Sabrina's Experience as a Canadian Law Student at the University of Sussex
Undergrad law student Sabrina lays out what she loved best about studying abroad in the UK.
By Sabrina, undergraduate Law student from Canada
Picking the right university to study abroad at can be challenging. Luckily, the program I was part of at my university back in Canada had a dual degree program with Sussex, so they had already done a lot of the work to pick out a good university to study abroad at.
Loving life on-campus
Of course, I did a little bit of research on my own to make sure the University of Sussex would be a good fit for me personally. From research and opinions of people I knew who had been to England, the consensus was that Brighton was a fun, lively, vibrant city to live in. So that feedback was very reassuring that Sussex was in a good location.
I also loved that Sussex had a more traditional style campus, (by which I mean the campus isn't integrated within the city). All the buildings and residences are part of one big campus, but the city centre was still very close by: only about a 20 minute bus ride away, and under 10 minutes by train!
Connecting with other international students
Another factor that led me to come study at Sussex was that the wide range of international students from around the world who study at Sussex. Having such a diverse group of students at the university made me feel like I would be welcomed as an international student and that the university really valued the importance of having a multicultural student body.
Sussex, to me, means welcoming, social, and inclusive, which I think are all really important traits for a university to have. I've joined a couple of societies during my time here, which have been so fun and a great way to meet new people who have similar interests as me. All the societies and sports teams I've joined have been so welcoming and really take initiative to have social events to get people together and create a positive atmosphere for students to mingle and have fun.
Learn a little more about studying Law at Sussex in this short video:
The town of Brighton
I love being in Brighton because it's such a quirky, fun place filled with kind and friendly people. One of my favourite things to do is spend the afternoon in The Lanes checking out all the beautiful little shops and boutiques, having lunch at one of the many cute cafés, and ending the day off by the beach to watch the sunset.
If you love a bit of history, the Royal Pavilion is definitely a beautiful place to visit and spend some time! You can sit on the grounds for a picnic or go on a tour inside and view the beautiful artwork.
Another great place to sit and relax by yourself or with friends is by the South Downs. You could sit there for hours and just enjoy the beautiful open areas.
There's something for everyone here in Brighton, which is why I think it's such an appealing place to be — that's why I chose to spend the summer here this year!
Learn more about Sussex for Canadian students