Induction for new students - Starting with us

Welfare

Q: Is there a crèche on campus that my child can attend while I'm studying?

The University provides a Crèche and Nursery, which takes children from three months to five years in age.

Q: I have a specific disability/learning difficulty. What learning support is available?

We have a Student Support Unit in Pevensey 1, which offers guidance and relevant information. You can also get in touch with your Student Advisor (see below).

Q: I need to improve my computing skills knowledge for my course. Is there anywhere I can get help from?

As part of your Induction timetable, you will have a scheduled IT introduction session which will give you important information on how to get connected. The IT Services department also provides a variety of training courses.

Q: Where can I go if I have personal difficulties that I want to discuss with someone?

The Student Life Centre offers information and advice to all Sussex Students. Their aim is to help students gain the best university experience they can, whatever their circumstances, by ensuring that students who run into problems 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 their service. They are open from 9am-5pm every week day. You can drop in to see an advisor, call 01273 876767, email studentlifecentre@sussex.ac.uk 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.

Q: Is there a place of worship nearby I can join?

The Meeting House is a multi-denominational chaplaincy on campus and there is also an Islamic Centre for Muslim students. Our Equality and Diversity webpages have more information on religious groups on campus and in the local area.

Q: I'm struggling to fit in, is there someone I can talk to?

You can talk to your Residential Advisor (RA) who will have helped many other new students in a similar situation to yourself (or may have felt this way when they themselves arrived at Sussex). Student Advisors are also happy to help if you are having trouble settling in.