School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

New students

For new PhD and MPhil students in Engineering and Informatics


We run a School induction programme in mid-October which will include introductions, talks, and a social event where you can meet new students, current students, and faculty. Check the Induction Event page for more information.

Register centrally

You must register centrally with the University which will also give you IT and Library access and enable you to collect your student card. For lots more information about regestration visit:

Contact your supervisor

When you arrive you should make first contact with your supervisor to discuss your research project.  Your supervisor will inform you about office/lab space and local computing facilities.  You should also discuss any training you may need, including MSc modules.  In addition, ask your supervisor for a Health & Safety briefing.

Find your supervisor's office from this directory.

Research Methods and Skills Course

All first year research students must take the compulsory short course Research Methods and Skills in Engineering & Informatics.  The two-hour sessions run fortnightly. If you are a part-time research student, you should notify Professor Peter Cheng ( as soon as possible if there are particular days of the week when attendance would be difficult for you.

Taught courses/modules taken by research students

MSc modules are optional.  If you want to take any, discuss them with your supervisor, then inform Luke Scott of your selections. Descriptions of all the MSc modules are available: [Engineering] [Informatics].


School of Engineering and Informatics Handbook

The most up to date School Handbook: ENGINF Handbook for Research Students [PDF 163.73KB]

University of Sussex Handbook and Regulations for Doctoral Researchers

The most up to date University Handbook for Doctoral Researchers: This handbook will be a vital reference during your time as a student at Sussex. The 'On arrival' section is essential reading for all new students.


Useful Links

University Induction Pages - find information on how to register with the campus Health Centre and Dentist, how to get around campus, and lots of other events and activities.

Campus map and Travel Information - how to find campus.

Health and Safety handbook [PDF 281.88KB]

Informatics Computing Support

Informatics Resource Library [PDF 68.05KB]


School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

School Office:
School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, Chichester 1 Room 002, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ
T 01273 (67) 8195

School Office opening hours: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00
School Office location [PDF 1.74MB]