Browse useful information for DSA Needs Assessors visiting the University of Sussex.
Our courses are run by twelve Schools, a Doctoral School and research groups. Search for undergraduate course information or postgraduate course information.
For more detailed information about course requirements, contact our team of Disability Advisors.
We also provide specialist study support for disabled students.
Reasonable Adjustments are based on individual requirements and are discussed and agreed with the student. Details can be found at our reasonable adjustments pages.
Bands 1 and 2 support
Important: Band 1 provision for Sighted Guiding cannot be provided by the University of Sussex.
DSA Needs Assessors should not make recommendations for this support from the university.
We have a pool of support workers including note-takers, typists, readers/scribes, practical and study support. These roles are generally recruited from the student body and are already familiar with the University. Support Workers do not undertake personal or domestic care support.
Students with personal care or domestic needs will need to contact their local Social Services department.
Bands 3 and 4 support
Important: Band 4 provision for Study Skills Tutors and Specialist Mentors is now full. DSA Needs Assessors should not make recommendations for this support from the university.
Band 3 provision for Mobility Training cannot be provided by the University of Sussex. DSA Needs Assessors should not make recommendations for this support from the university.
We provide mobility support for visually impaired students and have a team of specialist study skills tutors (SpLD and AS) and specialist mentors (mental health and AS).
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Access to buildings and facilities
We have detailed information for campus building access on AccessAble.
If you don't find the information you need, please contact our disability advice team.
Library accessibility and support
Software and assistive software/technology
The University has assistive technology and software available for students to use across campus. Find out more about assistive technology and how students can access it.
Lecture capture (Panopto)
Panopto is the University's online media platform, replacing OpenCast for lecture recording in August 2019.
Panopto is widely used in lectures, however it is best for students to check with their school of study about availability. Lecture capture is not currently used in seminars.
Find more information about Panopto and lecture capture on our Panopto staff page.
The University also has aPolicy on recording of lectures [DOC 26KB].