Helping you get to an Open Day

Find all the information you need to claim your travel costs back when you attend one of our Open Days.

Claim your travel costs

Here at Sussex we’re proud of our warm and welcoming community.

We want to make sure anyone thinking about studying with us can come to an Open Day, learn about our courses and experience our campus.

That’s why we’re offering to help with the cost of travel. Depending on where you live you can claim between £25 to £75.

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Terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions should be adhered to in order to claim your travel costs payment:

  • To make your claim you will need to download the Open Day Travel Costs Payment Request Form [DOCX, 42KB], complete all fields and email it to
  • Claimants must have booked onto and subsequently attended a qualifying recruitment event on the University of Sussex campus.
  • Claimants must register their attendance on the day of the event in order to qualify.
  • Only one travel cost claim will be paid to an attendee per Open Day application year. Whilst you are welcome to visit more than one Open Day, the University will only contribute towards your travel costs on one occasion.
  • All claims should be made within four weeks (28 days) of the event. Any claims after this time will not be processed.
  • The travel costs payment will be made in one of three bands, depending on the radial distance to the University (BN1 9RH) from the home address stated on the proof of address submitted:
    • 0-50 miles – £25
    • 1-150 miles – £50
    • 151+ miles – £75
  • Proof of address should be attached to the email along with the claim form for it to be successfully processed. This may include a driver’s licence, bank statement, utility bill (such as telephone bill) or official letter from a school or college.
  • The travel costs payment will be paid by BACS transfer to an account nominated on the claim form. Payments will be made within six weeks of submission of the claim form.
  • No receipts or proof of mode of transport will be required. However, you will need to provide the email address used to book onto the event and bank account details. Failure to provide the email address associated with the booking will result in a rejected claim.
  • Personal data will be processed in line with our privacy notice.

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