What we do:-

Our Circuit student work exists to offer a warm welcome to students studying in and around Brighton & Hove.  If you’re studying at a university in the City of Brighton and Hove – that’s the University of Brighton (UoB) or the University of Sussex (US), or if you're a language student or an apprentice, any kind of student - we would love to get to know you and help out in whatever way we can to make your time here even more enjoyable and worthwhile.  We welcome and support everyone – of any faith or none.

The Methodist presence at the University of Sussex is the Revd Dan Woodhouse (where we are called Chaplains) and at the University of Brighton (where we are known as Faith & Spirituality Advisers) it is the Revd Cynthia Park who is also our Lead Faith & Spirituality Adviser.  The student worker at both is me, Sue Harrington.  We offer all sorts of events and opportunities throughout the year at both universities and at other places!

The Rev Cynthia PArk, Lead Faith & Spirituality Adviser, UoB                    The Rev Dan Woodhouse, Methodist Chaplain University of Sussex 

Above:  The Revd Cynthia Park, Lead Faith & Spirituality Adviser, University of Brighton;  The Revd Dan Woodhouse, Methodist Chaplain, University of Sussex;  Sue Harrington, Student Worker Lay Chaplain US, Faith & Spirituality Adviser UoB.

Student Christian Movement:-

Dorset Gardens is now an SCM Link Church Be in touch if you're a student and you'd like to help set up or be part of a SCM group locally (Sussex or Brighton Uni). Contact details at the bottom of this page.


On Mondays in term-time Sue will be at Brighton University’s Grand Parade campus Coffee Bar from 12 noon to 2 pm.  Offering time out for a chat and a cuppa plus regular ‘events’ such as a tea/coffee tombola or a draw for a £10  grocery voucher (scroll on down!)

On Tuesdays Dan and/or Sue will be at Sussex University Meeting House from 10.30 am to 2 pm. Chance for a chat and a cuppa plus a light lunch if you'd like it.  On one Tuesday of each month we are pleased to offer a pop-up food event when we will be offering something yummy for free... it might be anything from hot chocolate and biscuits to jacket potatoes or a pasta dish.  Join the University of Brighton Faith & Spirituality facebook group for updates then pop in and see what's cooking! From about 10.30 (usually) until it's gone!                                                                       

At UoB on 4th Tuesdays we have a drop-in session between 12 and 2 pm at the Book & Bean cafe, Cockcroft building on the Moulsecoomb campus, again also offering occasional events such as at FairTrade Fortnight.

We also offer a drop-in at Falmer campus in the Checkland building Atrium between 12 and 2 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Sometimes it will be Cynthia and me, other times it might be one of us and Mary Ann (Catholic) or Fr Ian (Orthodox) or any combination thereof! Come and say hello, I often take my knitting or some other simple craft, if you're interested - if you enjoy crafts I'm interested to see what you're doing - or hear about it.

We also meet weekly at Sussex University on a Thursday morning at 11.00 for Theology Cafe where there's a discussion on a theme - often set from the previous meeting, usually around faith or ethics.

Next Grocery Voucher Draw:  9th March 2020... 

Every month in term time (Brighton Uni’s Grand Parade campus) we offer the opportunity to win a £10 supermarket voucher.

< Here’s Pete, our Grocery voucher winner in December, as you might be able to see, in addition to the voucher we gave a couple of goodies to go with it!  January and February didn't happen for various reasons.  March's draw is on the second Monday because of FairTrade Fortnight which fell on the first Monday.

If you’d like to be in the draw, just be at Brighton University’s Grand Parade Coffee Bar - on the first Monday (usually) of the month in term-time (!) between 12 noon and 2 pm and follow the instructions you’ll find on the tables. So next time will be 9th March… winner will be posted here!


Keep in touch:-

To find out more or to be in touch there are several ways:-

Email us here:

Through our dedicated website:

Follow us on Twitter, join the Student Circuit Facebook group or the Sussex Chaplaincy Facebook group and the Brighton Faith & Spirituality Facebook group

By direct email or phone:-
Sue, via Student Circuit email address above or text/call 07943 401608