Student Life Centre



The Student Life Centre (SLC) and the Student Support Unit (SSU) are located on the Ground floor of Bramber House.

The Student Life Centre plays a key role in ensuring that Sussex is a supportive and empowering environment for students. The SLC provides information, guidance, referrals and resources to enhance student transition to and progress through the University.

The Student Support Unit is a team of specialist advisors who support students on the autistic spectrum and those with long-term conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. AD(H)D, dyslexia, dyspraxia) and mental-health issues.

Drop-ins for sexual health (X-card and STI testing), counselling, LGBTQ welfare, legal highs, etc. will continue at their usual times in the new location at Bramber House. The Student Wellbeing service will move to the Health Centre annexe next to the Pharmacy.

First Generation Scholar's Scheme - information for 2015/2016 Awardees

Notifications of eligibility for the First Generation Scholar's Scheme 2015/2016 are currently being issued. Please see here for full details of the award.

New foundation/first year students - Your notification will not mention the £2000 rent/fee waiver, however if you are eligible for the cash award, you will also receive this waiver. This will be allocated to your rent unless you are living in private accommodation. £2000 will be deducted from your tuition fees if this is the case.

All Students - A number of notification letters have been sent in error which suggest awards have been cancelled or a reassessment made based on a change of circumstances. If you have received this letter, please check whether the total amount at the bottom of the letter still shows £1000. If so, you will continue to receive this amount of money as detailed on your original letter.

If you are expecting to receive the award and remain unsure as to why you have not yet received notification, please see our troubleshooting guide or contact The Student Funding Team at or 01273 872994.



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If you want to talk through progress issues or your plans and hopes for next year and the support you need, please book an appointment with one of Student Advisers. You can book an appointment through Sussex Direct or call in and we will book an appointment for you.

Summary of the Student Life Centre's Student Evaluation Report 2014/15

The Student Life Centre surveyed users of the service to help assess how we are meeting our objectives and to identify areas for improvement.


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Student Life Centre, Bramber House, University of Sussex, BN1 9QU

To book an appointment

You can book an appointment through your Sussex Direct page. If you click on the 'Study' tab you will find an option to select 'Student Life' then 'Student Life Centre', by clicking here you will be able to book yourself in for an appointment to suit your timetable.

You can also book by email:

by phone:

01273 876767

Or in person at the Student Life Centre, Bramber House, Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Student Life Centre Budget planner

The Student Life Centre Budget planner has been specifically designed to help Students at Sussex (or for Students who plan to come to Sussex) manage their money more effectively.

If you need any assistance filling this in, or want any help budgeting or managing your money, Katy Viflic, Student Money Coordinator will be happy to see you in a 1:1 budgeting session, which you can book through Sussex Direct.