New graduates

Now you are in our 200,000-strong alumni community there are lots of benefits to staying in touch, wherever you are in the world. Here are three things you can do straight away.

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  1. Join Sussex Connect

    Sussex Connect is our global eMentoring platform. Use it to expand your global network, gain a mentor – and be a mentor – and share your experience with current students.

    Register or log in to Sussex Connect

  2. Access our Careers and Entrepreneurship services

    Whether you are embarking on a graduate scheme, starting your own enterprise or still making decisions about what you want to do next, you can access all careers services for three years after graduation, including: careers events and workshops, online resources and one-to-one careers consultations.

    Find out more here

  3. Follow us

    Keep in touch with all things Sussex by subscribing to our eNewsletter and following us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. And share your news too – including suggestions on who you'd like to see featured on our website.


Your professional development

Tapping into the support available both within the alumni community and within the University could help you at any point during your career path, but may be particularly useful if you are exploring a range of different options and want to talk to careers consultants and those currently working in the industry sectors that you're interested in. 

  • Find thousands of members willing to help others in Sussex Connect, your global e-mentoring platform exclusively for Sussex alumni, students and staff.
  • Access up to three years of advice and support, in person and online, from the Careers and Entrepreneurship centre.

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Discounts and lifelong learning

As an alum, you can benefit from discounts on postgraduate study. See our Sussex Alumni Award for details of the tuition fee discount you’re eligible for. Alumni can also receive a 20% discount on our online Masters courses.

You can also enjoy free access to academic journals in JSTOR and SAGE Journals. If you live near campus or returning for a visit there is also free Library access and the following discounts available:  

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Keeping you up to date

Don't miss out on the latest news and events; keep your contact details up to date to receive: 

  • Sussex News, your monthly email news digest
  • invitations to exclusive networking events, alumni masterclasses and academic lectures on a wide range of subjects
  • Falmer, your award-winning annual magazine. 

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Staying involved in Sussex life

Every year we're grateful to all the recent graduates who volunteer in our overseas and Uk programmes. Even if you've just left Sussex, there are a number of ways in which you can get involved and in turn add another line or two to your cv:

  • Tell us your career story to date. For example, this could be through answering questions for a career profile or being part of an alumni panel at our careers events during Making it Happen fortnight.
  • If you're living overseas, sign up to be an Alumni Consul and get involved in local meet ups and be a contact point for prospective students as well as other alumni.
  • Consider offering help or mentoring to current students or fellow graduates through Sussex Connect, as well as using the platform to make useful connections for your professional development.

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