Health and Wellbeing

X-Card service on Campus

What is X-Card?

The X-Card scheme gives you access to free condoms on campus.

No intrusive or embarrassing questions - this scheme just provides a fair way of distributing condoms and other sexual health resources, as well as answering sexual health queries and signposting to other specialist services.

Get your X-Card at one of our drop-ins, or sign up online.

Once you have registered for an X-Card you can use it to pick up condoms at various pick-up points on campus.


How can I get an X-Card?

Come to an X-Card drop-in

Come to an X-Card drop-in to:

  • Sign up for an X-Card, which you can use to pick up free condoms on campus
  • Access free resources: a wide range of condoms, vaginal condoms and lube; Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea self-testing kits; and pregnancy tests
  • Speak to someone and find out more about local services and support

Drop-ins run 1-2pm Weds, Thurs, Fri (term-time only) in the Student Life Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: Drop-in will begin running in person again on 29th September 2021. Until further noptice drop-ins will be running on Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Drop-ins are free, confidential and run by trained Sussex students.

Please note that we do not provide emergency contraception at X-Card Drop-ins. Find out where to access emergency contraception

Or sign up online

Sign up online to:

  • Get a digital X-Card that you can use to pick up free condoms on campus
  • Receive digital information resources

Register online for a Digital X-Card


Where can I pick up free condoms?

Once you have an X-Card you can use it to pick up free condoms on campus.

X-Card free condom pick-up points:

Student Life Centre Reception, Bramber House
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm all year
For a variety of condoms, vaginal condoms, Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea self-tests and pregnancy tests

Students' Union Reception, Falmer House
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm during term-time
For regular condoms, Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea self-tests and pregnancy tests

York House 24-hr Reception Desk, Norwich House Road
Monday-Friday 24/7 all year
For regular condoms only

You can also pick up free Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea self-testing kits and pregnancy tests from the Student Life Centre reception without an X-Card.


Consent and Healthy Relationships

Sexual consent and healthy relationships are a key part of safer sex, and an important part of having consensual sex is taking joint responsibility for sexual health and contraception.

Find out more about the REDS (Respect, Equality, Diversity, Safety) programme and sexual consent on our web pages and in the Let's Talk About Sex and Relationships booklet.