Staff resources and guidelines

Find out how you can collaborate with us and support the award.


Internal collaboration is an integral part of the Spirit of Sussex Award, to support the ongoing development of the award and to help increase student engagement. Staff members from across the university are welcome to request to work and collaborate with our Student Connectors, to help build the Spirit of Sussex Award community and positively impact the student experience.

We have successfully worked with the Careers and Employability Centre to ensure our 5 points digital badge is included on email confirmations when students book an event. We have also performed auditing for Schools to track extracurricular engagement and create storytelling content. 

If you have an idea or proposal, please complete the Spirit of Sussex Award Collaboration form to start working with us. 

Support the award

There are many ways that staff can get involved and support the Spirit of Sussex Award:

  • Join our Steering Group and become an advocate of the award
  • Get involved with the ratification process
  • Feature us at an external event or conference
  • Internal promotion amongst school or professional service communities
  • Signpost students to our Student Hub pages and award platform
  • Invite us to your working groups that focus on extracurricular opportunities and recognition 

Promotional materials

We have a wide range of resources and promotional assets that staff can use to help support the promotion and increase engagement in the Spirit of Sussex Award.

We are encouraging all staff to include our new digital badges in their event promotion or campaigns to students. These image files can be uploaded to MS Office, Adobe, Canvas and Canva design programme.

You are welcome to download and use our logo, flyer or poster. For the full asset bank, including digital badges and presentation templates, click here