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Priyanka
Switzerland, Undergraduate
Biochemistry
University of Sussex
4.0/5
Overall
Sussex University has a massive campus that breeds a very social and eventful student life. It is surrounded by a beautiful national park that enriches the student experience with lots of sports opportunities, outdoor activities like nature walks, hiking trails, dog walking events and such. A bus ride away is the booming, busy seaside city of Brighton, that makes life in Sussex constantly exciting and spontaneous as you never run out of things to do or people to meet! There also exists student clubs and societies for practically any type of interest or hobby a person could have, from physical sports, to dancing, to gaming, to culture and ethnicities, to food, to photography, to animals and many more. 

Academically, Sussex has an environment that pushes you to excel. Most professors and teachers in my course are engaging and always open to helping us learn better. Most professors carry out their own research alongside teaching, hence their scientific knowledge is always fresh and relevant; this has also personally shown me different paths that my dégrée could take me after graduation. Specific to my course, research facilities for students are stellar and there are research centres within the campus itself that can be utilized by students in certain cases. The university also provides so much help with career planning, with regular interactive workshops on everything from CV writing, to job interviews, to futher studies applications, catered to both home and international students.
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Pros
Versatality in student life experience , university services and the types of people you meet.
Cons
Assessments and deadlines organization could be improved.
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Floris
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Economics, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Sussex
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I knew some people before I came down, but you make friends quick enough though.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
1
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It is a good university for (an undergraduate in) economics, if you have aspirations to go to Oxbridge or LSE for a masters....just get a first ! See comment
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
It was hard for me to convert my dutch results to english results/marks. As a result I ended up in Sussex, which is not too bad at all. Sussex is a great place to excel and get a first after your initial three years. Because it is a well respected university, your first gives you access to master degrees in Oxbridge or LSE. If this is your goal.... NOTE: people are not really competitive down here...
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Almudena
Universidad de Cádiz, Cadiz, Spain
Chemistry, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Sussex
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I'd choose to live in an apartment/house with English flatmates so that I could have a higher chance to improve my English because most of the international students usually live on campus and many of them are from your home country, which doesn't make you speak English as much as you should.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I am quite satisfied with housing at Sussex University. There were a lot of facilities for students but in my opinion housing was a bit expensive.
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Nastassia
Belarussian State University, Minsk, Belarus
Law, International, Graduate, LLM
University of Sussex
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The UK is quite expensive country, which is not a secret. So if you are going to the UK, you have to be ready for that. Though the salary rates are very high as well.
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
It is quite difficult to open a bank account for a international student for the first time. And it may be some other problems in the future connected with banks. Cost-saving tips are different, for example to know cheaper shops, to buy bus saver for a year etc.
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Carlotta
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Sociology, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Sussex
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
plan to get a job!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
it is wonderful--the students, both national and international, were great, and the environment was very collegiate.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
it was a nice break, with some school work in the midst...probably the best time of my life.
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Almudena
Universidad de Cádiz, Cadiz, Spain
Chemistry, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Sussex
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Before I went to study at Sussex University I found it really difficult to understand people as speaking. I did not have problems with written English but I did with my spoken skills. After coming back I was able to understand most of people (if they did not have a strong English accent or speak very quickly).
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