International Symposium on the Computational Modelling and Analysis of Vehicle Body Noise and Vibration

Campus & Local area

The Sussex Campus

The University of Sussex is situated in a beautiful parkland campus within an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.  Adjacent to the campus is Stanmer Park, with acres of open grass and woodland, criss-crossed with trails ideal for walking or jogging. 

Campus barRetail outlets include two banks, a pharmacy, health centre, newsagent, launderette, general stores and a Post Office.  There is also a University bookshop situated in the Library.

There are dining facilities in Bramber House, snack bars, and campus pub-style bars. 

There is a 24 hour Reception and Security Office in York House (see the campus map)

There are a number of car parks on campus open to visitors, but please note that campus parking is no longer free.

The Meeting house ("pepperpot")Travel:-   a subway links the campus with Falmer railway station from which there are frequent services to Brighton, Gatwick Airport and London.  Regular buses run between the campus and Brighton (route 25 being the most frequent).  See travel page for timetables.

Sports facilities, which include a gym and sauna, are available to symposium delegates. 

There is a Chaplaincy and Quiet Room in the Meeting House, "the most extraordinary building on campus".


Brighton seafront cafeBrighton is a cosmopolitan city with much to offer both UK and international visitors.   The town is easily accessible from the university campus by taxi, bus or train.  Trains leave from Falmer station (which is reached by a pedestrian subway from the campus).  See the travel page for details, including timetables.  The journey takes 7 minutes by train and 15 minutes by bus.
The town is full of restaurants and clubs - try Brighton tourism.  Also visit which has many local links to Arts, Entertainment and Eating Out.

Notable is the Regency seafront and the famous Palace Pier.  Walk from the Palace Pier west to Hove or east to Rottingdean.

The Royal PavilionThe Royal Pavilion is Brighton's centrepiece.  Built as a seaside residence for King George IV it is an extravagant building in the Indian Mogul style with spires, minarets and onion domes. Inside are hand-painted ceilings, huge chandeliers and golden dragons in Chinese designs.  It is open from 10 am to 6 pm.  Nearby is the celebrated 18th century Theatre Royal.

Shopping in and around the historic Lanes, you can find everything from fashionable clothing to antiques. There are several interesting second-hand bookshops.

What's on in Brighton  --  Brighton Life 

The Surrounding District

See historic Lewes, notable for its castle (11th century) and bookshops.  Lewes is 10 minutes on the train from Falmer station near the University.

Beyond Lewes, there is the unique Long Man at Wilmington and Abbey, Michelham Priory, and Sheffield Park Gardens.


Ordnance Survey maps of any area of the UK can be downloaded from Streetmap

Local map of the university area / Campus map