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  1. brightonlad89
    06-04-2012
    Hi Naomi,

    The holidays should be pretty similar except the summer, which will be 2 weeks shorter. There will be 24 'teaching weeks' instead of the usual 30; however the remaining 6 will now be used for independent study and for lectures about careers etc. They are still in discussion about how the 6 week block should be best used for 1st years (who will still have exams in summer), but I suspect it will be a revision period for other year groups.
  2. Hi this is in response to your post in the 'Sussex firmers 2012' about the new term format. I'm quite confused, if there is only two 12 week semesters won't we have different holidays to every other university? Would it also mean that we would be at uni for a lot less time i.e. 24 weeks instead of 30?

    Thanks, Naomi.
  3. brightonlad89
    02-04-2012
    Hey.

    I studied Law and Sociology. Lewes Court and Park Village are really on opposite ends of the scale. Park Village has 12 people to a house (4 on each floor with 6 per kitchen). A room in Park Village is a reasonable size with your own sink and good storage. It doesn't have a lounge so the kitchen and landing areas tend to be where people hang out. There is a Park Village social area separate to the houses which all of Park Village share. But personally, I never used it. The bathroom has 2 showers (one large shower/bath with mirror, one 'cupboard' shower which is literally a cubicle the same size as the shower tray-- we called it the Chokey, after Matilda.

    I liked Park Village as it was a social living space unlike some of the more expensive accomodations that have less people. Generally those that are more self-sufficient (i.e. ensuite) have less housemate mixing and international and mature students are more likely to choose them as 'quiet houses'. It is luck of the draw though, as it really does depend on who you're housed with.

    One of my best mates lived in Stanmer Court for 2 years and in both of those years had really unsociable housemates that he rarely saw, but that is just bad luck.

    Lewes Court is popular with Oriental students and my Hong Kong housemate in Park Village spent a lot of her time there. Saying that, it has nicer facilities, is for Undergraduates only and most rooms are ensuite. See info here http://www.sussex.ac.uk/residentials...pus/lewescourt

    http://www.sussex.ac.uk/residentials...e#!prettyPhoto
  4. hey there sussex student! what do you study? also, lewes court or park village?

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