The Bulletin is the internal newsletter of the University of Sussex, produced by the internal communications team.
It is only one of the channels for internal communications among students and staff. Potential contributors should also consider the use of other channels of communication, such as email, web pages, screensavers, etc.
Please choose from the list of topics below, or simply scroll down.
- Content/Type of material
- Editing and publishing process
- Photos and other images
- Schedule and deadlines
- Contact details
The aim of the Bulletin is to ensure the University community is well informed about campus news, events and issues, by providing:
- timely and accurate articles and stories on issues affecting the University community,
- current news and information about the people who make up the University community,
- and a forum for open discussion of University affairs.
The Bulletin is published for the University of Sussex community, i.e. its staff and students. Printed copies are also sent to some former and retired staff and to members of Court and Council.
It is not an academic or specialist publication and the aim is to ensure that all material is easy to understand and appeals to a general readership.
- News on topical University issues
- News about faculty research findings and publications
- Letters from members of the Sussex community
- Reports on special and/or high-profile University events
- Stories about Sussex staff and students and their accomplishments/successes
- Events listings
We welcome any news, story ideas or letters from staff and students of the University.
If we judge that your news or story idea would make a good article for the Bulletin, we will write an article based on the information you provide. We may then contact you for more information or to check that what we have written is factually correct.
If you send us an article or other contribution that you have written, we may edit it (e.g. for house style, to make it more easily understood to a general audience, for length, or to avoid jargon). Where possible, we will do this in consultation with you.
We may also use in the Bulletin a news item that has been published online via the Broadcast news and events system.
Letters may be edited to aid clarity and/or to fit the available space. All letters must be signed, although we will consider reasonable requests for names not to be published.
You may submit your own high-resolution photographs for publication or book the University photographer (on ext. 8188). The best way to submit photographs is as .jpg or .tif files, via email or on a CD or USB memory stick.
Avoid downloading images off the web, as they are rarely of print quality and the copyright may be owned by someone else.
Please accompany photographs, illustrations, etc. with suggested captions and credits.
We look for the most visually interesting images, so please send us a selection if possible.
Photos are published in the online Bulletin as well as in print unless we are notified of a particular reason why this should not be the case.
We can scan slides (transparencies), prints, line drawings and other hard-copy images.
Each issue of the Bulletin gives information about key events of general interest coming up on campus and (where relevant) in Brighton.
Information about these is derived from the University's online diary of events. Instructions on the process involved in mounting your events online are available on these web pages.
The e-Bulletin is emailed - to all staff and others who ask to receive it - once a week on Friday mornings.
The copy deadline is 1pm on the Wednesday preceding publication. We reserve the right not to publish any material that does not arrive before deadline.
Publication is throughout the year including vacations, although there are short breaks over the Christmas and Easter periods and during August.
The print Bulletin is published once every four weeks; in autumn 2012 the publication dates are 28 September, 26 October, 23 November and 21 December.
We do accept paid-for display advertisements in the print Bulletin. If you would like to explore this option, contact us for a current rate card and to discuss your needs.
Printed copies of the Bulletin are available at a large number of prominent distribution points around campus.
The current and archived issues are also available online, where they can be searched by keyword.
Suggested contributions can be submitted in any one of the following ways:
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ext. 8888
- Internal mail to Press and Communications Office, 230 Sussex House.