Student Support Unit

The Student Support Unit is a team of specialist Disability Advisors and administrators. We provide confidential information and advice to current and future students on disability-related study support and accessing disability-related funding.

The Student Support Unit is currently running a virtual information service. You can book a telephone or Zoom/Skype quick query appointment with a Disability Advisor via Sussex Direct. If due to your disability you are unable to access us via telephone or Zoom/Skype, this appointment can be face to face at the Student Support Unit in Bramber House.

You must only attend the Unit if you have pre-booked a quick query appointment and are not displaying symptoms of Covid-19.

Quick query appointments are available Monday 10am to 3pm, Thursday 10am to 12pm and Friday 1pm to 3pm. 

To book please follow the instructions provided. 

All appointments will be remote in week commencing 7th December, once teaching moves on-line. 

The Student Support Unit will be shut from Monday 21st December and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2021.  Appointments will be bookable from Monday 11th January 2021.

For questions or advice, please email a Disability Advisor at or call 01273 877466 between 10am and 3pm each weekday - starting 23rd November 2020.

We understand this is a stressful time for us all, please be assured there will be someone available to answer questions. We thank you for your patience.

For useful resources, pages and FAQs to support you during this time please click here.

Reasonable adjustments

If you’re a student, see information about reasonable adjustments on the Student Hub.

We also provide resources and guidance for university staff on reasonable adjustments and supporting students with disabilities.


We are based in the Student Life Centre

Ground Floor, Bramber House, Refectory Road, BN1 9QH 


A Guide to using Zoom

Crisis Support 


If you are requesting an extension to coursework, please be advised that we require 15 working days before a submission deadline to submit an extension request. If you are requesting an extension with less than 15 days to the deadline, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make the request or that your school will grant it.

If you are experiencing a sudden, unforeseen or temporary situation which is impacting on your academic progress , you may need to submit an Exceptional Circumstances Claim (ECC) instead.


Exam Deadline

The deadline for the January exam period has now passed. Please be aware we cannot gurantee exam adjustments will be in place for January if you contact the Student Support Unit now.