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Sustainable Sussex 

Find out how we're working towards becoming one of the most sustainable universities in the world.

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University of Sussex appoints first Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Culture, Equality and Inclusion

The University of Sussex has appointed David Ruebain, a higher education, sport, business and third sector leader in equalities as its first permanent Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Culture, Equality and Inclusion.

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First Sussex Festival of Ideas

Billed as “celebrating a host of contemporary ideas around documentary and film, music and creative practice, poetry and language, as well as the vital role of our local cultural institutions”, the inaugural Sussex Festival of Ideas took place from 9 to 12 June 2021.

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Sussex named University of the Year for Student Retention

The University of Sussex has been named University of the Year for Student Retention in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

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Large Hadron Collider physicists welcome HALO installation to Attenborough Centre

Professor Antonella De Santo and Dr Mark Sutton, from the Sussex team involved in the ATLAS experiment taking data at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, are excited to welcome the HALO art installation by Brighton-based artist duo Semiconductor to the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA).

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University of Sussex announces first Entrepreneurs in Residence

A music executive and filmmaker and a good business specialist have been appointed the first ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ at Sussex to further inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs emerging from the University. Read more
In February 2022, we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jamal Edwards MBE and our thoughts go out to his friends, family and all those who were lucky enough to work Jamal. Read more 

Sussex community responds with generosity and kindness

During the Covid pandemic, Sussex alumni, friends and staff came forward with characteristic kindness and compassion to support students most in need of assistance. The impact of your support is highlighted in these student stories and transformational legacy case studies.

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Researchers launch annual survey to monitor the health of Sussex seabed following trawler ban

University staff and students have begun an in-depth study of underwater habitats off the Sussex coast as part of a Sir David Attenborough-backed project to restore some of the most biodiverse habitat in the world, and recover a vital carbon sink.

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Sussex partners with BBC Radio 4 to explore global attitudes to kindness

University of Sussex academics are partnering with BBC Radio 4 on The Kindness Test, a huge public science project aimed at increasing our understanding of the role that kindness plays in our lives.

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Forecasting for drought in Kenya

A collaboration between University of Sussex researchers, Kenyan national agencies and non-governmental organisations aims to improve drought predictions through the use of machine learning techniques to analyse satellite-based Earth observations.

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Expert warns about a future without bees

Curry, baked beans and jam are just three of the creature comforts we will lose if bees become extinct, according to bee expert and University of Sussex Professor Dave Goulson.

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UK builds first modular quantum brain sensor and records signal

A team of scientists at the University of Sussex have for the first time built a modular quantum brain scanner, and used it to record a brain signal.

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Mathematics and public health combine to create modelling toolkit to predict local Covid-19 impact

A Sussex team – including Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at BSMS, Prof Anjum Memon, along with University of Sussex mathematicians, public health specialists and NHS commissioners – have created a new modelling toolkit which predicts the impact of Covid-19 at a local level with unprecedented accuracy.

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Sussex scientists chosen for UNBOXED 2022

Dr David Schwartzman and Professor Anil Seth (Informatics 1995) are part of an interdisciplinary creative team who have been commissioned to take their ground-breaking project Dreamachine into full production for UNBOXED 2022: Creativity in the UK, a UK-wide festival backed by £120 million of new investment by the UK Government.

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