Do you want to make a difference to how the Students’ Union is run? Now is your chance!
Here are our opening hours over the holiday season for our outlets and services.
The Students’ Union recognises that protecting our environment is now more important than ever, so we are committed to making sure we are always working as sustainably as possible.
Referenda give you the opportunity to shape the Students’ Union and its activities.
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.
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.
Read the Students’ Union's response to the government’s consultation on the 'new regulatory framework' for higher education.
Boycotting the National Student Survey: A Poem
Tell us about your experience of being a Students' Union Volunteer for your chance to win a £20 high street voucher.
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 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.
Find out what Union Council was up to last term, and how to get involved in it.
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.
Nominations for our Full-Time and Part-Time Officer elections are now open - run for election at sussexstudent.com/elections
Do you want to make change on a national level? Do you want to represent your university at the largest conference of students in Europe? Now you can, by running to be an NUS delegate for Sussex.
Say Thank You to Staff: Nominations for Student-Led Teaching Awards open today
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 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.
The results for the Student Rep Committee Elections are now in.
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.
In 16/17 over 450 students were accused of academic misconduct (for example, plagiarism or cheating in exams). Don’t be one of them this year- check out our top tips to avoid misconduct.
Hundreds of students have cast their votes to influence the work that the Students’ Union does through our autumn referenda.
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.
Content note - suicide, mental distress.
We've compiled some resources to help if someone you know is having suicidal thoughts.
"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."...
Catch up on what the Students' Union Council did last term, and how to get involved.
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.