We have a range of student housing, both on and off campus, offering a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which to live and study. Living in University accommodation is one of the best ways to meet new people and settle into life at Sussex.
a diverse range of housing, on campus and in Brighton & Hove
support from residential advisors from the day you move in, to the day you leave
all on-campus rooms have broadband internet access and telephones
rents for University-managed accommodation are comparable with other universities in the South East and range from around £80 to £125 for an en-suite room in the academic year 2011/2012
If you decide to study at Sussex for the full academic year you are guaranteed University-managed accommodation if you apply by our 1 August deadline. Accommodation for visiting and exchange students for the part-year is more limited, though rooms are usually available. You may need to consider alternative housing options, including host family accommodation.
The International and Study Abroad Office writes to successful applicants to give pre-arrival information and details about accommodation during the summer for students starting in September, and in late November for students starting in January.
Many students live off campus in private, rented accommodation, mainly in Brighton & Hove. The Housing Office has an online database of available properties but it cannot arrange your housing for you. Contact the Housing Office for a password if you would like to use this service:
All University accommodation is self-catering, usually with communal kitchens. You will need cutlery, crockery, saucepans and kitchen utensils, though it may be more practical to buy these in the UK than to bring them with you. You can purchase University catering packs containing cooking utensils and crockery for £30. Bathroom facilities are normally shared, although about 40 per cent of our accommodation now has en-suite facilites. Keeping in touch with family and friends is easy as all rooms on campus are equipped with telephones and broadband internet access.
The University provides pillows to students in residence. You may wish to purchase a set of quality new bedding (including duvet, duvet cover, bottom sheet, pillow and pillow case and bathtowel), for around £40.
When you arrive we aim to help you settle in as smoothly as possible. We know that when you first come to the UK you may feel anxious that you do not know anyone and worry that other students are already lifelong friends. But, rest assured, everybody feels the same and, by living in University accommodation, you soon get to know your neighbours.
To help you settle in, most residences have a live-in residential advisor – an established Sussex student who will help you when you arrive and can assist with minor problems that may crop up.
University housing on campus
A number of the 60 five-bedroom houses in this development are allocated to undergraduate and study abroad students. Others are reserved for postgraduates.
East Slope has terraced single-storey flats, designed for groups of between six and 12 students, offering both single and shared study-bedrooms.
About 500 students live in the Lewes Court flats, which are designed for groups of five or six students. The accommodation includes 250 en-suite rooms, 238 standard rooms, and a few self-contained studios with en-suite bathrooms.
This new development comprises 14 residences providing 744 single en-suite bedrooms, 21 single-person studios and 12 two-bedroom family flats, plus a social centre.
Park Village includes nearly 500 single study-bedrooms, 24 small two-bedroom flats and 36 self-contained family flats, in a series of three-storey houses.
This development for 474 students consists of a number of self-contained flats, housing between four and six students, and 11 single-person units. All rooms have their own en-suite bathrooms.
This accommodation provides 250 en-suite rooms designed around six- and seven-person self-contained flats.
The Park Houses
Each of these four large residences houses about 100 students, mostly in single study-bedrooms.
Housing for students with disabilities
Adapted accommodation is available on campus for students with disabilities who need some assistance with day-to-day living. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis, with continuing students having priority.
University housing in Brighton & Hove
The University has a variety of accommodation in residential areas of Brighton & Hove, all with easy access to campus. All have communal kitchens and other domestic facilities.
Depending on your period of study at Sussex, some of these options might not be available.
At the time of going to press the University-managed accommodation rent had not been set for the academic year 2012/13. However, as a guide, in the 2011/12 academic year, University-managed accommodation rent ranges between approximately £80 and £110 per week for standard accommodation, and is up to around £125 per week for an en-suite study room. These prices compare favourably with many universities in the South East of the UK. The majority of rooms are let on an academic-year basis (September to June).