School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

Overseas students

These pages contain information relevant to current students in the School who have come from overseas. 


A warm welcome to our students from overseas!

We would suggest that, in addition to looking through the events that the University website advertises, you check out those offered by the University Careers and Employability Centre. Here are some highlights of topics especially likely to interest you:

Resources at the Student Life Centre

The Student Life Centre, situated in Bramber House, offers many student support services under one roof, including support for dealing with issues specific to students coming from abroad. A visit to the student hub page for international students could be a good starting point towards finding what you need; the page also points out further sources of assistance and support.

The Sussex Centre for Language Studies

The Sussex Centre for Language Studies runs language courses all year round for adult learners who wish to reach a high standard of English.  The Centre offers Academic Development Support to all full-time international/overseas students completing a full degree at the University of Sussex:

Academic Development (English Language and Study Skills) Support

  • Are you an overseas/international student?
  • Is English a second or additional language?
  • Is this the first time you have studied in a British University?
  • Are you concerned about adapting to a new academic culture and learning style? For example, what is meant by plagiarism, argument and critical analysis?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above questions you may be interested in registering for Academic Development (English Language and Study Skills) Support. This support is available free of charge to all overseas/international students at the University of Sussex. The Support Programme varies from term to term but an overview is provided below:

Academic Development Workshops

These workshops will focus on academic and English Language skills and include subjects such as note-taking, summarizing and paraphrasing, structuring an essay, referencing and writing a bibliography and advanced language skills.

Writing Workshops

Before each workshop students will submit a sample of their writing which will be analysed by both the students in the group and the tutor.

Tutorials/Drop-in Sessions

These are to help you with any aspect of your studies, but most students use them to ask for advice on their written work.

See the Academic Development Canvas site. Students can register here to book one-to-one, 30-minute tutorials to discuss any English language or study skills queries relating to their studies. If you have any other questions please contact:

Alison Chisholm
Room Arts A137
T: (87) 3823

Simon Boyle
Booking and Enquiries
Room: Arts A Language Learning Centre
T: (67) 8006

Nicole Peli
Clerical Assistant
Room: Arts A70
T: (87) 2890

School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

School Office:
School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, Chichester 1 Room 002, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ
T 01273 (67) 8195

School Office opening hours: School Office open Monday – Friday 09:00-15:00, phone lines open Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00
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