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Campus life and accommodation

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Campus life and accommodation

One of the key benefits of studying at BSMS is being a member of both the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton, as well as being a student at BSMS as a standalone institution. This means students have access to all campuses and facilities at both universities.

BSMS Medical teaching building


Teaching for first and second year students will primarily take place on the University of Sussex and University of Brighton campuses in Falmer. Click the link below for a virtual 360 tour of the University of Sussex campus in Falmer, and use the tool below to explore the University of Brighton's Falmer teaching buildings, outlets and more!

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Take the virtual tour of Brighton here >

Accommodation for 2024

As a first-year medical student, you will be guaranteed accommodation. 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 2024.

In your accommodation, 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. 

BSMS students are allocated between halls of residence at the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton, and will have the opportunity to rank their accommodation choices in terms of preference. Please note we cannot guarantee your first choice. All residences have communal kitchens, internet and include contents insurance.

Varley Park 

Varley Park has both en suite and shared options available. It is located in between Moulsecoomb and Falmer campus, with links to City, Moulsecoomb and Falmer campus and right next to the South Downs. There is a bus stop on the Varley Park site, and the public bus service visits the Falmer campus both day and night.

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Lewes Court 

Lewes Court is divided into two Phases to reflect the difference in living arrangements. Phase I consists of standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities, while Phase II has en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are self-catered with shared kitchen facilities.

For the 2023/2024 academic year, pricing for a standard room has been set at £125 per week, while an en-suite room costs £173.17 per week. Prices include all utility bills, content insurance and cleaning of common areas. Contracts for BSMS are for 39 weeks to reflect the longer terms.



Brighthelm houses

Brighthelm houses is located on the University of Sussex campus. Each house has five single bedrooms and two shared bathrooms. For the 2023/2024 academic year, the pricing for a room is £158.33 per week.

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