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hey,

I just got an offer from Sussex for Economics Bsc with placement, which im very happy about. I am going to be staying in halls for the first year. I already have plenty of information about teaching and the uni itself, which I am satisfied with, so I just had some queries about on-campus accommodation and social life.

1. In east slope, how many people share a flat? (it doesn't say on the website)

2. which is the most socially active accommodation?

3. How ethnically/culturally diverse is Sussex uni? (i'm an ethnic minority myself)

4. Are there a lot of international students?

5. Generally, how social/friendly are the people of Sussex uni?

If someone could answer these questions, I would appreciate it. And any additional info/opinions is also very helpful (i'm a guy btw)

thank you
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hey,

I just got an offer from Sussex for Economics Bsc with placement, which im very happy about. I am going to be staying in halls for the first year. I already have plenty of information about teaching and the uni itself, which I am satisfied with, so I just had some queries about on-campus accommodation and social life.

1. In east slope, how many people share a flat? (it doesn't say on the website)

2. which is the most socially active accommodation?

3. How ethnically/culturally diverse is Sussex uni? (i'm an ethnic minority myself)

4. Are there a lot of international students?

5. Generally, how social/friendly are the people of Sussex uni?

If someone could answer these questions, I would appreciate it. And any additional info/opinions is also very helpful (i'm a guy btw)

thank you
Hi, I’m at Sussex and I live in Bodiam. I’m in a flat of 12 and I share a bathroom with one other person. It’s really nice and there are a lot of flat parties on campus , east slope/ camber is a lot better than Northfield in my opinion and it’s more central. It’s really good for diversity and culture, very accepting. The people are lovely, I don’t have anyone in my flat that I dislike. If you have any other questions just ask away.
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Hi, I’m at Sussex and I live in Bodiam. I’m in a flat of 12 and I share a bathroom with one other person. It’s really nice and there are a lot of flat parties on campus , east slope/ camber is a lot better than Northfield in my opinion and it’s more central. It’s really good for diversity and culture, very accepting. The people are lovely, I don’t have anyone in my flat that I dislike. If you have any other questions just ask away.
Oh just to add, east slope is a lot more sociable, but it’s not far to walk to each accommodation.
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hey,

I just got an offer from Sussex for Economics Bsc with placement, which im very happy about. I am going to be staying in halls for the first year. I already have plenty of information about teaching and the uni itself, which I am satisfied with, so I just had some queries about on-campus accommodation and social life.

1. In east slope, how many people share a flat? (it doesn't say on the website)

2. which is the most socially active accommodation?

3. How ethnically/culturally diverse is Sussex uni? (i'm an ethnic minority myself)

4. Are there a lot of international students?

5. Generally, how social/friendly are the people of Sussex uni?

If someone could answer these questions, I would appreciate it. And any additional info/opinions is also very helpful (i'm a guy btw)

thank you
Hello, thank you for all your questions.

Most of the time, you will share a flat with 9 other students in East Slope. However, some flats do accommodate as many as 12 people.

Your second question is a bit tricky to answer, since as someone who has lived on campus for 3 academic years now (in range of accommodation options), I found that more and less socially active flats can be found in all accommodation types. However, generally- speaking, bigger flats (e.g. Park houses, East Slope) tend to be the busiest. Saying that, no matter what accommodation you end up living in, there will always be plenty of socialising opportunities on campus, and in Brighton.

Sussex University, and generally Brighton as a city can be said to be ethnically/ culturally diverse. Students from over 100 different countries study at Sussex, and students self-recognizing as belonging to BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) cultural background make a significant proportion of overall student population. Here is a link to some recent statistical facts about the levels of ethnic diversity you can expect at Sussex, as well as some information about the degree results achieved by students of different ethnic backgrounds: Sussex Facts and Figures. Ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity is highly celebrated as Sussex, as is reflected by a high number of culturally-specific societies & events, and specific sources of support for ethnic minority & international students. Let me know if you would be interested in finding out more about the latter two points.

Personally, I have found people at Sussex, and in Brighton generally to be very approachable and easy to talk to. Honestly, as long as you make the effort to get out there and meet new people, it is fairly easy to make beneficial, long-lasting friendships. If you would like any tips on how to do that, let me know

I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.


Best Wishes,
Kasia (4th Year Medical Neuroscience Student MSci with a Year Abroad)
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Hi, I’m at Sussex and I live in Bodiam. I’m in a flat of 12 and I share a bathroom with one other person. It’s really nice and there are a lot of flat parties on campus , east slope/ camber is a lot better than Northfield in my opinion and it’s more central. It’s really good for diversity and culture, very accepting. The people are lovely, I don’t have anyone in my flat that I dislike. If you have any other questions just ask away.
I've been looking at reviews of the accommodation at Sussex on studentcrowd and the East slope accommodation seems to have nearly all 1 star reviews complaining about the construction, staff and wifi connection. Is it as bad as it seems in comparison to the other accommodations?
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I've been looking at reviews of the accommodation at Sussex on studentcrowd and the East slope accommodation seems to have nearly all 1 star reviews complaining about the construction, staff and wifi connection. Is it as bad as it seems in comparison to the other accommodations?
Hello, thank you for your question.

I appreciate your concern. This is fully understandable. However, I would be careful in drawing conclusions from the fairly unrepresentative reviews found on studentcrowd. Also, it is worth pointing out that some reviews are outdated, and might refer to the old East Slope accommodation, which has been fully renewed in the last couple of years. The new East Slope flats indeed look very different from the way they looked in the past.

Personally, the only complains I have heard were with regard to wifi connection (but only in certain East Slope flats, furthest from central campus, e.g., Camber). However, be assured that any issues can always be easily reported to IT services, and measures will be taken to manage the problem. Also, there are plenty of study spaces on campus, with reliable internet connection. Thus, you will never be left with no access to wifi.

In terms of housing staff, I generally found everyone to be very helpful and friendly. Again, if you happen to have a negative experience, this is something that can be reported (e.g., to a building manager) and resolved.

Overall, I would say that East Slope is a very nice accommodation (from what I have seen). It is very modern, spacious and well-priced (relative to other less modern en-suites, which often cost a very similar amount).

If you have any further worries or questions, I would recommend contacting Sussex Housing Office ([email protected]). The specific members of stuff will be able to provide you with more detailed information. Still, feel free to ask me any further questions, and I will do my best to answer them.

Best Wishes,
Kasia (4th Year Medical Neuroscience Student, MSci with a Year Abroad).
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I’m looking to move onto scape instead of accommodation for my first year.
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