Sussex Regional Access Centre


We offer needs assessments for students applying for the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA),
including prospective students.

We also provide advice and guidance on selecting and using assistive and accessible learning technologies.

Easily accessible from Brighton, we are a campus-based service for university students from any area or institution.


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About Us

Sussex Regional ACCESS Centre (SRAC) is located in Lancaster House at the University of Sussex and has been supporting students since 1997.

SRAC provides DSA needs assessments to students with a diverse range of study needs, including dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), mental wellbeing, sensory loss, medical conditions, mobility differences, etc.

Follow-up support is included in our assessment fee of £555 (no VAT), which is paid out of the DSA and is over £100 lower than the maximum fee introduced by the government for January 2016. The fee includes support for additional needs which may develop and review of DSA support for the duration of the original course, including liaison with funding bodies, equipment suppliers, Disability Advisers etc.

We keep in touch with students in order to monitor how effective the recommended support has been and we welcome contact from students with updated information.

SRAC operates within the quality assurance framework of DSA-QAG and maintains an extensive range of up to date assistive technology and equipment.


How to find us
For details of how to find us at the University of Sussex, please go to:
Sussex directions [DOC 156KB]

SRAC directions map [DOC 160.50KB]

Find routes to and from SRAC on Google maps or Bing maps  
or enter BN1 9QP into your satnav.


Opening times

  • Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Closed from 1.00pm - 2.00pm daily

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment for a needs assessment by:

Phone: 01273 678497

Completing a booking form

You can also call in during office hours to:

Sussex Regional ACCESS Centre
Lancaster House
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QP


The latest appointment time is 3 pm; the centre closes at 5pm; however, we offer one evening appointment on Wednesday at 5pm. On Friday the latest appointment is at 2pm.

Appointment Waiting Times

Currently we can see most students within four to five working days.