be allowed a connection. Lecturers are monotone and express little or no passion in their subject bar one. My only positives are that the porter is a genuine joy to talk to and the region around the campus including Brighton is really nice and leads me to wonder how they managed to build such a drab place in an otherwise beautiful area.
Great facilities but not offered to all students
I found that my degree department was very well organised and information was accessible. Regarding the university itself, the facilities were satisfactory. Library services were exceptionally good (books easy to access and library live chat was helpful).
Beautiful campus but maintenance in the student accommodation sometimes took a long time and the internet could disappear for hours or days. The student Union don’t host many (any?) fun events. The school I was in hosted online sessions for various careers linked with my degree.
I have enjoyed my time at Sussex very much. I was very pleased with my accommodation in first year, and always felt safe and happy on campus. Being by the sea is amazing and I have made great friends. There is a good range of societies however I feel that there is a lack of events on campus - some other Unis have their own club nights etc, which I feel we are lacking. My course was ok but I wouldn’t say the Uni experience was what I hoped for due to Covid. Sussex didn’t make much effort to work around the restrictions - for instance I haven’t been on campus for a timetabled event since March 2020 but other uni’s managed to offer some socially distanced / limited capacity seminars and lectures when the rules allowed. I feel that Sussex almost gave up, and didn’t try to work around the challenging situation.
First two modules were good and reasonably well managed but just had one with an absolutely awful tutor (in my opinion as a masters-level educator myself) and am considering leaving. It's also taken two months to receive a reply from the complaints department!
Besides pandemic I have spent great time at uni of sussex. The uni itself has high level of teaching. The surrounding area is national park, while city of Brighton is live place.
Nice location, near the supermarket and the restaurants. Walk to West street about 10 minutes and 15 minutes to the city center. And takes 1 minute to the gym. Nice management and friendly employees.
I am currently a final year student in Sussex uni, the communication of this univeristy totally suck. One day I suddenly found out all my modules from canvas disappear, so I email them about it. Then I was informed that they put me in the withdrawl list and expect I am redoing my final year in September which I never decided to redo my year, and I asked about four person what should I do and they are pushing to another one, finally someone replied me that I have to appeal for the school decision, but in the same email, they told me the dealine was passed already. I have no idea how these person are educated? Is the univeristy have such a low requirments to hire an officer? Is it the UK culture teach them to push things to another person, so you don't have to solve the problems? These email took me at least a week to wait for thier replies which is unacceptable, even it does not take that much time to train my dog how to poop in the right place! THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY, THATS IT!!!!
I thought I would leave a good review and share my experience. It’s been fun and engaging, it does require to dedicate yourself to the work, however the university is quite flexible so I think it’s good for part-timers.
One of the best university I have attended
I don't know what university management/marketing shills are leaving these generic stellar reviews of this university, but my experience as a third year undergraduate business management student cannot be described as anything other than atrocious. Teaching here was terrible well before covid, which hasn't made it any better. If anything, the teachers now give less of a damn (didn't know that was possible). Its almost impossible to get in touch with professors to even clear doubts or queries. The support structure at this place is pathetic and it isn't even easy to get professors to find the time to help you. The You have to wait WEEKS for any type of counseling and the amount of construction going on on campus makes the whole experience noisy and unpleasant. Half the buildings are dilapidated, and don't get me started on the food here. Bottom line: Do not attend this place for your own sake.
Really love this university. There is a great sense of community here. The campus is pretty, and improving with the renovation works that takes place. However wifi needs to improve and the university needs to try harder to relate and understand the needs of their students. Overall I recommend as the University of Sussex is very good and I believe the staff and management truly care about the success of the university and it’s students, and strive to be the best and do right by it’s paying students.
What a fantastic university! The campus is stunning so really nice to wake up here in the mornings. The university is very close to Brighton city centre so there’s lots to do. Lots of bars, clubs, shopping and restaurants. A very exciting place to be. The university itself is great. The teaching is really good and the university is one of the best in the UK for its research output.
A truly outstanding university. Stunning campus, the lectures are exciting and engaging, and teachers are very knowledgeable in their subjects. There is a lot of support available for students and guidance in how to progress to their chosen career, I can see why this is regarded as one of the top universities in the UK.
Sustainable development masters degree is pretty lousy here. Been doing my degree part time so the mix of strikes, covid, poor online teaching, poor in person teaching seriously makes me regret coming here. The student support academically is horrendous. I have been getting almost no support from my dissertation supervisor which I find ASTOUNDING, let alone from the rest of the department. Teachers almost never take time to answer questions outside of class, and if they do its really rushed. Also sustainable development students don't have access to IDS? Wtf?
Done with one semester at Sussex and I really do not want to come back. I'm a computer science undergraduate student, and I know Covid has complicated things but WOW things here are bad. I got 70+ in all my classes this semester and feel like I didn't learn anything. I'm not sure if professors are usually this nonchalant and lax, but I do not recommend the computer science undergraduate course here. The university said everything would be safe, but my friends have been getting covid left and right in dorms. The housing department here is seriously rude and just doesn't care about students welfare.
I graduated in September 2019. Haven't been able to find a job since then. Development Studies student here and I only now realize that this place has not prepared me well for the workforce AT ALL. They haven't really given me any useful transferrable skills, and contrary to what people this, its not "#1 in the world for development studies" at all. No quantitative or qualitative analysis, no program management experience, no capstone design like LSE or Oxford have. The class strength is also seriously lousy and nobody really cares about their education. Avoid Avoid Avoid. Also, this place is not in the heart of Brighton and there is CONSTANT CONSTRUCTION, you cant hear yourself think.
Horrible experience at this place
A highly regarded university. Their career services and opportunities are excellent. I will base the teaching from before the coronavirus pandemic, which was outstanding. The lecturers are passionate and very well-versed in their subjects. COVID has placed restrictions on many universities, some have handled it better than others, others are still adjusting. Regardless, these restrictions should not be in place for much longer, so normality will be restored.
Great University, teaching standards and career opportunities are unmatched with any other university in the South East. The majority of negative reviews are from this year (during the COVID pandemic), or regarding the WiFi. This is a great university, I’m sure the WiFi and handling of the pandemic will improve shortly.
This university's marketing is great but the university and education itself is terrible. Current MA Development Studies student here. All I can say is, I wasted my money. The teachers JUST DON"T CARE and these classes are totally abstract? There can be no way this place is number one for development. Not to mention half the students here think they're on holiday.
Came here because apparently the development economics program is good, but it's not. Teachers have no clue how to use online learning and don't teach well. More than half the course is just them assigning reading, so there's no teaching, just self study. On campus housing is lacking. Hot water issues, wifi outages, residences smell like mildew, and prices are astronomical.
Meh, at best Sussex is a lower than average institution. Internet is ghastly slow, IT facilities not up to par. Basically the university's marketing is top notch until you get here and realize its not an amazing school. Campus is way too small and out of the way, not that many options for eating, and the conduct of the housing department with covid has been ATROCIOUS to say the least. Didn't receive any hot water for the first WEEK I lived on campus and housing kept saying it would send someone and only sent one two weeks later. Education is sub par, and online learning has been horrendous.
Came here believing this is the best school in the world for international development. Two months later as a MA Development Studies student, I've learned that the professors couldn't care less, the material taught is highly superficial, and that the 'highly regarded' Institute of Development Studies is just a dilapidated building with almost no facilities. No quantitative methods taught and no meaningful career support, so alongside this course I have to pay extra money to learn statistical methods and programming on Coursera, which kind of defeats the purpose of attending school here.
What to say? Its been the worst decision of my life. Housing services are abominable. They say its ok to move onto campus, then a Covid outbreak begins and when kids want to stop their contracts and go home, housing says they have to pay the whole years rent up front or keep paying rent until someone else takes the room. I'm f*****g done with this university. The teaching has been garbage and every time I have to go into Brighton, its a 40 minute bus ride. I'm transferring out.
Two months into my first year as an undergraduate and I profoundly regret coming here. Teaching support is absolutely terrible, living facilities including food is terrible, CONSTANT construction, not remotely near Brighton central, and student life support is nonexistent
Truly one of the worst academic experiences of my life
currently going through a global pandemic so there's a lot of changes this year and things can't be the same as last year
It is a great pleasure for me to be here in Brighton, people are very kindly in here, beautiful scenery and fresh air. It's all fascinating!
Sussex is honeslty a brilliant experience and Covid has made me realise how much I actually miss spending time on campus and in classes.
the internet has been absoliutely s*** since 2012. It drives me absolutely nuts, keeps disconnecting and refuses to reconnect. Regardless whether it's pc or phones, it sucks ****.
Have had a really good first year here, love the campus and societies for everyone. Student union isn't the best but brighton is really close.
No support during Covid, no support during recurrent strikes, no support generally, poor lecturers
My experience was pretty bad. Changed to Kent after the first year, which was a great move!! Join me at Kent
Stay away from this university!!!!
Sussex is the Trump University of the UK. Avoid at all costs. The education and curriculum was terribly simplistic, and student and academic support on campus is the pits. Constant strikes with no solution in sight means that not only did we miss out on almost 2 months of education, but that it will happen again next academic year. Housing services were the worst. Internet connectivity is horrible, and laundry is inordinately expensive. Rooms are tiny as well. Housing services actually told me to borrow money from family members when I said I had to defer payment. This is a private corporation, not a university. Avoid.
Overall inhuman experience. How they handled Covid then was just awkward. "Zoom seminars" by unprepared and illiterate TAs have been a shame!
In my opinion, it is a fake university.
Avoid this university if you can. Psychology masters program is pretty lousy. Professors don't really care about teaching students, and course material is a little dated. The support services academically and lifestyle-wise are terrible. Counseling services take weeks to get back, and there is really isn't any place students can really hang out on campus. Campus is also not centrally located and quite a ways out of Brighton.
Not a nice place to spend my first year of uni. Campus amenities are lacking, education and curriculum at best scratches the surface, and location of uni is highly inconvenient. Wifi is terrible. Two strikes this year and no compensation for any of the time lost.
Campus is nice, although comes with overpriced housing. Lecture rooms are bad, and support from the university is non-existent.
Terrible postgraduate experience. Everything about the university was lacking, from academics and housing to amenities and support. School advertises itself as #1 in the world for development studies, but this cannot be further from the truth.
UCU strike and COVID-19 lockdown support at the uni has been atrocious. As an international student, it’s clear Sussex has just recruited us for the money. I would pick a better-ranked university over this one, even for development-related subjects.
Made one of the biggest mistakes of my life coming here. Feel cheated and utterly ignored by the university. Do not attend Sussex!
WELL, WHAT TO SAY: SUSSEX RUINED MY LIFE, MY FUTURE, MY MENTAL HEALTH
WE fools!!! We provide them all that money!!!! We are so foolish.... Shame on us that we did not opt for a genuine place of learning, shame on us...
DO NOT LIVE ON CAMPUS The worse thing about University of Sussex is its campus, NEVER LIVE ON CAMPUS!! they charge you soooo much money and they treat you like s***. they have walked into students' rooms without permission and they neglect your queries. Specially during Covid they have been just awful and heartless!
I'm a year 3 student in engineering and sussex was great - staff supportive during covid online teaching, lots of school resources, some buildings should be renovated, and there could be more access to workshop. Great societies and careers support in the school.
An utter and thorough disappointment. The very few contact hours you get are a waste of time, and disturbing in its lack of any academic rigour and ethos.
The campus isn't that great, the SU is non existent seriously! The library is so bad, never any space and is very ugly. There were strikes all the time interrupting my studying and didn't get any compensation besides £100. The feel of the uni is just very cold no-one seems that friendly. Sport at the uni is pretty bad not very well organised or incorporated into the uni. The uni is also outside of Brighton and is a pain to get into.The only good things about the uni is that my course is really good and accommodation is really nice other than that its bad uni.
Very unpleasant experience overall. I am not happy with the "education", and I consider a very bad investment.
Mine is an experience of a foreign students hoping to get a world class education. In its stead I got literally a headache, as I left the university with significantly damaged mental health. I feel instrumentalised and disrespected. Far from world class, Sussex does deserve to be called a university at all!
Indoctrination. Poor facilities. No dialogue. I experienced it as literally inhuman place.
The campus is easy to wrap your head around, and has plenty of places to eat, drink and socialise. There are plenty of societies, ranging from the classic ones to more niche interests. I haven’t tried myself, but I’ve heard setting up a society is really easy, so hence there are so many. The students union love to put on events, and they love to be inclusive, so there’s always stuff going on in the bars on-campus. The co-op is expensive but you’re never gonna do your weekly shops there anyway so it’s not a big deal
There are several reasons not to come here: education, housing, location, facilities. -I study Governance and Public Policy and the education has been mediocre. The content is no different from that of an undergraduate political science program and the assessment in no way tests you're understanding of the content at all. - Strikes effectively cancelled more than half of the taught content this year. - The housing services are highly subpar. Many residences are old and dilapidated, and wifi is absolutely atrocious. -Management is completely deaf to the concerns of students. If you were lucky, you could get back GBP 100 for compensation for many weeks of missed classes. Long story short: go somewhere better.
I am a first year student at Sussex University, studying Drama & English Literature BA. If you are considering coming to Sussex, I would strongly advise against going! They were on strike for a good half of the year, so I haven't been taught the full course, and my money is not being reimbursed. Not only this, but they are incredibly poor at listening to students' needs. I have bad asthma and this was made clear in my application. A drug addict was allowed to move into our accommodation part way through the year, despite the university knowing about her condition, and my health problems. I asked her politely to stop smoking illegal substance in our halls of residence, and when she refused, I reported it to the university. I had to go to various meetings and send several emails to get anyone to listen to me; and when they said they would take action, they didn't. I've had a really poor experience here and now feel I cannot move because it seems too stressful to start over again.
where to start i am currently studying here and June cant come fast enough if you are not white and rich this uni aint for you heads up this uni will run your money dry the accommodation i stayed in (northfield) was far away from anything so if i wanted to go main brighton i would have to walk 18 minutes to get to a bus stop. they have been on strikes twice the most recent one for 4 weeks so we have nothing to do but be in our rooms bored half the time. I sighed up for counselling but they stop my sessions 3 weeks in for reasons that havent been clear to me also this uni aint as progressive as it thinks it is especially to BAME students whatever is your second option or your on the fence about which uni to go to i can assure you it will be better than here
Good university, but recent strikes has significantly lowered my experience
Do NOT go to this university! I studied towards a PdD at Sussex, which was the worst decision of my life. In fact, after two years I changed university. The location is inconvenient. The campus is ugly. The food on campus is revolting. Everything is super expensive and of low quality. Many academics care formostly for their personal activism. No Socratic dialogue. Just ideology.
Campus is big and green with a mixture of architecture. The library is absolutely huge. Situated in the countryside. Regular buses throughout campus and a train station withing walking distance (20 minutes walk from Northfield, the furthest accomodation). Can't really give feedback on clubs and societies since I didn't join any. I don't know what the students union actually did either so I can't say whether they were useful or useless. Never used careers service either. The internet was great over ethernet, 100Mb/s upload and download. Wi-fi had occasionally drop outs.
Very disappointing university. coming from bristol, the difference is literally like night and day :/
I study computer science at Sussex, the teaching is adequate but the course is not overly challenging compared to other unis where some of my friends study. The campus is nothing special really, There are not many social spaces and last year the university decided to demolish the main bar on campus to build more expensive accommodation. The computer science facilities however are truly excellent as a lot of money has been invested into building state of the art computer labs with modern hardware and dual 1440p monitors at every desk, but unless you are studying computer science or engineering you will not be allowed to use the labs and instead will have to use the library computers which are painfully slow and outdated. Before you decide to come here you should check whether your department went on strike this year, as this is likely to happen again next year and will cause you to miss out on teaching. Overall 4/10 would not really recommend.
To be completely honest, this university is probably the greediest one you will ever come across. It has the worst accommodations as well. My block has been out of warm water for an entire week yet they refuse to fix the problem even though 4 flatmates of mine including me have gotten ill from this incident. There is only one tiny supermarket which is always crowded and everything is constantly out of stock. I suggest you go elsewhere.
I've spent 4 years here so far, and been taught by faculty from two totally different schools. The quality of teaching on average is, in my experience, very poor. There were a few who were very good at teaching but the majority were perceived, not just by me, as being bad. The result is that myself and others I know felt as if we were teaching ourselves. Sussex faculty were also widely very keen to exercise their democratic right to strike whenever their pensions were affected, at the expense of the people that are funding their wages - happened twice to me since I've been here, during the run up to exams. Really helpful and totally not breach of contract guys, well done! The campus is being refurbished and expanded, but still only has two small shops where you can buy food - one of which is the co op, and the other the student union shop, the former very expensive, and both are under-supplied. Wifi is generally not the best. The library is good. Waste of time/money.
Awful, I tried the computer science online -MSc here and the lecturer Andrew Pyper didn’t go past unit 1..... so I quit.
This place is a wannabe Russell group. You basically have to be white and ultra middle class to join in the social circles here. If you get Ron Grau as a teacher for computer science just run a mile, he’s off his head.
It's okay except for the crowded student halls which feels like a ghetto. It clearly makes money for the developers though and that;s all that matters to the Uni
If you’re black the covert racism is unreal here you will be made to feel like you’re not good enough by the lectures even if ur work is of the same standard to a white student. This university is simply about capitalism and funny thing is they do so much teaching about capitalism but they are at the forefront of it. The co-op is ridiculously priced for students and the mental health services here are beyond a joke I think it’s gonna take a death for them to wake up. If you’re not white, dress like a hippie and mummy and daddy don’t pay for everything don’t bother ur not welcome here.
This is by far the worst decision of my entire life. The internet is beyond bad and here’s the great part about it ... THE UNIVERSITY DOESN'T CARE as long as staff are getting their monthly pay they really don’t give a damn. The security and porters have a very stinking attitude when you ask them for help especially if ur locked out of your house because sadly that means they have to actually do something when doing a night shift and come and help u get back in to ur room and they will show u that you’ve annoyed them by making them do their job they are being paid to do probably from your tuition fees which u are paying. If you live on Northfield honestly just forget about having a phone because the WiFi and signal is so bad that you won’t even be able to get calls from your own family. The lecturers have a stinking attitude because they feel like they’ve made it in life they worked this hard to have a lecture salary which btw for a few slides I feel are being over paid for.
Not gonna lie the campus has everything you need and the library is peng but in terms of accommodations some need to be taken down and redone (i.e Park Village) not having a living room and eating in your bed is disgusting. The internet works sometimes, again if you're in PV don't count on it. There's no emphasis on clubs and societies not really any fairs for them, but they do exist- I think. Overall would recommend this uni just make sure you stay ANYWHERE BUT PARK VILLAGE (& Lewes Court) - my friends who live off-campus tend to have the most fun, so that's always an option.
Honestly, not even worth your time. If you are considering using your degree (which you will have paid tens of thousands of pounds for?) for something g other than ornamentation, chose any other university. You don't need the headache, or the poor tutors. I'm totally exasperated with this. Worst still, if you have any concerns about your mental health, Seriously do not look for help on campus!!
The campus is designed to keep students there as little as possible. there is no "hub" where you can go and spend hours meeting people and hanging out: I suppose the best approximation would be Falmer bar, which is always full to bursting. Even the onsite cafes are designed to keep people there for as short a time as humanly possible: spend your money, then go away please. There is a lot of green space but very few benches, and those that there are are spaced out so that's not very sociable either. Perhaps as a consequence of this, the general atmosphere is incredibly reserved- it's almost impossible to meet people you don't know except at "acceptable" times like societies. The library is over-full and not enough plug sockets. The wifi is patchy so it's unlikely that you'll be able to work outside on a nice day. In general my experience has been very poor here at Sussex. Disinterested tutors, low quality teaching and I wish I'd gone elsewhere.
The university itself is not bad in terms of course content and facilities, however some lecturers are useless. Not a single one of my emails have been replied to this term, and it seems the lecturers are never in their office when they say they are, so there is absolutely no support outside of class. They are so biased towards sports clubs over societies e.g if a sports club books a room they will get priority over a society usually. I would not recommend staying on campus, although campus life is fun, when you are trying to sleep and doors are slamming and music is blaring, the complaints will never be dealt with. Security will come for 5 mins, leave and then the problems resume. Not a single maintenance issue my flat have found has been resolved. The wifi is absolutely terrible and nobody gets any signal in the Northfield area. The only good thing about this uni for me is benefits for working class and poorer families. Sussex actually does a lot to help out here.
The worst school in my entire life.
I am an international student who is doing postgraduate course this year (2018-2019). The followings are my honest impression about the University of Sussex. Overall, the University of Sussex is accepting too many students, thus, overcrowded. It is difficult to use facilities (e.g. library, cafeteria, etc…) especially during the daytime. ESL service are also fully booked, so not able to use it most of times. If I knew this environment, I wouldn’t choose Sussex no matter what their education level is as the school environment is not adequate for the study. It does not worth paying more than 20,000 pounds for this environment. I have requested University to improve the condition several times, yet they just shared irrelevant information… If you live the off-campus accommodation, you might face a trouble with commute. The local bus is often packed in the morning. Thus, you have to wait for next bus.
I am mildly annoyed by the wi-fi going down every few seconds, but I have to say, the new facilities are incredible. I love the labs, the campus is beautiful, the people from clubs and shops are very nice (although the shop prices are extreme).
This university is all about making money. Their robotics and autonomous systems msc claims to be a conversion course however it is impossible to do without computer science/engineering background. Lecture slides lack information and the assignments are unrelated to the course content. For engineering and computer science go elsewhere and if you are an arts/ humanities student, don’t take their robotics conversion course as it isn’t a proper conversion course
Like a little town of its own. Don't shop in COOP - super expensive. Internet cuts out for roughly 30 seconds every 30 minutes or so on mobile (for four years now ). More students than library spaces - super crowded and will get even worse with the building of more halls.
The campus is undergoing extensive refurbishment, as a result the accommodation facilities it offers is impresssive such as East Slopes however I would not recommend Park Village at all. The Lecture Halls are all of good quality and the campus is generally a nice place to be. It has a strong community feel.The Hni offers an extensive range of Clubs and Societies to join. The WiFi is also generally good however can be temperamental at times.
Really beautiful location with Brighton to explore and a wide range of courses and a multicultural student population. good links to study in other countries and most staff really out to make things work for you. Hard to believe some of the other negative comments . Where were they. ?
Beautiful Campus with green areas and facilities that provided in campus are fantastic. Availabe internet wifi throughout the campus.
Terrible university, where students are treated appallingly. Do not even consider this university.
Overall my graduate degree got me where I hoped to. The graduate student 'headlease' housing which I was placed in was a complete dump managed by a third party. Class was cancelled relatively often for faculty strikes - noble causes, but as an international student these fights were generally distant to me and it was hard to justify tuition costs versus cancelled class. I'm ultimately satisfied, but would encourage international fee-paying graduate students to consider their admission options and avoid using the Sussex housing office if possible.
Probably the best year I’ve ever had. The campus is beautiful, surrounded by the Sussex Downs and right next to Brighton, the location is pefect. Incredible clubbing if thats your thing, or nice long walks. The studying facilities are state of the art, as is the research conducted here. If you want to graduate from a great university and have the best time of your life, Sussex is the place for you.
Absolutely lovely campus - WiFi OK, but that's Eduroam for you.
I had one of the best years of my life in the University of Sussex! The atmosphere is amazing, the people are friendly, and the teaching is top quality. I could not recommend highly enough, I loved it!
Overall this University has been badly managed for over 30 years and all attempts at improvement have failed because fundamentally it believes it is the best and it is complacent. The staff behave like a free-masonic clique and are very arrogant. I do not advise anyone to consider this university. Do not believe all the marketing about the University of Sussex.
Was a mature international student in the MA media school and my experience was rewarding,could never have wanted to be in another UNI.
lovely uni spoiled by their shocking internet.
Services are useful and well managed. Internet is unusable.
Do not come to this university. I hate it. The campus is so old and depressing, most of the accommodation is revolting and the only nice accommodation is still far too expensive for what it is. The student union isshockingly bad, I’ve joined so many societies and clubs and have barely been emailed about any events or socials. Don’t listen to them on the open day - it’s all lies. They act like it’s amazing and you’ll get help whenever you need it which is FALSE. The communication is terrible and I’ve been made to feel like a child many times even though they tell you to act like adults. The campus is out of the way of the real world which is very annoying as you can’t even go for a stroll somewhere you HAVE to get on the bus as its off a main road. They also act like you’re really close to Brighton but again, it can be 40 minutes on a bus. Very unimpressed so far with how I’ve been treated. I will not be recommending this university to anybody.
I went to sussex for a year and it was a complete waste of time, the campus is old and depressing and it only has one food shop for the whole university which is always running low on supplys if you are going to study here live of campus!
I love sussex, the campus is massive but, to quote my tutor, it shrinks when you find your way around. The library is a great facility with three stories and varying sections so you can always find an area that fits your studying style. There is always something going on in library square and there are so many cafes and places to eat that there is no excuse to not meet up with friends and be socials! Societies are amazing and super fun
It was an ok experience but it wasn't the best. Campus was easy to navigate and there were a tonne of societies but careers and wifi could be improved on.
Sussex is incredible, I wouldn't have gone anywhere else. The campus is lovely, the social side is great (especially if you're living in East Slope) and the people are wonderful. It's amazing living in Brighton too. 10/10 uni, I love it!
THE INTERNET IS UTTER SHEEETTTT OMG WHY CANT THEY GIVE US GOOD WIFI AND SO I CAN STOP USING MY DATA
Poor feedback, very bad management, teaching quality is very inconsistent, very overcrowded
the s****** university you could go to
Student Union is highly disappointing. Our union building is almost non existent, not many activities and exciting events happening on campus. Don't feel like I even know who the members of the Union are. Facilities on campus are great but another few ranges of shops would be welcome- really good two bars!
Brilliant campus with great facilities and beautiful surrounding. Internet is very bipolar working brilliantly one minute and being nowhere to be found the other
Very nice and convenient campus - quick to get anywhere in a matter of minutes. Clubs and societies could be expanded on. Student Union not really involved except for voting - however they hold extremely fun nights at East Slope Bar every week. Internet connection tends to always be poor (near Swanborough and the library) - this could be improved on.
Campus facilities such as library, computer clusters , NHS, Laundrette ,,a nd many others are available and well maintained .
Good facilities, good location
Standards maintained are quite high
Facilities are adequate with the library being full at all sensible times during the working day. The clubs and societies are plentiful but not much is done about then other than the societies fair. The students union is very lacking, only contains a small shop and a number of empty rooms, very much lacking in comparison to other campus universities.
Range of facilities however the old 1960s university is showing its age, and there is desperate need for modernisation and maintenance
Although being really close to Brighton I was happy enough to stay on campus for long periods of time
Great campus - everything is conveniently located within reasonable distance of each other but the internet, unfortunately, is a pile of crap.
Wifi isn't too bad considering the campus is in the middle of a field.
The campus is very nice and large, it has a wide selection of restaurants and bars for everyone. Although some facilities/buildings are quite old and the wifi throughout is very poor, overall it is good.
Fantastic location! Best it could possibly be for a campus uni, right on the border of a beautiful national park and a brilliantly buzzing city! Great attention to the needs of the student, and the 'Sussex Choice' options are a great way of customising your course to exactly what you want! The city of Brighton provides incredible nightlife with loads of promotional company's having a real online presence throughout the uni, making it so easy to know where to go for a big night out! But Brighton is so much more than a night out hotspot. The city has wonderful culture with an incredibly relaxed feel. From the lanes down to the seafront, though the Old Stein to the Marina there is nothing that you can't find and anyone would be more than satisfied to live here! The uni provides great housing links for moving onto your second year, and a great range of on & off campus 1st year accommodation! The best advice I could give you to enjoy your first year, JOIN BRIGHTON ROX!
the wifi around campus works great however in my halls of residence it enjoys to be slow and turn itself on and off .
There should be a laundrette in swanborough's hall :P And the internet is weak when walking around campus.
Really nice atmosphere, great events and societies and people which get you involved quickly and quite a lot packed into a fairly small campus without feeling cramped!
I fall in love everyday with the new things I discover about sussex university
Love it! The campus is great, the course is great, unfortunately the student support isn't as great but I think it's definitely improving!
I'm from France and my first year at Sussex uni was my first year in uk it was amazing I had the opportunity to meet lots of people thought all the societies and stuff organised by the student union, the campus is really nice we have access to everything we need it was really nice to live on campus.
Really great place, friendly, fun and enjoyable.
I've been in uni of Sussex for a year now, and I absolutely love everything. Nice, professional staff, campus is pretty, everything you need really.
Sussex university had a lovely campus. There's so many facilities for everyone to use, bars, restaurants, health care, supermarket, buses and even child care. However, the student union isn't that great. They focus a lot on international students rather than English students. Although there is still things going on in Brighton and the clubs have student night every night. Compared to other universities the SU doesn't give students a lot to do, there wasn't much going on in freshers week, except a welcome party, a night at the bar and some stuff in the day. We also didn't have a summer or Christmas all like others did. Apart from that I would highly recemend Sussex university for anyone that is looking for a great student experience and to get a good degree. Brighton is also a lovely place to live
Brighton is an amazing place to live and the atmosphere is buzzing. Sports need more support from the university though.
WiFi is terrible and the worst selection of shops known to man
Beautiful campus in a great location however very Marxist oriented which they are keen to shove down your throat, and the Students' Union is more like a socialist union who doesn't really make social events for students. Encouraging freedom of speech yet banning certain words to be used on campus, and also banning a UKIP society.
very good university, it will be a shame to leave
Good university in an amazing city, why not!
Wifi is not good however the campus is really nice and fun, on campus accommodation is great
Wonderful university! My experience in the Philosophy department has been that all the staff are extremely helpful and concerned about their students- not just academically but with all aspect of their student experience, and are there to support, and encourage students to succeed. So many opportunities with in the SU, and societies for people of all kinds of intrests. A political student population- great if that's your thing!- isn't really mine but it's great to see people in Library square who are passionate about their cause- leads to an amazing atmosphere!
Campus is amazing...enough said. The clubs don't make me laugh I signed up for 10clubs how manyemail replies didn't I get back...zero. The student what? If there was a student union I doubt they made much influence because they didn't seem to do anything. That WiFi is the cheapest thing they could have probably brought. The amount of times I tried to access online revision notes or video lecture notes and it crashed...I'm getting wound up aha
Could be more facilities on campus such as additional places to eat and shop. Spacious campus with a friendly vibe but the wifi is very temperamental!
I love my university for the high standard of education and high levels of participation in student politics.The thing is the uni itself doesn't truely represent the student wishes and is based more on money making projects. If they spent more time in creating a unique academic atmosphere with air of student activism, the university will rise in rankings and attract more potential students.
University of Sussex is definitely a place you should study. It is a multicultural university that has students from around the world. This can benefit the students into making great connections for the future. In addition the facilities are amazing. Anything that someone wants can find it there. The University campus is all in one place and that can bring all students together. There are numerous societies which students can share the same interests. You can find cafes, supermarkets, bank, studios, gym, sport center... All these on campus. Last but not least the weather and the quality of life in Brighton is something that can not be compared with other cities in UK!
Join societies else it will be very boring
Sussex is a beautiful university, surrounded by the Sussex Downs it is the perfect combination of country and city university. However like many institutions improvements need to be made. The student union is far to active on campus, causing strikes and boycotts for the loudest minorities on campus. The wifi also needs to be improved, as currently it is poor. Having said that, the courses are interesting and the staff knowledgable and research intensive.