Student Support Unit

DSA needs assessors

Course information

Our courses are run by twelve Schools, a Doctoral School and research groups. Search for undergraduate course information or postgraduate course information.

For more detailed information about course requirements, contact the team of Disability Advisors


The University has a range of support services, resources and practical support for all students. We provide advice and services to support health and wellbeing.

We also provide specialist study support for disabled students

Reasonable Adjustments

Reasonable Adjustments are based on individual requirements and are discussed and agreed with the student.  Details can be found at the Student Support Unit

NMH Provision

The University of Sussex NMH Provision currently does not have the capacity to accept new recommendations for Band 4 Specialist Mentoring and Specialist One to One Study Skills.  Please check this webpage for updates on future capacity.

Bands 1 and 2 support

We have a pool of Support Workers, including note-takers, typists, reader/scribes, practical and study support. They are generally recruited from the student body and are familiar with the university. Support Workers do not undertake personal or domestic care support. Students with personal care or domestic needs will need to contact their local Social Services department.

Bands 3 and 4 support

We provide Mobility Support for visually impaired students and have a team of Specialist Study Skills Tutors (SpLD & AS) and Specialist Mentors (Mental Health & AS).

NMH Rates

NMH Rates for 20/21

Access to buildings and facilities

Check the University of Sussex access guides on AccessAble.

If you don’t find the information you need, please contact the team of Disability Advisors

Library accessibility and support

The Library provides a range of accessibility and support services. If you don’t find the information you need, please contact the Library Team.

Software and assistive software/technology

Once registered, all students can get Office 365 and One Drive for free.

Assistive software is available on all cluster PCs across campus.  This software includes:

Mindview - a mindmapping application
Zoomtext - an application for visually impaired users
ClaroRead - an application for users with specific learning needs
OneNote Learning Tools - immersive reader for OneNote

Windows 10, installed on all student computers, also has a number of built in assistive technology, called Ease of Access.

This software is available on all computers including the four assistive PCs across campus; that have restricted logins and are therefore only available to those who need them. These computers are found in the following places:

General information about assistive hardware service can be found on this page.

Lecture capture (Panopto)

Panopto is the University's new online media platform, replacing OpenCast for lecture recording from August 2019. Panopto will also offer a range of new features, serving to enhance teaching throughout the University.

Panopto is widely used, however it is best for students to check with their school of study about availability. Panopto is used in lectures but not seminars.

Further information about lecture capture. The University also has a Policy on recording of lectures [DOC 26KB].