- really love my course - student well being support it really good (but long waiting lists) - opportunities offered have been good e.g placements - disappointed with feedback though
Really good CV workshops and helpful staff
Most: the amount of content is challenging but engaging Least: lack of advice and guidance on essays
Moderate: it is quite dated But there is everything you would need
Yes good buses to centre
Really good but not very good for beginners, it feels difficult to get into a society if you’ve never done the sport for example
Good from lecturers But I’ve asked for feedback from postgraduates before who have marked my work & they weren’t very helpful
I was also an undergrad as well as a postgrad student at Sussex. My years with the societies at Sussex were by far my highlights, but that is not enough reason to go to a university. Certain aspects of the history were great, the Middle East and North Africa department, for example is exceptional and taught me so much I didn’t even know I didn’t know.
Had zero help in terms of employability or life after university.
Definitely was not aware there would be NO lectures for my MA course. I understand at postgraduate level there is much more expectation for you to do your own learning, however I greatly missed the feeling of learning things. I felt like I walked away from my MA having learnt nothing new. I perhaps learnt how to think and question things differently, but was entirely underwhelmed by topics, modules, seminars. We also were given a replacement seminar leader last minute in one of our modules. She came from outside the university and therefore knew nothing about the way the university deals with pretty much everything, sometimes the students taught her. We were not aware of this change in teachers until after the module had begun, and I only took the module because of the original teacher we were supposed to be given. I definitely would not have picked the module, or even have done the MA if I had known about the mayhem this caused. If I had wanted to be taught by a teacher from another university, I would have probably just gone to that university.
Sussex seem determined to increase quantities of students each year without creating more work areas. The library is packed 24/7 regardless of whether it is exam season or not. The only plus side is the library is open 24 hours, so if you would like to study peacefully, you might perhaps attain that at 1am.
The societies I was involved with at Sussex were by far the best part of my experience at the university. SMUTS and the dance society really helped to build a community of people with mutual interests where you could be yourself. My time at Sussex prior to joining these societies was depressing.
Given that I was denied my request for exceptional circumstances after having a psychotic breakdown, after having an official doctors note and considerable trips to the doctors to back up this claim, I think their support was unacceptable. Due to this I was forced to retake a module, thereby capping it at a pass mark instead of granting the exceptional circumstance claim allowing me to get the best mark possible. Entirely unfair and soul destroying after already having gone through so much. The university then gave me a new due date for my 15,000 word dissertation for the first week of January, but I was only informed of this new date 1 week before Christmas. A time when no tutors are around to guide you, and only giving me 3 weeks. The sad thing about all these events were that I was in touch with my tutors and the Head of the History Department all the way through this, and they believed I deserved to be given a proper chance to hand in my dissertation without mark constraints, the proper amount of time and support from tutors. It was the external examining board that made this decision without personally speaking to me. Appalling treatment of a student with severe mental health problems, I very nearly gave up on my MA altogether because of this experience. I handed in my dissertation with no help from the university, and while I’m proud of myself, I think Sussex should seriously rethink the way it dealt with me. I was signed off work for 2 months anxious and depressed after the Christmas period, largely because of the stress they put me under. Thank you Sussex for destroying my faith in academics.
Very inspiring. Motivating and supportive. Highly recommend this department for Media related courses . There is now flexibility to cross over into humanities which will extend your field of study.
Lots of support from library with CV and Carter’s exhibitions .
Excellent lecturers and support from staff and administrators
Supportive and good value
Excellent. Lots of IT rooms, great library with helpful staff, lots of restaurants etc
Brighton is very diverse safe and fun. Great for healthy lifestyles
Lots to choose from or create a new one
Yes very good . Supportive staff and response and advice excellent. Lecturers give excellent advice and are experts.
Living in Brighton is amazing and I can't recommend enough. The University I wouldn't recommend to anyone. The teachers are hit or miss, the food on campus is really expensive, the computer labs are often overcrowded and the Wi-Fi is unusable. The worst thing by far is the management, they treat the students appallingly.
Sussex uni overall is average. Teachers are useless and other facilities they offer. So unorganised and you just feel lost as teachers are never really about even though they say they’re always available.
They have workshops where they help you out a cv together. I never used them but they had a a lot of workshops to help students get part time jobs.
Honestly the course was average. Teachers were useless! Messing up their notes so you get the wrong feedback. Teachers not turning up to meetings you had scheduled with them. In total the whole course was unorganised.
Student union is hectic. They host sports workshops where all the clubs come together so you can sign up but it’s in such a small hall you literally can’t even walk around to look as it was just too packed.
Northfield accommodation was really nice as it was en-suite. However the money you for pay it is too much. There was constant issues in the kitchen such as the taps. Having no hot water and the WiFi was horrendous. Constantly going on and off.
Their facilities are poor. Housing services are useless. Payments to students are last priority and they forget about it but when it’s the over way round the harass you near enough every day. Only good thing I will say is their counselling however there is a long waiting list.
The city life is good and always busy and lively but to get into town or wherever, you always need to pay for transport.
They go on about their facilities constantly but tutors feedback is pointless as they mess up their notes
I very much regret coming to Sussex. My experience has not been academic rigorous at all, the support has been poor, and I feel very trapped here. I applied for one course, but feel like my experience has been nothing like I was expecting.
My general feeling is that they do not put a great deal of effort into this. The skills hub run a lot of courses that sound interesting in useful, but are not. The careers service, the two times I've been, have focused on confidence rather than anything useful that involve them knowing things and researching things.
This course should NOT be called Applied Linguistics. It should be called English Language with Sociolinguistics. Anyone who is interested in working with other languages, or applying linguistics in any area other than ELT or sociolinguistics, should apply elsewhere.
Not really involved. I have bene to a few events but they tend to be lots and lots of people in a small space... find this hard.
Library- good, but overcrowded. Now that they have taken on so many more students, the library needs to account for this by - Adding more tables -Adding more plug sockets. You'd be amazed at how many plug sockets are forbidden to be used (because doing so would lead to trailing wires. Remove those plug sockets. Put ones in that we are allowed to use.
Wonderful. The best thing about Brighton is that there is so much evening life. Cafes, board game cafes especially, comedy. And there are so many things to do that don't cost money.
Variable. Can only account for a few though.
Academic - very very poor. Tutors disinterested. Personal- can;t comment.
Great careers dept and events. Got internship in year 1
Like seminars. Think lectures should be virtual
Good, cheap food
Everything you need
I like the mix of lectures and seminars but teachers aren't that good.
Needs to be improved on.
Depends which facilities - Jubilee is amazing.
Very good for students.
Could be so much better - seen as very childish.
Never really needed it so wouldn't know.
Career and employability centre is great and provides good help.
Some rooms are modern and others are too far away and old.
Not a part of any.
Could be better at providing help and guidance - and advertising themselves.