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This Sussex Life. Astronomy MSc graduate Gary Strain: "Students were so hardworking this time round."

21 January 2020

Forty years after first arriving at Sussex as a Physics student, Gary Strain returned to campus to use his brain again.


Social mobility champion to be honoured at Graduation

20 January 2020

Former Labour cabinet minister Rt Hon Alan Milburn will be conferred an Honorary Doctor of the University at winter graduation on 23 January.


Former IDS professorial fellow honoured at Graduation

20 January 2020

Professor Naila Kabeer, who will be conferred an Honorary Doctor of the University on 23 January, is a leading feminist economist.


Sussex alumna honoured at Graduation for public engagement of science

20 January 2020

Professor Gail Cardew will be conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science at the University of Sussex winter graduation on Wednesday 22 January,


'Professor of happiness' honoured at winter Graduation

20 January 2020

Professor Kent Berridge, who will be conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science at winter graduation is among the world’s most renowned neuroscientists.


This Sussex Life: Author and BBC presenter Claudia Hammond. "Sussex has influenced my whole career"

16 January 2020

Sussex alumna and Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond reflects on her many roles at Sussex, including her new one as Visiting Professor.


Feeling full happens in the brain as well as the stomach: Sussex professor explains in new podcast

9 January 2020

Feeling full is more complex than consuming enough nutrients or filling-up with large volumes of food as Martin Yeomans explains in the podcast


University of Sussex professor to advise on UK’s first nationwide citizens’ assembly on climate change

9 January 2020

Professor Benjamin K Sovacool is among a select number of eminent experts advising on the UK’s first nationwide citizens’ assembly on climate change.


This Sussex Life. Simone Robinson: “We didn’t realise how much we would enjoy giving”

19 December 2019

Simone Robinson, Business Engagement Co-ordinator in SiNC, organises Christmas collections across campus for communities and individuals in need.


"My responsibility is to give something back to society"

6 December 2019

Studying at Sussex inspired Mamunur Rahman to help female factory workers in Bangladesh. His initiative has now earned him a British Council award.


This Sussex Life: Law student, Theo Duerden - "The wildlife was a novelty at first."

4 December 2019

Residential Advisor Theo Duerden compares the old East Slope residences with the new.


This Sussex Life: Dr Nicola Abraham “I’m going to use the skills I learned at CERN to help tackle climate change”

27 November 2019

Dr Nicola Abraham is a post doctorate researcher working at CERN with the ATLAS collaboration, which discovered the Higgs Boson particle in 2012.


This Sussex Life: MSc student, Phoenix Turoci: "It felt natural to come back to Sussex"

21 November 2019

Californian student Phoenix Turoci loved Sussex so much while taking a Summer School in 2018 that she returned this year for a Masters degree.


Student inventor of marine bioplastic wins International James Dyson Award 2019

14 November 2019

University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes invents award-winning plastic alternative made of organic marine waste.


This Sussex Life: Alice Torjussen, PhD student. "I would love to work with dogs every day"

7 November 2019

Alice Torjussen came to Sussex as a foundation year student and, beyond her expectations, is now studying for a PhD in Animal-Computer Interaction.


Sussex law students help mother win discrimination case

6 November 2019

University of Sussex's free law clinics re-open to clients, with news that two law students have helped a mother win an employment discrimination case


School of English's spooky reads

31 October 2019

Fancy delving into the pages of a chilling read tonight, but not sure where to start? Experts from the School of English have you covered.


This Sussex Life: Gary Railton, avian pest controller. “George acts as a natural deterrent””

24 October 2019

Avian pest controller Gary Railton talks about how his Harris’s hawk George helps to prevent gulls swiping people’s lunches on campus.


“People haven’t believed that I am a government minister”

9 October 2019

Botswana’s Minister for Trade, Sussex alumna Bogolo Kenewendo, describes her “double trouble” of being young and female.


This Sussex Life: Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor: "I never envisaged I would be a vice-chancellor"

2 October 2019

Adam Tickell, Sussex's Vice-Chancellor, reflects on his student years, his switch from academia to management, and the joy of swimming in the sea.


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