Experience in University of Sussex, United Kingdom by Emily

Generally, what is University of Sussex like?


I fell in love with the University of Sussex as soon as I got there. It really offers the best of everything. Only a 50 minute train journey from London, the local sea-side city Brighton is full to the brim with interesting and quirky people and places, there is never a dull moment.


Yet only a 20 minute bus ride from the center, the campus has a brilliant vibe blending community spirit, interesting individuals and the charm of the English countryside. It has a wide range of diverse sports, societies and opportunities so there will be something to suit everyone. Sussex prides itself in its diversity and equality, meaning that it welcomes and accommodates all its students, faculty members and staff. It is an international university that has students and staff from all corners of the world. As such, it offers a lot of support and cares for the welfare of all its community. The University of Sussex and the town of Brighton have everything to offer!

What are the facilities like?

Facilities are good, easy to navigate and those who work there are very helpful. Any questions can be answered very quickly. The library is really good, there is lots of space with a wide-range of books and areas for you to work in to suit your needs. The on-site bars and cafes are reasonable and tasty. There are 2 gyms on the campus, both of which have adequate facilities, a wide variety of classes and space. There are a multitude of computer, rooms and IT services so there is never a shortage of on-site computers.



What are the tutors like?

The tutors really made my experience at Sussex enjoyable. They offered a lot of support in both academic and non-academic fields. They are very good at responding to e-mails, have set office hours in which you will be able to find them in their offices. They give interesting and engaging lectures too.


Are the lessons easy in University of Sussex?

The University of Sussex likes to stretch its students to fulfill their potential. As such, the lessons are not easy, they are designed to engage and allow students to think critically about their subject. However, the courses are taught in an interesting way to produce great results and be rewarding for the students.


Does the University organise activities? If so, what are they like?

The Students' Union at Sussex is getting better by the year. There are a wide-range of initiatives and activities all the time. From cycling groups that promote bike loaning and repairs, to the One World Week incorporating festivities from all corners of the world, every week there are a wide-range of activities. There are also weekly quizzes and open mic nights at the on campus bars as well as clubs in town. Additionally, there are a multitude of societies that are constantly planning and hosting events.


Do you think there is a good quality of teaching?

Sussex is a world-renowned research center, upon attracting a high standard of staff, the teaching quality is really high. As a psychology student, anyone who can make statistics engaging is a miracle worker! Multiple teachers within the university possess this quality and if you are really stuck, there is someone available to help! Most subjects provide a wide-range of materials that are constantly updated and refreshed meaning that the quality is maintained at a very high standard.


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