What’s on campus
Home to great facilities in a stunning location, our beautiful single-site campus is designed to help you make the most of your time here. It exudes a unique combination of energy and tranquility.
University of Sussex campus: Live and Learn
Get a taste of life at Sussex by exploring our campus on a guided tour.
We have a variety of housing available, on and off campus, which means you could live a short walk from where you learn and socialise. You can apply for University-managed accommodation once you have received an offer from Sussex.
Find out about our accommodation.
You may also be assured of University-managed housing with our accommodation guarantee.
Bars, cafés and restaurants
Enjoy nights out at one of our student bars where you can listen to live music, watch sport and take advantage of food and drink at student-friendly prices.
You can choose from several bars, cafés and restaurants, serving everything from vegetarian food to fish and chips. There’s also a weekly market during term time, selling great street food, clothes, posters, music and books.
Find out about our Students’ Union bars and cafés and the cafés and restaurants on campus.
Shops and services
We’ve got a supermarket, Post Office, bank, health centre and more. Find out more about the facilities on campus.
Attend a fitness class, play sports including football, cricket and squash, or join a sports society.
With two sports centres on campus, you have access to facilities including fitness rooms, sports halls, squash courts and outdoor pitches and a range of group exercise classes.
And whether you’re a beginner or a sports fanatic, you benefit from discounted student membership deals.
Sport at Sussex: On your marks
Societies and events
Choose from over 180 clubs, societies and sports teams, all supported by the Students’ Union.
These include dance societies, academic societies and even a ukulele society. There’s also an award-winning TV station.
You can get involved in a number of events run by the Students’ Union, including Welcome Week and One World Sussex, which celebrates the diversity of our campus community.
The Sussex community is a rich cultural mix, with staff and students combined from more than 170 countries (HESA Staff and Student Records 2020/21). This means there are lots of opportunities for you to meet people from all over the world
We have several international events on campus, from our One World Sussex week to watching the Super Bowl at one of our bars.
You can also buy international food from our cafés, shops and food stalls, including a weekly street food market during term time.
And with our Language Café, Buddy Scheme and student societies, you can explore new cultures and meet others who share your interests.
South Downs National Park
Step off campus and explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs National Park, which surrounds the campus.
It’s the perfect place for walking and cycling.
Find your space at Sussex
Faith and spirituality
Benefit from a variety of religious student societies and places to practice your faith on campus and in Brighton.
The Meeting House is an on-campus chaplaincy, which caters for a range of denominations, and we also have a Muslim Student Centre and a Muslim prayer facility.
We have a childcare centre on campus, run by The Co-operative Childcare, which caters for children aged three months up to five years old. Places are limited so contact us early in your application process.
Staying safe on campus
Our on-campus security service operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Our security officers monitor security cameras and patrol the campus regularly. You can also visit the security reception at any time.
Visit the Student Hub website for places to shop and eat and ways to get around the area.
You might also be interested in:
- details about campus facilities
- how to get to campus
- the campus map.