Student Support Unit

Disability

The Student Support Unit (SSU) has a confidential service to prospective and registered students who either have a disability or diagnosed long-term health condition that will affect their studies.

There are two Disability Advisors and information is only shared with the student's written consent. 

All students with a disability or long-term health condition who register at the SSU will be allocated to one of the Disability Advisors.

Support is available for students who have a long term disability including students with sensory and mobility impairments, long-term health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Epilepsy and Crohn’s disease.  

What a Disability Advisor can do for you

A Disability Advisor can:

How to register if you're a new student

You need to register with the Student Support Unit to get support. 

To register, you need to:

You can call 01273 877466 or visit our reception at Bramber House to make a registration appointment with a Disability Advisor.

Prospective students

If you are a prospective student or course applicant, we can advise you on the support available and how to access it.

You can also contact the Student Support Unit if you would like to visit the university and discuss your requirements.

If you have a temporary disability

Disability Advisors can also help you if you have a temporary disability which lasts for more than three weeks.

Temporary disability can include injuries such as a broken arm or viral infections like glandular fever.

If you are pregnant

If you're a student and you're pregnant, you can register with the unit and receive reasonable adjustments during your pregnancy and for up to six months after your baby is born.  

Contact the Student Support Unit

studentsupport@sussex.ac.uk

01273 877466

Student Support Unit  
Ground Floor 
Bramber House 
Refectory Road 
BN1 9QU  

Reception opening times: 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday