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.
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
➢ 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?
The Law Society
Bar Standards Board https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/
Ministry of Justice
https://www.legalcheek.com - Legal news & gossip, cheeky commentary and careers advice
Guardian student law http://www.theguardian.com/education/law
http://www.alastairhudson.com/ - Lectures and podcasts from leading Southampton University academic. Also an opportunity to see what a website looked like in 2003.
UK and EU legislation, case law, journals, encyclopaedias and books. Includes business, employment and family practice areas.
UK legislation, case law, dictionaries, journals and books.
British and Irish Legal Information Institute. UK and Irish legislation and case law (open law database).
The Law Reports and Weekly Law Reports online.
UK statutes and statutory instruments (open law database)
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.
Click to download our 'How to Survive Law school' Powerpoint from our Panel event on the 2nd week of term
Sussex Uni Law Soc Weekly Newsletters:
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.”
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 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.