At Sussex the one thing you can be sure of is that you need never be bored. There’s always so much going on – as well as opportunities within your school, you can choose to take part in the many activities offered by the University of Sussex Students’ Union and Sussexsport.
over 140 societies, 25 sports clubs and hundreds of volunteering opportunities
student representation throughout the University including representatives for your year and your school
entertainment and events on and off campus
The Students’ Union is an independent, student-led organisation and the focus of many student activities at Sussex. Apart from organising entertainment and social events, it runs shops and bars on campus. It also provides free and confidential advice on housing, student loans and any other issues you may face, whether academic or otherwise.
The annually elected Students' Union officers ensure that there is student representation throughout the University community so that your opinions are heard. Membership of the Union is free and all students are automatically members.
The Students' Union runs several major events throughout the academic year, with a host of social and academic activities. It also runs welcome events for newcomers at the start of the autumn term, which include introductory sessions to clubs and societies, as well as live music and much, much more.
Clubs, societies and groups
Living on campus, it won't take you long to realise the great variety of activities on offer. The Student' Union provides a range of entertainment on and off campus – comedy, gigs, quizzes, live music nights and student-led DJ nights.
The Students' Union supports over 140 societies, 25 sports clubs and hundreds of volunteering opportunities (refer to Students’ Union Volunteering), so you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy. Whether you’re into Ultimate Frisbee, film-making or break-dancing, this is your chance to try something different and meet a whole new group of people. The Students’ Union also supports a range of campaign groups.
Joining a society is a great way of getting to know people. Many societies have a thriving social programme in addition to their main activities. You will have plenty of opportunities to find out more during Freshers' events, held at the start of the autumn term. Take a look at our Freshers Fair video below which shows the range of societies and activities you can get involved with at Sussex.
Stay in touch
To explore all the opportunities on offer, visit Students’ Union.
Kelly’s Union perspective
‘At Sussex there’s so much more to do than just your academic work. The Students' Union provides a wide range of activities that can really enhance your time at university. We also offer advice and support services to all students on a wide range of issues, from money problems to housing.
‘Whether it’s playing for a sports team, writing for the weekly newspaper, joining a society, or volunteering in the community, there are so many ways to get involved, meet new people and learn new skills. It's great being part of such a vibrant and diverse campus community.’
University of Sussex Students’ Union President