Coming to work for UHSussex isn’t just about where you work. it’s also about where you live.
We want you to have a healthy work/life balance and we believe there’s nowhere better in the world to achieve that than right here.
With its proximity to London, endless coastline and beaches, heaps of history, picturesque villages and vibrant cities it’s no wonder that people flock to Sussex.
Whether nature’s your thing, arts, sports or history, Sussex truly has something for everyone.
Nature lover’s paradise
Over 100 miles of coastline, 68 miles of national park, and 25 National Trust sites, Sussex is a place of iconic landscapes and breath-taking beauty.
The South Downs National Park stretches from Eastbourne in the east to Winchester in the west and takes in some stunning panoramic views out to sea and across beautiful valleys. A designated Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, the South Downs starts with the iconic white cliffs of Seven Sisters and Beachy Head across the undulating hills and dips taking in well-known locations such as Devil’s Dyke, Ditchling Beacon, Cissbury Ring and the highest point at Black Down. The South Down Way provides a path to walk the whole of the South Downs and can be joined at any point, but there are many other places to walk that provide peace and natural beauty.
Other areas to enjoy in Sussex include the many forests, ancient woodlands, nature reserves and National Trust gardens.
Calling adrenaline junkies
As you’d expect living along the coast water sports feature high on the list in Sussex!
From stand up paddle boarding, surfing, sailing, kayaking and kitesurfing there’s many places to enjoy learning new skills, meet like-minded people, or just to get out there and have fun.
If land based sports are more your thing then there’s many places for rock climbing, horse riding, cycling, golf, tennis, football, rugby and much more across the local area. And of course, for those that prefer to watch sport rather than partake then Sussex is home to many sports from football at Brighton and Hove Albion’s American Express Community Stadium to polo at Cowdray Park and horse racing at Fontwell Park, Plumpton and Goodwood.
Every May Brighton host’s the largest art festival in England. The Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe Festival take over the city with a host of art and entertainment for the whole month.
Celebrating Bonfire Night in Lewes is another highlight of the calendar and not to be missed. Other annual events include the many Pride events including Brighton Pride, Brighton Trans Pride, Chichester Pride and Worthing Pride.
Museums, art galleries and theatres can be found across the area including in Brighton, Chichester, Hastings, Horsham, Eastbourne, Lewes and Worthing. And of course, London is never more than an hour away for more of the same.
Sussex is steeped in history with both East Sussex and West Sussex home to more than their fair share of castles and historical sites. From Battle Abbey, Herstmonceaux Castle, Lewes Castle, Royal Pavilion and Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to West Sussex’s Arundel Castle, Petworth House, Fishbourne Roman Palace and Chichester Cathedral, there’s so much to explore.
Our many National Trust houses across Sussex also offer a glimpse into the past and some beautiful gardens to enjoy.
Top attractions in Sussex
- Royal Pavillion
- Brighton Pier
- Brighton i360
- Lewes Castle
- Arundel Castle
- Battle Abbey
- Sheffield Park and Gardens
- Goodwood House
- Beachy Head
- Chichester Cathedral
- Bolney Wine Estate
For more ideas on what to do in Sussex visit Discover Sussex or see the Sussex page on the Visit England website.