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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.”