University of Sussex

Review Breakdown

Move-in Experience
Organisation of Socials
The Events
Value for Money
Freshers' Fair


14 November 2018

The move-in experience could have been better organised as finding my flat was difficult with little instruction on how to find it. The freshers week itself was very enjoyable, if a little expensive but it was great that it encorperated clubs in brighton city and the pier party was great and very well organised :-)

14 November 2018

Overall it was a good experience to meet new people and made settling in easier, however there was an emphasis on purchasing tickets to events before moving in and so many people in the flat didn't have tickets or didn't end up using their tickets

14 November 2018

Crazy nightlife and everyone is so chilled. Moving in was easy and freshers was unreal. Try and pack as much as possible as you find you will end up needing so many things you would forget

14 November 2018

I was worried that I'd feel left out because I hadn't bought wristbands, but I went to so many free campus bar events that I had a great time and made so many friends. I also just went clubbing with my new friends, rather than be restricted to a wristband.

14 November 2018

The move in process was easy once you collect your key and meeting my new flat mates was fun, we would go out together as a flat to the freshers events. The freshers week events were fun especially the ones arranged by the student union.

14 November 2018

Fresher's week was amazing in terms of meeting new people. Because of the events available on and off campus sponsored by the university it gave everyone a chance to open up and meet others without being afraid of confrontation. I think in terms of prices the tickets and whatnot were overpriced and could have been more affordable for students. I reckon more students would have attended certain events had the costs been more subsidized. A useful tip I would give to new students is to really get out there especially during fresher's week and not to be afraid of introducing themselves to people (even randomly) because everyone is in the same boat and looking to make friends.

14 November 2018

Freshers events were very good both on and off university. Loads of tips for new students and opportunities to meet new people. Clubs offered a range of nights to have fun and introduce you to the uni experience

13 November 2018

Move-in experience was alright, only problem was that my sink had a hole in it and still has not been fixed 10 weeks later. The parties were good, however a bit overpriced. I managed to meet a lot of new interesting people that have similar interests to me. Only too I have is to not go in with very high expectations because everyone has different experiences

13 November 2018

We never recieved on campus accommodation so I couldn't review the moving in process. In terms of events, I feel like the wristband was quite overpriced in comparison to competing packages such as the jaeger wristband or Sussex bundle. The events available were very diverse and had something for everyone to do

13 November 2018

Lots to do, plenty of societies to get involved in lots of freebies! It's a great opportunity for everyone and freshers fair is a good example of this. Also loved the pier party and the box set brunch - good mix of alcohol and non alcoholic events so appeals to everyone

13 November 2018

My moving in experience was quite simple and quick. There were so many event going on during freshers week. There were events for everyone, people who love clubbing, drinking and even for the people who just wanted a quiet night in. When it comes to making friends don't be shy, going to uni is a new experience for everyone so everyone is gonna feel the same way as you. I guess it helps if you know people that go to your uni but if you don't know anybody make friends with your flat mates. That's what I did. They were really nice and we ended up going shopping together on the first day.

3 July 2018

I lived off campus, but there were so many things to do through which I met so many amazing people! It was amazing!!!

25 June 2018

Student union put on 1 event (festival), the rest was externally organised in town. Good to meet new people but wouldn't class it as any better than a usual night out.

21 June 2018

Great moving experience, made us feel welcome by giving us presents and organise different events, like a welcoming party. The festival on the second day was amazing, with the kind of music that I like. The pier party was awesome as I was actually expecting to be honest. Overall, a great week, with unforgetable moments. A week when I made most of my new friends.

16 June 2018

Very good introduction to the area , met loads of new people after we all had some drinks it was awesome

13 June 2018

I was put in a house mansged by the uni off-campus, so there was very little help or guidance available after collecting keys. We were meant to be visited by housing reps, but no one ever got in contact past an initial generic "welcome" email. Apparently there were activities running on campus from the night that we moved in, but we weren't informed. This all made meeting people during freshers very difficult as most people had already formed groups within their accommodation.

2 May 2018

The overall set up was nice and coherent and offered a wide range of stalls. Each stall discussed societies and socials to participate in university and answered questions about General uni life.

27 April 2018

freshers week gave everyone the chance to meet other students from all the university of brighton campuses. impressive line up of events taking place in the union and campus

25 April 2018

Everyone was really friendly and welcoming and the pier party was definitely te best part! (I only wish we had gone to the pier a little earlier to fully enjoy the rides). Other freshers in my block were also so nice and we now know people in every flat in our block

19 April 2018

Average, tailored toward mainstream clubbing and less so more unique and different events would be good to have a wider range

18 April 2018

The move in experience was amazing. Sussex prepared a week packed with so many different kinds of activities ranging from tea parties and long walks to bar crawls in town and jungle parties with performances from the likes of big narstie. They really encourage you to go discover yourself and the people you’re living with.

12 April 2018

Moving in was much more fun and exciting than it was scary. You begin chatting to the people around you instantly and within an hour or to you will be on your way to the main freshers event. There you'll meet more students and likely to find friends that you'll stick with throughout the year. The uni was helpful in helping out freshers.

8 April 2018

It was good there was a lot of choices to choose from such as night club to a variety of food. It’s hard for those who commute from home to university as it’s difficult to indulge the fun activities to provide for those who live far

29 March 2018

Was a fun way to get to know more people and learn what the nicer places to go within the uni were. The society that I joined was specifically friendly and I met most of my friends there, would recommend