The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.
Creative thinking, diversity in our teaching, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education.
Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes informed by current research, attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life.
Sussex is a highly ranked UK university that uses research-led teaching, a unique location and a strong sense of purpose to broaden its students' perspectives. You can choose from over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, taught by world-leading academics.
Research is at the heart of our academic activity at Sussex, and the rich diversity of our work is reflected across a wide range of disciplines.
Our interdisciplinary approach brings innovative solutions to real-world problems, and our growing investment in excellence has enhanced the impact of our work on economic progress and the well-being of society worldwide.
Our research is highly respected nationally and internationally. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, Sussex is ranked amongst the top 15 universities in the UK, and joint 34th globally for research influence.
Whether you're concerned about your studies, need financial advice or have emotional or health concerns, our student support services are here to help.
The Student Life Centre can offer support on a range of issues related to your welfare. They can help with:
You can also access confidential advice on health issues.
Choose from nine campus housing options, which have either en-suite or shared bathrooms.
Experience life in the city and benefit from good transport links to the University by living off-campus in Brighton & Hove and other towns in the local area.
Explore our world-class resources and find your perfect place to study in our campus library. You have access to:
Choose from quiet, silent or group study spaces and benefit from computing facilities and wi-fi in all areas. You can also buy academic textbooks in our University bookshop.
Wi-fi is available throughout the campus and we have over 800 computers available, both PCs and Macs.
Some computer rooms are open 24 hours a day. You can view computer spaces online or use the SussexMobile app to find a free computer.
You can also attend IT courses and download software for free, including Microsoft Office and SPSS.
Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in the UK.
Situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton, the campus combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces.
The campus is surrounded by the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes away from the lively city of Brighton & Hove.
Designed by Sir Basil Spence, the buildings that make up the heart of the campus were given listed building status in 1993. Falmer House is one of only two educational buildings in the UK to be Grade I-listed in recognition of its exceptional interest.
Facilities are located at two sites on campus: the Sport Centre (SC) and the Falmer Sports Complex (FSC).
The Sport Centre offers the following:
The Sport Centre and the Falmer Sports Complex sell grips, shuttlecocks, squash balls, tennis balls, small towels and other items for general play.
The Falmer Sports Complex offers the following:
Choose from over 230 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 Freshers’ Week and One World Sussex, which celebrates the diversity of our campus community.