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, presentations and more.

Go to Skills Hub

Other learning opportunities

There are many ways to expand your skills and knowledge outside of your course.

If you’re starting at Sussex, check our welcome programme for new students.

English language skills

If you’re a student from overseas, find out how you can improve your English for academic study.

IT skills and software

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.

Convert text into audio files

You can convert PDFs, presentations and pictures of text into other formats that are easier to work with, such as an MP3, by using SensusAccess.

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 homepage.

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. The best way to do this is through the SussexMobile App.

If you need a tour after Welcome Week, email

Employability sessions

See more information about study skills and resources through Careers and Entrepreneurship.