Sussex Regional Access Centre


We advise and support students with a diverse range of study needs, including specific learning differences, long-term health conditions and disabilities.

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.

The experienced and specialist team at SRAC are committed to providing high quality and accessible support for students with diverse study needs, including dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), mental wellbeing, sensory loss, medical conditions, mobility differences, etc.

Our aim is to provide an inclusive, student-centred service that supports learners to succeed and thrive at university.

SRAC's advice and guidance service is open and free to any student living or studying in the south east region.

SRAC's Needs Assessment fee is £555 (no VAT) and is paid directly out of the DSA. Our fee is over £100 lower than the maximum fee introduced by the government for January 2016. The fee includes advice, guidance and review of study support needs, including liaison with funding bodies, equipment suppliers and Disability Advisers.

SRAC operates within the DSA Quality Assurance Framework 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.