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From joining the Dog Walking Society to teaching English in Guatemala, our current graduands and past graduates have told us their Sussex stories. Read some of our favourites and add your own story below.

Tristan - Sussex student

Tristan’s story

“I discovered people and societies with whom I could be open.”

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Chun Kan Kong’s story

“It is a great opportunity to study in Sussex. It is unforgettable living in Brighton - amazing place and excellent people.”

Hovhannes’ story

“I started fourth year and everything went great - probably the best year I have ever had. I am now graduating with a 2.1. Overall, don't give up.”

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Massimiliano’s story

“I’ve broadened my intellectual horizons, crystallised my outlook, and discovered the kind of person I am.”

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You don’t need to be the next Jane Austen or George Orwell to take part – a few words is enough.

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Kelly - Sussex student

Kelly’s story

“Sussex has helped me think more critically but more importantly, the School of English has taught me to be original and creative in my ideas and my work.”

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Lauren - Sussex student doing a cartwheel in front of the Sussex sign

Lauren’s story

“From partying together in first year, to making Christmas dinner in a tiny Northfield oven, I have experienced so many memories that will stay with me forever.”

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Marta’s story

“Having worked in adult education for many years, encouraging others with the words ’it’s never too late to learn’, I took my own advice and started again at age 62.”

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Bethany's story

My favourite spot in Brighton is the beach. Rain or shine, the beach is my favourite place to clear my mind – and have a swim.


All graduation stories

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Surprise honorary degree from University of Sussex for TV's Sanjeev Bhaskar

26 July 2019

The actor and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE was awarded a surprise honorary degree to mark his 10th year as the University's Chancellor.

Summer Graduation 2019: Tristan's story

25 July 2019

I discovered people and societies with whom I could be open...

"The enormity of what I was about to do was terrifying"

22 July 2019

Sanjeev Bhaskar reflects on his ten years as the University of Sussex's Chancellor.

Putting student stories at the heart of Summer Graduation

19 July 2019

The University of Sussex will celebrate the achievements of over 4,000 students at the upcoming Summer Graduation (Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July).

Origins of the universe to the tech in our phones - how this year's honorary graduates have helped shape the world

19 July 2019

The University of Sussex will award five inspiring individuals with honorary degrees this week as part of the annual summer Graduation ceremonies.

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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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