Research Student Administration Office

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Welcome to The Research Student Administration Office. We are a single point of contact for all administration associated with a research student's journey from application through to graduation. Our services include:

  • Monitoring and recording the academic progress and assessment of research students
  • Administration of the examination process from thesis submission to the viva outcome
  • Advice to current international research students.
Our website is aimed at helping research students, supervisors and examiners through all stages of the research degree process.    

You can find information on all aspects of the process using the above tabs, or alternatively, click on the images below to download the Handbook and regulations for Doctoral Researchers (left), the Handbook for Research Supervisors and Directors of Doctoral Studies (middle), and the Handbook for Visiting Research Students (right)
 Handbook for Doctoral Researchers 1819          Handbook for Supervisors and Directors of Doctoral Studies 1819          Handbook for Visiting Research Students 1819


Sussex House
University of Sussex

Reception opening times:

Monday - Friday
10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

+44 (0)1273 876550


Miles Willey
Head of Research Student Administration

+44 (0)1273 873689 

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