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Important Coronavirus update - 18 March

Further to the email that all students received on Monday evening, with information on how the University is preparing to move to provide your teaching and learning online, we want to ensure you have access to new information, as we continue to support you during this time. 

The below information is all available on the Student Hub and this will continue to be updated regularly.  

We will continue to update this section with your questions and do let us know if you feel there is key information missing that will help you.

Please continue to look at your emails over the coming days, as we will be sharing with you very specific information regarding assessments and other important aspects of your learning.


School offices:

Rather than visit in person, please do continue to email your School Office during this time with enquiries about your course. University of Sussex staff are working hard during this time to continue your teaching and learning and it’s important that you continue to contact staff. Information is available on the Student Hub with the email addresses for all the School offices

Post Graduate Researchers:

We acknowledge that PGRs are a distinct group of students and staff at Sussex and we have provided a broad range of information for them, including supervisors which you can read here.


Students living in campus accommodation:

A major priority for the University is making sure that our students who are living on campus are able to receive all the services and support you need. As well as all the information below about the campus services that are in operation (as well as existing information on the Student Hub), please know that the University’s security team continue to be in operation 24/7 if there is ever an emergency that you need help with. You can find all the details here.  

We also have information on the Student Hub with guidance on what to do if you feel poorly – and that students should continue to report this to our Health & Safety team so we can support you. The email address is

You can continue to contact the Health Centre by phone (rather than in person) and visit the on-campus Pharmacy should you need to.

The Library:

The Library will be open until Friday this week (Friday 20 March), and will then close until further notice. The opening times this week are: 

Today: closing at 7pm

Thursday 19 March: 8.30am – 7pm

Friday 20 March: 8.30am – 5.30pm

We will continue to offer a remote Library service. Staff and students are encouraged to use Library Chat to keep in touch and to ask us any questions you may have. This will be staffed 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Questions can also be emailed using

The Library will continue to offer 1-2-1 support, delivered remotely. Students can book a time using this online form. Support, including online tutorials, is also available via the Skills Hub.

Catering and the Co-op:

These are running for students on campus including: Eat Central restaurant, Arts Piazza and the Library café (until Friday PM). 

The Co-op remains open and is working to the usual hours of operation.

Support for all students: 

At the present time, the Student Life Centre, Student Support Unit and International Student Support are providing online and telephone services for any students who need support – and students should not hesitate to contact them. Please contact these services by phone or online, rather than in-person. 

To find out more about what sort of services the Student Life Centre, the Student Support Unit and International Student Support offer, please read this information online.  

To contact the staff there please either call or email at:

Student Life Centre:

By email:

By phone: 01273 876767

Student Support Unit:

By email:

By phone: 01273 877466

International Student Support:

By email (immigration enquiries):

By email (general international support enquiries):

By phone: 01273 678422

Students studying at partner universities or on placements abroad: 

We have many students studying abroad at partner institutions and on placements overseas. More information has been added to the Student Hub for these students – please visit there to see if your queries can be answered. You can also email the team at  

The Meeting House:

The Meeting House will also remain open during the mornings to students – providing important pastoral services. Mindfulness sessions will be offered online and faith services will continue until further notice. Look out for regular mindfulness videos from our Chaplain, Chris McDermott – you can find the first one here.

Thank you again for all your understanding as the University adapts all its teaching, learning and support services for you in response to COVID-19. 

Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Thursday, 19 March 2020


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