Support at Sussex
Study Skills Workshops
Library Workshops and Training
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.
The library offers literature searching workshops and training sessions for undergraduate and masters students. You can book a place online.
Student Support Unit
Academic Development and English Language
Better Writing Tutorials
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 to visit one of the two RLF Writers-in-Residence for a one-to-one tutorial of approximately forty five minutes. Please note: You will need to provide a specific piece of your own writing to discuss.
Student Mentors are second and third year undergraduates and postgraduate students who have been trained to offer advice and support to other students. Mentors can offer you advice and support on a range of issues including how to manage your time or improve your study skills. They can also point you in the right direction for other support services at the university. Ask in your School Office about mentors in your school.
Your academic advisor is a member of academic staff. You be invited to meet your Academic Advisor during your first term at Sussex and throughout your studies. The purpose of these meetings is to review your progress and focus on issues relating to your academic performance.
What type of support is best for you?
- I’m an international/overseas student and need help with my study skills.
You can contact the Sussex Centre for Language Studies who provide workshops, tutorials and drop-in sessions for full-time international/overseas students with English as an additional language.
- I would like some writing help with a specific piece of work.
You can arrange a one-to-one writing tutorial.
- I want some general study skills help with planning my essay, making notes, managing my time etc. You can use the online Skills Hub study skills exercises. You can book a place on a study skills workshop and you can talk to a student mentor in your school.
If you can't find what you are looking for please contact us
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.
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 (CEC) provides various services for students including information regarding careers options, guidance with career planning and help to apply for work. Study skills advisers are based in CEC and run the study skills workshops mentioned above and the Skills Hub website.
University 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.