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Why Sussex? Why us?

                      Choice and                          Teaching                         Widen y...
Research                         Superb learning                     World class

Welcome to Sussex
Welcome to Sussex Life at Sussex

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Undergraduate prospectus section 1: Why Us


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The first section of the University of Sussex undergraduate prospectus 2009. See to view the prospectus online or order a printed copy.

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Undergraduate prospectus section 1: Why Us

  1. 1. Why Sussex? Why us? Choice and Teaching Widen your horizons flexibility excellence Meet students from varied Choose from a wide range Learn from inspiring, backgrounds and over 120 of degrees, with exciting enthusiastic and award-winning countries, learn another combinations of subjects, and teaching staff who are at the language alongside your main enjoy the flexibility to explore forefront of their field subject, or study abroad for part your own special interest of your degree within your selected degree Challenge yourself Career-focused Enjoy the challenge of learning learning alongside other high-calibre During your studies you will and motivated students – it’s develop the broad skills and the perfect environment for knowledge that employers enquiring minds look for Skills for life In addition to supporting your academic studies, we offer lots of opportunities to develop the wider life skills that enable you to reach your full potential 2
  2. 2. Research Superb learning World class Why Sussex? Why us? distinction resources Top 25 in UK Benefit from studying Our well-stocked Library, Top 50 in Europe at a university renowned extensive computer network Top 150 in the world nationally and internationally and electronic learning for its excellent research resources, specialist labs, and Times Higher Education media and film facilities support Supplement – World University you whatever your subject Rankings 2007 The ideal setting ‘London by the sea’ Located in the beautiful South With the exciting seaside city Downs, our campus provides of Brighton on your doorstep a safe, self-contained and and London just an hour away, welcoming environment for your experience some of the best studies clubs, culture and shopping in the UK Listening to you Your views matter to us. We provide a variety of opportunities for student feedback throughout your time at Sussex, and take strong account of your opinions 3
  3. 3. Welcome to Sussex Welcome to Sussex Life at Sussex Life at Sussex Y our time as a student is one of the most exciting and challenging periods in your life, so choosing the right university is an important decision. Our prospectus describes the opportunities available and gives you an idea of what life is like at the University of Sussex. At Sussex we offer you plenty of variety in your studies. We break down barriers between traditional subjects, allowing you flexibility and choice. We encourage intellectual breadth and self-reliance – skills that are highly prized in the world of work, as well as the academic world. We are a leading research university and the benefit of cutting-edge research to our undergraduate programmes is invaluable: in the calibre of our teaching staff; the availability of innovative and fascinating project and dissertation work; and the opportunities it provides to learn from leading researchers at the forefront of their subjects. Sussex is proud of its reputation as a cosmopolitan community. We actively encourage international students, mature applicants and students from backgrounds with no tradition of university education. Sussex has a diverse student population, enriching the experience of all who study here. Our campus is situated in beautiful parkland next to Brighton – the city by the sea. The friendly and informal campus life at Sussex is a reflection of the community at large: Brighton is a lively and exciting place. I hope this prospectus will help you decide whether Sussex is right for you. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us – or come to one of our open days or regular campus tours, and see for yourself what makes Sussex so special. Student Recruitment Services, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH T +44 (0)1273 876787 F +44 (0)1273 876677 Professor Michael Farthing E Vice-Chancellor 4
  4. 4. Open days and other Open days and other ways to visit Sussex Life at Sussex ways to visit Sussex Life at Sussex W e have tried to make this prospectus as informative as possible, but it can never give you a complete feel of what life is like at Sussex. To get the big picture, we would like to invite you to visit. Come and see for yourself what a beautiful campus we have and what a great time you could have here. We will hold two open days in 2008, on Self-guided visits Syrie’s Saturday 14 June and Saturday 11 October, If you can’t make any of our listed visit perspective as well as a year-round programme of opportunities, you are still welcome to ‘I x visited the University of Sussex campus tours and other visits. come and explore our friendly campus. twice before making my application. x Booking for all events is essential, and you On weekdays, you can collect a map and The x first time was on a sunny summer an information pack and get advice on how open day – the grass was covered with x can check available dates and request people chatting and laughing. The x places for you and your family at best to make use of your time on campus second time was on a cold rainy winter x by asking for a member of our Student day x when everyone was racing from Recruitment Services at main reception, building to building in search of cover. x Open days Sussex House. ‘Both times I can remember being x As well as enabling you to sample the gripped by a feeling of excitement x atmosphere of the Sussex campus first hand, Visiting the Brighton and Sussex based on the thought that I could x open days give you the very best opportunity Medical School come here. I imagined myself going to x to talk to our tutors about the subjects If you are interested in studying Medicine, the x Library and sitting in the student that interest you. We organise a packed please visit the Brighton and Sussex Medical bars. The idea of life on a campus x programme of activities, including subject School website at for with everything on one site really x appealed to me. I did visit some other x presentations, student life talks, and tours of information about their open days. universities, but Sussex seemed to be x departments and student accommodation. Group visits the x perfect place for me and it still is. We even offer free bus tours of nearby We also welcome hundreds of schools and ‘One of the best things about my job x Brighton, to give you a wider view of life here. is x talking to prospective students colleges to campus each year, offering a knowing that some people will love x Campus tours range of activities tailored to the needs of the the x campus and want to make Sussex If you are unable to attend one of our open group. A typical visit might include a campus “their place” too.’ days, you are welcome to come on one of tour, a look at our learning resources and a talk in one of the lecture theatres. Teachers Syrie Williams-Hall our regular campus tours. The tours, led by Head of current students or recent graduates, give or careers advisors wishing to bring a group Visitor Services you the chance to explore our campus and to campus are invited to contact Student get the lowdown on student life at Sussex. Recruitment Services at the address below Our trained team of advisors will also be on right. We look forward to seeing you. hand to answer any questions you have about Once you have applied your qualifications, university life in general, Although it is a good idea to visit universities or Sussex degrees in particular. before including them on your UCAS Mature student drop-ins application, we know it is not always possible. If you have been out of formal education So do be assured that if you apply to Sussex for some years, you may prefer to book a and are made an offer, we will normally invite place on one of our regular mature student you to an admissions day. These usually take tours. These sessions – normally led by a place between November and April each year, mature student at Sussex – will give you the and before any UCAS deadlines for replying chance to tour campus and get in-depth to offers. To check available dates and book a advice on entry routes and student support Admissions days give you the opportunity to visit, go to at the University. meet current students and staff, discuss your Or contact: chosen degree in more detail and decide Student Recruitment Services, finally whether Sussex is for you. Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH T +44 (0)1273 876787 E 5