Thu 15 Nov 2018
Ever wondered what goes on at Union Council? Wonder no more! Have a read through what happened at the first Union Council this year.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Mon 12 Nov 2018
Find out about the discussions we had about International students experiences at Sussex ranging from thoughts on transport, housing and making friends
Thu 08 Nov 2018
Thu 01 Nov 2018
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened at Sussex over the past month. This edition includes the results of the UCU strike ballot at Sussex and research into student living and lifestyle.
Tue 30 Oct 2018
An update on what the elected Officers have been doing over Summer and how they are working towards progressing on their annual priorities and manifesto points
Fri 26 Oct 2018
Thu 25 Oct 2018
Keeping elected officers accountable, putting forward burning issues on campus for debate/voting, amplifying your student voice and contributing to policies implemented by the Students' Union...Think Union Council!
Mon 15 Oct 2018
Thu 11 Oct 2018
We base our campaigning and representation work on evidence we gather here at Sussex and by following national developments affecting students here.
Our staff team collate a report every two weeks of relevant information including statistics from our support & advocacy team to show which issues are having an impact on our members.
This report is circulated to staff and officers and now we’re sharing it so you can follow things here at Sussex and nationally.
Tue 02 Oct 2018
Over the last two days over 1000 students have made sure their voices are heard and have elected their Student Reps and Representatives! Congratulations to all those who have been elected and a massive thank you to those who took part - whether you were a candidate or a voter, you have been a part of making change happen at Sussex and ensuring that you are represented.
Fri 28 Sep 2018
Thu 27 Sep 2018
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened at Sussex over the past month. This edition includes information on the growing inequality on university applicants and findings from a report on Generation Z
Mon 24 Sep 2018
Tue 04 Sep 2018
Be one of the hundreds of students and researchers elected to improve things for students here. Nominate yourself now.
Tue 14 Aug 2018
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened at Sussex over the past month. This edition includes the University of Sussex joining the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, students and staff walking in Brighton Pride and Student Finance 'spying' on the social media of vulnerable students.
Mon 16 Jul 2018
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened at Sussex over the past month. This edition includes information about thenew Strategic Framework Sussex 2025, information about EU students post-Brexit and research on 'the leap' between further and higher education.
Tue 10 Jul 2018
Mon 09 Jul 2018
Mon 02 Jul 2018
Thank you to the Free Shop Assistants and all those who donated for making the next Free Shop possible!
Tue 12 Jun 2018
Moving out of halls this weekend? Ease your end-of-year woes with a good deed; rather than throwing them out, donate your unwanted items to the Free Shop!
Fri 04 May 2018
This week, students have cast their votes to influence the work that the Students’ Union does through our spring referendum.
Wed 11 Apr 2018
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened at Sussex over the past month. This edition includes an update on the UCU strike, the gender pay gap at Sussex and NUS research on Muslim students' experiences of hate crime on campus.
Fri 23 Mar 2018
Thousands of students voted this week for next year's Full-time Officers, Part-time Officers and Student Trustees.
Fri 16 Mar 2018
The deadline for your nominations for the SLTAs is only one week away, and we need YOU to help recognize the best teaching and support staff at Sussex who are stars at embedding sustainability in the curriculum.
Mon 12 Mar 2018
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened here at Sussex over the last month.
This edition includes information about the UCU strike, an overview of the Prime Minister's tuition fee review, and some shocking findings about sexual assault at UK universities.
Thu 01 Mar 2018
The Students’ Union has launched a brand new Book Market, allowing students to buy and sell second-hand books with ease. Buy and sell your books at www.sussexstudent.com/bookmarket.
Wed 28 Feb 2018
A Student Rep tells us what their role has been like.
Fri 23 Feb 2018
Hundreds of students voted this week for students to represent them at the National Union of Student (NUS) conferences.
Wed 21 Feb 2018
After over four years of trading, the Students’ Union will be saying farewell to the Globe. The much loved and quirky venue is being sold by its current owners and as such our time there as tenants has to come to an end.
The Students’ Union will support the UCU industrial action following a vote of Union Council earlier this week.
Fri 16 Feb 2018
We’ve compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions from students about the UCU industrial action.
Fri 09 Feb 2018
This is a Q&A compiled by the Sussex Students’ Union intended to provide factual and practical information for our students about the upcoming proposed UCU Industrial Action.
Mon 05 Feb 2018
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened here at Sussex over the last month.
This edition includes information about the role of academics in supporting mental health, details on the NUS bullying row and a call out for student survivors of sexual violence to share their stories.
Fri 02 Feb 2018
The University are about to start asking final year undergraduates to fill out the National Student Survey. We want you to be informed about what the NSS is, and why some students are still choosing to boycott it.
Tue 30 Jan 2018
The University of Sussex has now moved it’s investment fund out of fossil fuels, after four years of Fossil Free Sussex, the student run campaign, lobbying the university to divest.
Sussex University has moved its money into Liontrust Sustainable Futures Managed Fund – which excludes any organisation involved in Fossil Fuels.
The Students’ Union and International Student Support Team are closely working together to make sure international students feel more at home at Sussex through improved communication, better living arrangements and career development opportunities, integration with home students and that they are able to get involved with events and other social aspects of university life.
Wed 24 Jan 2018
The Office for Students wants to ensure that students get 'value for money' - and we’re helping them work out what that means to you. Fill out a five minute survey to tell the government what you expect from your university experience.
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened here at Sussex over the last month.
This edition includes information about an upcoming academic strike, your SU President talking about free speech in Parliament and the economic benefits of international students.
Mon 15 Jan 2018
Read the Students’ Union's response to the government’s consultation on the 'new regulatory framework' for higher education.
Thu 11 Jan 2018
Find out about developments in Higher Education policy and what's happened here at Sussex over the last month.
This edition includes controversy over Toby Young's appointment to the Office for Students, the announcement of a new Minister for Universities and details of Sussex University's profit on library fines last academic year.
Fri 05 Jan 2018
Do you want to make a difference to how the Students’ Union is run? Now is your chance!
Thu 04 Jan 2018
Find out what Union Council was up to last term, and how to get involved in it.
Tue 19 Dec 2017
The Student Rep Scheme Leaf scheme has been a success this term, with 132 submissions from reps.
Fri 01 Dec 2017
Hundreds of students have cast their votes to influence the work that the Students’ Union does through our autumn referenda.
Mon 27 Nov 2017
Say Thank You to Staff: Nominations for Student-Led Teaching Awards open today
Mon 13 Nov 2017
Students will get the chance to change things at the Students' Union in two referenda later this month.
Fri 03 Nov 2017
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.
Mon 30 Oct 2017
The results for the Student Rep Committee Elections are now in.
Fri 20 Oct 2017
Referenda give you the opportunity to shape the Students’ Union and its activities.
As the weekend approaches and we are thinking of things to do (like join the Walking Tour of Brighton and ending with Fish ‘n’ Chips) We reminisce the amazing time we had last weekend on the hike to Lewes with a wonderful Sunday Roast.
Mon 09 Oct 2017
The University has established a Student Mentor Scheme to help you out with your academic issues and queries.If you are struggling with a concept or anything related to your course then the student mentors will be there at set times to help you.
Thu 05 Oct 2017
Over the last two days, 1404 students have made sure their voices are heard and have elected their Student Reps and Representatives - an increase on last year's turnout!
Sat 16 Sep 2017
Fri 04 Aug 2017
Sussex students will be taking part in the Brighton Pride parade this weekend to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Wed 02 Aug 2017
Rent for three of the University's on-campus accommodation will be reduced from September 2018.
Tue 01 Aug 2017
As part of an ongoing series, Undergraduate Education Officer Lulah Strathearn Brady talks activism, accessibility and accomplishments for the year ahead.
Tue 25 Jul 2017
In the latest of an ongoing series, Postgraduate Education Officer Sarah McIntosh talks tuition fees, activism and academic space for students.
Wed 12 Jul 2017
The Students’ Union has launched a survey about on-campus laundry facilities as part of a campaign to make launderettes on campus free.
Thu 06 Jul 2017
The Students’ Union has been classed as ‘Excellent’, the highest possible, by the NUS’ Green Impact scheme.
Mon 03 Jul 2017
In the latest of an ongoing series, newly-elected President Frida Gustafsson talks buses, books and being an international student in Britain.
Wed 28 Jun 2017
The Horrors will be performing at the University of Sussex as part of their European tour this October.
Tue 27 Jun 2017
Students at Sussex will be able to cycle with greater ease with 120 new bike racks across campus set to be installed over the summer.
Thu 22 Jun 2017
We send a huge thank you to all the students who donated unwanted items to the reuse scheme.
Tue 20 Jun 2017
In an ongoing series, Activities Officer Lucy Williams talks about providing greater accessibility in sports at Sussex, discounted entry in town and representing all students.
Fri 09 Jun 2017
As our term as a full-time officer team is coming to an end, we have reflected on the work we have done together.
As part of a new series, re-elected Welfare Officer Grainne Gahan talks about drugs, dogs and accessible ramps.
Following the results of the general election, here are the MPs for Hove, Brighton Pavilion, Brighton Kemptown and Lewes.
Fri 02 Jun 2017
Sarah, Society and Citizenship Officer, has recently attended two meetings with the Task and Finish group, set up by the Strategic Housing Partnership, to develop a new student housing strategy that will be ready for early 2018. The Strategic Housing Partnership is a Brighton-based partnership organisation that deals with housing and the last time this kind of group was set up was in 2009 and so there will hopefully be lots of new changes and updates.
Wed 31 May 2017
The University of Sussex has ranked 39th in the 2016-17 BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) league tables. This is a very important moment for Sussex, as it is the first time we have ever gained a top 40 position (out of a whopping 154 colleges and universities), making it the highest rank ever achieved by the university.
After lots of hard work and campaigning from Sussex students, a series of changes to Associate Tutor (AT) contracts have been put forward to the University for the 2017-18 academic year. This is a result of the proposals presented by Rose, Postgraduate Education Officer, being accepted by the Tutor Process Working Group at the University.
Fri 26 May 2017
The Annual Brighton Trans and Non-Binary Conference for this year is just around the corner, taking place on 20th July 2017 from 9am-5pm. The confirmed keynote speakers for the conference are Jack Monroe (campaigner, columnist and author of ‘A Girl Called Jack’), Meg-John Barker (Open University), EJ Scott (curator of the Museum of Transology) and Juno Roche (Trans Activist).
Thu 18 May 2017
NUS have voted to make all the clothing they sell through students’ unions like Sussex 100% Fairtrade by 2021.
Last summer Sarah, the Union's Society & Citizenship Officer, was elected onto the NUS charity advisory board for sustainability. This is a group made up of elected officers from around the UK, students and members of staff from various students' unions as well as the head of sustainability from NUS...
Sussex members of the national network Student Action for Refugees (STAR), Helena and Naomi, have recently played an instrumental part in increasing the living bursary for refugee students on the Long Stayers Scholarship.
Mon 15 May 2017
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!
Wed 10 May 2017
Are you looking for housemates for the 2017-18 year? Then fear not, as there are plenty of other students in exactly the same position.
Come along to our free and friendly events for students looking for accommodation for this September!
Fri 05 May 2017
Exams and assessments can be a stressful time of year for students! Trying to balance revision and writing essays whilst still keeping healthy and happy can be tough, especially when there are lots of deadlines in a short space of time. It’s important to make sure you are looking after your mental and physical health during this time, I’ve put together some tips for coping with stress…
Fri 28 Apr 2017
An absolutely fantastic night at the glamorous Grand Hotel saw a raft of amazing nominees shortlisted for awards that celebrate all that they’ve achieved over the past academic year.
We’d like to thank everyone who came along to make this year’s event so special, and offer a huge congratulations to this year’s worthy winners.
A special mention also goes out to this year’s wonderful hosts, who made the show something to really remember.
The Get Involved category celebrates those students who have taken it upon themselves to make a real difference to student life at the University of Sussex. So many of you regularly turn up to meetings, practice sessions, workshops and voluntary shifts with amazing ideas and great energy, all in the name of helping to make whatever project you're involved with the best it can be possibly be. Here we celebrate the individuals who have managed just that over the course of this academic year.
Thu 27 Apr 2017
The 2016/17 academic year has been one of great innovation and amazing creativity for Student Media. U.R.F, UniTV and the Badger have all been experimenting with different formats, new equipment and cutting-edge content ideas that have worked to best demonstrate the brilliant minds of the students involved. Read on to see who has been nominated for an award in this year's Student Media category!
Wed 26 Apr 2017
Although the 2016-17 academic year isn’t over quite yet, it might be time to start thinking about moving out of your halls of residence. From 29th May until 11th June there will be a chance for students to help equip next year’s Freshers for university life.
That’s right, we will be accepting donations for the annually-run Free Shop at Freshers Week 2017. Keep an eye out for the crates that will be popping up in the reception areas of your halls, ready and waiting for your unwanted goods!
Tue 25 Apr 2017
The Students' Union's shops and venues have long been immensely popular institutions, and this is primarily down to the wide array of brilliant student staff who help run them. Here we celebrate those staff who have gone above and beyond what was expected of them; helping to enhance the reputation of the Students' Union's commercial services immeasurably.
Mon 24 Apr 2017
Societies represent such a cornerstone of student cooperation and participation with the Students' Union; bringing people together to help them enjoy a common interest or build towards a common goal. Through the devotion and hard work of students, many societies have brought a great deal of life and character to the student body.
Read on to see why these great societies have been nominated for this year's awards!
Thu 20 Apr 2017
Between 27th and 31st March the University and Students’ Union ran Wellbeing Week 2017 – a celebration of what wellbeing is, how it is influenced and how it can be enhanced. The week was a roaring success, with lots of students attending the numerous workshops and events held on campus.
Wed 12 Apr 2017
With assignments, exams and the end of University rapidly approaching, it seems only right that the illustrious Graduation Ball returns for another year to mark a celebratory end to what has been an amazing University experience.
Tue 11 Apr 2017
Student Awards are coming soon, and the deadline for tickets is the 21st of April!
The Student Awards are a celebration of everyone who has helped make the University and the Students’ Union a better place over the past year. Students do so much to make the University experience at Sussex welcoming, fun and interesting for their peers - and this is an evening to champion their successes.
The University of Sussex Students’ Union and the University of Sussex would like to express its solidarity and support for the Central European University as an integral part of and a high-ranking institution of the Hungarian higher educational system and of the Hungarian and international research community.
Thu 06 Apr 2017
Are you a Sussex research student and feel that your supervisor has gone above and beyond their call of duty? In collaboration with the Doctoral School, the Students’ Union is running a Student Led Supervisor Awards, to celebrate excellent supervision at Sussex!
Tue 04 Apr 2017
Attend national conferences for Part-Time Students, Postgraduate Students or Student Parents and Carers
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Each year the Students' Union celebrates the successes and dedication of students at the Student Awards, and last year we created a video from solely student footage, that showcased the amazing things students are doing with our help. This year we'd like to do the same but make it bigger and better than ever before!
Wed 22 Mar 2017
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.
Tue 07 Mar 2017
International Women's Day begins on the 8th of March. Frida, Women's Officer at the Students' Union has compiled a series of events on campus and in the local area for you to attend and celebrate the day.
Mon 06 Mar 2017
Some of you may have noticed the new piano in Eat Central and are wanting to hit the keys. Please play it and show your musical talents!
Fri 03 Mar 2017
Thousands of students voted this week in the Union's elections and referenda.
Tue 28 Feb 2017
The members of Students’ Union Council has voted to use gender neutral pronouns in any Students’ Union correspondence, meetings and activities in general.
Whether English is not your first language, gender neutrality does not exist in your language or you are just very unfamiliar with the concept, do not panic, here is a quick and simple guide to use gender neutral pronouns.
Mon 27 Feb 2017
Voting has opened in the elections for 2017/18! This gives you the opportunity to decide who will represent Sussex and BSMS students over the next academic year.
Making a decision on who to vote for all depends on you finding out which candidate best represents you. There are over 20 candidates standing in this year's elections, each with some amazing plans for how they'd make the student experience better!
Fri 24 Feb 2017
After a number of years of great campaigning and positive changes: the Your Voice Your Choice campaign will be drawing to a close. Over the last two years, this fantastic campaign has worked hard to get students registered to vote, and successfully lobbied the University and setting up a two-click registration process on Sussex Direct for all students.
As the Students’ Union we support the right of all students to express their views and to be free from harassment, discrimination and abuse of any kind. We reaffirm the right of all students to stand up against any discrimination they or others experience on the basis of their identity.
Mon 20 Feb 2017
The Students’ Union executive team would like to reaffirm the Students’ Union’s commitment to do everything that is in our power to make each and every Sussex student feel welcome and safe on campus and in every activity organised by the Students’ Union and its clubs and societies. We are here to support you.
Fri 17 Feb 2017
Our 'Road to Varsity' series spotlights some of the sports teams who will be competing to win Sussex a potential 4th successive Varsity crown against Brighton University in March. This week, we take a look at the Mens' Football 1st team to discuss the league, current form and their expectations for the big day.
We are producing a journal that will amplify voices of students and academics alike while presenting multi-disciplinary perspectives, ideas, essays, dreams, poetry or/and any creative, academic or political iterations of yourself.
Wed 15 Feb 2017
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.
Tue 14 Feb 2017
With this week being “Go Green” week – what better time is there to begin working towards the wellbeing and environmental leaf with your society?
Many of the societies on campus have already been awarded the leaf to celebrate their commitment to the well-being of their members and the wider environment.
Mon 13 Feb 2017
Our 'Road to Varsity' series spotlights some of the sports teams who will be competing to win Sussex a potential 4th successive Varsity crown against Brighton University in March. This week, we take a look at the Womens' Basketball 1st team to discuss the league, current form and their expectations for the big day.
Thu 09 Feb 2017
At this time of year lots of students are starting to think about their accommodation arrangements for 2017-18. Fortunately, at Sussex this doesn’t have to be a stressful, fast or costly process, as we have our very own Lettings Agency who are there to be with you at every stage during that all-important house hunt.
Time is ticking on for you to nominate yourself for the Spring-Term elections! Regardless of whether you’ve been ready to go from the start of the year; or are still unsure about putting yourself forward: we’ve developed a programme of informative sessions to help you prepare for your campaign.
Tue 07 Feb 2017
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.
Mon 06 Feb 2017
Campaigning can be a really rewarding experience, and a little consideration and planning can go a long way. You'll need to consider your manifesto (what you plan on doing if you are elected), the way you’ll communicate your ideas to the student body, and demonstrate your willingness and ability to get things done for students in the role you’re targeting.
Ever struggled to get change for the bus, launderette or a parking meter on campus? thanks to the efforts of students: Sussex Estates and Facilities have agreed to make cash available at York House.
Thu 02 Feb 2017
On this year's #TimeToTalk Day: Grainne, Welfare Officer, discusses mental health awareness, along with the importance of keeping up with the demand for services for those experiencing mental health issues.
Stickers featuring Nazi imagery have been found on campus. We condemn this action in the strongest terms and reiterate the importance of inclusivity and opposing discrimination that students have long supported at Sussex.
Wed 01 Feb 2017
Following some great work done by elected officers: the University has agreed to pilot a scheme that could provide guarantors for students looking to rent in Brighton who may otherwise be unable to secure housing.
Tue 31 Jan 2017
LGBTQ+ History Month starts on the 1st of February, and the Students' Union alongside the LGBTQ+ Society have put together a great selection of events spanning the whole month. Check here for the full programme.
Thu 26 Jan 2017
This term: Sarah, Society and Citizenship Officer, has announced two brand new funds to help you organise an event or project to benefit communities in need, or raise awareness of Go Green week and Fairtrade Fortnight.
These funds could provide you or your society with the springboard needed to start something amazing. So get involved, be part of engaging your local community!
Tue 17 Jan 2017
Content note: Domestic violence & sexual violence. The review by domestic violence researcher Professor Westmarland into how the university dealt with the case of a member of University staff convicted of violently attacking his student partner has been published
Sun 01 Jan 2017
Contrary to some press reports, the Students’ Union has not banned the words she/her/he/him or any other pronoun.
Mon 19 Dec 2016
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
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.
Fri 02 Dec 2016
Students have been voting this week in five referenda. In total 929 students have voted in the referenda that have now closed.
Tue 22 Nov 2016
The safety and welfare of Sussex Students’ Union members and staff is something that we take very seriously. In order to ensure that the Students’ Union operates as a safe and accepting place, Students’ Union Council has agreed a number of changes to current policies and procedures. Here is a quick round-up of the key changes and why they matter:
Mon 21 Nov 2016
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.
Thu 27 Oct 2016
Applications are now open for Students’ Union funding to the NUS Black Students Winter Conference. Black Students Winter Conference is open to any student of African, Arab, Asian or Caribbean heritage and provides training and networking opportunities.
Wed 26 Oct 2016
Sarah, Society and Citizenship Officer, has recently returned from a trip to India with the National Union of Students to learn more about Epona: a FairTrade clothing company, to view their manufacturing process first-hand.
Thu 20 Oct 2016
The Student Rep Scheme has already kicked off into the 2016/17 year with a massively successful election held at the end of September – there was a record number of candidates and a huge 1324 students cast votes!
Don’t be deceived by its name; the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), part of the Higher Education Bill, that the government will be introducing in 2017/18 will negatively affect students, academics and universities in numerous ways.
Wed 19 Oct 2016
Content Warning: Sexual Violence
New research published by the Students’ Union shows that students experience very high levels of sexual harassment and assault whilst on a night out in Brighton.
Tue 18 Oct 2016
"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."...
Sun 16 Oct 2016
The Students’ Union will be launching a Real Junk Food Project Café on campus on the 7th December.
Mon 03 Oct 2016
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.
Fri 30 Sep 2016
This week 1324 students voted in the Student Rep elections and 284 students voted in the Union Representative elections. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part.
Tue 27 Sep 2016
To ensure that we are providing the best kind of freshers experience for international students, we have created a short survey to let you have your say - it only takes a few moments and all comments and feedback are massively appreciated.
Fri 09 Sep 2016
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.
Tue 06 Sep 2016
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.
Mon 05 Sep 2016
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.
Sat 13 Aug 2016
The Students’ Union has a Zero Tolerance policy for abuse and violence, and the welfare of our students is always our top priority. In light of the recent news coverage of the awful case of abuse carried out by a member of staff towards a student, we want to make it clear that we are here to support the former student involved, and all students who have been affected by this case and other cases of domestic abuse.
Tue 09 Aug 2016
It’s been a busy year for Student Reps, and one that has resulted in some great successes. These successes, and their impacts, have greatly enriched student life for University of Sussex and BSMS students over the academic year, and bode well for the future of the Student Rep scheme.
Tue 19 Jul 2016
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.
Thu 14 Jul 2016
The University of Sussex has been highly commended for its arrival and welcome programme for new international students.
Mon 27 Jun 2016
The Students’ Union Executive are disappointed with the result of the European Union referendum which saw the ‘Leave’ campaign win with 52% of the vote. We must not be disheartened by this result but should instead take it as an opportunity to recognise that we, as students, should take an active role in shaping our future through engagement in politics. We mustn’t miss the chance to bring people together and have our voices heard.
Tue 21 Jun 2016
We would like to thank all our undergraduate students moving out of halls of residence who took the time to donate their unwanted items to our annual reuse collection scheme!
Fri 10 Jun 2016
Content note: rape, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic abuse
Following consultation with the Students' Union on a new student disciplinary regulation a number of positive changes have been made to the University’s existing procedure.
Tue 24 May 2016
The Students’ Union Executive (6 Full-Time Officers and 4 Part-Time Officers) support the two days of national strike action confirmed by the University and College Union (UCU).
Mon 16 May 2016
Following a petition from students, all students will be able to vote at the end of the month on two potential Part-time Officer roles to represent First-Generation Scholars and non-EU international students.
Fri 06 May 2016
The 2016 Student Rep Conference was a huge success and an opportunity for student reps at all levels of study and across all subject areas to get to know each other and to gain valuable skills that will help them with the representation and campaigning work that they do.
Fri 15 Apr 2016
Students voted on questions about the European Union referendum and the renewal of Trident, the UK's nuclear weapons system.
Wed 13 Apr 2016
Students celebrate their campaign successes and the recent approval of a new ‘Socially Responsible Investment Policy’.
Fri 11 Mar 2016
We commend students standing up and speaking out about the issue of sexual violence on International Women’s Day, and support their right to protest peacefully about this issues that concerns students at Sussex.
Wed 09 Mar 2016
We support students' rights to protest peacefully about issues that matter to them. We support students' calls for Luqman to be allowed to remain in this country as we fear that if he is forced to return to Nigeria he will be unable to access the vital health care he needs.
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.
Mon 07 Mar 2016
Govia Thameslink, who operate Southern Rail, are planning to close the ticket office at Falmer Train Station opposite the University campus, a move likely to result in job losses and affecting thousands of students, visitors and staff.
Fri 26 Feb 2016
Results for the Full-time Officer, Part-time Officer, Trustee and NUS conference elections.
Tue 16 Feb 2016
Sussex students can now partner with organisations to collaborate on dissertations into economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Fri 12 Feb 2016
Welcoming speech from the University of Sussex's Holocaust Memorial Day event by Abraham, Union President.
Wed 03 Feb 2016
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.
Tue 02 Feb 2016
The Students' Union have teamed up with the Seagulls for an exclusive ticket price of just £15, for their upcoming home match Sheffield Wednesday on March 8th.
Mon 01 Feb 2016
On January 26th the Students’ Union sent three students to the National Union of Students Women in Leadership conference in Sheffield. This conference is NUS’ biggest event for women in the student movement and is part of their work to support women’s leadership.
Fri 29 Jan 2016
Go Green Week is a brand new programme of events put together by sussex students to raise awareness and take action on environmental issues on a local, national and global scale.
Tue 12 Jan 2016
Hearing impaired students, staff and visitors can now opt into a text-messaging service to alert them when a fire alarm is going off in a building they might be in on campus.
Tue 05 Jan 2016
Many students will have assessment deadlines and exams this January. Find out key information about submitting assessments, sitting exams at Sussex and tips for managing your wellbeing over this period.
Fri 11 Dec 2015
Should the role of Students’ Union President be replaced with a full-time Equality and Diversity Officer? The results are in...
Tue 08 Dec 2015
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.
Fri 04 Dec 2015
If you’re on campus over the festive season you may find most parts of campus, including the Students’ Union, either closed or operating reduced hours. Here's a helpful guide to opening hours over the winter vacation period.
Mon 30 Nov 2015
University of Sussex Students’ Union Executive would like to express their solidarity for strike action of any Brighton and Sussex Medical (BSMS) students and the British Medical Association (BMA) due to the proposed changes to Junior Doctors' contracts.
Wed 25 Nov 2015
Trigger Warning: Sexual violence, sexual harassment, rape.
The Students’ Union has published the findings of its report into students’ experience of sexual harassment and violence during their time at Sussex.
Tue 24 Nov 2015
As public figures, staff members and alumni of the University of Sussex, we are proud to support a world-leading institution, renowned for its constructive engagement with social and political issues and its leading profile on sustainability research.
Wed 18 Nov 2015
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.
Tue 17 Nov 2015
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.
Thu 05 Nov 2015
A recently discovered error on our menus indicated that the beef burgers served in Falmer Bar and East Slope Bar/Hatch since early September were halal when that was not the case. We are deeply sorry for any upset this may cause our members.
Wed 21 Oct 2015
RifTalk is an alternative, underground, social media experience, where unsigned, emerging bands can connect and interact with music fans…..and we’re testing it, here in Brighton, right now!
Mon 19 Oct 2015
Full-time elected officers publish regular reports to let students know what they're up to and how their work benefits the student body.
Thu 15 Oct 2015
Fingers on buzzers: represent the University of Sussex on the next television series of University Challenge.
Fri 09 Oct 2015
This week hundreds of students voted in the Union & Student Rep elections. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part.
Thu 01 Oct 2015
Union staff and officers are looking into allegations made about the conduct of a group who had been named online as our men’s rugby club. We have established that the men’s rugby club are not at fault. Investigations are continuing to establish who the individuals involved in this alleged incident are.
Wed 30 Sep 2015
October marks a month of celebrations to raise the profile of Black and Ethnic Minority experience, heritage and culture in particular (but not exclusively) African-Caribbean arts, culture and history.
Mon 28 Sep 2015
The Badger were asked not to distribute the most recent copy of the newspaper until it had been signed off in the correct way. We are investigating how this occurred so cannot comment further at this point. We hope to resolve this as soon as possible.
Mon 21 Sep 2015
The University's current Vice-Chancellor, Michael Farthing, will be leaving his role at the end of August 2016.
Mon 14 Sep 2015
Sussex is joining the national #CapsOff campaign to remove the age cap proposed by the government for taught postgraduate student loans.
Wed 12 Aug 2015
Student Reps from four schools of study at Sussex have created reports assessing the performance of their schools of study over the last academic year.
Mon 03 Aug 2015
The Students’ Union’s Full-time and Part-time Elected Officers oppose the brutal attack on young people and students that came in the government's recent budget. We also oppose recent immigration changes for international students.
Mon 27 Jul 2015
The University of Sussex and the Students’ Union have agreed two new grants for some students eligible for the First-Generation Scholarship scheme.
Mon 13 Jul 2015
The Students’ Union has published its impact report for the past academic year 2014/15.
Fri 03 Jul 2015
A total of twenty Student Reps have been recognised this year for their outstanding efforts to improve the learning experience of their subject peers.
Wed 10 Jun 2015
The new policy will mean that audio and visual recordings of lectures will be more widespread. The University's policy now strongly encourages all staff to record lectures and appropriate learning and teaching activities where recording facilities are available.
Wed 27 May 2015
Last week, the Students’ Union’s Twitter account, @USSU, tweeted about a Students' Union Executive choice that was made prior to a decision being made by the Executive.
Wed 20 May 2015
Our voter registration campaign, Your Voice, Your Choice, achieved a lot in a short space of time; here are some of its successes.
Thu 14 May 2015
The Students' Union took a group of student parents, their families and children for a free trip to Blackberry Farm
Attendees took part in spring crafts and an Easter Egg hunt
On May 7th, residents from all over Brighton went to the polls to elect local and national representatives.
Tue 05 May 2015
We worked with Brighton Students' Union to create a manifesto to improve student housing in Brighton and asked local parliamentary candidates to support it. Find out how they responded.
Wed 22 Apr 2015
We want to reassure students that being a student in Brighton & Hove is generally safe and let you know about work we’re doing to help students be and feel safer after a recent survey named the city as the “most dangerous spot for students”.
Mon 20 Apr 2015
Changes to regulations in 2012 meant that people with DLR were no longer eligible for receiving student finance and therefore very few were able to afford to pay international tuition fees as well as the costs of living.
Thu 16 Apr 2015
The Competition and Markets Authority has released advice to universities, outlining their responsibilities to students under consumer protection law.
The Students’ Union and University have agreed to develop plans to build a new Students’ Union building on campus.
Mon 30 Mar 2015
Think you’re funny? Prove it and be in with a chance of winning £350’s worth of Ticketmaster tickets to spend on music gigs, live comedy or summer festivals, all in association with WeBuyAnyCar.com!
Fri 27 Mar 2015
A record number of candidates. More voters than ever. 10 elected officers. 2 referendum results.
Mon 16 Mar 2015
The application was accepted on March 12th
Wed 04 Mar 2015
The Roundcube email system students use will soon be scrapped and replaced with a more user-friendly email client.
Tue 24 Feb 2015
The Students’ Union (USSU) and the University have agreed annual tuition fee increases for all current international students for the remainder of their course. International students who have started or will commence their course, up to and including the 2015/16 academic year, will be subject to annual fee increases of 2.5% for the remainder of their course.
Mon 23 Feb 2015
Following an all student poll, in which 327 students participated, the Students’ Union Executive Committee have voted to withdraw the suggested threshold needed for parties to be represented at the General Election Question Time Event to be held on campus in March.
Fri 20 Feb 2015
Hundreds of students voted this week for students to represent them at National Union of Student (NUS) conferences. A number of other students were automatically elected.
Thu 19 Feb 2015
The Students’ Union Executive is aware that on 25th February 2015, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has been invited to speak at the University of Sussex.
Fri 13 Feb 2015
The Reputation scheme is an exciting new endeavour to provide Student Reps with opportunities to improve their skills and be rewarded for their efforts.
Thu 12 Feb 2015
Due to a large volume of complaints, Students' Union Education Officer, Bethan Hunt, has lobbied the University to improve marking practices for students studying abroad. Updated 10 June.
Welfare Officer, Rianna Gargiulo, has lobbied the University to change how students are assessed for the First Generation Scholars and Excellence grants.
Mon 09 Feb 2015
Education Officer Bethan Hunt, and Welfare Officer Rianna Gargiulo have undertaken a study of the mitigating evidence process at Sussex.
Thu 05 Feb 2015
Last week our Time to Change campaign put on an event for Blue Monday and raised awareness of mental health with the help of an elephant that had started appearing in lecture theaters
Mon 02 Feb 2015
The Students’ Union is excited to announce that after discussions with the University, the University has agreed to match the money raised by a student led crowd funding campaign to pay fees for a student with serious health conditions, currently just over £10,000.
Fri 23 Jan 2015
The University of Sussex is to offer a written apology and financial compensation to four students controversially suspended in 2013 for their part in anti-privatisation protests on campus. The report from the OIA shows huge failings from the University administration, overseen by the Vice Chancellor, and we welcome the outcomes it has recommended.
Fri 16 Jan 2015
Part three of our series on how you can effortlessly stick to your New Year's resolutions with our help
Part two of our series on how you can effortlessly stick to your New Year's resolutions with our help
Tue 13 Jan 2015
Part one of our series on how you can effortlessly stick to your New Year's resolutions with our help
The Students' Union carries out Rate Your Landlord, an annual survey of students' experience in the private rented housing sector. We've collated feedback provided by students who responded to the 2013/14 survey on the letting agents they most commonly used. This may be of interest to students looking for accommodation in the private rented sector.
Fri 19 Dec 2014
After students at Sussex voted to make the Students’ Union an accredited living wage employer, we're committing to achieve that by 2017.
2014 has been another big year for the Students' Union, here we round up some of the big events and achievements our students, officers and staff have been involved in.
Fri 12 Dec 2014
Hundreds of students voted this week on a number of topics in our referenda
Thu 11 Dec 2014
On December 4 we launched our new Students' Union campaign, Your Voice, Your Choice, in Falmer Bar.
Wed 10 Dec 2014
On Tuesday 2 December the Associate Tutor Forum was joined by Pro Vice Chancellor Clare Mackie who discussed the new Associate Tutor contracts.
The survey's results reveal that we still have a long way to go in raising awareness about consent and healthy relationships.
Wed 03 Dec 2014
Union Council met on 10 November and discussed a number of topics including international students' tuition fee increases, issues raised by Student Reps, the Free Education demonstration, UCU's marking boycott and the price of bus travel.
Fri 28 Nov 2014
We've been lobbying the bus company to reduce the price of travel for students. The bus company will be introducing a £3 day ticket for students, which can be purchased on the app or in store, saving up to £1.70 per day.
Wed 26 Nov 2014
Students' Union President, Abraham Baldry, hosted a Student Housing Forum on 13 November.
Students & Students' Union Officers met Allan Spencer, the University's Director of Finance, to talk about fee increases and present him with a letter signed by 227 students opposing a recent unexpected increase.
The national UCU assessment and marking boycott that began on 6 November has been suspended.
Wed 19 Nov 2014
A report produced by the Students' Union for the University highlights failures of the academic misconduct process and suggests solutions.
Tue 11 Nov 2014
The University is waiving fee increases for international students who were not notified correctly of this following lobbying by the Students' Union.
On Thursday 30th of October, MEXSAS and the Students' Union held their annual Day of the Dead celebrations in Mandela Hall
Thu 06 Nov 2014
Education Officer, Bethan Hunt, tells us why the University's recent move to trialling e-submissions is so significant
350 people attended the annual campus Diwali event organised by the the South Asian Students' Society (SASS) in conjunction with the Students' Union,
The University has recently purchased a Braille embosser to assist blind students with the production of reading materials in Braille.
Academics and staff at 69 universities will begin a marking boycott today to protest against proposed changes to pensions.
Wed 05 Nov 2014
On Friday 31 October the Students’ Union held an Extraordinary Members Meeting to discuss the removal of the Socialist Worker Party and Socialist Workers’ Student Society from the Students’ Union.
Sun 02 Nov 2014
With Office 365, students at the University of Sussex can get Microsoft Office for personally-owned computers and mobile devices at no cost as well as access to online versions of Office products and 1TB of free storage.
Thu 30 Oct 2014
A report published by the University shows improvements in overall attainment
Mon 27 Oct 2014
The University of Sussex Students’ Union (USSU) has released the Rate Your Landlord report. This examines students’ experiences before, during and after a tenancy, and identifies both good practice and a range of problems in the sector.
Thu 23 Oct 2014
Education Officer Bethan Hunt would like to know if any students have been timetabled to have lessons on wednesday afternoons
Fri 17 Oct 2014
We, elected officers at Sussex Students' Union, utterly condemn the vile misogynistic, racist and Islamophobic abuse that has been directed at the NUS Black Students' Officer Malia Bouattia.
Thu 16 Oct 2014
The University of Sussex has introduced e-submissions for first years
Wed 15 Oct 2014
Hundreds of people attended our Big Kiss-In to show that Brighton has no tolerance for homophobia
Tue 14 Oct 2014
The University have changed the Engineering and Informatics marking policy due to the work of Education Officer Bethan Hunt & 3rd year student James Bredbury
Mon 13 Oct 2014
The results of elections for Student Reps were announced on October 13th. Congratulations to all those who were elected. This page also gives details of reps who have been co-opted, usually via the school office, to fill vacancies.
Our response to the homophobic incident involving a Sussex student at a local Sainsbury's store
Tue 07 Oct 2014
Some Students' Union Officers and staff have now been trained in taking reports for hate crimes
Fri 03 Oct 2014
New IT service allows students to find and view empty campus teaching rooms
Thu 11 Sep 2014
Our new scheme allows students to get home safely if they don't have any cash on them.
Fri 05 Sep 2014
Updates from 2013-14 for the Raising the Bar campaign
2013 was a year of many successes for the Time to Change campaign
Thu 04 Sep 2014
The Students' Union's Trans* campaign scores a win for equality
Tue 12 Aug 2014
Results from the National Student Survey, released today, show that overall satisfaction with the Students’ Union and many of the areas we’re involved in has increased.
Sat 09 Aug 2014
Since July 8th 2014, the Israeli government has engaged in a siege of Gaza. We have Palestinian students and staff at the University of Sussex, as well as a community of individuals who are passionate about social justice. It is for these reasons we believe it is right to make the following remarks.
Tue 29 Jul 2014
The Students’ Union took over Jubilee Square in Brighton for a day to showcase the positive contribution students and the Union make to the city and surrounding areas.
Tue 22 Jul 2014
The first issue of the Sussex Review is now available online featuring essays on a wide range of topics submitted by students.
Sat 17 Nov 2018
With the Christmas break just around the corner we are starting our festive bakes with Stollen, a sweet fruited bread with a marzipan core.
Sat 10 Nov 2018
We go back to basics this week with this classic White Bloomer Loaf.
Wed 17 Oct 2018
G?p g? d?u nam c?a Vietsoc Brighton
Fri 07 Sep 2018
Welcome to the Biomedical Science Society!
Are you excited that you've finally made it?!
Wed 11 Jul 2018
We've finalised the Sussex Fund!
Fri 13 Apr 2018
Sports Reps is a student led committee that makes decisions on issues affecting sports clubs, allocation of funding, sports discipline and sports club trips & events. It's a great way to get more involved in the running of sport, and will provide you with transferable skills for the future.
Tue 20 Feb 2018
Did you know there was a bike shop on campus? Well, there is! Located in the north east corner on the ground floor of Falmer house The Bike Shack exists to fix your bike every weekday 12-4pm.
Following a huge funding bid placed to the Sussex fund we have secured close to 9grand of funding for developing our society on campus.
Wed 14 Feb 2018
Fireworks at Brighton beach 15 Feb
Celebrating Vietnamese New Year!
Fri 08 Dec 2017
Wed 25 Oct 2017
Dark chocolate bars with nuts, coconut and more!
Fri 06 Oct 2017
Four Sussex students delivered winning performances at the first ever Brighton Vs. Sussex interuniversity poetry slam at Komedia.
Sat 13 May 2017
In order to save confusion in the operation of each constituent part of cycling at Sussex, cycle soc, freewheelers and re:cycle, we're merging operations under Sussex Cycling.
The societies remain separate entities in themselves, but we run things under one roof!
We'll be doing a rebrand before September, to make ourselves for accessible than ever!
We've got lots of exciting plans for the next year and beyond so be sure to sign up and help out!
Most successful year so far for the annual charity football tournament!
Sat 08 Apr 2017
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Mon 26 Sep 2016
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.
Mon 21 Mar 2016
Highlights of USWFC's third annual Football Vs Homophobia charity event.
Thu 03 Mar 2016
Sussex LGBTQ+ have planned a month of activities and events to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender histories, and gay rights and related civil rights movements.
Thu 31 Dec 2015
Sat 17 Oct 2015
Finally an United Kingdom team brings home the Enactus World Cup!
The Enactus Southampton gets the title of being the first national champion to take home the world cup for the UK! And we are delighted to see such an incredible organisation representing the whole Enactus UK team so well! Well done Enactus Southampton, you have made us all proud. ?#?WeAllWin?
Wed 09 Sep 2015
Sussex people (and everyone) attending Solidarity with Refugees demo on Saturday 12th Sept - the Sussex rendezvous is:
*** 11.30am at Mount Street Gardens, S Audley St, London W1K 2TH ****
This is near to Park Lane so we can walk together to assemble for midday. Tens of thousands expected! Let's stay together. Bring banners, megaphones, placards - Sussex Students in Solidarity
Contact Lyndsay, activities officer, on 07711376844 - this rendezvous is especially for students who may be alone.
Tue 08 Sep 2015
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Mon 08 Dec 2014
From next autumn, new Associate Tutors will be employed on different terms.
Sat 11 Oct 2014
Mon 06 Oct 2014
Come and support our President perform!
Sun 28 Sep 2014
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Sun 21 Sep 2014
The Liberal Democrat Society has it's second welcome night in Falmer House, Room 2, at 7pm this Monday (22nd September).
This is about getting to know a bit about our new members, a bit about the society, a bit about the Liberal Democrat party nationally, and about UK politics generally. Feel free to bring along any food and drink, a biscuit buffet will be provided! :)
See you Monday!
Tue 16 Sep 2014
This year, Sussex Snow will be taking 250 students to Tignes for the best week of university!
Only £359 for travel, accommodation AND a 6 day lift pass! All levels welcome whether you have skiied all your life or never even seen snow!
Find out more and get involved> https://www.facebook.com/events/315979505249537/?fref=ts
Mon 15 Sep 2014
Walking soc's back up and... well walking, with a new committee and a fresh sense of adventure. come see us at freshers fair and join our Stammer Park Taster Walk on Saturday
Mon 01 Sep 2014
Finally it's live! We've been hard at work making sure the new facebook page is nice and shiny for all of our members, have a look and give it a like!
Sun 31 Aug 2014
Fri 22 Aug 2014
Great news for postgraduates - the University of Sussex Library? are further extending their opening hours in the run up to dissertation submissions.
Thu 21 Aug 2014
The Students’ Union is excited to announce the expansion and development of the RE:CYCLE bike hire project.