Contact Us


We want you to enjoy a rich and rewarding experience with us, which is why our dedicated support team can help you with any issues you may have while you’re here.
Below, you’ll find information about the support services we offer, how to get involved with the Student Union, and our Code of Conduct.
Our services are free and confidential and can help you with; study advice, childcare, health and wellbeing, disabilities, dyslexia, money management, and accommodation.
If we cannot offer the support you need, we’ll certainly help you to find alternative sources and somebody who can.

Disability Services
Our dedicated Additional Learning Support team can help and support you throughout your studies, or during your transition to Higher Education. Our professionally trained and experienced team are committed to removing any barriers that prevent you from learning.

They can support with needs resulting from a range of difficulties including: Autism, mental health and well-being, physical disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairment, and hearing impairment.
Specialist tutors are available to deliver to students receiving Disabled Students Allowance for non-medical help.
Please find our NMH rates here.

Email the Additional Learning Support team for further information:

Dyslexia Support
ESC is recognised as a dyslexia friendly organisation and currently holds the British Dyslexia Association Quality Mark for its commitment to supporting students. You can seek advice about dyslexia and book screenings at our Station Plaza campus.

Financial Support
If you have financial concerns, you can initially discuss these with your Subject Leaders, but for further advice on HE finance and support please get in touch with one of our Student Support Advisors on 01424 442222 or We can also give you tips on helping you to manage your money while at university.

Health and Well-Being
We offer a wide range of support and advice about health and well-being including: relationship advice, free contraception and pregnancy tests, drug and alcohol advice, healthy living advice, anger management, and stress management.

Student Union
When you enrol onto one of our courses you will become part of the University of Brighton student union.
You will be able to join a number of different clubs and societies in Hastings and Brighton, while enjoying all the benefits of being a student.
Locally, we work with one of Hastings’ most popular bars, the Printworks, to bring you an exclusive student night in Hastings. Every Tuesday, you’ll be able to enjoy offers and discounts on food and drink, while taking a (well-earned) break from your studies.

Student Reps
Student Reps provide student support and can also support the organisation of student events and societies. All of the societies work hard to arrange trips, exhibitions and events for students to get involved with throughout the year.
All students are welcome to contribute and develop their own ideas and apply for Student Union funding through the Student Union Officer.
If you’d like to become a student rep then please get in touch with our Student Union Officer by popping in to see them at the back of HE Common room on the fifth floor, or by calling 01424 442222.

ESC and UCH Code of Conduct
Everyone who works and studies at SCCH and UCH has agreed to respect each other and their environment.
Students and staff are expected to embody the college values: Respect, Teamwork and Achievement.

By respecting each other, as well as college buildings and equipment and by working together, we can all achieve our goals.

Please read our Access & Participation document here.

You can also get in touch with us on social media.