Union campaigns

Access Sussex - To lobby the University to make campus more accessible for students with disabilities.

I Heart Consent - To educate Sussex students about sexual consent.

Time to Change mental health - To improve the attitude of staff and students campus-wide on issues relating to mental health.

Decolonise Sussex - To empower all students through an education that recognises all knowledge as equally valid.

Fair Fees for PGTs - To agree a 2.5% cap on PGT Fee increases with fees set in a clear and transparent way through the correct fee setting process

TEF OFF - To prevent the implementation of TEF, other tuition fee rises and to resist the commodification of education.

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CAMPAIGN EVENTS

The Well Fair
28th March 11am - 3pm
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
Mindfulness
29th March 9:30am - 10am
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
Chill-Out Cafe
29th March 10am - noon
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
Free Periods
29th March noon - 2pm
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
Massage Techniques Workshop
29th March 1pm - 2pm
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing. Come along and learn massage techniques from a professional massage therapist.
SWAN Mental Health Peer Support Drop-in
29th March 1pm - 3pm
TBC
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing - Need someone to talk to, to get things off your chest? Try the SWAN drop-in.
X-Card Drop-in
29th March 1pm - 2pm
Student Life Centre
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
Managing Stress and Anxiety Workshop
29th March 2pm - 3:30pm
Bramber House 232
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
Sussex Boundary Walk
29th March 2pm - 4pm
Meet at Wellbeing Week Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing - Join us for a guided walk around the boundaries of the beautiful Sussex campus.
Active US Beginner’s Run
29th March 3pm - 3:30pm
Sports Centre
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing - Ever fancied running but not sure where to start?
Chill-Out Cafe
30th March 10am - noon
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
FREE massage taster sessions!
30th March 11am - 2pm
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing - Come along for a free 10 minute taster session from a professional massage therapist!
THT Rapid HIV Testing Drop-in
30th March 11am - 3pm
Meeting rooms, 3, 4 and 5, Falmer House
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
X-Card Drop-in
30th March 1pm - 2pm
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing - Get free condoms, dams, Femidoms, information and more at the X-Card drop-in.
FREE 'Cooking Healthily on a Budget' Workshop
30th March 3pm - 4:30pm
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
NSS Boycott Campaign: Planning & Banner Making
30th March 4pm - 6pm
Falmer House Common Room
NO TO FEE RISES. NO TO TEF. BOYCOTT THE NSS. Come and help plan the next phase of the NSS boycott campaign and make some banners
Chill-Out Cafe
31st March 10am - noon
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
Craft and Connect
31st March noon - 2pm
Wellbeing Marquee, Library Square
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing - Come along to get crafty, meet some new people and have a good old chit chat.
Mindfulness
31st March 1pm - 1:30pm
Meeting House
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.
X-Card Drop-in
31st March 1pm - 2pm
Health and Wellbeing Office (opposite East Slope Bar)
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing - Get free condoms, dams, Femidoms, information and more at the X-Card drop-in.
LGBTQ+ Welfare Drop-in
31st March 3pm - 4pm
Student Life Centre
Join us in celebrating Wellbeing Week! Discover what wellbeing is, what influences it and learn how to enhance your own wellbeing.


Campaign News

Students’ Union campaign TEF OFF launched against rising tuition fees and debt

The Students’ Union has launched its’ latest campaign against rising tuition fees under the Higher Education Bill and the implementation of the Teaching Excellence Framework, TEF, linking excellence teaching to higher fees, determined by inaccurate metrics.

 
Have your say on Exceptional Circumstances

We would like to hear from students who have submitted, or have considered submitting, an Exceptional Circumstances claim (formerly known as Mitigating Evidence) in the last two academic years.

 
Challenging stigma around mental health at Sussex and BSMS

To coincide with Time to Change's Time to Talk day on Thursday February 4th 2016, the Students' Union is publishing findings from last year's student mental health and well-being survey.

 
The hidden financial costs of studying at Sussex

Bethan and Rose, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education Officers, are reviewing hidden financial costs associated with studying at the University of Sussex . Fill in this survey to create a picture of the biggest financial pressures our students are facing.

 
 

Student-Led Campaigns

Fossil Free Sussex - To persuade the University to divest from fossil fuels and establish an ethical investment policy.

SABS (Sussex and Brighton Students) Save the NHSTo promote and protect our National Health Service as free, fair, and publicly run, operating in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of the general public.