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.
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.
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.
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.