Resources & Support

At Sussex Uni Law Soc, we understand how difficult life as a law student or just life, in general, can be. As a member, it is important to remember that we are here for you, to assist in any way we can. Please find below a compilation of resources which may be of use.

Exam and Assessments Hub: https://student.sussex.ac.uk/assessment/
• Information about assessments, adjustments, appeals


Academic Skills Support: https://student.sussex.ac.uk/new-students/help-and-support/skills-support
• Resources on how to develop and enhance academic skills


Skills Hub: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/skillshub/
• Resources on how to write, reference, calculate statistics, digital skills


Find a Place to Study on Campus: https://student.sussex.ac.uk/new-students/settling-in/spaces

Academic Misconduct: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/skillshub/
• Explanation on what academic misconduct means


Student Life Centre: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/studentlifecentre/
• Giving guidance and support in various situations: emotional support, safety, health and wellbeing, money, etc.


Canvas
• Connect with your academic advisor
• LLB Students – key information about skills development sessions, feedback policies, referencing
• Turnitin Draft Check – submit draft versions of your work to check them

Our Diversity and Inclusion Officer is Isabelle Basson so please feel free to contact her if you have any other queries: ichb20@sussex.ac.uk

➢ Free skills workshops hosted by BPP and the University of Law – essential to boost your legal skillset!

➢ Take part in charity events and give back to your local community

Meet potential employers at networking events

Discounted ticket to the Winter Law Ball (USLS’s biggest event of the year!)

➢ Fun social events - includes discounts and great deals on club entry and drinks

Access to run and vote for the next committee

 

Why become a member

 

of the USLS?

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Legal resources

The Law Society

 https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/

Bar Standards Board https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/

Ministry of Justice

https://www.justice.gov.uk/

Legal Cheek

https://www.legalcheek.com - Legal news & gossip, cheeky commentary and careers advice

Guardian student law http://www.theguardian.com/education/law

Alastair Hudson

 http://www.alastairhudson.com/ - Lectures and podcasts from leading Southampton University academic. Also an opportunity to see what a website looked like in 2003.

Lexis Library
UK and EU legislation, case law, journals, encyclopaedias and books. Includes business, employment and family practice areas.

Westlaw UK
UK legislation, case law, dictionaries, journals and books.

 

BAILII
British and Irish Legal Information Institute. UK and Irish legislation and case law (open law database).

ICLR Online
The Law Reports and Weekly Law Reports online.

 

Legislation.gov.uk
UK statutes and statutory instruments (open law database)

Sussex resources

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Academically, who can support you?

 

Academic Advisor – to support you with generic academic struggles, i.e. revision tips or how to tackle your reading list.

 

Seminar Tutor – to answer any specific questions you have about a particular topic.

 

Exam/Assignments Marker – answer questions about how you performed in that particular exam or assignment and talk about areas to improve.

You can find out who your academic advisor and seminar tutors are on Sussex Direct.

University of Sussex Library - Law Subject Guide: Key Resources

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Support Services

The Student Life Centre can support you through any other difficulties you may encounter whilst studying at Sussex.

 

“We are the first place to come when you have questions, queries, worries or concerns."


Our Information Desk is open every weekday between 9am and 5pm. We also offer email and telephone advice, easily bookable appointments, and welfare drop-in sessions (usually between 11am and 4pm) for urgent concerns.”

 

  • Welfare Drop-ins

Depending on demand and availability, a welfare drop-in can provide immediate advice or we can arrange access to a meeting with a Student Advisor later on in the day or the next morning. These sessions are not bookable in advance. Come in and someone will arrange for you to be seen as soon as possible. There may be a wait but you will be seen in a private room by an Advisor and they will aim to address your immediate needs and concerns.

You can expect to be treated with respect and concern, however, any session where you are immediate distress may not be able to address all your needs, so this can be followed up with a further appointment, if necessary.

 

  • Appointments

Appointments with Student Life Advisors or Student Money Advisors usually last up to 30 minutes. They normally need to be booked in advance, but can often be made on the day. You can book these through your Sussex Direct page.