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, so you must only attend the Unit if you have pre-booked a quick query duty appointment.   For questions or advice, please email a Disability Advisor at disabilitysupport@sussex.ac.uk

Quick query duty appointments with a Disability Advisor in the Student Support Unit, will be available from the 21st September.  These pre-booked, 15 minute appointments will run each day between 10.00am to 12.00 noon & 1.00pm to 3.00pm (excluding Wednesday afternoons). 

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 a 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.

Contact

We are based in the Student Life Centre 

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

E: disabilitysupport@sussex.ac.uk

Reception is open, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

A Guide to using Zoom

Crisis Support 

Information

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.