New students will have received a number of important mailings from Sussex over the summer months. This checklist is designed to help you ensure you have made all the right arrangements before setting off for campus and that you feel organised once you get here.
What to do before you arrive:
- Complete all the pre-arrival registration steps as requested in the mailing you will have received, including the all-important online registration.
- If you have been allocated University-managed accommodation, please make sure you have made note of arrival deadlines and that you bring your signed Tenancy Agreement with you. You should also make sure you have read your copy of the Residence handbook (the pdf for each accommodation is available on the Housing Office website).
- If you have yet to find a place to live or need further information, please contact our Residential Services team.
- If you have received a copy of your academic induction timetable, make sure you bring this with you. There are a number of compulsory sessions which you are expected to attend in order to help you be effective in your studies.
- Take a look at the Students' Union's tips for other things to do before you arrive.
What to do when you arrive:
- Find your bearings. We have four welcome teams working across campus, with the Red Team (run by the Students' Union) offering campus tours from Bramber House throughout Saturday and Sunday.
- Collect your Student ID card, which gives you Library access and entitles you to student discounts (you will have been given the location for collecting your card when completing online registration).
NOTE: If you were unable to complete online registration before arriving, then you will not be able to collect your Student ID card until you have completed in-person registration.
- Register with the University Health Centre and Dentist Surgery.
- Visit the Students' Union's Freshers Fair to find out about sports clubs, societies and more
- Go along to the events organised by the Students' Union which include something for everyone
- Take a look at the Students' Union's tips for other things to do once you've arrived
- Keep an eye on your academic induction timetable to make sure you don't miss out on any compulsory sessions (they're good for you, honest).