School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Welcome New Students

Welcome to the School of Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy. We have many academic and Professional Services staff dedicated to helping you make the most of your time and studies here in the School.

Welcome timetables and information for new students

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View your welcome timetable

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NOTE: New students will be assigned to a group which will determine your timetable for Welcome Week. How to find your group:

  • on a postcard which has been sent to your home address prior to your arrival.

  • at the MPS WWXIX orientation welcome event on Monday 

  • at the MPS School Office (Pevensey 2 foyer)

Don't forget to connect with our student societies QSoc (Physics and Astronomy) and Maths Society (SUMS).

Visit Sussex Students' Union to find out what's on during Freshers Week.


Making the most of your time and studies here

To help you find everything you need and take advantage of the opportunities available to you, please refer to the following pages:


1. You can use the campus map at

2. If you have any queries or problems in your first few days and do not know who to talk to, then come to the Mathematical and Physical Sciences School Office, Pevensey II Building, where the School Office staff will be happy to assist you.

3. When you are set up with your University email account this will become the main means of getting in touch; please ensure you check your @sussex email daily! Please note that it is your University email address that is used but you can forward this to your personal email account. Attend the Sussex Essentials talk or visit IT Services if you need any help with this.