Sussex students have the chance of winning great prizes, including a MacBook Pro, thanks to Brighton and Hove Radio Cabs and City Cabs Brighton.
Rent for three of the University's on-campus accommodation will be reduced from September 2018.
The University and the Students' Union are working together to better understand the issues with local bus services.
Daniel Hajas a masters student at the University of Sussex has set up an initiative called Grapheel with a committed team of Sussex students aiming to support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education of blind and visually impaired people.
One World Week is a time that students and staff come together to put on a program of events to inform, educate and entertain people on campus about the wide variety of international culture represented on campus. This year was one of the best yet - with a jam-packed calendar courtesy of student groups and societies, the University, and Students' Union officers and staff that really made the week something to remember.
Since May 2016 the Students’ Union has been running an Academic Costs Hardship Fund. This fund helps students to cover costs such as textbooks, printing and field trips and was set up by the Education Officers following research which found that only 3% of respondents felt that it was reasonable to pick up hidden academic costs alongside tuition fees.
The Students’ Union is distributing drug testing kits on a ‘pay as you need’ basis. You can use these kits to test the purity of your drugs in case they contain substances other than that they were advertised as.
If you've visited www.sussexstudent.com recently you have probably noticed our brand new website. Read about the recent changes and what's to come here!
As a Students’ Union we would like to reaffirm our opposition to rising tuition fees, for Home, EU and non-EU International students here at the University of Sussex. We welcome the increased transparency of the University of Sussex in showing more clearly how our tuition fees are spent but ask for greater transparency in how international student fees are set and spent.
The students, along Postgraduate Education Officer, set up a petition voicing concerns about the terms of the new Tutor Contracts and requested a meeting with Vice Chancellor, Adam Tickell, to discuss what could be done. Thanks to the generosity of the University the hour cap has been removed until September whilst they review further.
We are very pleased to announce that students completing their studies with less than £500 of non-academic debt will able to graduate without any problem. In previous years students who had accumulated any amount of debt would have been handed a letter rather than a certificate at graduation. This was a completely unfair practice and should not have been occurring on a day reserved to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of Sussex students.
On the 3rd of December, Sussex students with friends from Brighton and LGSM (Lesbians and Gays support the migrants) took a coach to protest at Yarl’s Wood detention centre
Sussex Student Union’s Full-Time Welfare Officer, Grainne Gahan, was elected to be part of an NUS (National Union of Students) committee, to help shape the NUS welfare work.
New changes to exam resit regulations benefiting students with an option to resit earlier in the year than the summer assessment period.
Students' Union Officers have welcomed Equality and Diversity appointments after lobbying for the University to have a representative in this leadership role. Working closely with all parts of the University, the posts are dedicated to the development and delivery of the Equality and Diversity strategy.
Full-Time Officers and student representatives have been addressing the cost of printing and how it affects students. Cost of printing is set to go down, another win for Sussex Students' Union lobbying.
We call on University Council to support our campaign by saying ‘TEF OFF’ to the Higher Education Bill, not opting in for year 2 and not raising fees further.
This statement calls on the University of Sussex to reallocate all strike monies from the three days of strike action at Sussex last spring, to be deducted from employees wages to the Student Hardship Funds.
Two years ago the University’s Reasonable Adjustments Panel was set up to approve adjustments for students with disabilities. The project stems from finding inconsistencies in understanding what reasonable adjustments should be made for students when it was the school’s responsibilities to decide the adjustments.
The Students’ Union will be launching a Real Junk Food Project Café on campus on the 7th December.
On the 22nd of September the University invited students to attend a consultation on the proposed implementation of the Governments' divisive Prevent agenda for external speakers on campus. The Students’ Union have already condemned Prevent in the past, and vocally opposed it once more during this consultation.
On Tuesday 6th September it was agreed by the universities watchdog that universities, including Sussex, can raise their fees to £9,250 from 2017/18 onwards.
Over the past two weeks, The Students’ union has seen a changeover of the full-time elected officers. Four new faces have taken over the officer roles of Welfare, Undergraduate Education, Activities and President following the departure of Rianna, Bethan, Abe and Lyndsay.
Boycotting the National Student Survey: A Poem
It was confirmed that the University's council meeting the University of Sussex will join the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework), a program introduced by the government and its Higher Education Bill and opposed by the Students’ Union.
The 2017/2018 University of Sussex Postgraduate Taught (PGT) tuition fees are out and they have only increased 2.8% from last year, another win for Sussex Students’ Union Full-time Officers’ campaigning.
The Students' Union wouldn't be the same without the hundreds of students who spend their time making it so special. Twice a term we have been sharing stories from students who have given up their time to get involved in the Students’ Union and entered them into a prize draw to win a prize!
Following a consultation period with students and staff, on 3 December the University began to advertise the new Sussex Vice-Chancellor’s job. Throughout this term, the Students’ Union have been finding out what kind of person students want to be in charge of their University.
The Students' Union wouldn't be the same without the hundreds of students who spend their time making it so special. Twice a term we have been sharing stories from students who have given up their time to get involved in the Students’ Union and entered them into a prize draw to win a free membership for the Duke of York's cinema.
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.
Join the hundreds of students that already part of the Buddy Scheme.
Congratulations to the winner of the Get Involved Prize Draw, Abba Bako!
Today in Britain, many of us want to live in a multicultural society embracing of difference; yet racist, sexist, and cis-heteronormative* attitudes continue to prevail and dominate our cultural norms and assumptions.
As part of "This Sussex Girl Can" week, Stella tells us all about playing Basketball for the University.
As part of "This Sussex Girl Can" week, Phoebe tells us all about playing Netball for the University.
The Union is running a prize draw for students to say “Thank You” to all of the students who give up their time to help the Union.
The Students' Union Executive opposes the 'Prevent' duty, part of the Government's new Counter Terrorism and Security Act, and strongly believe in fostering a learning environment which allows all students to organise politically, free from harassment.
Thousands of students voted this week in the Union's elections and referenda.
The Students’ Union Executive Committee, comprised of all ten Elected Officers, believe a policy document recently released by the Government, known as the Higher Education Green Paper could lead to several important and worrying changes to the way universities are run.
As part of "This Sussex Girl Can" week, Chelsea tells us all about playing Rugby for the University.
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.
Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to complete one of our feedback forms; after reviewing all your comments and suggestions here is a summary of what you said and what we did to make the Buddy Scheme the best it can be!
As part of "This Sussex Girl Can" week, Beth Lance tells us all about playing Lacrosse for the University.
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"In a similar manner to central government - the Students’ Union offers the platform for students to submit a motion to the student body in an effort to make a definitive change to the way the Students’ Union operates."...
Continuing our Freshers Revisited series, a Communications Volunteer, Narmeen, talks about how she found partying with her new Buddy at the Buddy Scheme Social before our end-of-freshers firework display.
The University of Sussex has been highly commended for its arrival and welcome programme for new international students.
Students at Keele University and the University of Sussex held and organised the 9th annual World Student Environmental Network Summit at the University of Sussex and Keele 25th-29th July 2016 with 75 student delegates from over 25 different countries.