UK Top 20
World Top 200
Established slightly more than 50 years ago, the University of Sussex is the only university surrounded by a national park, the South Downs. Yet, it's just 50 minutes from London by train and four miles from lovely, lively Brighton, with its vibrant nightlife, second-largest arts festival in the UK, al fresco lifestyle, great shops, Royal Pavilion and seaside attractions.
Sussex performed well in the latest national research audit, with analysis of the results placing the university in the top 40 of UK institutions. In the 2014 National Student Survey, 88% of Sussex students were satisfied or very satisfied with the teaching on their course
The university is situated in undulating parkland on the edge of Brighton, and laid claim to being the "only English university located entirely within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". The campus is designed by Sir Basil Spence who gave the site a playful charm with the library constructed to look like an open book and the entire site being shaped like a sitting cat. The designs were appreciated in the architecture community, winning multiple awards.
The student union is a strong campaigning union but also organises events, regular club nights and sports teams. The union organises the student newspaper and magazine (The Badger and Pulse) which keep students up-to-date with events on campus and the cultural life of Brighton. Here are some amenities near our campus.