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Black Lives Matter

The School of Engineering and Informatics pledges its support to Black students and staff across the University. We condemn the violence and terror of racism in all its forms. We also acknowledge its structural presence and histories in all our lives.

Recent events are a powerful reminder that locally we can lose no more time in bringing about the cultural shift we would like to see in wider society. We recognise the urgency of addressing racism within the higher education sector and the specific work we can do to ensure that our staff and students reflect the values that will move us towards justice. Staff and students are critical in helping us all to identify our shortcomings as a School and as an institution, and the actions we should take in response.

Many of our students and staff work on anti-racist projects already, but this labour is overwhelmingly provided voluntarily. This is not acceptable. The University needs to support this work by putting additional actual resources in place. At School level and beyond, we will work to make sure that this labour is valued and recognised. Our goal is to increase the diversity of our community, and we will work to ensure equitable opportunity for Black applicants in the recruitment of both staff and students. We will examine promotion practices to ensure equitable opportunity and we will make training on cultural competency and race equality mandatory for all staff. We will revise our teaching and learning materials and methods where necessary to fully reflect the diversity of our subject and to remove cultural bias. We welcome the challenge of transforming our culture.

 


 

Are you starting Engineering at Sussex in 2020? Here's some reading and interesting websites to have a look at over the summer. Below are also some of our most recent summer lectures that we have prepared for all of our new and existing students to watch:



 

 Our department offers a vibrant student life and opens many career opportunities. Discover below some of our student stories.

 

 

 

 

 


Some of the highlights for this academic year:

  1. Sussex academic invent low-cost alternative satellite navigation programme
  2. Product Design Graduate Lucy Hughes develops a biofilm based on fish skins and scales and algae usually going to waste, as an alternative to single-use plastic
  3. The School of Engineering and Informatics holds a bronze Athena SWAN departmental award, which recognises that the School is working to promote gender equality. The School successfully renewed it in the April 2018 award round. The award is valid for three years.
  4. The School of Engineering and Informatics has stablished a partnership with Women's Engineering Society (WES) to strengthen our commitment to support our students and staff development.
  5. Wearable technologies – an interview with Dr Daniel Roggen, Reader in Sensor Technology
  6. Department of Engineering and Design Signs MoU with Ain Shams University, Egypt
  7. 5G ‘sharing’ proposed following trials at University of Sussex

 Previous academic year highlights can be found on the Engineering Showcase page.


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