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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.

Officer update - Weekly Meeting with Kelly Coate and Jayne Aldridge

Published on 29th October 2020 at 17:30.

There were a number of issues on which we were seeking clarity and action, which we raised with Graeme as below. We asked for an email update about these issues, as we are concerned about the extent to which the University is engaging with student representation at the moment.

Advice on money scams

Published on 16th October 2020 at 09:54.

Be aware of money scammers! It’s come to our attention that an international student has been scammed on a large amount of money on the threat of being deported. Fraudsters are able to make phone numbers, texts and emails look to appear as if they are coming from the legitimate source - so if you’ve fallen victim to one of these scams, you’re not to blame.

Officer update - Management meeting with University

Published on 15th October 2020 at 17:30.

Your officers regularly meeting with the University management. This update includes answers and discussions on Brighton Banter, accommodation, Renters Rally, fines, body cams, food package, longer-term loans of computer equipment, turning cameras on in class, and Minibus service.

Response to the sexual assault cases missed by the Students’ Union reporting tool

Published on 15th October 2020 at 14:40.

We want to express solidarity with the people affected when their reports were not received through the reporting tool due to errors with our website and systems. We try to deal with all issues as swiftly as we can but sometimes this doesn’t happen swiftly enough and we acknowledge that this is such an occurrence.

Update about Covid-19 tests on campus

Published on 13th October 2020 at 16:09.

If you need to get a coronavirus test, you have to be symptomatic. If you have symptoms, you need to fill in the Sussex University Covid reporting tool, and you will get support and contact from the University.

Rep results 2020

Published on 13th October 2020 at 11:00.

Student Reps are one of the ways that your Students' Union represents your academic interests. Reps are elected by the student body to ensure your voices are heard in the decisions that will impact you through collecting your feedback, and presenting your opinions to staff at the Union and University.

Letter to UEG about Sport Suspension

Published on 9th October 2020 at 17:23.

Our letter to the UEG regarding the actions taken towards sports on campus..

Food Provision on Campus Statement

Published on 9th October 2020 at 17:19.

We know it's been really tough to get access to cheap food and essentials when you've been told you need to isolate,

URGENT - Regarding all Sports Clubs…

Published on 8th October 2020 at 16:36.

We have recently received this statement from the General Counsel's Office within the University.

Weekly report from the Student Voice team

Published on 7th October 2020 at 14:33.

Your weekly update from the Student Voice team, looking at the issues affecting students across the UK Higher Education sector.

Unis Resist Border Controls (URBC) National Day of Protest in Support of International Students

Published on 6th October 2020 at 17:11.

Universities Resist Border Controls (URBC), with the help of the Officer team, is organising a national day of action tomorrow, Weds 7 Oct, in solidarity with Tier 4 International Students who are in precarious study and fee conditions.