Making sure you get the information you need is important to us. These are all the ways we’ll be communicating with you.

The Student Hub

This is our website for current students, giving advice, guidance and day-to-day information.

You can also read the latest student news stories and see events listings.

You can give feedback on the Student Hub and tell us if there’s something missing.


Canvas is your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) containing lots of information for your course, weekly module content and links to reading lists.

Canvas sites and pages are managed by staff in your School. You can speak to a member of staff in your School office if you have a question.


It’s important to check your Sussex email inbox regularly and read any messages. We will send you regular emails, particularly on essential University updates and messages from senior staff, usually linking to information on the Student Hub.

You will also receive emails from staff within your School (such as your Head of School, Academic Advisor or Student Experience Officer) and other teams when relevant.


Flint is the University’s online magazine designed to help students make the most of their time at Sussex. If you’re an undergraduate or Masters student, Flint is created for you.

We publish editions once a fortnight during term-time, usually on a Monday, via the Student Hub, email newsletter and SussexMobile app push notification.

Each edition covers various areas of student life, such as study skills, money, wellbeing and career support.

Flint includes topical features submitted by staff working in different areas of the University and students, like the Digital Media Creators and Student Connectors.

Social media

You can find us on many Sussex social media channels.

We share posts covering a range of areas, such as student opportunities and stories, our research and involvement with our local and global communities.

We also use social media for fast updates if there’s an emergency.

The main social media channels are Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok.

SussexMobile app

The SussexMobile app gives easy mobile access to your emails and course timetables. It also details your library loans and reservations and provides useful links to your printing account, the staff directory, Skills Hub and more.

We strongly recommend that you download the app on to your smartphone.

Digital signs

There are digital signs in locations around campus, which feature updates and opportunities for students and staff.

It’s a good idea to check out the digital screen in your School reception for key updates and essential information.

Other sources of information

You can find out what’s going on locally and in the university sector in general.

  • The Student Room – follow discussions or topics trending among your peers
  • The Argus – keep up with local news, sport and entertainment
  • THE – monitor Times Higher Education to see what’s occurring at universities in general
  • The Guardian – check its higher education section for opinions and longer reads.

The UK has a national media organisation called the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), funded by the government.

You can read local BBC news and national news online for free.

You can also watch BBC programmes on your television or using iPlayer on your computer – but you must have a TV licence.

Tip: As a Sussex student you can read the Financial Times for free. Just use your Sussex email address to activate your online account and you'll receive a message to set your password.