These pages contain information relevant to current students in the School who have come from overseas.
A warm welcome to our students from overseas!
We would suggest that, in addition to looking through the events that the University website advertises, you check out those offered by the University Careers and Employability Centre. Here are some highlights of topics especially likely to interest you:
- How the Careers & Employability Centre can help you
- Working in the UK after Graduation (International Students)
- Tax and National Insurance
- CVs and Application Forms
- Interview Skills
- International Students
- Looking for a job and/or part time work
- Getting Relevant Work Experience and Internships
- How to make employers want you to join their company
- Skills - what they are and what recruiters want
Resources at the Student Life Centre
The Student Life Centre, situated in Chichester 1 building, offers many student support services under roof, including support for dealing with issues specific to students coming from abroad. A visit to their FAQ webpage for international students could be a good starting point towards finding what you need; the page also points out further sources of assistance and support.
The Sussex Centre for Language Studies
The Sussex Centre for Language Studies runs language courses all year round for adult learners who wish to reach a high standard of English. The Centre offers Academic Development Support to all full-time international/overseas students completing a full degree at the University of Sussex:
- Are you an overseas/international student?
- Is English a second or additional language?
- Is this the first time you have studied in a British University?
- Are you concerned about adapting to a new academic culture and learning style? For example, what is meant by plagiarism, argument and critical analysis?
If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above questions you may be interested in registering for Academic Development (English Language and Study Skills) Support. This support is available free of charge to all overseas/international students at the University of Sussex. The Support Programme varies from term to term but an overview is provided below:
Academic Development Workshops
These workshops will focus on academic and English Language skills and include subjects such as note-taking, summarizing and paraphrasing, structuring an essay, referencing and writing a bibliography and advanced language skills.
Before each workshop students will submit a sample of their writing which will be analysed by both the students in the group and the tutor.
These are to help you with any aspect of your studies, but most students use them to ask for advice on their written work.
See the Academic Development Study Direct site. Students can register here to book one-to-one, 30-minute tutorials to discuss any English language or study skills queries relating to their studies. If you have any other questions please contact: