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University of Sussex cuts a third of student rents

Rents will be cut for around one in three students living on campus for 2018/19, the University of Sussex has confirmed.

A third of current on-campus accommodation – nearly 1,400 bed spaces – will be offered at reduced rates next academic year, as the University reaffirms its commitment to providing a range of price points for student residences.

Park Village will cost £90 a week from the autumn, down from £98.53, making it the cheapest accommodation on campus and only £1.44 more expensive than the old East Slope, which is being replaced with a new modern student village.

Reduced rents are also available in Lewes Court 1 (£119, down from £128.74) and Park Houses (£111, down from £115.83).

The University agreed the rents following close consultation with the Students’ Union.

Simon Neale, Director of Estates and Facilities Management, said: “It’s been great to work with our students to ensure that we continue to offer housing options to suit a range of budgets and needs.”

The new student village will open in phases between 2018 and 2021. On completion, it will be home to more than 2,000 students and will triple the amount of student housing on the East Slope site.