Student Life Centre


The Student Life Centre offers information and advice to all Sussex Students.  Our aim is to help you to gain the best university experience you can, whatever your circumstances, by ensuring if you run into problems you get appropriate guidance and support.

The Student Life Centre is based in the heart of the campus: on the ground floor at the front of Chichester 1.  There are lots of ways to access our service. We are open from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm every week day, you can drop in to see us, call 01273 876767, email or make an appointment – just go onto your Sussex Direct site, click on your ‘Study’ tab and then on Student Life Centre- you can select the advisor you wish to see at a time that suits you. 

Amongst the many issues we can help you with are:

  • Personal concerns affecting study progress or well-being
  • Funding and finance including scholarships, bursaries and hardship funds
  • Sources of help to improve academic performance – identifying obstacles to learning
  • Understanding university systems and regulations in relation to assessment, services, complaints, conduct, and discipline.
  • Progression, intermission and withdrawal processes - discussion and support
  • Referrals to other professional services on campus
  • Mitigating evidence help 
  • If you don’t know who to talk to or who to ask – start at the Student Life Centre.

Because we are also a proactive service you may be contacted directly by the SLC while you are a student here as we may wish to offer you particular support.  This may be, for example, in response to concern from your School about your attendance, participation or engagement with your course.

Student Evaluation Report

Each year since opening in 2010, the Student Life Centre has surveyed users of the service in order to help assess how the SLC is meeting its objectives and to identify areas for improvement.

This year we expanded our annual student survey in terms of both questions asked and the collection methods, we employed Survey monkey, offered a prize and an incentive and encouraged participation via Facebook and at our foyer computers for the first time. The survey replicated the questions asked in previous years, so we have comparative data and included new questions focusing on different areas of the SLC’s activity.



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Student Life Centre, Chichester 1, University of Sussex, BN1 9QJ

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, Chichester 1, Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Extra term-time services

  • XCards - Sign up for free condoms - Wednesday and Thursday 1-2pm
  • Counselling drop-in - Wednesday 4-5pm
  • C-Card and welfare drop-in for LGBTQ - Mondays 5-6pm
  • Drugs and Alcohol Counselling drop-in - Monday 12-1pm

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.