Induction - Starting with us


Q: I want to get a part-time job, where can I find out about vacancies?

Your first port of call should be the University’s Careers and Employability Centre which has information on all aspects of employment.  Alternatively you can check the local papers and the internet for job vacancies.

Please note that the University advises undergraduates not to work longer than 15 hours per week.

Q:  Can I get some help on how to budget my money effectively

There is an interactive Budget planner specifically designed to help Sussex applicants and Students manage their money more effectively.  This will, for instance, help you work out how much you are likely to receive from Student Finance based on your household income and also give you an indication of how much the rent for different rooms are at Sussex. 

Once you have arrived you can also have one-to-one advice on money matters and budgeting at the Student Life Centre.  This can be booked on-line through Sussex Direct or you can call in, in person to book at the Student Life Centre in Chichester 1.

There’s lots of money management advice on the Advice and Representation Centre’s section of the Students’ Union including ‘Money Matters’ an on-line publication produced by the Advice and Representation Centre and the Student Life Centre.

You can also read the Student Life Centre's top 10 budgeting tips online.

Q: What funding is available on campus if I fall into financial hardship?

There is financial support available to UK and International students who are in hardship, full details can be found on the Student Life Centre website.  The Student Life Centre can offer support and advice if you run into money problems.

The Advice and Representation Centre also have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you deal with any money issues, including problems with student grants and loans, dealing with debt and social security benefits issues.