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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

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

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.