Sussex People

Our alumni, staff and students are pushing boundaries, exploring new ideas and standing up for what they believe in. Read some of their stories below.

The art of articulation

Turner Prize-winner Helen Cammock (Sociology 1989) reflects on her profound and complex relationship with words and her path to artistic self-discovery. 

Read Helen's story

Alumni news

Sussex alumni all over the world have been active in starting new projects, making an impact at local, national and international level, achieving career milestones and gaining recognition. Here is a snapshot of their news.

Catch up on the latest Sussex alumni news

Candid conversations

Artist, filmmaker and writer Topher Campbell (Intellectual History 1983) was matched with Jordi M. Carter (Drama and Film Studies 2018) in 2022 as part of the Sussex Connect Global Mentoring Programme. Topher was awarded an honorary doctorate from Sussex in 2017. He has volunteered his time to the Black at Sussex programme and sits on the School of Media, Arts and Humanities Impact Advisory Board. Jordi’s career has continued to rise since his 2021 graduation. He was appointed the first Co-Artistic Director and CEO of Boundless Theatre at the age of 23, and took part as a mentor and mentee in Sussex’s Global Mentoring Programme. On a rainy day in London, Jordi and Topher met up to share their perspectives on the value of mentoring and the positive impact their relationship has had.

Read about Topher and Jordi's experience of mentoring

Alumni library

A selection of books, broadcasts and podcasts written and produced by alumni, staff and students in the past year.

Find out more about the alumni library