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
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!
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
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!
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.
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
9.30am and 11.30am
Biochemistry, Biomedical Science and Genetics
Business, Management and Marketing
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Media
Criminology and Sociology
Drama, Theatre and Performance
Ecology, Conservation and Environment
Education and Teaching; Childhood and Youth Studies
9.30am and 2.30pm
English Language and Linguistics
9.30am and 1.30pm
9.30am and 12.30pm
Languages and Intercultural Studies
11.30am and 2.30pm
Life Sciences Foundation Year
Media and Communications
Media Production; Filmmaking
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Physics and Astronomy
9.30am and 1.30pm
Sociology and Criminology
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.