Take part in community projects

Get involved in one of our projects designed to help and support people in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area.

Sussex students help clean up Brighton's streets

Legal advice

If you are a local resident or business, you can receive free legal advice from Sussex Law students.

We run five law clinics in areas including family, employment and housing law. All clinics are provided by third-year law students and are overseen by qualified solicitors and tutors.

Find our more about the law clinics.

Renting information

Benefit from free advice on renting privately in Brighton & Hove through Rent Smart, an organisation for tenants.

You can get information from the Rent Smart website on issues such as how to find a new home and what to do when your tenancy ends.

The organisation is a partnership between the universities of Sussex and Brighton, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, Brighton & Hove City Council and other partners.

Street cleans

You can take part in street cleans organised by our Housing Services team.

With help from resident volunteers and Brighton & Hove Council’s City Clean team, we have already cleared more than 200 bags of waste in Brighton. Read about two street cleans in Viaduct Road and Beaconsfield Road.

Children’s activity camps

If you have a child aged seven to 16, you can book a place on one of our activity camps, organised by Sussexsport.

Our holiday activities and camps run in half term, Easter, summer and Christmas vacations.

Meet your neighbours

Get to know people in your area through Know my Neighbour, a partnership involving organisations in Brighton & Hove, including the University of Sussex.

Through Know my Neighbour, you can attend events and introduce yourself using Hello Neighbour cards.

Our Housing Services team is working with Know My Neighbour to make these cards available at the University's Lewes Road Information Centre and on campus.

Community ambassadors

In June 2017, our Community Ambassadors visited residents in the Moulsecoomb, Bevendean and Coldean areas of Brighton.

As part of the annual scheme, Sussex students visit residents to discuss community projects in their area and provide information about services at Sussex such as the community feedback service.

The scheme is organised by the University’s Housing Services team and in June 2017 we reached more than 7,000 residents.

Find out more about our Community Ambassadors

If you have any questions or feedback about the scheme, email us at: community.ambassadors@sussex.ac.uk

Contact us

Email community@sussex.ac.uk if you want to get involved in any of our projects, or have an idea for how we could be helping you and your community.

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