Skills support

Find out how to develop and enhance your academic skills while you’re studying at Sussex.

Skills Hub

You can get online advice on topics such as essay writing, note-making and presentations.

You can also attend workshops on academic study skills in the Careers and Employability Centre.

Find out more about Skills Hub.

English language skills

If you are a full-time international or overseas student, or English is an additional language, you can take advantage of English language tutorials and workshops.

Visiting and exchange students can take modules during the year through the Sussex Centre for Language Studies.

The centre also runs full-time English modules throughout the autumn and spring terms, as well as during the summer months.

IT skills and software you can learn

Benefit from training courses on a wide range of software. Our staff provide free training for software including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud.

They’re also on hand to help with IT issues in the Shawcross building, including problems getting online.

Using Canvas

Canvas is the University’s online study platform, designed to enrich and support your study. You’ll use it to access study materials, carry out tasks set by your tutors and submit assignments online.

You can:

The Library

To see your reading list visit the Library home page.

You’ll also find study space and resources such as journals and academic databases.

The Library offers workshops and one-to-one support to help with your studies.

Library tours

The Library runs tours throughout Welcome Week to familiarise you with the building and our resources. Find out about these in your Welcome events calendar. The best way to do this is through the SussexMobile App.

If you need a tour after Welcome Week, email library@sussex.ac.uk.

Induction talk

You can attend a Sussex Essentials induction talk for information about the Careers and Employability Centre, the Library and IT Services during Welcome Week.

Find out where and when these are happening in your Welcome events calendar.

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