Investing in teaching and research

Since 2007 we have invested £150 million in regenerating and expanding our campus, including teaching and research spaces such as the Jubilee and Fulton buildings, and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (formerly the Gardner Arts Centre).

Jubilee Square, one of the more recent building developments on campus

To retain our position as one of the world’s leading academic institutions and to attract the best researchers and teaching staff, we need to offer state-of-the-art facilities.

Opened in 2012, the £29 million Jubilee Building is home to the University of Sussex Business School. Facilities include a 500-seat lecture theatre (the largest on campus), a smaller 60-seat lecture theatre, seminar rooms, a café/social space with adjacent flexible workspace, and 120 offices.

In 2017, work on a state-of-the-art engineering and robotics centre was completed. The refurbishment of Chichester I created a new student-focused hub, with a suite of high-specification computers and new teaching and project workspaces. The newly founded Future Technologies Lab in the building allows students to learn about advancements in robotics and autonomous systems, working with the latest technologies behind innovations such as auto-pilots, drones, space robotics and driverless cars. The refurbishment of Chichester I also included a transformation of the ground-floor layout and facilities, and improved access to the main entrance as well as throughout the building.

In the coming years, we hope to create more new academic and research buildings providing new teaching and research facilities on campus. 

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