Student support

We want you to make the most of your time at Sussex. Whether you need help with your studies, financial advice, or have concerns about your health - our network of services are here to support you.

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Student health and wellbeing

At Sussex, we are committed to ensuring you remain healthy and happy throughout your time at University.

You can access confidential advice on health issues through our Student Life Centre. 

We operate a drop-in desk from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and you can book appointments with experienced advisers. Email studentlifecentre@sussex.ac.uk for more information

You can also attend our confidential counselling service. Email counsellingreception@sussex.ac.uk for more information.


Specialist support for students with disabilities

If you have a disability, mental health difficulties or additional learning needs, we’ll give you the support you need, so you can reach your full potential at Sussex.

We have a network of support staff to help you during your time at University, including support workers, mental health mentors, note-takers and dyslexia tutors.

Email studentsupport@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

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Support through the Students' Union

If you want to make an academic complaint to the University, our Students' Union can provide confidential, independent advice to help you through the process. 

The Students' Union also campaign about students rights, including issues surrounding housing, transport, equality and higher education policy. 

Find out more about the Students' Union


Support for international students

At Sussex, you’ll join an international community of students and staff from more than 100 countries.

Our support begins before you start at Sussex – we help you apply for a visa and improve your English language skills.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be invited to activities and events to help you make new friends and settle into life in the UK. 

We also provide careers support, including advice on visas and how to get a job in the UK.

Find out more about international student support


Support for young care leavers

If you are a young care leaver from the UK, you may be eligible for financial support and on-campus accommodation during your studies. You'll also have a dedicated student advisor. 

FInd out more about our scholarships and funding schemes


Careers support

To ensure you get the best possible start to life after University, we offer specialist careers guidance and support.

Find out more about career development at Sussex


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