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 DSA, including prospective students.

We also provide advice and guidance on selecting and using assistive and accessible technology to support study needs.


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COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently able to offer assessments via telephone or by video call e.g. Skype or Zoom. Alternatively, you can put your name down on our waiting list for a face-to-face appointment, however, there is limited availability for these appointments. Complete the booking form at

Information for University of Sussex students about course assessments and guidance for students on campus during the Corona virus outbreak, is available at


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

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

PLEASE NOTE: In response to Government and University guidance on Covid-19, our reception desk in Lancaster House will be operating for limited opening hours from Monday to Wednesday 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Outside of these times, we will continue to respond to queries, deliver support and provide services remotely during our published opening hours listed below.

  • 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

 Email or leave a voicemail on 01273 678497 and we will reply within 24 hours.


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 reception opening hours (see above) 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.