Getting involved and meeting people

Find ways to get active, join a sports team and become a member of a society.

Events, sports clubs and societies

You can see a full schedule of events for things to do, including events run by the Students' Union. You can also browse these on the SussexMobile App.

Sports clubs and societies are run by the Students’ Union. Find out what’s on offer.

If you’re studying a Masters or a PhD, there are some specific postgraduate events run by the Students’ Union. You can filter these in the events listings. Of course, you’re just as welcome to attend all the events going on.

Sign up for a sports membership

You can join the gym, take part in drop-in social sport activities and find out about scholarships.

Find out more about fitness, sport and wellbeing activities organised by Sussexsport.

Make friends through the Buddy Scheme

Match up with a student already studying at Sussex through the Students’ Union Buddy Scheme. A buddy can support you through the first few weeks and introduce you to life on campus, around Brighton and beyond.

Things to do around campus

You can borrow a frisbee from our Welcome Hub in Library Square and get outside.

Walk or jog around the campus boundary. It’s green, peaceful and well sign-posted.

Take a picnic into Stanmer Park, next to campus. There’s a café in Stanmer village and plenty of woodland to explore.

Places to go

Wander Brighton & Hove’s interesting independent shops and cafes.

Explore the Royal Pavilion Gardens which surround the historic Royal Pavilion.

Relax on Brighton’s iconic seafront – perfect for spending a few hours at any time of year.

Take a look inside Brighton Museum, the Booth Museum and Hove Museum and Art Gallery. They’re all free to visit.

Find out more about Brighton and Hove and discover how to get around the local area.

Need more inspiration? Here are ten things you can do if you’re bored.

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