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emilyurbex
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Im going into 1st year in September and want to know what you guys think about the different halls accommodation. I want to live in one thats good for socialising and stuff, are there anyones you would tell me to avoid?? thanks in advance !
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Hi emilyurbex

As no one has replied yet, I thought I might be able to help get you in contact with some current Brighton Uni students, who have/do live in halls and will be able to discuss their experience and opinions on the halls of residence. They can be contacted here.

Please also feel free to ask them anything you would like to know about the Uni/Uni life.

I hope this is helpful!

Danielle - Brighton Uni rep
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(Original post by emilyurbex)
Im going into 1st year in September and want to know what you guys think about the different halls accommodation. I want to live in one thats good for socialising and stuff, are there anyones you would tell me to avoid?? thanks in advance !
Hey, I studied at Brighton uni a few years ago and my course was based at the Falmer campus. You will have a good social life at any of the halls of residence, but i'll give you a break down of them.

Falmer - Has a 'student village' feel, however there isn't really a lot to do on the campus itself and the bus stop to get to town is on the opposite side of the campus to the halls. The buses to and from Falmer campus are very frequent however, both in the day and at night.

Varley Park- The largest halls for the uni and is made up of multiple towers and blocks, so if you want the opportunity to meet as many people as possible, this will be it. It is probably the halls with the most modern and 'nicest' interior if that matters to you. It's the most inconvenient for travel to uni/town however as there is only 1 bus, the no.24, that goes up that way and it doesn't run very frequently, nor does it run at night.

Moulsecoomb - This is where I lived. I originally wanted Falmer, but after moving in I actually felt it was better living in-between town and uni. It is the smallest of all the halls but it didn't impact my social life at all - I used to go out minimum 3 nights a week, sometimes more. I felt that because it was so small, everyone in the 20 or so flats made an effort to get to know each other and the horseshoe layout made it easy to see who was having a party/pres! It is directly infant of the train station and has very frequent buses to uni and town.

Phoenix - This is the closest one to town and if you lived here, I'd imagine you'd feel more enticed to go to the beach etc as you're so close. It has a similar amount of flats to Falmer I think but is in a tower block building. Again, it has really good buses to uni but one thing to bear in mind is there is often quite a lot of traffic in the mornings so you'd have to leave pretty early to get to a lecture/seminar in time.

All in all, it depends what you're after. I don't think there is a specific halls which is the most socially active, it really depends on the people you live with. Obviously the larger the halls, the more people to meet, but like i said above, it didn't impact my social life at all living in the smallest halls. The best advice I can give if you want an active social life is to join a society - particularly a sports one!

Hope this helps, feel free to ask me anything else
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Hello! I've got an offer to study Illustration at Brighton in September and I was wondering what Phoenix Halls was like? I've heard lots of mixed reviews and I'm having a hard time choosing between being in town at Phoenix near my campus or being at the 'new build' in Mouslecoombe with a new student union being built there too? Thank you!
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(Original post by mccartney_a20)
Hello! I've got an offer to study Illustration at Brighton in September and I was wondering what Phoenix Halls was like? I've heard lots of mixed reviews and I'm having a hard time choosing between being in town at Phoenix near my campus or being at the 'new build' in Mouslecoombe with a new student union being built there too? Thank you!
Hey! That's great you've got an offer, congratulations I didn't live at Phoenix so I won't know personally what it is like to live there, but when I visited them to see a few friends I made I didn't see anything wrong with them! The rooms are on the small side but not so small that they're horrible to be in and the kitchens are a good size. As for the new Moulsecoomb halls, I don't think I can offer any info on them really because they didn't exist when I was there! I lived in Moulsecoomb place.

It really depends on what you're looking for in a Halls. These are the main differences between the two:
- If you'd rather a completely new build or not.
- If you don't mind living in high tower block.
- If you don't mind travelling to lectures and to use the studios etc.
- If you plan on bringing a car.
- The cost difference.

If it helps, I had a girl in my flat at Moulsecoomb who studied at Grande Parade campus doing Graphic Design. She never had any issues with commuting there at all, there is really good transport links to and from the campuses on the no. 25 bus which runs every 10 mins or so or the no.49 which is about every 15-20 mins

You can always PM me if you wanted to ask anything else btw!
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