Studentpad is the university's online house-hunting system to help students find good quality accommodation. It includes a database of properties which are owned by private landlords in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings who have agreed to make sure that their properties meet our code of standards. Studentpad also has advice on renting and a message board to help you find housemates.
Who can use it?
The service is free and can only be used by University of Brighton and University of Sussex students and applicants.
How to use it
You will need to get a password from the accommodation office. Contact us with your University of Brighton student ID number or UCAS application number and your date of birth to get your password.
Remember, you must always inspect the property yourself to ensure it meets your needs before agreeing to rent it. Just because a property is listed on Studentpad it does not guarantee it will have the features that you want.
Benefits of finding accommodation through Studentpad
- You will not be charged any fees.
- Properties are vetted by the university.
- A wide range of properties are available.
- All landlords have signed up to the university's code of standards (pdf), meeting our criteria for quality, safety and security.
- Wherever possible properties have been visited by accommodation staff.
We work with Brighton and Hove City Council to support their Accreditation Scheme, which aims to raise the standards of rental property management.
We welcome any comments that you may have and will investigate any serious concerns.
House hunting service
Our house hunting service gives you the opportunity to get housing advice and meet other students who are in the same situation as you. We will give you access to our Facebook groups where you can meet other first year students who are also looking for private sector accommodation, as well as ask the accommodation team your questions.
We also hold house hunting meet ups and housing fairs so that you can get advice and meet other students in the same situation as you. Private sector accommodation lists from studentpad and local letting agents are available at the fairs.
Private landlords and letting agents
There are several agencies in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings specialising in student accommodation. However please be aware that there is no requirement for letting agents to be registered with a regulatory body. However, registration with professional bodies such as the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) or the National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS) is something to look out for.