Welcome to Sussex!

Freshers Week is a week of events to help new students (often known as 'freshers') settle in, get to know Brighton & Hove, meet people and have fun!

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Who is Freshers Week for?

Freshers Week is a week of activities for everybody - undergraduate and postgraduate, full or part time, mature or international students - that takes place the week before formal classes begin.

It is a chance for you to get to know people on your course, people you're living with, the University, Brighton and the Students' Union. 

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What does the Students' Union do?

The Students' Union is run for and by students, and provides students with an opportunity to get involved in a variety of activities

When you enrol with the University you'll automatically become a member of the Students' Union and be part of our independent, student-led organisation. That means you can make it what you want it to be and be part of our collective voice.

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Chat to other new students on Facebook

We run the only official Facebook group for new Sussex & BSMS students

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Work for us

Applications to work in the Students' Union's shops and bars are now closed. Sign up for our vacancy notification service to hear first jobs at the Students' Union are next advertised.

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Freshers Week events & tickets

We've put together a packed week of events for you to choose from to get to know Sussex, Brighton and the Students' Union.

Lots of our events are free but you need to buy tickets for some of them.

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