Halls of residence are provided by both the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, and BSMS students are allocated evenly between the two universities.
As a first-year medical student, you will be guaranteed accommodation at Falmer, where the medical school is based. However, you must make BSMS your first choice when confirming places with UCAS, and submit your application for university residences by the deadline in late June.
At the University of Brighton, you will normally be placed in Paddock Field residences, where all rooms are en suite.
At the University of Sussex, you will normally be placed in Lewes Court residences (with either an en-suite room or shared bathroom) or Norwich House (shared bathrooms).
Whichever residence you live in, at Falmer you will be part of a lively, stimulating and cosmopolitan student community, living alongside people from all over the world who are studying a wide range of subjects. Most accommodation is in single study bedrooms, although there are a few shared rooms and family flats (University of Sussex only), as well as housing designed for students with disabilities. All halls have internet access and contents insurance.
You should apply for halls via the University of Brighton Accommodation Office, regardless of which university campus you would prefer. They will send you information on how to apply during the academic year before you arrive at BSMS, including all relevant deadlines. The office can also help you find accommodation off-campus, if you would prefer.
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If you would prefer to live in a house or flat for you first year, Brighton has a wide range of rented accommodation available.
From year 2, all students move off campus (unless there are exceptional needs). Help with finding a suitable place to live is available from the University of Sussex and University of Brighton accommodation services.
In years 3, 4 and 5, you will undertake attachments at different regional hospitals and within other clinical settings. Placement travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with our student travel and accommodation policy.
Commuting to BSMS
We encourage students to live locally to Brighton for the duration of their studies. Students may choose to commute from outside the immediate area for personal reasons; however BSMS is not normally able to provide concessions or adjustments to the requirements of the course to accommodate these circumstances. Students who are not resident in the local area are likely to need to source temporary accommodation from time to time to ensure they can meet the requirements of the course.