Best social Sussex uni accommodation in 2021

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Hi,

I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on the accommodation at sussex university and so I just wanted to make a post and see what is said

I’m leaning toward the north field accom and I just wanted to see what current students in the past year thought the best accom was. I want to have flatmates that are social and easy going.

I know it’s hard to pin point this but what accom have the most social / fun parties or people.

I’m a girl and I’m gonna be 20 when I go so does anyone know the average age of their flatmates cos ideally theyd be my age-ish.

Did anyone put down same gender halls and if so what did they think.

Also I definitely want my own bathroom so en-suite.

Also what about phone service , WiFi.

Also I have friends in the area already and a boyfriend and so what’s the visiting like in the accommodation like are they strict ?

Sorry for how many questions !
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Hi,

I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on the accommodation at sussex university and so I just wanted to make a post and see what is said

I’m leaning toward the north field accom and I just wanted to see what current students in the past year thought the best accom was. I want to have flatmates that are social and easy going.

I know it’s hard to pin point this but what accom have the most social / fun parties or people.

I’m a girl and I’m gonna be 20 when I go so does anyone know the average age of their flatmates cos ideally theyd be my age-ish.

Did anyone put down same gender halls and if so what did they think.

Also I definitely want my own bathroom so en-suite.

Also what about phone service , WiFi.

Also I have friends in the area already and a boyfriend and so what’s the visiting like in the accommodation like are they strict ?

Sorry for how many questions !
Hello, thank you for all your questions.

Myself I have lived in Northfield for a couple of years, so I can tell you that the flats are generally very social... Although, obviously this has been less of a case this year, due to Covid-related restrictions. Overall, I doubt you will find that much of a difference in terms of socialising potential, between the different types of accommodation you are currently considering... Living in pretty much any student accommodation is likely to provide you with plenty of opportunities to meet and spend time with new people, whether they are your flat-mates, or neighbours... Perhaps the only difference is the number of flat mates you will live with: most en-suite accommodations such as Northfield, Swanborough, Stanmer Court, Lewes Court, etc., generally include 6 people per flat. Saying that, East Slope is the en-suite accommodation with the highest number of flat mates (usually 10 per flat). Generally, non-ensuite flats are the biggest in size, with up to 12 people per accommodation, e.g. in Park Village. See: Sussex on-campus accommodation for more details about the different types of accommodation, such as the price, size and overview of the facilities offered.

Unfortunately, at the moment socialising in flats other than your own, and inviting people over is not permitted for safety reasons. Similarly, you can only meet up with 1 person at a time (from outside your household/flat) to do an exercise-related activity, maintaining social distancing at all times. However, no limitations have been placed on the types of social interactions you can have with flat mates in your 'social bubble'. Hence, the number of flat mates you will live with might be a factor worth considering, given the current and potentially future Covid-related restrictions.

The flat mates you will live with tend to be first year students. Hence, majority will be about 18 years old. However, you do have the option of specifying on your housing application that you would prefer to live in a mature student flat, with people over the age of 21. Still, I would enquire about this, since you will only be 20 at the time, so I am not sure if this would be a feasible option for you. You can easily contact Sussex Housing Offices ([email protected]), if this sounds like something of interest to you.

In terms of the same gender accommodation, this was my preference for my first year. Overall, I very much enjoyed living in all-girls flat, but it was more to do so with the type of people I got to live with, rather than the gender per se. In my second and third year, I chose to live in mixed gender flat, and honestly, I did not find that much of a difference in terms of cleanliness, noise levels, socialising potential, etc. Thus, for me personally, this factor did not make that much of a difference.

The WIFI service will be included in your accommodation price. The phone service is available, but you will only be able to contact the emergency numbers free of charge. Myself, I never used the phone service for personal phone calls, so I am not sure how costly it is. But, again, if you contact Sussex Housing Offices ([email protected]), they can provide with this information.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions .


Best Wishes,
Kasia (4th Year Medical Neuroscience Student, MSci with a Year Abroad)
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