Conferences and events

Space at the University of Sussex, Brighton, offer’s thought provoking areas all year round for training in the Conference Centre, breathtaking buildings ideal for residential summer conferences, outstanding green spaces for inventive team building and versatile spaces for gala dinners, awards ceremonies, networking and drinks receptions. With 500 en-suite bedrooms available in the summer, free parking, two restaurants and eight cafes on campus, space has everything you need to make your event fabulous.

Space for Training

Our modern self-contained Conference Centre is ideal for meetings, networking, receptions, private dinners, corporate events & exhibitions.  Available year round, our centre holds between 10 and 250 delegates. With two large plenary rooms, both bright and spacious with built-in AV solutions, plus six syndicate rooms, a licensed bar area, delightful networking spaces and free Wi-Fi.

Book a competitive day delegate package and dine on delicious home-made and locally sourced foods created by our award winning SussexFood chefs. With an ideal location and a dedicated team always on hand during your event, we will help you plan and organise every detail to get the best out of our space.  

 

Space for Conferences

During vacation periods we have access to an abundance of stylish state of the art lecture theatres, meeting spaces and exhibition areas, all located a short stroll from our dining and accommodation hubs. Our premier lecture theatre seats 500, meeting facilities include over 60 fresh and bright spaces all with integral AV and Wi-Fi, and we offer bedrooms for up to 850 delegates over the summer months.

We host events from sparkling wine & canapé receptions in our grand atrium areas to impressive gala dinner dances in our adaptable event spaces. If you are feeling creative and have a bespoke plan we will work with you to tailor our services to your needs. We love to transform your ideas into stunning occasions.

Space for Events

Whether you’re organising corporate team building, sporting competitions, summer camps or a private party, our spaces offer excellent value and convenience.  Book a unique outdoor space and take advantage of breathtaking views of the South Downs National Park.  We offer football, cricket and rugby pitches to hire as well as acres of open space for bespoke events such as it’s a knock out, orienteering or summer BBQ food parties.

Give your guests something unique to take away from our space by booking the popular Chef’s Demo where our top chefs show off their skills and share their secrets whilst producing some mouth-watering dishes for all to sample and recreate at home.

We create the perfect environment to inspire, and give your guests space to think.

Space to Sleep

Located just steps from our dinner and conference spaces we offer over 500 modern en-suite bedrooms, all with free Wi-Fi and car parking to make your stay as convenient and enjoyable as possible.  After a peaceful night’s sleep surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs, feast on a home cooked English breakfast to set you up for your day ahead.

We provide very competitive standards of accommodation on site during the summer vacation to suit all budgets, ranging from contemporary en-suites in modern flats to fully adapted studio bedrooms. During term time we can refer you to our accommodation partners conveniently located only minutes away in central Brighton.  

Space to Eat

Start the day with a delicious Full English breakfast, tuck into an exciting and tasty buffet lunch, nibble on some homemade afternoon cakes baked by our award winning chefs and treat your delegates to a dazzling five-course gala dinner.

Alternatively, wow your guests with our unique Gingerman Menu designed by local celebrity chef and restaurateur Ben McKellar. Our on-going commitment and support of our local growers and farmers gives us access to the freshest produce available every day; our chefs love to create bespoke flavoursome menus to suit any type of conference, party or themed event.

We understand the challenges that special diets can bring, therefore our chefs take the time to make sure every guest is served with fresh and tasty alternatives. 

Space to Park

Visiting our space couldn’t be simpler whether travelling by rail, road or air.

Space is uniquely located between the countryside, coastline and the city. The onsite Falmer railway station links to Brighton in 9 minutes, London Gatwick Airport and Eastbourne are easily reached within 30 minutes, and to get to our beautiful capital, London, takes just one hour.

For those who prefer to drive we are located off the A27 (connecting Southampton through to Eastbourne), which links directly to the A23/M23 heading North.

Once on campus we offer you free parking in any of our 10 car parks, so you can leave city centre parking nightmares behind!

Brighton

Conference delegates often like to extend their stay in East Sussex and incorporate some fun packed free time in the vibrant city of Brighton.

Visit the wonderful beach and promenade along the seafront; take in all the free festivals and cosmopolitan bars. Shop to your heart’s content in the vibrant Laines area which have over 200 independent outlets to choose from, or take in the outstanding Regency architecture of the Royal Pavilion. By night, watch a first class band at the Brighton Centre or take in a show at one of the outstanding theatres or artist spaces or simply sip the night away in a swanky cocktail bar. For further information about Brighton and Hove, refer to the Visit Brighton website.

Make some space in your diary to experience all that Brighton has to offer!

Contact

For general enquires email spacewithus@sussex.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1273 678678

Wayne Spicer, Conference Services Manager, 01273 678676, W.Spicer@sussex.ac.uk

Heidi Swain, Deputy Conference Services Manager, 01273 678618, H.M.Swain@sussex.ac.uk

Jamie Walsh, Sales Co Ordinator, 01273 872613, Jamie.Walsh@sussex.ac.uk

Stephanie Kirby, Conference Host, 01273 873899, S.S.Kirby@sussex.ac.uk

Space with us is situated on Level 4 of Bramber House, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QU, United Kingdom

 

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Feedback Space

"The thing I enjoy the most about holding these events at Sussex, is that you always get this feeling of being looked after, the staff are friendly and very supportive.  The accommodation was fantastic - spotless in fact, with beautiful views too."  

Fay Lofty - Aim Higher

"We are consistently impressed by the professionalism of your team, and the flexibility and quality of your facilities. In our experience there simply isn’t a better conference service in Brighton." 

Adam Stewart - Sussex Learning Network