Get Settled

Explore our week of Welcome and induction to life at Sussex for new and returning students.

Welcome Week

Get Settled is the second part of your Welcome and induction programme as you start your journey as a Sussex student.

During Welcome Week, you will have the opportunity to take part in Big Welcome – the University’s massive hello, welcoming you to campus and our Sussex community.

School sessions

You will have sessions provided by your Schools, introducing you to your subject and the services available from your School.

Log into Sussex Direct using your Sussex username and password (which you get when you complete online registration).


  • the Study tab near the top of the homepage
  • Timetable from the drop-down menu
  • Study Timetable.

Then scroll to the week beginning Monday 20 September to view the Welcome talks and events specifically for you, relating to the subject you’re studying.

Pick and mix sessions

You’ll also choose pick and mix sessions – a schedule of student panels, talks and activities hosted by our staff, introducing you to wellbeing and careers services, plus topics we care about that you might be interested in, such as sustainability and equality.

Choose the sessions you wish to attend each day. If you miss an event, don’t worry – they’re usually repeated later in the week.

These sessions aren’t in your Sussex Direct timetable – instead, book on to them from the listings below.

If you’re arriving from overseas, you can take part in our New to the UK talks, led by our Student Connectors.

Overview of Get Settled activities during Welcome Week
DayDateWhat’s happening
Monday 20 September Big Welcome and get to know your Students’ Union through its Freshers’ Fair
Tuesday 21 September Ask questions at student panels, take a treasure hunt around campus and find out about part-time jobs
Wednesday 22 September Get to know your School and take part in sessions on being a Student Connector and the essentials if you are new to the UK
Thursday 23 September Discover the support available to you for your studies and take part in our Sports for Wellbeing outdoor event
Friday 24 September Find out about how to make the most of your studies and take part in a talk on sustainability or the Brighton Quiz


Join our Big Welcome – your introduction to the University of Sussex:

Tip: For the whole week there’s a dedicated Chill Out Zone when you need down-time, open from 10am to 4pm in Jubilee G35 and G36.


Spend the morning hearing from students on their Sussex experience and start your pick and mix activities in the afternoon:


Get to know your School in the morning (see your Susssex Direct timetable) and, in the afternoon, continue your pick and mix selection of activities:


Discover the support in your School (see your Sussex Direct timetable) and explore more pick and mix activities in the afternoon:


Find out how to make the most of your studies (see your Sussex Direct timetable) and finish the week with some stand-out afternoon activities:

Next up

Continue your journey as a Sussex student and catch up on anything you missed with Get Started.

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