Sussex Estates and Facilities


Security Emergencies

For security emergencies call the Security Centre emergency line: ext 3333 (01273 873333 from an external or mobile phone)


Security Centre location: Bramber House

Maintenance Emergencies

For maintenance-related emergencies phone Service Centre: ext 7777 (01273 87 7777)

Service Centre email:

The 24/7 Security reception is available at Bramber House.

The Security reception is available at the north entrance to Bramber House, opposite the Student Centre. Security are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Security emergencies

In an emergency, immediately call the Security Centre on ext 3333 (01273 873333 from an external or mobile phone). You can also phone Security for first aid assistance. If you need to call 999, please inform the Security Centre that you have done so immediately, as emergency services need to be met at the entrance to campus and guided to the incident location.

There are emergency phones inside many buildings on campus, including in the foyers of the Park Houses and in the porters' lodges of East Slope, Lewes Court, Brighthelm, Stanmer Court and Swanborough.

Emergency phones are also outside in the following places (listed below) and are marked by big blue flashing lights at night.

Consult our emergency phones map for reference on their locations.

  • Arts A undercroft
  • Arts C
  • Bramber House
  • Campus main entrance
  • Friston
  • Chichester I
  • Falmer House main entrance
  • Falmer Sports Complex
  • Fulton teaching building 
  • JMS building, entrance
  • JMS building, opposite Old Ancillary Building 
  • Lewes Court
  • Lewes Court, phase 2 block 3
  • Lewes Court, phase 2 block 4
  • Mandela Hall (Falmer House)
  • Northfield (blocks 2, 8, 12 and 15) 
  • Pavilion Road
  • Pevensey I undercroft
  • Shawcross
  • Sport Centre 
  • Sussex House
  • Swanborough
  • Thermo Fluids 

Staff respond to requests for first aid and assist in obtaining an ambulance and/or police. They will respond to fire alarms and if necessary arrange for attendance of the fire service.

The alarm systems are tested every week in all buildings on campus.

If there is an emergency and friends or family need urgently to contact students who live on campus, they can do this on the landline telephone in each of the study bedrooms. Alternatively, urgent messages can be left at Bramber House 24-hour Residential Reception on 01273 67 8234.

A number of defibrillators are available across campus in case of emergency. Defibrillators are also stored in both the Security and University Emergency response vehicles.

Please visit the Security pages for further information on campus safety.

For any emergencies relating to buildings, equipment and facilities, please contact the Service Centre by phone if possible. The Service Centre will coordinate the appropriate emergency call-out staff to address the issue as a matter of priority.