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University of Sussex
Brighton

Uni of Sussex private halls -any experience?

Hi, I've been warned I might not get student accomodation this year for University of Sussex (was in clearing but not in first 200!) I would prefer to live in something like a uni hall - eg quite sociable and lots of students. Does anyone have any recommendations or experiences of other freshers in the same position? I may just be too late, seems a lot of very, very expensive studios left but I think I'd be a bit lonely (and poor)!
Hi

What did you end up doing, im in the same boat
University of Sussex
University of Sussex
Brighton
Reply 2
Hi there I was actually given uni accomodation about 8/9 days later so it did come through in the end but I won't lie it was a pretty stressful wait! I during that wait I decided though to take a gap year and retake one of my A levels so I'm doing something diff now, but hopefully you will have same and it will come through in the end - but hopefully not quite as long a wait. A friend of mine from school had the same and got a place in clearing and a spot also came through in the end and she is super happy at Sussex. Good luck, I hope it works out for you!
Original post by Elie2021
Hi there I was actually given uni accomodation about 8/9 days later so it did come through in the end but I won't lie it was a pretty stressful wait! I during that wait I decided though to take a gap year and retake one of my A levels so I'm doing something diff now, but hopefully you will have same and it will come through in the end - but hopefully not quite as long a wait. A friend of mine from school had the same and got a place in clearing and a spot also came through in the end and she is super happy at Sussex. Good luck, I hope it works out for you!


Tysm for replying, thats great news. Was the accom you or your friend ended up getting a good one
Reply 4
Original post by cravenmanal
Tysm for replying, thats great news. Was the accom you or your friend ended up getting a good one

I think it was OK it wouldn't have been my first choice but all I cared about was actually having accomodation and it was uni accomodation I'm a block - maybe not the nicest one- but I bet it would have been completely fine
Original post by Elie2021
I think it was OK it wouldn't have been my first choice but all I cared about was actually having accomodation and it was uni accomodation I'm a block - maybe not the nicest one- but I bet it would have been completely fine


thank you so much, you've calmed me down a lot.
Reply 6
Meant to say too sussex invited us down to an accomodation chat about alternatives. TBH we just found that more stresssful as I didn't want to rent a room in a family house for example, I wanted to have the freshers experience. And the talk made it seem unlikely we would get somewhere! And as I said both my friend and I got somewhere in the end!
Original post by Elie2021
Meant to say too sussex invited us down to an accomodation chat about alternatives. TBH we just found that more stresssful as I didn't want to rent a room in a family house for example, I wanted to have the freshers experience. And the talk made it seem unlikely we would get somewhere! And as I said both my friend and I got somewhere in the end!


Oh so they asked you to stay in a family home at first, i hope they wont ask the same again because i dont want to do that either. By any chance do you remember the name of the accom you got in the end if you dont mind sharing.
Reply 8
Sorry I don't. No I wasn't given a room in a house it was just a suggestion from accomodation if you were stuck I guess. Hopefully it will all work out when I went to see. It in 2022 I'm sure they were building more accomodation
Original post by Elie2021
Hi there I was actually given uni accomodation about 8/9 days later so it did come through in the end but I won't lie it was a pretty stressful wait! I during that wait I decided though to take a gap year and retake one of my A levels so I'm doing something diff now, but hopefully you will have same and it will come through in the end - but hopefully not quite as long a wait. A friend of mine from school had the same and got a place in clearing and a spot also came through in the end and she is super happy at Sussex. Good luck, I hope it works out for you!

Update I just saw this thread again randomly but I did end up getting accommodation on campus thank you for helping me when I was panicking that was so nice

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