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there's a lot of construction on site which dosen't prioritise student well-being. rent is way WAY too high and has risen exponentially over the years food options on campus are quite good but pretty expensive (very overpriced in some cases) the student support is very good, the staff are lovely the student connector role is amazing, very very innovative and a really true interest in co-creation the quality of lessons is very good - but strikes are defo getting in the way and the demands of tutors should be met
the course is good some tutors are outstanding in terms of experience (teaching and previous work that helps them teach) but it is disorganised also strikes massively getting in the way - so just meet the tutors demands, it's only fair
Work placements and lectures do not apply to me
Sussex teaching is brilliant! The tutors and lectures are always there to help and provide advice towards how students can achieve their potential
Over teaching is good
For the most part, Sussex campus and housing are very good
nice area, need better acedemic advisors
want more contact time
The faculty is very helpful. So are the facilities
there’s consistent renovation on campus showing they care about always making improvements such as the student centre which i really like. it has a less stressful atmosphere that i prefer to study in compared to the library. what could be improved is perhaps more access to devices such as ipads.
i like how there’s both online and in real life lectures as it makes my time table very adaptable. i like the content, it’s very interesting but sometimes i find that the seminars are hard to follow, id prefer more model answers to be shown in seminars to understand what i can do better
i loved the layout and look of the accommodation, it was so pretty. it was expensive but i think the money was worth the property. what i liked least was probably how you would get locked out the minute you closed the door
I really like the university because the staff are easy to talk to and easy to contact, and the support team is really thorough and competent regarding health issues or difficulties. The facilities on campus are also very good, lots of options of places to eat or study or activities to do alongside lectures. There is also a lot of societies and clubs which is so fun! It could be improved in a few ways. Personally, I struggled to adjust from online teaching content to in person, including during assessment periods, and ensuring everyone has enough support during this time is crucial. Even as the years continue, familiarising people with the university style of assessments is crucial and should be crystal clear, as it is different from earlier school life. Beyond that I think the location is wonderful, easy to get to and from campus and the city of Brighton is such a lovely place to live. Lots to do and an overall welcoming atmosphere. I am definitely glad I chose to study at Sussex, not just for the school but also the overall location.
I study psychology, and I do enjoy my courses but there is little to no group work so it is a lot of independent study. The hours of contact time vary but normally around 10-12 hours a week, which is not a lot but still fulfilling. I also love that sussex has such a broad range of electives to choose from. It has given me the opportunity to study other subjects alongside psychology and have the credits linked to my degree, which is such a lovely opportunity. Even if you don't want to study electives in different areas than psychology, there are even really interesting psychology based ones! Now everything is taught in person, but with recordings or zoom sessions posted online as well, which I deeply appreciate. It helps recap content and also help if you're away or sick. They also often provide a lot of Lecture content in advance if you want to prepare before class.
I love Brighton a lot. There is such a welcoming presence, especially towards those with disabilities or within the LGBT+ community. There are so many places to visit that are unique and interesting and lots to do. I find it truly feels open-minded and stimulating to live in Brighton. Its gorgeous, as it's by the beach, but also has so much variety of activities, such as bars and pubs, cafes, shopping, family activities etc. It's great for tourists and residents, and there's always more to discover. I highly recommend.
I lived in one of the older halls on campus, but it was still lovely. It is very good in terms of socialising, with a communal living room and kitchen, and the porter always helped with any minor issues I had. I found that it was nice to be a few minutes walk away from the centre of campus as it was quieter, and there's parking all over campus so for those with cars it's no problem no matter what accommodation you are at. They provide you with a lot of kitchenware and furniture and the room for me was huge (I had a room with an ensuite). Overall I have a lot of memories there, and even though it was an older building, I loved staying there.
Needs to be cheaper shops / food available on campus, as it is so far away from the city! The current redevelopment of campus is atrocious - destroying the cheapest accommodation to replace it with the most expensive, and in doing so killing trees and disturbing badger setts! Basically, these things combined with cuts to financial support for students from lower financial backgrounds means that this university is only available for those from rich families. And that is pretty awful, especially for a uni which prides itself on being progressive.
I wish lecturers had more time for us and more teaching time, but they are not paid enough and already overworked, so it is not their fault but the uni's. But we don't get much teaching time or much 1 to 1 time really. I think career prospects for my course are not huge, but that's more because of the course I'm doing rather than being the fault of the uni.
PARK VILLAGE was amazing but now it's being destroyed!! No longer available to incoming students! and now the choices are awful!! way too overpriced!
Really love the course content and all the extra academic support available. They also provide a great range of extra curricular and career support opportunities.
Really love the course content and all the extra academic support available. I love how all the lectures are recorded, so I can go back over things afterwards.
Great low-cost option and met lovely people.