External Relations

Director: Michelle Gordon

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)

An interdisciplinary arts hub connecting University of Sussex with wider regional, national and international arts communities. ACCA presents a seasonal programme of performance, dance, live art, film, music, discussion & debate and digital practices. It supports innovation in research by academics and works regularly with the campus community to support teaching, conferences and student activities.

Phone 01273 678822

Email info@attenboroughcentre.com

Visit ACCA for more information


Delivers and supports initiatives and projects for the benefit of staff, students and external stakeholders. Examples include the Brighton Festival partnership, Education Awards, major research projects and The Exchange.

Phone 01273 678209

Email campaigns@sussex.ac.uk

Development and Alumni Relations

Engages alumni network through communications, events and volunteering. Through alumni relationships and other outreach, undertakes fundraising in support of scholarship and research programmes.

Email alumni@sussex.ac.uk

Phone 01273 678258

Visit Development and Alumni Relations for more information.

Digital and Creative Media

Manages the University’s website and social media channels, produces publications including the prospectus, creates videos for marketing and publicity, and manages Sussex’s brand identity and design roster.

Email: dcm@sussex.ac.uk

For more information see the brand web pages

Graduation and Events

Delivers graduation ceremonies, public lectures and a range of events which engage alumni, students, corporate, community and staff. Aims to raise the profile of the University.

Email graduation@sussex.ac.uk

Phone 01273 877015

Internal Communications

Ensures staff and students are kept up-to-date on the University’s strategic direction. Promotes and supports the student experience and sense of community. Shares information on the University’s research and key developments.

Phone 01273 678888

Email internalcomms@sussex.ac.uk


Provides advertising services, brand reputation management, promotion of our education and campus offer, Customer Relationship Management, Market Research insight and competitor analysis.

Phone 01273 677329

Email j.talbot@sussex.ac.uk

Media Relations

Promotes the University’s vision and key achievements in education, research and engagement. Helps staff and students gain maximum exposure for their work and advises on how to liaise effectively with the media. Co‑ordinates and monitors Sussex’s media presence.

Phone 01273 678888

Email press@sussex.ac.uk

Public Affairs

Helps staff influence national and local policy, including highlighting Sussex research and expertise. Supports responses to government consultations and provides strategic guidance on policy issues.

Phone 01273 673650

Email publicaffairs@sussex.ac.uk