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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.

Statement on the Gender Recognition Act reform announcement

Published on 30th September 2020 at 12:48.

We want to offer our solidarity to transgender and non-binary people who have been hurt by this government’s refusal to reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA).

Joint Unions victory: Two of our demands have been met!

Published on 29th September 2020 at 17:13.

Bigs wins this week for the unions on campus, including on-campus testing and open communication about positive test numbers.

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.

Officer update - On reopening campus

Published on 11th September 2020 at 17:24.

We want to clarify that the University is still planning to go ahead with a blended learning approach.

Officer video update - Statement on reopening campus

Published on 11th September 2020 at 09:59.

The Officers explain their position on reopening campus and moving to online teaching.

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.

Joint statement by University of Sussex campus unions on reopening for teaching this term

Published on 8th September 2020 at 15:54.

We believe that the University's currently advertised plans are inadequate to ensure a safe reopening.

Officer update - 2 September

Published on 2nd September 2020 at 15:21.

See what your fabulous Officer team has been working on over the past week!

Officer update - debrief from their latest meeting with University management

Published on 24th August 2020 at 15:27.

Includes: Safe return to campus, extra support/extensions, No Detriment policy.

Officer update - 21 August 2020

Published on 21st August 2020 at 18:00.

Your new Officer team has been busy! Find out what they’ve been up to in the past weeks:

Celebrating all the charity fundraising efforts of our student societies and clubs!

Published on 20th August 2020 at 13:05.

Well done to our clubs and societies for all the money you have fundraised for charities this year!

Survey: Online learning and Covid-19

Published on 19th August 2020 at 15:34.

We’d like to hear your experiences of online learning and your thoughts about returning to campus in the context of Covid-19.

Our statement on A-level results

Published on 14th August 2020 at 14:02.

At Sussex Students’ Union we want to offer solidarity to all those who had their A-level results unfairly downgraded.