60 years of Sussex

Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Sussex – from groundbreaking research to providing our students with an exceptional education, we've helped shape the future for thousands of people.


1961 - 2021

On 16 August 1961, the University of Sussex received its Royal Charter. This was an historic moment, not just for Sussex, but for higher education in the UK. We were the first of seven new universities established after the Second World War and we had the freedom to offer a new type of learning.

On our 60th anniversary, we reflect on this legacy, how it's shaped who we are, and how it's prepared us to look towards the future.

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