Sussex 2025

Listening phase

Over a few months, we were out and about on campus surveying staff and students, as well as hosting a range of different forums and workshops to garner opinions on the many aspects that have now fed into the new strategic framework.

Launch events with the Vice-Chancellor in October 2016 were attended by 700 staff. We also held separate sessions with our governing Council, Senate (our main academic body) and the professoriate. 

We also talked to our alumni, local community and many of the University’s key stakeholders to ensure that we understood what Sussex means to them.

The extensive input from staff, students and alumni during this phase was incredibly valuable and it was clear that the notion of being a university with an intellectual and social difference continued to have a great deal of resonance with us all. 

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