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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 from your Officers regarding the Sussex alumnus facing deportation

Published on 24th July 2020 at 17:31.

The University of Sussex Students’ Union has been alerted that one of its alumni, Anugwom Izuchukwu Goodluck, is facing deportation orders (in effect from next week,31 July 2020) from the UK Home Office. Anugwom was a student at Sussex between 2018 and 2019 and an active volunteer for our Buddy Scheme and Language Cafe.

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.

Officer update | Tuesday briefing with University management

Published on 10th June 2020 at 17:59.

Includes: Waiving of £275 'continuation' fee, Exceptional Circumstances claims following Black Lives Matter protests, Hardship Fund money for Postgraduate Research students, Distance Learning and the No Detriment policy.

Statement | Free Ferry Gombo

Published on 8th June 2020 at 18:01.

Your Undergraduate Education Officer, Chris, and Society & Citizenship Officer, Ijlal, have a statement regarding the recent arrest of Ferry Gombo, Head of the Students' Union at the University of Cenderawasih in West Papua.

Academic misconduct | Five ways to avoid it

Published on 4th June 2020 at 18:04.

The last thing you want is to be accused of academic misconduct. See our Advice team's five best tips for steering clear of it.

Officer update | Thursday briefing with University management

Published on 4th June 2020 at 14:00.

Thursday, 4 June: IT provision and support over weekends, Exceptional circumstances, Study Abroad students, Online Distance Learning, International students and plans for returning to University.