Help and support

Students talking to a tutor at the International Study Centre

Support every step of the way

We know that living and studying away from home can be challenging at times, which is why our student support staff at the International Study Centre (ISC) are here to help. Whether you need advice about your course or you simply need to talk, we’ll be on hand to support you so that you can enjoy your Sussex student experience to the full. 

Advice network

The University of Sussex has excellent support services, such as the Student Life Centre where you can get advice and guidance on issues such as accommodation, fees, disabilities, mental health and learning needs. Friendly and experienced support staff also run groups and workshops to help you with university life. 

Health services

You’ll find a dentist, pharmacy and health centre on campus and a drop-in health centre in Brighton. The health centres provide medical care under the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and are available to students from overseas who are on a full-time course of six months or more and register with the doctors on arrival. 

Facilities for worship

Supporting students from a range of different cultures and backgrounds, Sussex is home to the Meeting House, the University’s on-campus chaplaincy. The Meeting House hosts services for a range of denominations including the Jewish community. There is also a Muslim Student Centre on campus. 

Disabled access

Most academic buildings are accessible by wheelchair, although access routes can take longer. Sussex welcomes students of all abilities and will ensure their needs are taken into account during their time at the University.