Student Support Unit

Disability

Students with a disability or long term condition.

The Student Support Unit (SSU) offers 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 eg Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Epilepsy, Crohn’s disease etc.  

What can the Disability Advisor do for me?

  • Assess your study support requirements and recomend your reasonable adjustments
  • Provide information on funding for study support, including the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
  • Liaise with Directors of Student Experience (DoSEs) and Student Systems and Records Office on reasonable adjustments, including extensions to deadlines and alternative modes of assessment where appropriate.
  • Flag students (with permission) in order that tutors are made aware of individual requirements.
  • Arrange Support Workers, Note-takers, Readers etc.

Registration for new students

  • In order for support to be put in place, you must register with the Student Support Unit.  To register with the Student Support Unit please complete the registration form below and return it to studentsupport@sussex.ac.uk or drop it in to the Student Support Unit Reception in Bramber House: Disability Registration Form

  • If you would like to make a registration appointment, instead of completing your registration using the online form, please make an appointment to see one of the Disability Advisors by contacting Reception on 01273 877466, or visiting our reception in Bramber House.
  • Prospective Students
  • For prospective students / course applicants we can advise you on the support available and how to access it. If you would like to visit the university and discuss your requirements we can arrange this. Contact Us.

Temporary

Disability Advisors will also assist students who have a temporary disability which lasts for a period longer than 3 weeks. Temporary disability can include injuries eg broken arm, viral infections eg glandular fever.

Pregnancy

Pregnant students are able to register with the unit and can receive reasonable adjustments throughout their pregnancy and for up to 6 months after their baby is born.  

Contact

Student Support Unit 
Ground Floor
Bramber House
Refectory Road
BN1 9QU 
T 01273 877466 
E studentsupport@sussex.ac.uk 
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Reception Opening Times: 9am - 4pm Monday to Thursday
9am - 4pm Friday