Explore our guide to starting out at Sussex for new and returning students.
The first weeks of term
We hope you’ve been getting to know the campus and starting to feel a sense of belonging as part of the Sussex community. Now that you’re settled into your course, you may have specific questions about student life, academic skills, or practical support - all of which you can get support with during your time at Sussex.
Events to support you
Visit the Student Centre on Wednesday 9 November 2022 for a series of events where you can explore the guidance and support available to you as a Sussex student.
There will be a wide range of support services available in different formats, including seminars, workshops, and drop-in sessions. Lunch and dinner will be provided.
You can come and go throughout the day, but make sure you book a place on the specific workshops and sessions you wish to attend.
Workshops and sessions
Explore our events below. Some sessions will require you to login to CareerHub to book.
- International students new to the UK, 10-11am, Woodland 2
- Level-up Your Library Skills, 10-11am, Woodland 3
- Sustainability at Sussex, 10-11am, Woodland 5
- Apply for a Connector Role,11am-12pm, Woodland 2
- Accessing Disabled Student's Allowance, 11-11.30am, Woodland 5
- Tea and Talk, 1-2pm, Woodland 1
- Anxiety group – Perfectionism and Procrastination, 2-3pm, Woodland 4 (book on the day)
- Belong at Sussex: opportunities for Sussex Community Engagement, 1pm-3pm, Woodland 2
- Academic Skills workshop, 1-2pm, Woodland 5
- Push your skills: reflecting on your skills and strengths, 2-3pm, Woodland 5
- Push your skills: reflecting on your skills and strengths, 3.30-4pm, Woodland 5
- Sussexsport drop-in: opportunities for fitness, sport and wellbeing, 4-5pm, Woodland 4
- Career Lab Launch, 4-6pm, Woodland 2&3
Lunch will be provided at 12pm, and dinner will be provided at 6pm for anyone attending sessions throughout the day.
Alongside workshops and seminars, we will be running drop-in services throughout the day to help you get the in-person advice and support you need. These will include:
- disability advice
- student funding and money advice
- visa and immigration advice drop-in session
- student advice
- careers and entrepreneurship
For these sessions, you can drop-in any time during their opening hours, but make sure you’ve booked a ticket.
For further support and reminders of the resources available to you, check out the ‘Get Started’ area on the Welcome to Sussex modules for:
- undergraduates (including foundation students)
- progressing international Foundation, international Year 1 and Premasters students
- Masters students
- Doctoral students
- Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students
- returning students.