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Hi,

Im starting at sussex in sept 2021, and am struggling to pick my accommodation! Im concerned that due to Covid social life may be a bit more tricky, so I want to make sure I'm staying somewhere fun and social, but not too crazy.

Norwich House seems a good option, but there isn't many pictures of it online. Could someone tell me what its like and whether or not it can be a bit too noisy?
East slope also looks great, but as it looks quite popular im worried that I won't get it!
Overall, any info about social life and social accommodation would be great thanks
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Hi,

Im starting at sussex in sept 2021, and am struggling to pick my accommodation! Im concerned that due to Covid social life may be a bit more tricky, so I want to make sure I'm staying somewhere fun and social, but not too crazy.

Norwich House seems a good option, but there isn't many pictures of it online. Could someone tell me what its like and whether or not it can be a bit too noisy?
East slope also looks great, but as it looks quite popular im worried that I won't get it!
Overall, any info about social life and social accommodation would be great thanks
Hello, thank you for your question.

Personally, I have not lived in Norwich House before. However, I have found a pretty good video, showing you this accommodation: Norwich House. It goes over the main advantages and disadvantages of living in Norwich, from a perspective of a current resident. Thus, you may find it helpful!

Yes, East Slope is quite popular, indeed. Still, you can always put this as one of your options on your application. Most certainly, if you do so, you will not be disadvantaged in any way!

Generally speaking, the bigger flats (like Norwich House) tend to be the most social. Still, from my personal experience of living in smaller size accommodation, I would argue that no matter which type of on-campus housing you choose, there will be plenty of opportunities for socialising! Equally, the university offers opportunities to join numerous clubs and societies, which again are a great avenue for meeting new people!

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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Hi,

Im starting at sussex in sept 2021, and am struggling to pick my accommodation! Im concerned that due to Covid social life may be a bit more tricky, so I want to make sure I'm staying somewhere fun and social, but not too crazy.

Norwich House seems a good option, but there isn't many pictures of it online. Could someone tell me what its like and whether or not it can be a bit too noisy?
East slope also looks great, but as it looks quite popular im worried that I won't get it!
Overall, any info about social life and social accommodation would be great thanks
Hi! Just adding to what Kasia said, from my experience Northfield has a good balance between having a good social life but not being too hectic. I lived there in 1st year and was in a flat of 6, so there was always someone to speak to but it wasn't so many people that I'd have to worry about noise. There were many different blocks of accommodation so I definitely felt a sense of community there and got to know people from other flats. I realise this may be slightly different now in terms of mixing with people given the current climate but it's definitely a great place to live in! The only downsides I'd say are that it is further away from lecture buildings compared to other accommodation choices and is on the more pricey end, but in terms of a good social balance Northfield is a place I recommend

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Hello, thank you for your question.

Personally, I have not lived in Norwich House before. However, I have found a pretty good video, showing you this accommodation: Norwich House. It goes over the main advantages and disadvantages of living in Norwich, from a perspective of a current resident. Thus, you may find it helpful!

Yes, East Slope is quite popular, indeed. Still, you can always put this as one of your options on your application. Most certainly, if you do so, you will not be disadvantaged in any way!

Generally speaking, the bigger flats (like Norwich House) tend to be the most social. Still, from my personal experience of living in smaller size accommodation, I would argue that no matter which type of on-campus housing you choose, there will be plenty of opportunities for socialising! Equally, the university offers opportunities to join numerous clubs and societies, which again are a great avenue for meeting new people!

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)
Hi, thank you so much for your help. The video was really helpful!
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Hi! Just adding to what Kasia said, from my experience Northfield has a good balance between having a good social life but not being too hectic. I lived there in 1st year and was in a flat of 6, so there was always someone to speak to but it wasn't so many people that I'd have to worry about noise. There were many different blocks of accommodation so I definitely felt a sense of community there and got to know people from other flats. I realise this may be slightly different now in terms of mixing with people given the current climate but it's definitely a great place to live in! The only downsides I'd say are that it is further away from lecture buildings compared to other accommodation choices and is on the more pricey end, but in terms of a good social balance Northfield is a place I recommend

Isthiak (History with a Professional Placement year)
Hi, thank you so much. Northfield is definitely going to be one of my top choices, it looks great! Thanks again for your help
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Hi, thank you so much. Northfield is definitely going to be one of my top choices, it looks great! Thanks again for your help
No worries! If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to get in touch

Best wishes,
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Have a look at Private Purpose Built Student Accommodation too. Pavilion Point and Abacus House are near to the city centre for shops, bars and the seafront, and have a mix of all years and Universities and Colleges within. Scape, Hollingbury house, Student Castle are further up the Lewes Road, so near to the Sussex Uni but away from the fun. Many have social spaces and some even have a Residents Gym. Depends on your budget. Hope that helps.
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Hi,

Im starting at sussex in sept 2021, and am struggling to pick my accommodation! Im concerned that due to Covid social life may be a bit more tricky, so I want to make sure I'm staying somewhere fun and social, but not too crazy.

Norwich House seems a good option, but there isn't many pictures of it online. Could someone tell me what its like and whether or not it can be a bit too noisy?
East slope also looks great, but as it looks quite popular im worried that I won't get it!
Overall, any info about social life and social accommodation would be great thanks
Hi, I live at Vogue Studio. Abacus house is quite nice but the thing is, it's also far lol. I would definitely say, depending on whether or not you want to share your space, Sawmills and Vogue Studio do have nice flats. If you want to stay on campus either go for East Slope or Northfield!
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Hi,

Im starting at sussex in sept 2021, and am struggling to pick my accommodation! Im concerned that due to Covid social life may be a bit more tricky, so I want to make sure I'm staying somewhere fun and social, but not too crazy.

Norwich House seems a good option, but there isn't many pictures of it online. Could someone tell me what its like and whether or not it can be a bit too noisy?
East slope also looks great, but as it looks quite popular im worried that I won't get it!
Overall, any info about social life and social accommodation would be great thanks
Hi
I'm also starting at Sussex in Sept 2021 so I'm in the same boat as you, hopefully looking for something with an en-suite and a good social life. My sister's friend is at Sussex and said that Northfield and East Slope are the best halls but I'm just as eager as you to hear from more people who know the student accommodation!
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Does anyone have any more pictures or videos of Norwich House? Or even an opinion of what it’s like?
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Does anyone have any more pictures or videos of Norwich House? Or even an opinion of what it’s like?
I know there's literally 3 on the website and they barely show anything, quite annoying haha
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Have a look at Private Purpose Built Student Accommodation too. Pavilion Point and Abacus House are near to the city centre for shops, bars and the seafront, and have a mix of all years and Universities and Colleges within. Scape, Hollingbury house, Student Castle are further up the Lewes Road, so near to the Sussex Uni but away from the fun. Many have social spaces and some even have a Residents Gym. Depends on your budget. Hope that helps.
I’m at scape. They were just bought out by IQ and have gone massively downhill in recent months whilst raising their prices a lot. Definitely avoid it. Abacus house looks nice and so does Pavillion point.
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I know there's literally 3 on the website and they barely show anything, quite annoying haha
Exactly agh I don’t know what more to do I called them up and tried to speak to current students
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Exactly agh I don’t know what more to do I called them up and tried to speak to current students
have you been to an applicant day? I know there's one on the 23rd, idk if that's just for the medicine course though. They said there will be tours of accommodation.

I just really need to see it, I think it's my top choice cos it's only like 4.5k, but I feel like there must be a reason it's so cheap 💀 but I also can't afford most of the other halls.
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