Induction - Starting with us

Before you arrive checklist

New students will receive a number of important mailings from Sussex over the summer months before they arrive. This checklist is designed to help you ensure you have made all the right arrangements before setting off for Sussex and that you feel organised once you get here.

What to do before you arrive:

    1. Register online

      Complete all the pre-arrival registration steps as requested in the mailing we send you from April 2014, including the all-important online registration. You can expect the University to contact you also via Sussex Email, which can be accessed through Sussex Direct, so make sure you check your Sussex Inbox regularly.

    2. Read your housing information

      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).

    3. Find a place to live

      If you have yet to find a place to live or need further information, please contact our Residential Services team.

    4. Study your Induction timetable

      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. Please contact your school office if you haven't received one before you arrive at Sussex.

    5. Take advise from the Students’ Union

      Take a look at the Student Union's tips for other things to do before you arrive.

    6. Connect with our social media

      Our Facebook page is a great place to find useful information about the University, to see interesting videos and pictures and to get in touch with other students. We would also like to welcome you to the Freshers Facebook group run by the Students Union, where you can meet new students and find out more about what to expect.
      If you're curious about what's happening right now at Sussex, follow us on Twitter and get the latest news. You can also follow our Instagram account to see all the pictures students have taken so far.

    7. Register with the University Health Centre

      Our helpful doctors and nurses will make sure you get the best treatment if you ever need it. You can register online for the doctor before you arrive. Also see Your health action plan and the University Health Centre.

    8. Buy your bus pass

      Brighton and Hove Buses will be on campus over Welcome Weekend and during Welcome Week selling daily and weekly tickets and giving you lots of information on bus routes and other ticket types. But if you want to avoid the queue's and possibly save some money you can buy online before you arrive.





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