I'll be headed to Sussex this year to do my Masters, and I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on the relative benefits of staying in Stanmer or Northfield? I've not heard really fantastic things about Stanmer so far, eg. not sociable, really far from everyone, lots of noise because of the railway and dual carriageway, but it is cheaper than Northfield, easier to get to town, and much nearer to the psychology buildings. Northfield looks lovely, but it's pricier, and it seems like quite a bit of a trek away from the main campus (or from anywhere at all, really).
I'm torn between the convenience of Stanmer and the comfort of Northfield, so any opinions would be very much appreciated. I should probably mention that I'm an international student and it'll be my first time even being in England at all, so I'm keen to meet new people!
...for the 2nd time this year