The Sussex Learning Network (SLN) is a strategic partnership made-up of Universities, Further Education Colleges, Independent Training Providers and Local Government. Our work spans the whole county and is geared toward providing opportunities for young-people and professionals that support the whole learner-journey.

The network was established over 12 years ago, operating through the University of Brighton to  build partnerships, source funding, and conduct research; to develop county-wide curriculum development strategies, and offer CPD events and resources that:

  • inspire people of all ages to carry on learning
  • give young people – as well as their teachers and careers counsellors – information that will help them to explore and understand their options
  • provide learning opportunities that give learners of all ages the knowledge and skills that are sought after by employers
  • support young people in progressing from school on through higher education and on into the workplace

” The SLN has a proud history of uniting tertiary education across Sussex to provide educational opportunities for learners from disadvantaged groups. Over the past twelve years the network has delivered outstanding results from Aim Higher and successive collaborative outreach programmes, helping to transform individual lives and maximising the availability of higher skills for the regional economy.”  Professor Jane Longmore – Chair of the Sussex Learning Network

We operate on a ‘fee-paying’ membership from our immediate partners, with external funding predominantly sourcing our project-work. Our current flagship project is the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) – you can find more about this via our Projects Page.