Frida - President
Met with Late Again Campaign and B&H Buses CEO - the first meeting with the bus company that students have had in a year. The company agreed on a number of improvements, including timing of routes and offer of tickets. The offer is being finalised this Thursday.
Setting up the Brighton and Hove Alliance with Citizens UK, which on April 29th will hold a session with candidates for the local election to hold them to account on issues citizens in Brighton care about. Check out the Citizens UK website here
Worked with Cardiff SU to explore options for setting up a national campaign on housing- essentially, can SU’s effectively improve housing for students through collective and intentional action?
Becky - Activities Officer
Confirmed Varsity 2019 returning as a series of events throughout March.
Allocated funding for student groups to hire the ACCA including SUDS, SMUTS, RAG Cabaret BSMS, ACS - Culture Fest, Politics - MP question time & Performing arts showcase.
Healthier options in vending machines across campus: Manifesto point done!
The University have recently replaced 39 vending machines with healthier snacks including gluten-free and vegan options.
Ella - Undergraduate Education Officer
Successfully campaigned for a microwave in the vending machine area of the Library, which should be in place for the start of term!
Attended the first BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people) Attainment Gap Working Group, which will work on improving support for BAME students. This is a huge win since students and Officers have been campaigning for this work to be done at a centralised level for years!
80 students have responded to Ellas’ survey on Improving Study and Social Spaces. She is currently collating the data to give to Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF) who will then make necessary changes to study spaces.
May - Welfare Officer
Relaunched Access Sussex with a group of great students. Working on Accessibility matters within the University, such as more power-assisted doors and campaigning for a Library lift (fingers crossed).
Working on getting Pavillions on campus to create a bespoke service for students who may have issues with drugs and alcohol as it was suggested that AA may not be appropriate due to its religious connotations.
Organised a spot at the Thursday market for local wellbeing organisations to use free of charge to help reach our student population, such as Sexual Health and Contraception services or chlamydia testing services.
Aisling - Society and Citizenship Officer
Represented Sussex students at an unpaid trial shifts workshop at Brighton and Hove Council where we put together a plan of action to make unpaid trial shifts non-existent in Brighton, in light of the Council’s motion to eliminate this practise from the city.
Secured funding for Go Green Week and supported student groups in organising their events for this week.
The Food Waste Cafe has officially been re-launched with a successful stall before the winter break, selling mulled apple juice with apples collected from a gleaning day outside Falmer House attended by our student volunteers.
Read more on the Officers reports here
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Thu 14 Feb 2019
Ray Everall, Liam Dewan, Dorian Milburn and Nate Tomkings recently represented Sussex University students as delegates at the NUS Trans Conference 2019, which took place from 30 - 31 January in Manchester.
Fri 08 Feb 2019
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Thu 07 Feb 2019
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