One in five students at Sussex has a disability. Find out about the help available for disabled students, and students with a learning difficulty or ongoing physical or mental health condition.

Getting support for a disability

The first thing to do if you need disability support is tell us.

Disclosing a disability does not count against you when studying at Sussex. It means we can support you.

To access support, tell us about your needs and give us your consent to work with services across the University.

If you're starting a new course, you'll also need to re-register.

Register with us

Types of support


If you are the parent or guardian of a Sussex student with a disability, read our guidance for parents of students.


If you're a member of staff at Sussex working with students, see how to support disabled students.

If you're a DSA Needs Assessor, see information for DSA Needs Assessors.

How to get in touch

As a current student, you can log into My Sussex to get more information and direct advice from our teams.

Go to my sussex

If you haven't started at Sussex yet, have graduated, are a parent, or external assessor you can email our Disability Advisors at for more information about our support service.

If you need more detailed advice, a member of our team will arrange a phone or video appointment with you.