Student support

Whether you’re concerned about your studies, need financial advice or have emotional or health concerns, our student support services are here to help.

Student support

Student welfare

The Student Life Centre can offer support on a range of issues related to your welfare. They can help with:

  • concerns affecting study progress and wellbeing
  • money matters
  • improving your academic performance
  • understanding how the University works

You can also access confidential advice on health issues. The Student Life Centre operates a drop-in desk from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and you can book appointments with experienced advisers.

Find out more about the Student Life Centre or email

Counselling services

You can also attend our confidential counselling service. Email for more information.

Residential Life Team

If you live in University-managed accommodation you can also speak to our Residential Life team. They offer welfare support and run a drop-in service on campus during the week.

There is also an out-of-hours emergency support phone number to make sure you have all the help you need.

Specialist support

You can also access University support services at the Student Support Unit, which offers advice if you have disabilities, mental health conditions, autism spectrum conditions and specific learning difficulties.

They have a network of support staff to help you during your time at University, including support workers, mental health mentors, note-takers and dyslexia tutors.

Email for more information.

Two students talking on the sofa in the Student Life Centre, with Sussex signs in the background that read We are here for you

Support for international students

At Sussex, you’ll join an international community of students and staff from more than 140 countries. Our support begins before you start at Sussex – we can help you apply for a visa and find out what to expect when you arrive.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be invited to activities and events to help you make new friends and settle into life in the UK. We also provide careers support, including advice on visas and how to get a job in the UK.

Find out more about international student support.

English language skills

Once you’re here, our English Language for Academic Study service offers free workshops, one-to-one tutorials and writing sessions. Our aim is to help you develop your English and adapt to UK academic study.

Support through the Students’ Union

If you want to make an academic complaint to the University, our Students’ Union can provide confidential, independent advice to help you through the process.

The Students’ Union also campaign about students rights, including issues surrounding housing, transport, equality and higher education policy.

Find out more about the Students’ Union

Careers support

To ensure you get the best possible start to life after University, we offer specialist careers guidance and support.

Find out more about career development at Sussex


We have a nursery and pre-school on campus. Places can fill up quickly so it’s best to apply as early as possible. Find out more here.

Faith and spirituality

The Meeting House is the base for our on-campus chaplaincy, with services spanning a range of faiths and deonominations. The campus also has a Muslim Student Centre and prayer facility.

Hear from our students

Current student Georgia iexplains the different ways you can get support while at university. 

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