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International students

Welcome Weekend for new students is on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017.

The International Student Support Office will be open from 10am-6pm during Welcome Weekend, resuming our normal hours of 10am-4pm on Monday 18 September. We are located in Bramber House, Room 202.


The hard work has paid off and you are finally planning your arrival at Sussex, and we can’t wait to meet you.

Coming to study and live in a new country is a life changing experience, and the International Student Support team aims to help ensure that you receive a warm welcome and that your first few weeks run as smoothly as possible.

Over welcome weekend, we will have representatives in blue Sussex t-shirts at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Brighton train station, Pool Valley coach station and on campus to welcome and help you. We also will be running a free coach service from Heathrow airport on Saturday and Sunday but booking for this has now closed.

We have been working with the Students’ Union and other departments to co-ordinate a programme of events to help you settle into your new life and meet new people in the UK. There will be plenty of social events to meet other new students, as well as information sessions such as the main 'Welcome talk for new international students' where you can hear from current international students at Sussex about their perspectives of what life here at Sussex is really like. Details of this and all the other Welcome Events will be included in the Sussex Mobile App and in our handy Freshers' Week pdf guide.

International Student Support will also be offering some great trips which we know help international students to make friends and feel at home as quickly as possible.

Finally, once you are here don’t forget to pick up your free ticket for the biggest event of the term: the ‘International Students’ Welcome Party’ at the wonderful Brighton Dome, which will be available from the International Student Support Office from Monday 25 September.

For students starting in January 2018, see the International Student Support pages.


International Student Support, Bramber House, 2nd Floor, Room 202, Refrectory Road, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QU

T +44 (0)1273 67 8422


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