In line with government guidance, there is no face-to-face teaching until at least 18 Jan.
You can still contact us, though ...

  • The answers to many questions can be found via our VIRTUAL RECEPTION.
  • Ask a question via our LIVE WEB CHAT (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
  • Problems submitting assessments
    Should something happen that impacts on your ability to submit your work - including technical problems - you can apply for exceptional circumstances. You can submit a claim by logging into Sussex Direct, going to the Study Tab and clicking on 'Exceptional circumstances'.
    If you have submitted the wrong file during the late period for an assessment and wish to replace it, you should aim to send the correct file to your School Office before the end of the late period along with this form. Your School Office will address this after it has re-opened.
    See more information about for those staying on campus over the holiday period.
  • In an emergency
    If you are on-campus, contact Security on 01273 873333 (3333 from your room phone). Contact 999 if you are off-campus. 
  • Urgent mental health concerns
    Phone the Brighton & Hove Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS): 0300 304 0078 
    Or the Sussex Mental Health Line for support and advice: 0300 5000 101. 
    Both lines are open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week. 
  • For mental health support:
    The University has signed up to Togetherall, a 24/7 online community where you can access (anonymously) mutual support, self-assessment, self-guided courses and creative tools for expressing yourself. Togetherall is clinically managed, with mental health professionals available 24/7 to keep the community safe. Register here to use the service free of charge. 
  • Student Space is a free resource for all students, providing dedicated support services by phone, text, email and webchat. Also information and tools to help you through the challenges of coronavirus.
  • Samaritans: 24hr crisis phone line 116 123 or check out their Covid-19 resources.
  • If you think you have symptoms of Covid-19, please complete the online form and look at the Symptoms and self-isolation web page for advice on how to look after yourself and when to seek help.

Industry links and placements

Benefit from our Department's links with over 100 institutions across the South East of England, such as Reigate Sixth Form College in Surrey, Roedean School in Brighton or the Knole Academy in Sevenoaks, Kent.

We've been working with local primary and secondary schools for more than 50 years and we recognise the value of school-based teacher training.

This means you take placements as part of your course, whether you're taking an undergraduate degree or studying at postgraduate level - so you can gain real-world experience in the classroom before you graduate.

Learn more about placements

Experts in international education and development

Your studies at Sussex benefit from our faculty's renowned expertise in the area of international education and development.

Our Department hosts the Centre for International Education (CIE), whose research has contributed to Sussex’s position as second in the world for development studies (QS World Rankings 2016-17).

Teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses is informed by our research within the CIE, and you can choose to focus on this area by taking:

Your studies are also informed by research within our other two research centres - the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research - as well as the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth, which we co-host with the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

Discover our research

Courses for Qualified Teacher Status

You can achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through a number of routes at Sussex.

Choose from our wide range of PGCEs in primary or secondary education, or gain your QTS through the School Direct route.

With our high-quality teacher training courses, you can be confident that you'll graduate well prepared for your teaching career. For example, Sussex was rated third in the UK for primary PGCE training by the Good Teacher Training Guide 2015.

If you're already an experienced teacher but you're not qualified, you can achieve QTS via our assessment-only route.

And successful graduates of our Early Years Education MA - free to take for Home/EU students - earn an MA and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) within a year.

Browse our postgraduate courses


Community and ongoing support

Join our Department and study in a supportive, collaborative community.

Our interdisciplinary approach means you can work across subject areas to develop innovative ideas. There are lots of opportunities to work closely with the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

See also our Continuing Professional Development web pages for details about the 'International CPD' we are engaged with, 'CPD for Partnership Teachers' through out Initial Teacher Education team and 'Widening Participation Consultancy.

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* Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017