28 Days Later? No, just Sussex campus over summer

At least it’s easy to get a seat on the bus


No longer can you hear the chants of young activists or the hustle and bustle of students running to their lectures. Instead, Sussex campus over summer has turned into a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie, where the local wildlife now rules.

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He refused to answer questions regarding the whereabouts of all the humans

Watching my every move

Watching my every move

Boarding a 25 towards campus was every anthropophobic’s dream. Vacant seats echoed feelings of happiness at not having to sausage yourself in-between a crammed bus of other hungover students trying to make it to their 9am.

Choosing a seat: a harder decision to make than picking a burger from Grubbs

Choosing a seat: a harder decision to make than picking a burger from Grubbs

Stepping into Library square felt eerie. You can hear the faint melody of The Specials’ Ghost Town playing in the back of your head. Surrounded by seagulls and blackbirds at every angle, I made the decision to escape and head down to the Co-op.

So peaceful it's sickening

So peaceful it’s sickening

Hello? Is anybody out there?

Hello? Is anybody out there?

Walking into the fully-stacked aisles is unnerving. So many options for lunchtime meal deals. For once, you don’t have to settle for a Funky Tuna bagel and some wrinkly cocktail sausages.

Sweet dream or beautiful nightmare? Definitely sweet dream

Sweet dream or beautiful nightmare? Definitely sweet dream

No queue: As if someone had cleared the pathway to heaven

No queue: As if someone had cleared the pathway to heaven

As for East Slope Bar, all hope is lost. The once vibrant sounds of live music and drunken singing have been replaced by a dead silence. For those wishing to cram in some last minute revision before re-takes, Sussex campus is your haven, otherwise you’ll have to venture into town and the North Laines to really experience a Brighton summer.

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East Slope Bar: nothing but deadly silence

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Shawcross: not a soul in sight