Sussex is a bright, vibrant and diverse university with a really great atmosphere. I’ve just completed my first year and living in halls on the Sussex campus alongside all my friends and being within walking distance to all my academic classes was fantastic. The short distance into Brighton and easy transport links was a huge bonus, the 24/7 bus service from campus into the city was a massive help – the N25 will always be a life saver! My particular department of Global Studies has supportive and friendly staff who understood my personal circumstances within my first year and did their utmost to support me with my studies whilst allowing me the time to grieve my situation, it made the world of difference. The style of teaching at Sussex is fantastic too, i found the seminars with doctoral tutors particularly interesting as I found this is where my critical thinking skills developed, where myself and my peers had conversations and debates about the topic of the lectures that week and the readings, this was particularly helpful for essay brainstorming in assessment season. Overall, University of Sussex is an inspiring and engaging place to be, i’ve learnt an awful lot and so glad I chose it for university.