Student support

The College will provide you with a range of services to support you whilst you are studying for your degree. The University of Brighton will also work with us in providing additional services and support such as the Students’ Union. Your happiness is important to us and if you have any worries please contact our HE Welfare Officer on 01323 637692 or speak to your tutor.

Study support sessions

Sussex Downs College provides study areas and library facilities with books, e-journals, computers and photocopiers. You can also take advantage of the University library facilities for research and long-term loans.

Support is also available to students who need additional help due to a disability, medical condition, mental health or specific learning difficulty (see below).

Study skills sessions will be held to support students and equip them with the skills necessary for success at this level.

Disability support

The HE Disability Co-ordinator & Welfare Officer (01323 637692) will look to supporting your specific needs and where necessary, will arrange for you to be assessed. The team will provide support with the following:

Careers Advice

If you are 19 years old and over you will be able to receive advice from the National Careers Service (NCS). Telephone calls are free and the service is open from 8 am – 10 pm seven days a week. Face-to-face advice is also available on 0800 100 900.

Counselling Services

Both the Eastbourne and Lewes campuses provide free, confidential advice. Contact the HE Welfare officer on (01323) 637692 to arrange an appointment.

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