Induction for new students - Starting with us

Welcome Teams

We have four main student helper teams working across campus during Welcome Weekend and Freshers Week to help you get around and get involved.

Welcome TeamsGreen team

The University's central welcome team will be wearing bright-green tops, and team members will be posted at key locations across campus throughout Induction Week.

Black team

University-owned accommodation areas on and off campus have Residential Advisors (RAs) allocated to them. RAs are predominantly second and third-year students who have gone through a rigorous selection and training process to ensure that they are able to give ongoing support for new students living in University residences. RAs - who are clearly identifiable in their black tops - will be busy in accommodation areas over Welcome Weekend and beyond to help new arrivals settle in and get involved in social activities.

Red team

The University of Sussex Students' Union also have a large Welcome Team of current students who will be busy distributing information about the Union's range of Freshers' Week events. They will also be working at the events, running everything from campus tours to a wide-range of evening entertainment activities in Brighton and on campus. Again, they are easy to spot in their red tops.

International team

Welcome TeamThe International Students’ Welcome Team (wearing blue tops) will be based in the Meeting House during arrival weekend between the following times:

Saturday 12 September: 10am-6pm
Sunday 13 September: 11am-6pm

From Monday 15 September the International team will be back in the International Student Support office in the Friston building and will be open as follows:

Monday 14 - Friday 18 September: 9am-5pm

They will also have a team of international student ambassadors (wearing blue tops) located around campus over Welcome Weekend to help new international students settle in.