Virtual Open Day: Saturday 17 October

Join us online from 9am on Saturday 17 October. Take part in interactive sessions with our academics, chat to current students and join webinars hosted by our expert staff. Take a look at the full programme below.

How to make the most of your day

Our Virtual Open Day is packed with information, so to ensure you don’t miss anything we’ve got some tips on what you can expect to find in the video below.

To help you make the most of your visit all of our sessions are optional and you can drop in and out as you wish – but please do check the start times!

  • Video transcript

    Hi everyone my name is Ellen, and I'm here to give you some tips on how to make the most out of your Virtual Open Day experience.

    Whichever day you've signed up for we'll be running a series of events that will help give you a taste of what it's like to study at Sussex. You'll have the chance to learn more about the subject you're interested in, take a look around our accommodation, discover opportunities to study abroad and lots more.

    Each of our academic and student experience teams will be running live 30 minute talks followed by live 30 minute Q&A sessions. Don't forget to look out for the subject talks related to any joint or minor degree you're thinking of studying. You can learn more about our joint and minor degrees through our 'Introduction to studying a joint degree' talk, where you'll learn more about what a joint degree programme means for your subject and your workload.

    You'll be able to chat with some of our current students, both UK and International, during our live student panels. Join our 'Customise your course' talk to hear more from students who have developed new skills and gained new experiences through a Year Abroad, a Placement Year, or a language elective.

    Although we can't welcome you to campus today, we do offer a 360 degree virtual tour where you can view some of our teaching spaces, labs and library.

    This time around, we'll also be offering our 'Life in Brighton' talk, which will introduce students interested in studying at Sussex to the busy and bustling city of Brighton, which is just 10 minutes from campus.

    The virtual tour also features some of our current students talking about what they love most about studying at Sussex. But, of course, there's more to Sussex life than just studying. Our Students Union and sports teams will be hosting live Q&As, where you can find out more about the clubs, societies, sports teams and scholarships we have on offer. You can find a copy of your programme in your welcome email.

    Don't forget to download our Day Planner to make sure you don't miss anything important. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, don't panic. We have a huge range of pre-recorded materials so that you can listen on demand.

    I really hope you enjoy your Virtual Open Day experience. Remember, our academics and our current students are here to help, so don't be afraid to ask any tricky questions. I'd recommend having a pen and paper or notes app ready, so that you can take down any contact details that might be useful later.

    And finally, don't forget, our enquiries team will be there to help throughout the day, so if you have any questions, just visit our enquiries chat portal.

Your Virtual Open Day Planner

Download our handy Virtual Open Day Planner [DOC, 16KB] to keep track of the events you would like to attend.

Programme of events

Welcome to your Virtual Open Day | 9.15am (BST)

A live introduction to Sussex and the day ahead from Professor Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor.

  • Your student experience - live talks | From 9.30am (BST)

    Representatives from our student experience teams will be delivering live talks throughout the day. Each talk will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.

    Make a note of the times below to plan you visit in advance.

    Student experience talks
    9.30am

    Customise Your Course: An opportunity to find out what additional options are available with a single honours degree including study abroad, work placements, subject pathways and electives.

    9.30am and 12.30pm

    Admissions and Personal Statements

    9.30am and 1.30pm

    Student Accommodation

    10.30am

    Sussexsport: Meet Sussexsport and find out about the on campus sports facilities, student sports clubs, sports scholarships and social sports and wellbeing opportunities. Plus joins us for a Q&A Session!

    10.30am

    Study Abroad: Experience another culture, improve your language abilities and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Hear about opportunities to spend a year or term abroad either working or studying in one of over 140 universities worldwide.

    10.30am and 2.30pm

    Student Finance Explained

    11.30am and 1.30pm

    Student Life at Sussex

    12.30pm

    Life in Brighton: Hear about student life in the city by the sea! From shopping to sports facilities, green spaces to festivals and culture, Brighton has something for everyone!

    1.30pm

    International Students at Sussex: Find out about life at the University of Sussex for international students. Hear about campus life, food, societies, student support and more from an international student perspective.

    2.30pm

    Introduction to Studying a Joint Degree Programme: An opportunity to speak to students studying a degree programme with a Joint or Minor subject and hear what it means for their studies and their workload.

  • Ask our students - live! | 10am - 3pm (BST)

    Drop-in and chat to Sussex students online via the UniBuddy chat platform. Ask our panel of current students why they chose Sussex, what it’s like to live and study on campus, what our students love about the Sussex community or how they socialise on campus and in Brighton.

    Ask our students - live!
    10am to 3pm

    Chat live to current Sussex students

  • Live subject talks and Q&As | From 9.30am (BST)

    All of our academic areas will be offering live subjects talks followed by a Question and Answer Session. You can drop-in and chat informally with members of faculty and current students. Check our session times below - then just drop-in.

    Each talk will last for approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A Session.

    You will also find pre-recorded subject videos on these pages that are available all day so you can watch them at a time that suits you. They will give you an insight into what we teach and how we teach it at Sussex

    Live subject talks and Q&As
    Accounting and Finance

    11.30am

    American Studies

    9.30am and 11.30am

    Anthropology

    12.30pm

    Art History

    1.30pm

    Biochemistry, Biomedical Science and Genetics

    9.30am

    Biology

    1.30pm

    Business, Management and Marketing

    10.30am

    Chemistry

    12.30pm

    Cognitive Science

    2.30pm

    Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Media

    10.30am

    Criminology and Sociology

    10.30am

    Drama, Theatre and Performance

    1.30pm

    Ecology, Conservation and Environment

    2.30pm

    Economics

    12.30pm

    Education and Teaching; Childhood and Youth Studies

    11.30am

    Engineering

    12.30pm

    English

    9.30am and 2.30pm

    English Language and Linguistics

    12.30pm

    Film Studies

    12.30pm

    Foundation Years

    2.30pm

    Geography

    9.30am and 1.30pm

    History

    9.30am and 12.30pm

    International Development

    10.30am

    International Relations

    2.30pm

    Journalism

    9.30am

    Language Electives

    11.30am

    Languages and Intercultural Studies

    1.30pm

    Law

    11.30am and 2.30pm

    Liberal Arts

    1.30pm

    Life Sciences Foundation Year

    11.30am

    Mathematics

    2.30pm

    Media and Communications

    10.30am

    Media Production; Filmmaking

    11.30am

    Music

    12.30pm

    Neuroscience

    10.30am

    Philosophy

    10.30am

    Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

    11.30am

    Physics and Astronomy

    12.30pm

    Politics

    1.30pm

    Product Design

    11.30am

    Psychology

    9.30am and 1.30pm

    Social Work

    9.30am

    Sociology and Criminology

    10.30am

    Zoology

    11.30am

General enquiries

Our enquiries team will be on-hand between 9am and 3.30pm to answer any general enquiries you may have, either about the Virtual Open Day or about Sussex. You'll find the Chat button at the bottom of your screen once the Virtual Open Day is live.