Find out about events and activities that can help you build a sense of belonging while at Sussex.
About the programme
It’s quite normal for students to feel uncertain about how they fit in at university. This is why we have a programme of activities for you to get involved with and build a sense of belonging.
Who is it for?
This programme of activities is for everyone, although many of our activities are aimed at students who identify as any of the following:
- mature students
- disabled or neurodiverse
- Gypsy, Roma or Traveller
- from a low socio-economic background.
How to get involved
There are a number of ways you can get involved with the programme:
- register for our Sussex Transition Programme, if you’re a new undergraduate or foundation year student
- join our Canvas page
- apply to be Student Connector.
- explore our events feed (coming soon) – we’ll be running events for mature students, those with autism and a student-designed Begin to Belong Fair, plus more.
Promoting a sense of belonging
Check our top tips for promoting a sense of belonging for yourself and others during your time at Sussex.
- Promote an Equal Sussex by being part of a mentoring and coaching programme (particularly if you identify as an under-represented student).
- Show that you won’t tolerate bullying, harassment and violence against others. Use our Report and Support tool if you or someone else has experienced these kinds of behaviour.
- Collaborate on shaping the university by being a Sussex Ambassador, joining the Connector Programme or having your say on important matters.
- Promote an accessible Sussex by joining Access Sussex or the Careers Equity Project, and thinking about language and forms of communication with other students and staff.