Communications, Marketing and Advancement

Director: Emily Tofield


Manages a centralised admissions process dealing with c.45,000 applications per year and liaises with Academic Schools.

Phone: 01273 678416 (UG team) and 01273 877773 (PG team)

Email: or

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)

An interdisciplinary arts hub connecting University of Sussex with wider regional, national and international arts communities. ACCA presents a seasonal programme of performance, dance, live art, film, music, discussion & debate and digital practices. It supports innovation in research by academics and works regularly with the campus community to support teaching, conferences and student activities.

Phone 01273 678822


Visit ACCA for more information


Delivers and supports initiatives and projects for the benefit of staff, students and external stakeholders. Examples include the Brighton Festival partnership, Education Awards, major research projects and The Exchange.

Phone 01273 678209


Development and Alumni Relations

Engages alumni network through communications, events and volunteering. Through alumni relationships and other outreach, undertakes fundraising in support of scholarship and research programmes.


Phone 01273 678258

Visit Development and Alumni Relations for more information.

Digital and Creative Media

Manages the University’s website and social media channels, produces publications including the prospectus, creates videos for marketing and publicity, and manages Sussex’s brand identity and design roster.


For more information see the brand web pages

Global Engagement

Manages our student mobility work; our international partnerships and Trans National Education partnerships; and oversees our Summer Programme activity.

Phone: 01273 877273


For more information see the Global Engagement web pages

You can also visit our Global Partnership toolbox – designed to help staff explore and create successful international university-to-university partnerships.

Graduation and Events

Delivers graduation ceremonies, public lectures and a range of events which engage alumni, students, corporate, community and staff. Aims to raise the profile of the University.


Phone 01273 877015

Internal Communications

Ensures staff and students are kept up-to-date on the University’s strategic direction. Promotes and supports the student experience and sense of community. Shares information on the University’s research and key developments.

Phone 01273 678888


International Office

Recruits non-EU overseas students through a range of channels: working with agents, Study Group, recruiting via partner HE institutions, and manages overseas offices.

Phone: 01273 873442


Find out more on the International Office website.


Provides advertising services, brand reputation management, promotion of our education and campus offer, Customer Relationship Management, Market Research insight and competitor analysis.

Phone 01273 677329


Media Relations

Promotes the University’s vision and key achievements in education, research and engagement. Helps staff and students gain maximum exposure for their work and advises on how to liaise effectively with the media. Co‑ordinates and monitors Sussex’s media presence.

Phone 01273 678888


Public Affairs

Helps staff influence national and local policy, including highlighting Sussex research and expertise. Supports responses to government consultations and provides strategic guidance on policy issues.

Phone 01273 673650


UK Student Recruitment & Widening Participation

Recruit Home and EU undergraduates and postgraduate taught students. Oversee our Office for Student Access work and responsibilities. Manage enquiries, recruitment events, schools liaison.

Phone: 01273 876810 (Widening Participation team) and 01273 876787 (Recruitment enquiries)

Email: (Widening Participation team) or