Find out what the Students’ Union does and how to get involved.

About the Students’ Union

You automatically become a member of the Students’ Union when you join Sussex.

The Students’ Union is independent from the University, represents your views and aims to improve life on campus and in the city.

As a member you can get involved in projects, like volunteering or campaigning for change.

Joining sports clubs and societies

Choose from hundreds of groups with interests ranging from art history to Zumba.

You can find out more about sports clubs and societies. You can also meet most of them first-hand during Welcome Week.

Your Students’ Union officers

Every year students elect their peers as officers to represent their views within the University.

You can learn about who your officers are for the coming year and find out how to elect Students’ Union officers.

Become a Student Rep

You can represent the voice of thousands of Sussex students by becoming a Student Rep. You then represent these views to your school department and the wider University and get to learn more about how the organisation works.


The Students’ Union offers advice on academic issues and complaints.

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