Find a place to study on campus

Discover locations where you can work, heat up food, make a hot drink or unwind between sessions – as chosen by Sussex students.

Study spaces

The Library building is currently closed, but if you’re looking to focus on your work, the Library can provide lots of online resources to help you study from home. Please check the Library website for updates.

Academic buildings

These spaces are based in our schools of study, but you can use any of them when open.

If you're near the Library, try:

  • Arts A – undergraduate and postgraduate common rooms in the school of History, Art History and Philosophy
  • Arts A – Language Learning Centre
  • Arts A – ground floor (outside school office)
  • Arts B – English social space
  • Arts C – Global Studies Resource Centre
  • Silverstone – ground floor
  • Silverstone – social space (level 3).

Look at these spots near the Meeting House:

  • Pevensey I – foyer
  • Pevensey I – common room
  • Shawcross – computer rooms.

If you're near Bramber House, you can go here:

  • Essex House – seats on ground floor
  • Fulton – ground floor sofas
  • Jubilee building – study pods
  • York House – computer lab.

Towards the east of campus, you have:

  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School – foyer
  • Freeman – common room
  • Freeman – computer rooms
  • John Maynard Smith building – Robert Whittle social space.

Tip: You can check which computers are available on the Sussex Mobile app or on the ITS website. You can also see which seminar rooms are free to use and find out how busy the Library is.

Other spaces

If you're looking to do some general reading or admin, these areas are equally worth knowing about:

  • Meeting House – quiet room
  • Park Village – social space
  • Falmer House – common room
  • Falmer House – Room 76 café
  • Bramber House – second floor foyer
  • Bramber House – Dine Central (after food hours)
  • Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts – café.

Tip: You can also study in libraries that are part of the University of Brighton, such as St Peter's House Library, with a Sussex student card – just as Brighton students can revise in ours.

Social spaces

There are many settings where you can socialise. As well as the range of cafes and restaurants on campus you can try the following areas:

  • Meeting House
  • Falmer House – common room
  • Freeman – common room
  • Silverstone – social space (level 3)
  • Arts A – pond benches.

Microwaves and hot water

If you want to heat up your own food or make your own hot drink, you can use facilities in:

  • Arts C – Global Studies kitchen, level 3
  • Falmer House – USSU common room, second floor
  • Freeman – common room
  • John Maynard Smith – Robert Whittle social space
  • Jubilee – student kitchen
  • Meeting House – shared kitchen
  • Pevensey I – common room.

Tip: The Meeting House supplies tea at a minimal cost.

In addition, there are microwaves in:

If you just need hot water, you can go to the:

  • common rooms in Silverstone
  • Geography department within Chichester I
  • kitchenettes on the first and second floors in the Fulton building.

Map of facilities

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A map of available kitchen spaces, microwaves and hot water on the Sussex campus, an accessible list above

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