Impact, Awards & Achivements

Find out more about the impact of the Spirit of Sussex Award on the student experience, and the steps we’re taking to foster an actively engaged community at Sussex.


Spirit of Sussex Award Steering Group

Every quarter, the Spirit of Sussex Award Steering Group meet to provide an update on engagement statistics, share ideas and suggestions and work collaboratively to enhance the engagement with the award. The Steering Group members include both staff and students, including internal stakeholders from across the University, the Students' Union and Student Connectors.

If you’d like to find out more or request our latest minutes, please contact the Spirit of Sussex Award Manager at

Awards and Achievements

In our inaugural year of the award, we have had the opportunity to showcase the Spirit of Sussex Award scheme at a conference hosted by The Access Group, our award platform provider. As a result of the excellent engagement our award scheme generated, we were invited to showcase the award at the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS) conference in Australia.

We are also pleased to share our UG S20-21 Ratification Dashboard which compares the 240 UG SoSA Finalists in comparison to the UG Year 3+ student population, analysing their demographic backgrounds. We are delighted to see that for all Widening Participation measures considered, the SoSA finalist population is in line or ahead of that of the general population.

You can also view our latest video, featuring Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Kelly Coate and the Spirit of Sussex Award team, which congratulates and celebrates the diverse and creative ways students have earned points towards their award.