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Brighton & Hove Council launches Covid-19 ‘escalation tool’ with young people’s safety in mind

Published on 17th September 2020 at 09:46.

Brighton & Hove City Council has asked us to circulate information about their new ‘escalation framework’, which has just been introduced to keep everyone updated on the current rate of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the city.

Officer update - On reopening campus

Published on 11th September 2020 at 17:24.

We want to clarify that the University is still planning to go ahead with a blended learning approach.

Officer video update - Statement on reopening campus

Published on 11th September 2020 at 09:59.

The Officers explain their position on reopening campus and moving to online teaching.

Open letter from a collective of Sussex academics and student-supporting professional services staff

Published on 10th September 2020 at 10:38.

A group of academics and student-supporting professional services staff have collaborated in writing an open letter to students, explaining their position on teaching in the new term.

Joint statement by University of Sussex campus unions on reopening for teaching this term

Published on 8th September 2020 at 15:54.

We believe that the University's currently advertised plans are inadequate to ensure a safe reopening.

Officer update - 2 September

Published on 2nd September 2020 at 15:21.

See what your fabulous Officer team has been working on over the past week!

Officer update - debrief from their latest meeting with University management

Published on 24th August 2020 at 15:27.

Includes: Safe return to campus, extra support/extensions, No Detriment policy.

Officer update - 21 August 2020

Published on 21st August 2020 at 18:00.

Your new Officer team has been busy! Find out what they’ve been up to in the past weeks:

Celebrating all the charity fundraising efforts of our student societies and clubs!

Published on 20th August 2020 at 13:05.

Well done to our clubs and societies for all the money you have fundraised for charities this year!

Survey: Online learning and Covid-19

Published on 19th August 2020 at 15:34.

We’d like to hear your experiences of online learning and your thoughts about returning to campus in the context of Covid-19.

Our statement on A-level results

Published on 14th August 2020 at 14:02.

At Sussex Students’ Union we want to offer solidarity to all those who had their A-level results unfairly downgraded.

Meet your new full-time Officer team

Published on 12th August 2020 at 15:59.

Introducing the new team representing the voice of Sussex students for the year ahead

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.

Update regarding Sussex alumnus immigration situation

Published on 31st July 2020 at 17:05.

Joint statement from your Officers, the We Stand with Goodluck campaign and Unis Resist Border Controls (URBC) updating on Sussex alumnus, Anugwom Izuchukwu Goodluck's immigration issues.

Officer update: Monday briefing with University management

Published on 27th July 2020 at 17:00.

In their meeting with University management today, the Officer team covered the following points: #WeStandWithGoodLuck, Plans for next term, Study & social spaces, Covid planning

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.

Get ready | Freshers’ 2020

Published on 16th July 2020 at 17:09.

Things may still be a little uncertain, but at the Students' Union we are planning the best possible Freshers' experience to safely welcome you to Sussex.

Mass action | Join the Student Complaint Chain

Published on 7th July 2020 at 17:20.

In the wake of the past academic year, the National Union of Students is building a case for mass complaint action to take to the government. And they are calling for student input!

Role Models Project creates digital resources for local secondary schools

Published on 1st July 2020 at 17:24.

The Role Models Project is a Students' Union volunteer programme and elective module which involves training Sussex students to create and deliver workshops in local secondary schools.

Statement | In solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Egypt (and beyond)

Published on 19th June 2020 at 17:34.

Words from your incoming LGBTQ+ Part-time Officer, Yasser.

Officer update | Tuesday briefing with University management

Published on 16th June 2020 at 17:47.

Tuesday, 16 June: No ex gratia - and how to make a complaint, January graduation for postgrads, Uni accommodation room swapping, assessment periods student consultation.

Officer update | Monday briefing with University management

Published on 15th June 2020 at 17:51.

Monday, 15 June: Mortuary on campus, housing swaps, visas for postgrad students deferring, Ex Gratia scheme, January graduation, more transparent communications.

Officer Statement | The University and Black Lives Matter

Published on 11th June 2020 at 17:57.

Thursday, 11 June: A statement from your Officer team following a meeting with the Vice Chancellor and University Executive team today.