Sussex in the community

At the University of Sussex we are lucky to be part of a vibrant mix of communities and cultures, and we care about the role we play. By engaging with residents, businesses, charities and other local partners, we hope to make a positive difference to our local area.


Our response to Covid-19

In these unprecedented times, the University is working with organisations and communities to contribute towards local, national and global efforts against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Featured stories

Dr Abigail Jamieson is among Brighton and Sussex Medical School’s newly qualified medics about to join the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read Abigail's story and other in-depth features of how we’re helping our community.

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Community news 

The Spirit of Sussex Award: celebrating student achievement outside the classroom

9 September 2020

The Spirit of Sussex Award is a new student award launching this month to celebrate students’ extracurricular efforts and voluntary achievements.

Lockdown at home less stressful than school for children with SEND, new study finds

2 September 2020

The majority of children with SEND felt less stress and anxiety away from school and at home during lockdown, according to a survey of parent carers.

Code First Girls - Volunteer coding instructors needed this Autumn Term

27 August 2020

Do you have knowledge of front-web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) or Python? If so, help to inspire more women to explore a career in tech.

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