School of Business, Management and Economics

BMEc student FAQ

Where can I check my timetable?

On Sussex Direct go to Study page, click on Study Timetable. Note that you have a weekly timetable; your courses may be timetabled differently in each week, so please make sure you check all ten weeks.

Where can I find out whether a lecturer/tutorial/practice has been cancelled or rearranged?

The BMEc School Office (located on the ground floor of the Jubilee Building, Room G08) should inform you of any changes to timetabling via email and the notice boards, however if you are unsure, please contact your department's Course Co-ordinator/s.

Where can I find lecture or seminar notes?

These can be found on Study Direct. You can see which courses have this resource by the Study Direct symbol shown beside the module details on your Sussex Direct pages. To access these sites you will need to use your normal University log-in and passwords.

Where can I get a 'To Whom It May Concern' letter for my bank, etc?

Undergraduates
Please email bmec@sussex.ac.uk. If the letter is for a bank account, please include the name of the bank. BMEc School office staff will email you back when your letter is ready for collection.

Postgraduates and ex-students
Please email spaenquiries@sussex.ac.uk (Student Progress and Assessment Office).

To whom can I talk to if I am going through personal problems?

Visit the Student Life Centre, located on the ground floor of Chichester 1, where you can talk to one of the Student Life Team about any concerns.

To whom can I talk to if I am going through academic problems?

Contact your Academic Advisor. You should see his/her name and contact details in Sussex Direct. If you cannot find this information, ask your Programme Co-ordinator.

Where can I find my candidate number? Why do I need it?

On Sussex Direct go to Study page: click to view your candidate number. This number is also shown on your University ID card. You will need both your candidate number and ID card for submitting work and when you sit exams.

Where do I hand in my work?

All coursework that is run or owned by this School (BMEc) should be handed in to the School Office, Jubilee G08. For joint courses that are owned by another School, the work needs to go to that School. This also applies to electives.

Where do I hand in late work?

Once past the 24-hour deadline, work still needs to be handed into the BMEc School Office, Jubilee G08, or owning School (see above), for inputting onto the electronic submission sheet.

Do I need two copies of my work when submitting?

Yes, unless requested otherwise by the Course Convenor.

Where do I collect my marked work from?

You will be notified by email when work is ready to collect. It will usually be available for collection from either the School Office. There are exceptions for Minor/Joint marked work which should be collected from the place you submitted.

What happens if I non-submit/submit late for medical reasons/mitigating circumstances?

If you have mitigating circumstances you would like to be taken into account, you should visit the Student Life Centre and speak to a Student Support Co-ordinator. They will make an appointment for you to see a Student Advisor. You can obtain a mitigating evidence form at the Centre or download a form via the link on Sussex Direct. You will find the Student Life Centre on the ground floor of Chichester 1.

Note: Mitigating evidence can be submitted to cover absence from unseen exams, in-class tests and presentations.

How do I find out if my mitigating circumstances have been accepted?

You will be notified of the outcome by letter or email, after the Mitigating Evidence Committee has met (once a term). For late work (up to 24 hours), the system will show the mark with the penalty applied. For Very Late work (over 24 hours), a mark will be given for information only, and a '0' entered on the record. If the lateness is condoned by MEC then the mark will be altered/reinstated.

Where can I see my marks?

Your marks will appear on Sussex Direct. If you log on and click to view your Study Pages, you can click on the Course Results tab to see your marks. The Course Progress tab will also give you information on your current work.

Where can I get an official transcript of my marks?

If you have not yet completed your degree, your official marks will appear on Sussex Direct only. Please note that an overall mark is only available after Classification, and not at the end of each academic year. Once you have completed your degree, you will need to fill in a Transcript Request Form, obtainable from Student Systems, email: transcripts@sussex.ac.uk.

Where can I buy a photocopying card? Where can I recharge it?

Photocopy cards are available from the Main Library. There are machines available in the Main Library for recharging.

Who do I ask for reference letters for jobs, etc?

Your Academic Advisor is the best person to go to for a reference, as they will have had regular contact with you throughout your University career. Requests for references are not usually refused, but it is polite to ask the proposed referee before sending in the request.