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Study Success at Sussex (S3)

People to talk to

If you need any help, support or advice at university, make sure you seek it out because people may not realise what your needs are unless you yourself raise them. You will find there are lots of people to support you at Sussex. This section focuses on who you can go to for study-related help and support. However, there is also non-academic support available as listed in the student webpages: Information and support resources.

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Academic Advisors Your academic advisor is a member of academic staff. You will have the opportunity to meet your Academic Advisor during your time at Sussex to discuss your progress. The purpose of these meetings is to review your marks and focus on issues relating to your academic performance. Once you start at Sussex you will be told who your Academic Advisor is, and there will usually be an opportunity to meet him/her early in your studies.

Student Life Centre (SLC)  is located in Bramber House and is the central point on the campus for Student Advising. The SLC works with all students at Sussex, offering a professional information and advice service to support you should you experience problems with academic life. They are there to enable you to address any difficulties that may impact on your studies, or any concerns you might have regarding your academic progress.

Careers and Employability Centre provides various services for students including help with study skills, information regarding careers options, guidance with career planning and help to apply for work.

Library You will have a library induction session when you first start at Sussex where you will find out about how to use the library, the various online resources and the Special Collections available at Sussex. You may also find the new students' page and infosuss (an online information literacy tutorial) particularly useful.

Better writing with the RLF The Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellowship scheme provides support for students who would like to improve their writing skills for their essays, projects or dissertations. You can make an appointment for a tutorial through Study Direct.

Student / Peer Mentors are specially trained students who can provide you with advice and support. They work closely with Student Advisors, offering general guidance about 'study skills' and the chance to discuss different ways of preparing work. For information, visit the Student Life Centre.

Student Support Unit provides the University's Disability and Learning Support services. They also deliver weekly study skills workshops for students experiencing study difficulties or who want to improve their way of working. For information, visit Student Support Unit

Sussex Centre for Language Studies provides academic development support workshops, tutorials and drop-in sessions for registered international students.

Support & Advocacy (Students’ Union) provide free, independent, confidential advice on a range of academic and non-academic issues. Email:

Psychological and Counselling Services offers various types of support for your learning. It can be hard to study when you have worries on your mind. Their web page information, individual and group counselling, and specialist workshops on stress management and procrastination can all help you to study successfully.