Three members of faculty have been promoted to professorships with effect from 1 April: Dr Peter Childs (Engineering Design), Dr John Gaventa (Institute of Development Studies) and Dr Marcus Wood (English).
A part-time DPhil student in the Informatics department has won a national Associate Lecturer Teaching Award from the Open University (OU). Michelle Hoyle started teaching in the OU's Faculty of Technology in May 2000 and delivers internet technology courses, primarily online. The award will be presented on 20 April at a ceremony in Milton Keynes and comes with £1,000 to be used for personal and/or professional development.
Sussex graduate and magazine editor Alexandra Shulman was one 180 of guests at a Buckingham Palace reception earlier this month for high-achieving women. Alexandra, who studied social anthropology at Sussex, became editor of Vogue in 1992. Other guests at the lunch included Cherie Booth QC, author J. K. Rowling and singer Charlotte Church.