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 registration 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 2019/20     Cover image of Handbook for Supervisors and Directors of Doctoral Studies 2019/20   Handbook for Visiting Doctoral Researchers 19/20   


Sussex House
University of Sussex

Reception opening times:

Monday - Friday 
9am - 5pm

+44 (0)1273 876550


Miles Willey
Head of Research Student Administration

+44 (0)1273 678427 

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