What's on campus

Home to great facilities in a stunning location, our beautiful single-site campus is designed to help you make the most of your time here. It exudes a unique combination of energy and tranquillity.

University of Sussex campus: Live and Learn

Campus tours

Get a taste of life at Sussex by exploring our campus on a guided tour.

Book a campus tour


We have a variety of housing available, on and off campus, which means you could live a short walk from where you learn and socialise. You can apply for University-managed accommodation once you have received an offer from Sussex.

Find out about our accommodation

Bars, cafés and restaurants

Enjoy nights out at one of our student bars where you can listen to live music, watch sport and take advantage of food and drink at student-friendly prices.

You can choose from eleven bars, cafés and restaurants, serving everything from vegetarian food to fish and chips. There's also a weekly market selling great street food, clothes, posters, music, and books.

Find out about our Students’ Union bars and cafés and the cafés and restaurants on campus.

Student on campus cafe

Shops and services

We've got a supermarket, Post Office, bank, health centre and more. Find out more about the facilities on campus.


Attend a fitness class, play sports including football, cricket and squash, or join a sports society.

With two sports centres on campus, you have access to facilities including fitness rooms, sports halls, squash courts and outdoor pitches and a range of group exercise classes.

And whether you’re a beginner or a sports fanatic, you benefit from discounted student membership deals.

Sport at Sussex: On your marks

Societies and events

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.

Freshers week stands

International community

There are over 140 nationalities studying at Sussex and a third of our students come from outside the UK, which means there are lots of chances to meet people from all over the world.

We have several international events on campus, from our One World Sussex week to watching the Super Bowl at one of our bars.

You can also buy international food from our cafés, shops and food stalls, including Street Diner, a weekly street food market.

And with our Language Café, Buddy Scheme and student societies, you can explore new cultures and meet others who share your interests.

Street food on Sussex campus

South Downs National Park

Step off campus and explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs National Park, which surrounds the campus.

It’s the perfect place for walking and cycling.

Find your space at Sussex

Faith and spirituality

Benefit from a variety of religious student societies and places to practice your faith on campus and in Brighton.

The Meeting House is an on-campus chaplaincy, which caters for a range of denominations, and we also have a Muslim Student Centre and a Muslim prayer facility.


We have a childcare centre on campus, run by The Co-operative Childcare, which caters for children aged three months up to five years old. Places are limited so contact us early in your application process.

Staying safe on campus

Our on-campus security service operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Our security officers monitor security cameras and patrol the campus regularly. You can also visit the security reception at any time.

New student?

Visit the Student Hub website for places to shop and eat and ways to get around the area.

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