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Officer update - Weekly Meeting with Jayne Aldridge and Graeme Pedlingham

Published on 22nd January 2021 at 13:19.

Your officers regularly meeting with the University management. This time we talked about student parties on campus, no detriment, rent strike, private renters and issues with Panopto

Update from Officer meeting with University management, Thursday 7 January

Published on 8th January 2021 at 14:32.

Your Officers met with University management on Thursday, 7 January and discussed: No Detriment, Online teaching, Assessments, Exceptional circumstances, Rent strike, Rent reduction, Student parents during lockdown, and Trans and Non-binary students & email structure.

Happy New Year and an update on the new term

Published on 5th January 2021 at 16:21.

It’s fair to say 2021 is not off to the best of starts. Solidarity and sympathy from everyone at the Union. We wanted to get in touch to outline news about the new lockdown restrictions, pass on a message from the Sussex Renters’ Union about the Rent Strike and share an open letter from the Save Our Grades campaign for no detriment.

Covid test results from December and a look at next semester

Published on 18th December 2020 at 17:00.

We have a quick update for you on the most recent mass testing that allowed students to spend their winter break with family and friends off campus

A video message from your Officers

Published on 18th December 2020 at 16:00.

Watch this video message from your Officers, as they wrap up 2020!

Officer update - Weekly Meeting with Jayne Aldridge and Graeme Pedlingham

Published on 17th December 2020 at 17:34.

Your officers regularly meeting with the University management. This update includes answers and discussions on rent strikes and academic debt; no detriment; and the winter break!

Weekly meeting with Kelly Coate, Jayne Aldridge and Graeme Pedlingham

Published on 10th December 2020 at 16:22.

This meeting was cancelled because Jayne and Graeme are in interviews. Your officer team we will raise concerns by email instead.

Autumn Referenda 2020 Results

Published on 7th December 2020 at 12:12.

Last week, students cast their votes to influence the work that the Students’ Union does through our Autumn referendum. Over 1400 students made their voices heard on three different referenda.

NUS Conference Delegate election results

Published on 4th December 2020 at 13:38.

The National Union of Students (NUS) is a confederation of UK students’ unions that fights for student issues and a better future for higher education. They represent students at a national level, making student involvement key to ensuring our voices are heard.

Universities Unite To Offer New Competition

Published on 4th December 2020 at 10:00.

Four universities on the south coast have joined forces to offer an exciting new competition in a response to the global pandemic. Brighton, Chichester, Portsmouth and Sussex are launching the South Coast Cup.

To our Chinese student community - Beware of scams and fraud

Published on 3rd December 2020 at 16:21.

If you receive such a call requesting personal information or bank account details you should end the call immediately, do not return it using redial and never transfer money by any method even if requested to do so.

All Members Meeting: What do you want from next term?

Published on 2nd December 2020 at 16:30.

An all members meeting is a democratic structure that the Students’ Union hasn’t used in many years. It’s open to all students at Sussex and is a space where students can directly have their views heard and help shape the stance the Students’ Union takes when making decisions and talking to the University.

Speak to your Officers!

Published on 26th November 2020 at 09:35.

Your Officers have created an open space for students, where you can share your ideas, concerns and issues with them. These are informal sessions, and open to all Sussex students. 

How are you doing? Can we help?

Published on 24th November 2020 at 16:59.

We’ve just launched a new telephone support service to check in on students and provide support to those feeling lonely or stressed during this uncertain time.

University launches Covid mass testing programme ahead of holiday travel

Published on 24th November 2020 at 12:07.

From Monday, 30 Nov through to Friday, 11 Dec, asymptomatic mass testing provided by the University will be available to all students prior to the holiday break. 

The Co-op on campus has reopened after a temporary closure

Published on 24th November 2020 at 09:49.

Our Co-op store had to close last night due to a leak in Bramber House, but has now reopened.

Blog | Update from Roseanne, your Student Living and Sustainability Officer

Published on 19th November 2020 at 13:29.

Find out what Roseanne has been up to over the past week, from Sustainability Committees to Green Renters' campaign and applying sustainable development goals at Sussex.

Autumn Referenda announcement!

Published on 18th November 2020 at 11:38.

From 2 - 7 December, you have the chance to vote to change things at the Students' Union in three referenda - read on to see what they are!

Catering staff at the University of Sussex will now be furloughed until March

Published on 13th November 2020 at 15:50.

Student and staff campaign to stop redundancies results in University reaching a deal with Chartwells

Share your views on racial equality on campus

Published on 10th November 2020 at 16:14.

The University has just launched a survey into racial equality on campus, and all students and staff are invited to share their views. 

Joint statement with Sussex UCU about police on campus

Published on 9th November 2020 at 16:23.

Read our joint statement with Sussex University and College Union (UCU) regarding the recent police presence on campus

We’re here for you in lockdown 2.0

Published on 6th November 2020 at 15:26.

During this next lockdown, we've still got you covered for food, entertainment and support. Find out what's open on campus and virtually from your SU.

Statement of solidarity on Dragsoc “zoombombing”

Published on 3rd November 2020 at 17:27.

The Students’ Union stands in solidarity with DragSoc members, and all LGBTQ+ people, after a recent online social was interrupted by a number of anonymous homophobic and transphobic callers posting horrific slurs.

The results are in: Your Representatives and Part Time Officers

Published on 30th October 2020 at 14:28.

The Union elects students to represent certain groups of students to ensure that their voices are heard and their specific needs are met when decisions are being made that affect them. You have been voting for three representative roles and two Postgraduate Part Time Officer positions.

Unions stand with our catering staff - save our frontline workers

Published on 30th October 2020 at 08:43.

These staff are as much a part of the University as its direct employees. Indeed many of them were directly employed by Sussex prior to the TUPE transfer to Chartwells. They are among the lowest paid and most vulnerable workers on campus and, in addition, are on the frontline in terms of Covid-19 exposure.