The VC says
On 20 January 2017, Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell commented on the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech. He said it gave "some clarity about the likely approach that the Government will take" and noted that "an apparently ‘hard Brexit’ will give us greater challenges than an alternative approach". He added: "We should take heart, though, that she signalled the importance of universities and higher education to the Government’s negotiating position. Although the speech provided more information on the Government’s plans then had previously been shared, we are still waiting to understand what this might mean specifically for the university sector."
On 11 January 2017, Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell welcomed the UK government’s decision to allow doctoral students from the European Union to continue to have access to Research Council studentships. He said: "Here at Sussex we welcome postgraduate and undergraduate students from around the world – it’s what makes our campus such a diverse and vibrant place to be.”
On 15 November 2016, Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell wrote a blog post entitled, 'Views from the VC: whilst the future may look difficult, we should remain optimistic'
On 1 July 2016, in an open letter to the people of Brighton and Hove, then Vice-Chancellor Michael Farthing said: "Sussex stands together: we will not tolerate prejudice."
open letter to the people of Brighton and Hove 1 July 2016 [PDF 66.94KB]
On 24 June 2016, when news came of the UK electorate's decision to leave the EU, then Vice-Chancellor Michael Farthing responded with a message to all students and staff.
VC comment 24 June 2016 [PDF 215.43KB]