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New East Slope 'neighbourhoods' named to celebrate Sussex

Its official! The new student village currently under construction will continue to be known as East Slope. However the new development will also see its buildings grouped into distinct areas, as four ‘neighbourhoods’ are established within it.

Continuing the tradition of celebrating local Sussex places in the naming of campus buildings, a naming panel at the University has approved the four new neighbourhood names – Camber, Bodiam, Lullington and Amberley.

The neighbourhoods will distinguish the different areas of the new student village and will help residents and visitors with wayfinding across the development. These smaller neighbourhoods will also help to retain the sociable atmosphere and relaxed feel that was a much-loved feature of the old East Slope accommodation.

The new East Slope accommodation will feature distinct 'neighbourhoods'; Camber (yellow), Bodiam (pink), Lulliington (blue) and Amberley (green)

Find out more about our neighbourhood place names . . . and spot the odd one out!

The village of Camber is situated about 3 miles from Rye. Camber Sands has long been a popular tourist destination with over two miles of golden beaches and the only sand dunes in Sussex.

Bodiam is a small village in East Sussex, famous for its 14th century medieval castle. Much of the original building, including the battlements and portcullis still survive today, as does the splendid moat.

Lullington is famed for reputedly being home to the smallest church in England. At only 16 square feet, it can seat only 20 people!

Amberley, in West Sussex is home to a ‘living’ museum, set inside a former chalk quarry. Amongst the variety of demonstrations and displays, visitors can experience a working blacksmith, a narrow gauge, steam and vintage railway collection and a wireless and telecommunications exhibition, including its own amateur radio station.

Three of these four Sussex villages have their own castle, but can you name the odd one out?

Birds-eye view shows progress on East Slope

With 16 buildings currently under full construction, this new, short 'birds-eye' film shows how the East Slope development is progressing

East Slope's Got Talent! New outdoor amphitheater takes shape

Latest photographs taken of the East Slope development show that work is well underway to create the amphitheater that will feature in the new student village. Residents of the new accommodation will be able to put on, and enjoy informal performances in the purpose built out-door space.

Set for delivering performances 'in the round' with seating for spectators, the amphitheater is versatile and suited to all kinds of performing arts - outdoor theatre, acoustic gigs, comedy and more. With the astoundingly beautiful backdrop of the South Downs National Park, this space should provide plenty of inspiration for all kinds of talent!

The purpose-built, outdoor amphitheater will offer residents the opportunity to put on, and enjoy all kinds of informal performances

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