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From hosting Malaysian food parties to speaking at United Nations Youth Forums, our current graduands and past graduates have told us their Sussex stories. Read some of our favourites and add your own story below.

Portrait photo of Gary, a mature student graduate

Gary’s story

“Students are more industrious, drink less, and are much more focused on their careers. Campus is so much busier with so many more students than 40 years ago.”

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Afreen’s story

“Sussex gave me a home away from home and when I leave after my graduation, I will leave a part of me here.”

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Georgina, a student graduate, sitting on the rail infront of Brighton pier

Georgina’s story

Within minutes of arriving on campus, I was made to feel welcome. I found some of my best friends within the first few hours of the day.

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Aayushi, a graduate, kneeling on top of the Sussex Sign in front of a red heart made out of flowers

Aayushi’s story

“Meeting people from across the world, where we started as strangers and left as family. Sussex has truly been one of my most challenging yet happiest experiences.”

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Yik Wei’s story

“My Sussex journey has been nothing short of amazing! The people I met during my one year in Brighton were delightful and hold a special place in my heart.”

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All graduation stories

Winter Graduation 2020: Camilla's story

23 January 2020

To celebrate Winter Graduation, we asked our students about their Sussex story. Here's Camilla's.


Winter Graduation 2020: Amy's story

22 January 2020

To celebrate Winter Graduation, we asked our students about their Sussex story. Here's Amy's.


Winter Graduation 2020: Kalpshree's story

21 January 2020

To celebrate Winter Graduation, we asked our students about their Sussex story. Here's Kalpshree's.


Winter Graduation 2020: Marina's story

21 January 2020

To celebrate Winter Graduation, we asked our students about their Sussex story. Here's Marina's.


Winter Graduation 2020: Alexandria's story

21 January 2020

To celebrate Winter Graduation, we asked our students about their Sussex story. Here's Alexandria's.


See all our graduation stories.


Archive stories

Read about the people who became honorary graduates of the University of Sussex in previous years. They include Topher Campbell, Paul Gilroy, John Rocha and Yanis Varoufakis.


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