University of Sussex

United Kingdom

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

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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. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1961
Student
Population
12293
Staff
Population
778
Male to Female
Ratio
45 : 55
International
Students
35%
Foundation
Colleges
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
Sussex@therightu.com
Social
Strengths
Area Studies
CUG American Studies
United Kingdom
2nd
Performing Arts
The Times Drama, Dance and Cinematics
United Kingdom
2nd
Sociology
CUG Anthropology
United Kingdom
4th
Chemistry
Guardian Chemistry
United Kingdom
5th
Linguistics
Times Social sciences
United Kingdom
7th
Media & Communications
ARWU Communication
United Kingdom
7th
Psychology
Times Social sciences
United Kingdom
7th
Social Work & Policy
Times Social sciences
United Kingdom
7th
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
Canon Collins Scholarship
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
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Notable Alumni

Chay Wai Chuen Ex-Minister of Parliament, Singapore
Mr Chay Wai Chuen is a Singaporean former Member of Parliament (MP). He is a former member of the People's Action Party (PAP), representing the Brickworks and Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency. He was previously the High Commissioner of Singapore to Sri Lanka, and is now the NRA of Singapore to the Slovak Republic. He also received a Master of Arts in Development Economics at Sussex in 1975 where he was a Commonwealth Scholar

Ian McEwan Novelist, Screenwriter
Ian Russell McEwan is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". He was educated at the University of Sussex, receiving his degree in English literature in 1970;
Student Life
Media
Fresher's Week at Sussex
Open Days at Sussex