I have enjoyed uni however it hasn’t been the best. A lot of my module require fieldwork and I was unable to do any and in return was just given the data, seems pointless. In addition the study space available has been poor, library quickly booked up
I have never sat in a job prospects talk are had a conversation about the future
Majority online especially my second year weren’t even allowed to go back to my accommodation
The facilities are okay but there isn’t enough library space for the amount of students. It gets booked up very quickly and it’s like a military operation in there. An excess of security I had to leave as I was so uncomfortable
I have never used it so I could say how good it is
I’ve hated it. I’ve considered dropping out more than I ever thought i’d be considering. I’ve not learnt much, I haven’t felt supported, I feel unsure about my future and my grades, I don’t know if I’ll be able to secure my placement, and I truly feel like i’m being scammed considering the fact that tuition fees are unchanged. Honestly this year has completely ruined my university experience so far, and sometimes I wish i never went at all in the first place.
Lacklustre again, no real push to do anything career wise ever since covid began. Year 1 when the times were normal was much better as pretty much everything was. This again reinforces my point that we should NOT be paying regular tuition fees for this year because this year is a complete waste in terms of education for me.
My course is entirely online. Ever since going so, I have felt that i’ve barely been learning anything. Honestly university has not felt worth its value at all since the pandemic started. I don’t feel supported enough by my tutors and I don’t feel like I’m getting the value of my tuition fee at all, especially when online unis are generally much cheaper. In truth I believe our tuition fees should’ve been reduced due to the pandemic as there is no way the quality of learning is worth the normal tuition fees, and it’s absolutely disgraceful that they don’t seem to care about it.
Normally they’re okay, ie in regular non pandemic times, but I don’t know if they’ve changed or not ever since I’ve stopped going to the university physically.
Mental health support is provided however I’ve found it is pretty lacklustre. They don’t really follow up to check on you which makes it seem like they don’t really care if they don’t have to, despite making it clear that i’m regularly struggling with keeping up with my work and determination to complete my work.
Despite COVID and lockdown, I've had a decent experience with Sussex Uni. There is issues with the administration and the internal workings and the modules this year have been hit or miss in terms of engagement, but the staff on the whole are great, the facilities are wonderful and the people I've met are friendly. I'm putting no for the value for money question because this year has been entirely online
As a 1st year I can't comment much on this, but COVID has also stunted a lot of the services they provide for job opportunities
Obviously with COVID, teaching has been drastically altered. The result has been a mixed bag, with some of my modules being outstanding in the level of teaching, contact and feedback, and others being extremely unorganised, particularly in the 2nd semester.
When campus is open and running, the facilities are awesome. There are loads of places to eat with choices for many dietary needs, the outdoor spaces are abundant and well kept which is great when the weather is good, the library is huge but easy to navigate and the staff are very helpful (it's also easy to book study spaces there).
The mental health services I've used are very responsive when you first interact but there are long waiting lists for any solid services. There is great support for first year students who may struggle with making friends through the Buddy Scheme. If you struggle with essays and coursework then make use of the student skills hub and the workshops they run, they're very good at finding what you need to improve and helping with that.
Naturally it has been massively impaired because of the pandemic, however the value that we are getting has not deteriorated. We have received so much support and the lecturers have realised how tough this year has been for us. Law has been great and the modules have been very well co-ordinated this year. Very happy with my experience and Sussex has been great at lying the foundations for my career.
Absolutely great! Never has so many internship opportunities and job opportunities thrown at me. The encouragement and constant support for job applications is great. They make sure you get all the support that you need, including CV support, interview practise and lots of opportunities.
Since the beginning of this academic year, I have been taught mainly online. There have been very few blended classes provided. I have approximately 11 hours of contact a week and I try to make the most of the office hours that are provided as these are extremely valuable to myself and many other students. The contact with the tutors has been incredible. They have replied to emails very quickly and have offered great support. All my tutors have made sure that they are available whenever we need them for either academic support or emotional support. I could not fault the way they have handled how the pandemic has affected us and made sure that we are not struggling.
Due to the pandemic access to these facilities has been limited massively. However, from the minimal access that we have had has been great. There has always been laptops and computer available where they are needed and in abundance. Shared spaces including the library and around campus have always been well cleaned. naturally this has been heightened through COVID but without fail you always see someone cleaning. In regard to IT support, it has been incredible! Within hours of having technical issues they have either resolved the issue or if it is not yet resolved, they keep you in the loop as to what is happening. Following some issues I had, I received an email a few days after from IT to check in to ensure it was completely solved. Great library space with lots of resources!
Student services is great, they provide incredible support and always make sure that we know where we can locate them. They communicate well and ensure to check up with everyone on a regular basis. they have many different services that they offer which have lots of spaces and can be accessed with little notice. They have great mental health support and provide lots of activities to meet others. They also run lots of charities events in aid of mind - something that is very special to a lot of people. the disability support and access is also great. They provide access facilities that are great for everyone!
My overall experience so far at the University of Sussex has been fantastic. I have really enjoyed my course, students and lecturers alike are proud to be a part of the university. There is a great sense of community there. Lecturers are very well-versed in their subjects and teach content in an exciting and engaging way.
This university really sets you on a good path career wise, as well as looking great on your CV
I think the course is taught very well. There is range of different teaching approaches and overall it is exciting and engaging. The contact hours are good, it is also manageable so you can manage a part-time job as well.
The Student Union is great. The departments are really helpful in arranging equipment, gadgets etc. needed for students. The library is vast and very useful. It’s a quiet place to work, as well as being tidy and organised.
Mental health services could be better. Lecturers are supportive, and I mental health is recognised as an important part of student wellbeing.
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.
I am currently in my second year of studying for my Finance BSc at the University of Sussex. My experience here has been mostly great. The campus is nice, and has already improved since I first arrived. The teaching is very good, online teaching is not ideal, so I truly hope we can return to normal lectures very soon. The accommodation is nice, the standard of education here is excellent. I’ve also found the workload to be manageable, and I believe most courses allow for part-time work to support living costs etc. I feel this university is great for giving people a good start in their careers.
Absolutely in love with this university! The teachers are very supportive and the way in which courses are taught and managed is very professional. The economics department is amazing! The accommodation is nice, a fantastic community support system, very close to Brighton City Centre for student nights. could not recommend this place more, it’s been such fun!
I only really came to study and get a good start into my career and honestly, Sussex Chemistry is amazing for this. But if you want a great social life and meet tonnes of new people Sussex doesn't make it easy.
Careers are so useful and the chemistry department is always happy to help with anything including CVs and transferrable skills.
Most of the tutors are easy to talk to and happy to reply to any issues or even just have a chat. They all really care not only about the content but you and where you want to with your life and helping you get there. The smaller course size (we have around 30) means they all know you personally. Zoom communication is harder but they did a mix of prerecorded and the content was put across in a way that was almost better.
Honestly could do so much better.
There really isn't much in terms of personal life for hanging out outside of studies, I believe they are trying to expand it now but its pretty poor at the moment. Saying that, the Deli does great sandwiches. The student union no longer does great band nights or anything (even before covid) they'd do some stuff in a small back room despite there being a huge hall upstairs. And the freshers events seem to be more advertising and private events run by clubs in town than anything else.
The campus is a bit far from town and there really isn't much on the campus but if you don't mind the travel Brighton is amazing for shops, pubs, nights out etc. There is also plenty of buses and trains to get you there.
The student union clearly have their favourites (and only care about BUCs points). There ARE some brilliant clubs and societies but the advertising is poor and they really have to fight against the su to continue to be great.
Meh. I find myself regretting not thoroughly considering the options in my field of work choosing a different place to study with an accredited degree in my field.
Poor. We didn’t have any extra training or things that could easily be included in our course which are included at other unis to make you employable. We had a careers department but as these are very broad I didn’t find it very helpful for my careers development at all.
The course was not well designed in my opinion and though we had field courses which were an amazing help, after leaving uni and comparing the course I did to many others and meeting other people in similar fields I can honestly say I regret choosing the university I did for my course. Some lectures were absolutely amazing but unfortunately this was brought down by others who did not seem to want to teach us well making some of the modules very disorganised and we did not actually know what we were supposed to learn from them. The university is amazing for many other courses however.
It was good accommodation but poorly managed for noise and maintaining cleanliness
Good facilities throughout. Access to on campus computers could be better.
Yes, good access to everything you need yet still based in the beautiful countryside :)
Not amazing compared to many unis. There is a wide range of things to get involved with but not necessarily to my interests
Not amazing in terms of support from tutors or feedback, however the personal mental support has been great for many of the people I knew.