Doctoral School

Student Life Centre

Student Life CentreThe Student Life Centre provides information, advice, and guidance to the whole student community from their accessible location in Bramber House. Advisers have many years’ experience of working with doctoral researchers, with a good understanding of the complex issues you can face.

If you don’t know who to talk to or who to ask, start at the Student Life Centre. Seek help early and remember that they are here for YOU.   

Issues they can help with include:

  • Relationship difficulties in the workplace or at home
  • Engagement and motivation, and identifying obstacles to learning
  • University procedures and processes
  • Health problems
  • Personal direction, goals & targets
  • Financial difficulties
  • Identity-specific support sessions, including race and culture support
  • Personal and welfare concerns affecting academic progress or wellbeing

During lockdown the centre has been operating virtually. You can access their services by emailing studentlifecentre@sussex.ac.uk to request information, a telephone call back or in-person support. See the Student Life Centre website for the latest information about accessing their services.

In this video, Student Life Advisor Grace explains the type of support on offer:

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