Sussex Regional Access Centre


Welcome to the Sussex Regional ACCESS Centre home page.

We offer needs assessments for students receiving the Disabled Students' Allowance.

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

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 needs assessments to students in receipt of the DSA, including prospective students.

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 new 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 Officers 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]
Find routes to and from SRAC on Google maps or Bing maps  
or enter BN1 9QP into your satnav.
As an accredited DSA-QAG centre, we would like to invite you to participate in a questionnaire to indicate to DSA-QAG how you rate the services provided to you at three key stages in the DSA process.
By participating in an online questionnaire, you will have an opportunity to improve or change the current service being provided to yourself and other students undergoing the DSA process next year and in the future. The questionnaire is available at:

Opening times

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

Closed from 1.00 - 2.00 daily

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment for a needs assessment by:

Phone: 01273 678497
Textphone: 01273 877158

You can also call in during office hours to:

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


The latest available appointment time is between 2-3 pm; the centre closes at 5pm. On Friday the latest appointment is at 2pm; we close at 4pm.

Appointment Waiting Times

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