2016 Conference General Information

Conference Location

All conference sessions will take place in the recently constructed state-of-the-art Jubilee Building and Fulton Building on the beautiful University of Sussex campus, situated within the South Downs National Park (building numbers 15 and 30, respectively on the campus map). Tea/coffee breaks will be provided in both buildings, while lunches will be held on the ground floor of the Jubilee buildings, in close proximity to the Keynote lectures, plenaries, and exhibitor stands.

As part of the School of Business, Management and Economics, the Department of Economics is proud to be located in the Jubilee Building, Sussex’s newest academic building, opened in September 2012. Named in honour of the University’s golden jubilee, which took place in 2012, the Jubilee Building was designed by the architects ADP, whose design complements the surrounding iconic Sussex architecture, while also prioritising sustainability. Keynote lecture will be held in its main lecture theatre.

Conference Arrival and Registration

Upon arrival please come to the Conference Registration Desk located on the ground floor of the Jubilee Building (number 15 on the campus map). The registration desk will be open from 9:00 to 18:00 on Monday 21 March, from 8:30 to 18:30 on Tuesday 22 March and from 8:30 am to 16:30 Wednesday 23 March. Please find a floor plan of the Jubilee building here.

Travel

The campus train station is Falmer. One can connect to Falmer from both Brighton and Lewes train stations in 10 minutes. There are four trains an hour during the day. Note that the Jubilee building is a further 10 minute walk from Falmer station.

Alternatively, one can reach campus by bus. The 23, 25, 28 and 29 buses run regularly between Brighton (Old Steine; 25 also from Churchill Square) and the University. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes, but please allow at least 45 minutes when coming in for a 9am session. One day tickets can be purchased for cash from the driver, as well as from the One Stop Travel shop at 26 North Street, Brighton. Fare details can be found here.

Please find a map of the Jubilee building in relation to Falmer train station and local bus stops here.

Several taxi companies also operate locally, including Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs (01273 204060), Streamline Taxis (01273 202020), City Cabs (01273 205205) and Lewes & District Taxis (01273 483232). The journey to campus from Brighton is 4 miles and takes around 20-25 minutes, but please allow more time during rush hour.

Please note engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton/Lewes on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March, closing the line. There will be a bus replacement service between Three Bridges and Brighton/Lewes on these days, so please factor this into your travel arrangements.

Car Parking

Parking is provided free of charge for all delegates using any car park on the University of Sussex campus, for the entire duration of the conference. A printable permit for display in your windscreen is available here. Car parks 7 and 10 are the nearest to the Jubilee Building (see the campus map for the location of car parks).

The campus postcode for GPS navigation is BN1 9SL.

Sessions and Presentations

All seminar rooms have a PC with a connected data projector. The complete suite of Microsoft Office products as well as pdf readers are available on these PCs. Presenters should bring their presentation on a memory stick and upload it to their Session Room’s PC in the break before their session (at the latest). Laptops can be connected to the projector via a VGA connection. Most rooms also have a visualiser.

Internet

All conference attendees will have access to free Wi-Fi. To access the free Wi-Fi:

  1. Search for available Wi-Fi networks and choose Conferences
  2. When asked for the password, type in one of the following depending on the date:
    Monday 21 March: surround another elbow
    Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 March: venture my macaroni

Alternatively, delegates can use eduroam, if they are registered via their home institution.

A cluster room (Jubilee Building, G23) has been reserved for the use of delegates for the duration of the conference. For log-in details contact the Conference Registration Desk.

Printing

The conference office is not able to print any documents for delegates.

Luggage

Room G36 on the ground floor of the Jubilee Building will serve as a (locked) luggage room . If you wish to store luggage (or to collect left luggage), please contact the Conference Registration Desk on the ground floor of the Jubilee Building.

Press Office

The Conference Press Office will be on the ground floor of the Jubilee Building (Jubilee, G35).

First Aid and Emergency Services

Should you require first aid you should go directly to the registration desk or talk to one of the Conference Volunteers (in blue t-shirts) who will arrange for further assistance.

In an emergency while on Campus please dial the Security Office (open 24 hours a day) on extension 3333 from an internal phone or dial 01273 873333 from a mobile/external phone. Blue emergency telephones are also provided at various locations on campus, which are directly linked to the University’s Security Service. The Security Office can alert a Mobile First Aider to attend the first aid call; if the emergency services are required, security and the Mobile First Aider will co-ordinate the response. Please use the Security Office number (and not 999) while on campus, as the Security Team will need to meet emergency services at the campus entrance and guide them directly to the relevant location. Otherwise, emergency vehicles can get lost on campus and this may delay their response.

Outside campus the number for emergencies is 999, which you can dial from any landline or mobile phone without charge.

Campus Bookshop, Supermarket, Post office and Pharmacy

The University of Sussex John Smith’s Bookshop is located in the Library (number 20 on the campus map); stationary and computer consumables can also be purchased at the bookshop. A Co-operative Food supermarket store, containing a Newsagent and Post Office, is located in Bramber House (number 13 on the campus map), while the Students’ Union Shop is located at Falmer House (number 55 on the campus map). A Pharmacy is located at the Health Centre (number 6 on the campus map). Further details of campus facilities can be found here.

Banking

A Barclay’s branch with a 24 hour cashpoint is located at Sussex House (number 54 on the campus map). Further cash points are located on the ground floor of Bramber House (at the entrance by the Co-op; number 13 on the campus map) and at York House (number 10 on the campus map).

Telephone dialling code

The international dialling code for the UK is +44.

Important note about UK Power

The UK uses 240v power supply. No provision will be made by conference organisers to supply power converters. If a delegate wishes to bring electrical equipment that operates on a different voltage, he or she must bring their own converter.

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