Student Academic Success Advisor 5903

Post Title: Student Academic Success Advisor
School/department: MAH / Central Foundation Years
Placed on: 28 May 2021 
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.5 FTE: Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract:Fixed term until 31 August 2022 
Reference: 5903
Salary:Starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Closing date: 14 June 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: w/c 21 June 2021
Expected start date: 01 July 2021 (or ASAP).

Job description

The University of Sussex’s Central Foundation Years Programme in Arts and Humanities; Business, Management and Economics; Psychology; and Social Sciences is designed to provide access to established undergraduate degrees for candidates who do not meet Sussex’s normal entry criteria or who wish to experience a range of subjects at university-level before choosing a progression route.

We are seeking to appoint a Student Academic Success Advisor who will be a highly visible academic presence within the Programme, proactively working with colleagues and students to ensure all taught students flourish during their time at Sussex. They will provide support and guidance to a caseload of students to ensure they have the best opportunity to achieve their educational goals. They will support the engagement and progression of students and play a pivotal role in promoting student success to ensure they reach key benchmarks throughout their academic program. 

They will be able to demonstrate experience in teaching academic skills, supporting students’ academic progress (particularly in relation to assessments) and providing holistic support to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and with a diverse range of strengths.

The Student Academic Success Advisors will contribute to the University Strategy 2025 “A Better University for a Better World” and to the Learn to Transform pillar.  They will ensure that students are respected and supported through a personalised holistic and inclusive approach.

For an informal discussion of this role, please contact the Head of the Central Foundation Years, Dr. Graeme Pedlingham, in the first instance at

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download the full job description and person specification (5903) (PDF XKB)

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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