Brexit - for staff and students

The VC says

On 3 February 2017, Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell commented on the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech. He said: “We should take heart that she signalled the importance of universities and higher education to the Government’s negotiating position."

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]