The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities. Sussex is situated on a rolling parkland and is considered to have one of the most beautiful campuses in Britain. The university prides itself on being among the most diverse and multicultural, with around a third of its staff drawn from outside the UK. The university prides itself on being one of the most multicultural, with almost half of its staff drawn from outside the UK. Sussex has welcomed positive recognition for its success in transitioning students into employment, something it attributes to its plentiful links with industry.