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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. Professor Robin Banerjee. "Kindness is about human connections"

13 November 2019

For World Kindness Day, Professor Robin Banerjee, Head of the Sussex Kindness Research network, reflects on what's at the core of human decency.


Sussex neuroscientist wins Nature award in recognition of positive impact his work has had on society

7 November 2019

A neuroscientist at the University of Sussex has become the first winner of the Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact.


Sussex neuroscientist working to improve science communication in Nigeria

7 November 2019

A neuroscientist at Sussex is hoping to improve science communications in Nigeria, launching workshops partnering top journalists with scientists.


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.


Stephen Bush joins University of Sussex as Political Writer in Residence

30 October 2019

Stephen Bush, the award-winning journalist, has been appointed as the University of Sussex’s Political Writer in Residence.


Communication and public engagement are key to helping the natural world, according to Sussex rewilding expert

28 October 2019

A rewilding expert has urged researchers to combine data with ‘well told stories’ to engage the public and make a difference to the natural world.


University of Sussex academic wins ONS award recognising research for the public good

25 October 2019

A University of Sussex academic has been recognised by fellow academics and research professionals for his innovative use of data for the public good.


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.


Cod, that’s good: Students wow industry experts with their brill new family game inspired by a fishing hat

23 October 2019

University of Sussex students have been offered the chance to pitch to investors after winning a national toy design competition.


Innovation and project management scholar returns to his roots with prestigious SPRU role

23 October 2019

Professor Andrew Davies has returned to the University of Sussex after over 14 years away to take up a prestigious post.


The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice

17 October 2019

GPs should prescribe participation in communal singing activities to patients to raise self-esteem and overcome loneliness.


Sussex PhD student creates musical instrument featured in the soundtracks of Joker and Chernobyl

10 October 2019

A PhD student at the University of Sussex has invented an eerie-sounding musical instrument, the halldorophone, heard on the soundtrack to Joker.


“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.


Director of SSRP represents global science community at international summit on Sustainable Development Goals

30 September 2019

The Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme was one of three chosen to represent the science community at a summit for the SDGs.


Sussex historian calls for change in perception of youth culture in new podcast

26 September 2019

Young people are both radical and political despite what many think, says a leading historian at the University of Sussex.


Genius sustainable plastic idea using fish waste wins UK Dyson Award for Sussex graduate

19 September 2019

A graduate’s innovative solution to the plastic plague has been named a winner in one of the world’s most prestigious design awards.


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