Response to University’s message about student behaviour
Published on 24th September 2020 at 16:52.
Our response to the University's communication from Kelly Coate, the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, which highlighted the potential consequences of students going against Covid-19 regulations.
Your questions answered: Access and returning to university
Published on 24th September 2020 at 11:02.
On Friday 18 and Monday 21 September 2020, we held two open discussions on access and returning to university. This was for students to raise concerns and questions about accessing online and ‘blended’ learning, social aspects of University life, financial concerns, moving around campus - and anything else you wanted to bring up.
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.
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.
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 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.