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Hannah Mason-Bish discusses sexual harrasment on BBC Radio

18 October 2018

Dr Hannah Mason-Bish has been on BBC Radio Kent discussing sexual harrassment and physical assaults on young girls and women. During the discussion...

LPS doctoral researchers discuss professional development

6 July 2018

Twenty five PhD students took part in the sixth School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS) annual away day for postgraduate doctoral researchers,...

University of Sussex conference discusses importance of supporting sexual violence survivors

19 January 2018

The conference was the final local event of a two-year EU funded project co-led by Professor of Gender Studies Alison Phipps.

Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowships Round 2: call for applications

20 November 2017

The second round of this prestigious scheme is now open. The Fellowships will enable internationally outstanding academics to visit Sussex.

Action needed to tackle misogyny and gender hate online, say academics

1 November 2017

Experts are gathering at the University of Sussex this week for a two-day conference debating misogyny and gender hate online.

Sussex academics ask children to ‘picture the future’

26 May 2017

What does the future look like through the eyes of a child? The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) wants to know.

Sussex marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

17 May 2017

Head to The Sanctuary beside Brighton's Dorset Gardens at 6.00 pm for an alfresco evening of LGBT excellence.

Critical minds needed more than ever to navigate global media landscape, say Sussex and CUHK

5 April 2017

In the face of an increasing challenging global media landscape, we need media literate-graduates more than ever to understand the world we live in.

New part-time professor discusses promotion at Sussex

16 March 2017

We talk to Alison Phipps about how part-time academics can overcome potential obstacles and take advantage of the support available at the University

Celebrating International Women's Day 2017

8 March 2017

Students were invited to explore this year’s International Women's Day theme, “Be Bold for Change”, over an informal breakfast at Sussex.

"Men need to show each other what respect for women looks like"

8 March 2017

Professor Andrea Cornwall suggests how we can be bold for change on International Women's Day today, 8 March.

"Change is about identifying the mechanism that delivers"

7 March 2017

Professor Claire Annesley suggests how we can be bold for change for International Women's Day today (8 March).

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts partners with Brighton Festival in May

15 February 2017

The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) on campus is partnering with Brighton Festival as a co-producer on multiple events from 6-28 May.

What makes a heartthrob? It's not what men think

14 February 2017

Historian Professor Carol Dyhouse's new book shows how economics, technology and politics have helped to shape women's desire.

Fourth round of the International Research Partnerships and Networks Fund launched

6 February 2017

A fourth round of the International Research Partnerships and Networks Fund has been launched by Sussex Research and the International Office today.

Doctoral School announces new Research Associate bursaries

3 February 2017

The Doctoral School is offering several bursaries worth nearly £2,000 to undergraduates with an opportunity to carry out a piece of original research.

Sussex offers support to staff and students affected by US travel ban

2 February 2017

The VC has offered support and whatever practical help the University can give to Sussex students and staff who may be affected by the US travel ban.

Sussex launches Commons exhibition and urges discussion on female academics

20 January 2017

The University has called for a major discussion in the HE sector on the role of women in academia after launching a new exhibition at parliament.

University of Sussex publishes independent report into domestic violence case

17 January 2017

Vice-Chancellor apologises to former student and says report recommendations will be implemented.

Sussex sociologist wins prestigious book prize

31 March 2016

A Sussex sociologist has won a prestigious book prize for her challenging investigation into Western politics around women’s bodies.

Athena SWAN should facilitate real change, Sussex scientists agree

11 March 2016

Athena SWAN should not be a box-ticking exercise but something that facilitates real change, concluded a panel of Sussex scientists at a debate.

Sussex's Director of Gender Studies chairs Westminster Briefing event

30 November 2015

As a result of her research on 'lad culture' and sexual violence at British universities, Dr Alison Phipps (Director of Gender Studies, Reader in...

Sussex gender experts to tackle sexism at a London university

21 October 2015

Experts on gender at Sussex have been asked to review the organisational culture at a London university, following accusations of sexism.

Sussex researchers oppose proposal to ban sex-selective abortion in the UK

28 January 2015

Abortion researchers across the country have today signed a letter published in the Telegraph opposing a proposed amendment to the Serious Crime Bill