Student Life Centre

Mature students

The Student Life Centre is here to offer support, advice and guidance to the whole of the student community at Sussex.  Mature students bring a diverse wealth of experience to their University life and can often offer unique perspectives that are highly valued by fellow students. 
However at times mature students can experience additional pressures such as family or work commitments and the challenges of adjusting to academic life after a break from studying can be significant.  We are here to talk through your experiences at University and help you address any difficulties you encounter.  Our advisors will work to support you, making sure that you have the information and help that you need to make positive progress through University.
Some useful links for mature students:
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The Students' Union have a Family Room is located in Norwich House. This is a room for any students with kids to use free of charge, it has a fully functioning kitchen, baby change facilities, lots of toys and games and some comfy sofas.

External sources of support and advice:

  • The Student Room – online student forum. Includes an online forum for mature students to discuss topics related to life at University.
  • Citizens’ Advice Bureau  A national service offering advice on a wide range of topics such as legal, money, employment, housing, benefits, tax, debt.
  • St Luke’s Advice Service, Brighton Offering money advice around debt, benefits plus advocacy, disability and carers.
  • Children’s Services, various locations in Sussex offering a range of parenting support and advice.
  • Gingerbread A national organisation providing advice and practical support to single parents.