Doctoral School

Help and support

The Doctoral School can help you find the support you need. If you are unsure of how to proceed with issues concerning academic support, or wish to raise any matter in confidence, please contact the Doctoral School.

Services we can direct you to include the ones listed in the A-Z of support for doctoral researchers below.

Careers and Employability Centre

Library (Ground Floor)

T: 01273 678429

E: careers@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/services/researchers

1:1 appointments, workshops and events to explore careers both within and outside academia. CV feedback and application review, interview preparation.

Chaplaincy and Meeting House

Meeting House

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/chaplaincy/

Multi-faith and no faith, space available for study, quiet reflection, eating lunch. Regular Mindfulness and Meditation sessions.

Counselling Service

Health Centre Building

T: 01273 678156

E: counsellingreception@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/counselling/index

Individual counselling, group therapy, workshops and online self-help tools on managing mental health difficulties such as stress, depression, insomnia and anxiety.

Director of Doctoral Studies (within your School)

Advice on problems or concerns about relationship with supervisor, gives final approval to changes of registration status, oversees annual review process and oversees supervisors in School.

Doctoral School

Falmer House

T: 01273 877767 

E: doctoralschool@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/internal/doctoralschool/index

Manages Researcher Development Programme with series of workshops and events to help doctoral researchers complete doctorate and prepare for future careers. Also coordinates doctoral scholarship schemes, funding for presenting at international conferences and professional development activities

English Language for Academic Studies

Language Learning Centre, Arts A

E: acadev@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/languages/english/acadev

English language and study skills support for students with English as a second/additional language. Workshops, drop-in and 1:1 support offered.

Health Centre at the University of Sussex

Health Centre Building

T: 01273 249049

W: https://www.unisussexhc.nhs.uk/

NHS medical practice. Students living in most areas of Brighton and Hove are able to register here.

Housing Office

Bramber House (Level 2)

T: 01273 678220

E: housing@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/internal/housing/

Manages on-campus housing. Also gives advice about looking for housing in the private rented sector or problems with private sector tenancy agreements.

International Student Support

Bramber House (Level 2)

T: 01273 678422 

E: counsellingreception@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/internationalsupport/index

Tier 4 Visas, Police Registration, Living in the UK, Opening a UK Bank Account, Day Trips and Social Events for international students.

Library

The Library

T: 01273 678163

E: library@sussex.ac.uk  

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/library/research 

Provides 1:1 sessions for PGRs, information about Open Access and managing research data. Research Hive on top floor is dedicated study space for PGRs, with bookable meeting rooms. Hive Scholars organise programme of seminars and social events.

Research and Enterprise Co-ordinator (within your School)

First point of contact for administrative questions within your School of Study.

Research Student Administration Office

Sussex House (Ground Floor)

T: 01273 876550 

E: researchstudentoffice@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/rsao/index  

Administration throughout research student journey from application to graduation, including submission of thesis and viva-voce examination. Also produces official letters for students.

Security

York House (Ground Floor)

T: EMERGENCY: 01273 873333, Non-Emergency: 01273 678234

E: Security@sef.fm

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sef/services/security  

Operates a 24-hour a day, 365 days a year Security service for the University. Can liaise with emergency welfare team (part of Campus and Residential Support) if out-of-hours welfare support required. Provides security escort across campus if required.

Student Accounts

Sussex House (Ground Floor)

T: 0800 849 4979

E: studentaccounts@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/finance/services/feesandincome/studentaccounts

To pay tuition fees and accommodation fees, sets up payment plans.

Student Life Centre

Bramber House (Ground Floor)

T: 01273 876767 

E: studentlifecentre@sussex.ac.uk

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/studentlifecentre/

Any concerns, worries or questions students have about a wide range of issues including engagement and motivation, health issues, supervisor problems, sexuality, race & culture, financial hardship, sexual or domestic violence, suicide intervention.

Student Rep (within your School)

W: www.sussexstudent.com/studentreps

The Student Rep Scheme is co-run by the University of Sussex and the University of Sussex Students' Union. Student Reps provide an essential link between students, the Union and the University. Postgraduate Research Student Reps are doctoral students, elected by fellow students or self-nominated, to represent the views and interests of doctoral researchers in their subject. Reps find out about issues impacting on students' studies and experience. They may raise these informally with individual members of staff or more formally at department, school, and university level committees in order to effect positive change.

Student Support Unit

Bramber House (Ground Floor)

T: 01273 877466

E: studentsupport@sussex.ac.uk 

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/studentsupport/

Put in place reasonable adjustments (RAs) for students with long-term mental or physical health conditions and specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia). RAs include for example specialist equipment, extensions, the support of specialist study skills or mental health mentors, library support (e.g. book collection), liaising with academic staff about support needs.

Student Union Advocacy

T: 01273 877038

E: advice@sussexstudent.com

Advice on appealing, formal complaints and supervisory issues. Listens to feedback about your experience as a student and can advocate on your behalf and campaign for change. Feedback can also be given in confidence to your Student Rep and Education and Welfare Officer.

Supervisor(s)

Advice on every stage of the planning and carrying out of the research and in the writing of the thesis itself. Including advice on training or specialist skills needed, ethical review, opportunities to present work, and guidance on the standard of work required. Approves requests of any change of status (e.g. intermission, pre-submission).

Sussexsport

Sports Centre and Falmer Sports Complex

W: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sport/index

Fitness rooms, programme of group exercise classes, squash, tennis & netball courts, sports pitches, therapy room, sports injury clinic, £1 swimming for students at range of local swimming pools.

Doctoral School

E: doctoralschool@sussex.ac.uk
T: 00 44 (0)1273 87 7767