Congratulations on making it to Brighton! We hope you'll enjoy it here - we've put together a few summaries below to try to help with the settling in process and give you a place to start.
If you're a first year you'll have a reasonable chance of getting a space in halls of residence. Sussex Uni guarantees a space in Uni managed buildings for your first year, which are mostly halls of residence, but Brighton Uni is a bit trickier and allocate spaces based on a list of rules here. This is mostly because there are just too many applicants for halls a lot of the time.
If you aren't in halls, that's not a problem, as both Unis will help you find a house share - halls are usually a bit cheaper, but only because you don't get them for the whole year (they cost about the same per week), so you save money and time on moving back and forth, as well as meaning you can stay in Brighton to work in the holidays if you live in rented accommodation.
Brighton Uni has 4 campuses - Varley Park, Grand Parade, Moulsecoomb and Falmer, with additional accommodation out in Hastings and Eastbourne. The Brighton Campuses are all within 4 miles of the centre and have great bus links. Prices range from £120 to £190 a week for 39 weeks. Sussex has only 1 campus, but it is a large one and prices can be as low as £87 per week for a non-en-suite room.
If you're looking for a house share or flat share, check out our Accommodation pages, as we get plenty of people looking for one more roommate, or roommates looking for a spare space!