Statement on Anti-Semitism
Published on 7th August 2020 at 16:13.
We were horrified by the recent antisemitic statements made by Grime artist Wiley. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish students. We oppose all forms of antisemitism and understand that it is pervasive and systemic in our society, and works to affect students’ lives at University, as well. As an organisation that is committed to being anti-racist, we will work with our Jewish students and others to bring to light the ways in which antisemitism functions at Sussex and work to end it.
Statement from your Officers regarding the Sussex alumnus facing deportation
Published on 24th July 2020 at 17:31.
The University of Sussex Students’ Union has been alerted that one of its alumni, Anugwom Izuchukwu Goodluck, is facing deportation orders (in effect from next week,31 July 2020) from the UK Home Office. Anugwom was a student at Sussex between 2018 and 2019 and an active volunteer for our Buddy Scheme and Language Cafe.
Statement on recent ableist comments from University staff
Published on 22nd July 2020 at 17:00.
We recently became aware of comments made by a professor at the University. Access Sussex believes that these comments are ableist, which is something the University should take extremely seriously. These comments refer to a tweet from the professor, who we are not publicly naming for legal reasons. In the tweet, they write about being ‘shocked’ by certain reasonable adjustments.
Support new students & become a Buddy
Published on 21st July 2020 at 16:00.
New students arriving in September will need you more than ever. University life is likely to be very different from normal, and the Buddy Scheme is still here to support all students and we need your help! Given the current situation, your experiences will be invaluable to new students! By signing up to be a Buddy you will be matched with a new student to help them to adjust into life at University and Brighton.
Goodbye to our amazing Officer team of 2019/20
Published on 17th July 2020 at 14:36.
To Becky, Filip, Ijlal, Chris, Niina and Benjamin ... Thank you. You've led us through a year of strikes, Coronavirus and more. You did a brilliant job and we will miss you. Here is our video tribute to our full-time Officer team of 2019/2020 and all the great things you achieved.
Officer update | Tuesday briefing with University management
Published on 10th June 2020 at 17:59.
Includes: Waiving of £275 'continuation' fee, Exceptional Circumstances claims following Black Lives Matter protests, Hardship Fund money for Postgraduate Research students, Distance Learning and the No Detriment policy.