When you’re a student at Sussex it’s not all about work. With Brighton, one of the UK’s most exciting cities, only minutes away you can be sure of a good time. And our campus, surrounded by the South Downs National Park, provides a beautiful, safe and welcoming environment to live in.
guaranteed accommodation for all new undergraduates who firmly accept and meet the terms of our offer, subject to certain conditions. For full details, visit Residential Services
a diverse range of housing, on campus and in Brighton & Hove
all newly built accommodation has en-suite facilities
all on- and off-campus rooms have broadband internet access, with telephones provided in on-campus rooms; most on-campus rooms have WiFi connection
affordable rents: costs for University-managed accommodation for the academic year 2013/2014 range from £60 to £137.40 (this includes rent for a shared room but excludes rents for studios and family flats), which is highly competitive when compared with other universities in the South East
All new undergraduates who firmly accept and meet the terms of our offer are guaranteed University arranged accommodation for their first year, subject to certain conditions, which can be found at Residential Services. Most of our accommodation is on campus, although we also have housing in Brighton & Hove. Living in university accommodation is one of the best ways to meet new people and settle in to university life. With our residential facebook pages you can connect with other freshers and make friends with your neighbours before you arrive. At Sussex we provide accommodation for around 4,600 students.
We have a diverse range of accommodation on campus to meet a variety of needs, including self-contained flats for between four and 12 students; single-person units; five-bedroom houses; single study-bedrooms with shared facilities; shared study-bedrooms; and a small number of family flats suitable for a couple and a young child.
All University accommodation is self catering, usually with communal kitchens (a limited number of studio units have their own self-contained kitchen area).
Bathroom facilities are normally shared, although about 45 per cent of our accommodation has en-suite facilities. On campus, all rooms have broadband internet access and telephones.
A new residential development – Northfield – provides 1,072 additional single study-bedrooms with en-suite facilities, 21 single-person studio units, and 12 two-bedroom family flats.
The University also offers a range of housing for students with disabilities. We recommend you visit the facilities to check their suitability before applying. These rooms are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, with continuing students having priority.
The University has a variety of housing in residential areas of Brighton & Hove, all with easy access to campus. If you’d prefer to look for private accommodation, our Housing Office maintains an accommodation database of properties to rent locally. Visit Residential Services: Private sector.
In the 2013/2014 academic year, our rents range between £60.00 and £137.40 (this includes rent for a shared room but excludes rents for studios and family flats). Rooms are let on an academic-year basis. For further details on rents and living expenses, refer to Living expenses.
For more information on the various types of accommodation available to undergraduate students, check the University Housing Guide for your year of entry (At home with us, Housing Guide 2013/14 [PDF 3MB]) or visit Residential Services.
The Students’ Union runs its own lettings agency, Sussex Student Lettings, which does not charge students any administration fees and is based on campus in Falmer House.
Accommodation at Sussex
Our accommodation on and off campus
Louise's student perspective
‘Residential Advisors (RAs) are current students who have been thoroughly trained to help you deal with the various day-to-day challenges you might face during your time at Sussex.
‘We live in campus accommodation so we're always on hand if you need advice in confidence on anything ranging from exam stress to homesickness. We're there to offer you support and to help you settle into your accommodation as comfortably as possible.
‘We've faced many of the same issues and appreciate that coming to university can be a challenge. We’ll do everything we can to ensure that you have the best possible time at Sussex.’