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Leukaemia researcher to host virtual Q&As on stem cell donation, with student who received life-saving transplant

20 May 2020

Two live virtual events will debunk the myths around stem cell donation and encourage more people to join the bone marrow register.

How arts and humanities experts are sharing stories during lockdown

12 May 2020

COVID-19 has put many events on hold, but Sussex arts and humanities experts have found other ways to connect with new audiences.

Sussex professor teams up with British fashion designer to launch virtual book club

12 May 2020

An online book club, launched by fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, is to be curated by a University of Sussex professor.

Why collective behaviour will get us through the Covid-19 pandemic

7 May 2020

Sussex psychologist Professor John Drury is among a group of behaviour scientists giving the UK government guidance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sussex professor’s ‘moving and beautifully achieved’ memoir endorsed by bestselling author, Hilary Mantel

6 May 2020

At a time when family feels more important than ever, a University of Sussex professor has published a personal memoir about his.

The show must go on! How Drama students have embraced digital for their final year performances

6 May 2020

Drama students at the University of Sussex are preparing for the fourth annual Drama Finalist Performance Festival this week – with a virtual twist.

This Sussex Life: Nicole Klesser, SEF: “It’s important that students have someone to contact or see”

30 April 2020

Nicole Klesser, Head of Campus Facilities Management at Sussex, describes the challenges of life on campus during the Covid-19 pandemic.

University of Sussex engineers create face shields for NHS

24 April 2020

At 3.39am this morning, engineers at the University of Sussex completed their first 100 face shields, ready for testing within the NHS.

This Sussex Life. BSMS new medic Dr Abigail Jamieson: "I've never questioned why I'm doing this."

23 April 2020

Dr Abigail Jamieson is among Brighton and Sussex Medical School’s newly qualified medics about to join the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

City Nature Challenge: how to reconnect with nature from home

22 April 2020

Organisers are urging people to continue to take part in the City Nature Challenge and find ways to connect with nature from their home.

This Sussex Life. MPhys student Andrew Bowell: "Our satellite data is helping Kenyan farmers."

8 April 2020

Andrew Bowell, a third-year MPhys (Astrophysics) student, is using satellite data to help Kenya’s Maasai farmers locate pastures for cattle grazing.

How is lockdown affecting family life? Study participants needed!

30 March 2020

Sussex psychologists are asking parents of primary school age children to complete an online survey to help them track the impact of the pandemic.

Local NHS supported as Sussex students and staff respond to call for help

27 March 2020

A team of staff and students have responded to a call for help to alleviate local NHS pressures during the covid-19 pandemic.

This Sussex Life. Vivien Neumann, Erasmus exchange student: "Leaving Brighton feels so wrong."

27 March 2020

Vivien Neumann, an exchange student in Information Systems (MSc) from Munich, talks about the difficult decision she has had to make.

Bitcoin and Bees: Sussex undergrads impress with their research expertise

13 March 2020

Two students shared their research insights into cryptocurrency and bees with MPs and government officials in a nationwide competition.

This Sussex Life: Student Ellie-Louise Herbert. "I knew I had to do the run."

12 March 2020

Ellie-Louise Herbert explains why a close personal tragedy inspired her to run in this year's BM10k during the Brighton Marathon Weekend in April.

Sussex scientists take research to Parliament

12 March 2020

Two scientists attended Parliament this week to present their research as part of the STEM for BRITAIN campaign.

What’s on WhatsApp: Sussex professor finding meaning in big data is the latest Impacted guest

12 March 2020

Professor David Weir explains how to cut through the bewildering fog of mass data that social media creates every day.

This Sussex Life: Jason Oliver, Director of IT. "I’ve had a year of turning over all the rocks.”

5 March 2020

Jason Oliver, the University's Director of IT, talks about the progress he’s made since arriving last September – and the joy of his garden tractor.

This Sussex Life. Cassandra Uthoff, biology student: "The hardest part was identifying insects"

28 February 2020

Cassandra Uthoff will be representing Sussex at the annual Posters in Parliament exhibition in London on 11 March, talking about her bee research.

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