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Overwhelmed young carers deserve more in post-Covid future, Prof Saul Becker tells Andrew Marr

15 October 2020

The University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost says it's time to deliver a sea change for family carers and young carers.


Award win for astrophysicist using data to tackle the effects of climate change

12 October 2020

A Sussex astrophysicist is using his skills to calculate where to plant trees to reduce flood risk. And he's won a major sustainability award for it.


Professor awarded OBE for services to tackling neglected tropical diseases

9 October 2020

Gail Davey, Professor of Epidemiology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), has been awarded an OBE in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours.


Emeritus Professor named IET Honorary Fellow in organisation's 150th birthday celebrations

8 October 2020

Professor Bernard Weiss has been honoured with an Honorary Fellowship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


$50,000 funding win for anti-corruption team

8 October 2020

Professor Liz David Barrett, director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption, and her team mates won a prize from the International Monetary Fund.


Sussex researcher joins Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK's Research Review Committee

2 October 2020

A University of Sussex researcher has been appointed to the Research Review Committee for a UK charity committed to tackling blood cancer.


Muratha Sottatipreedawong: ‘The 2+2 programme enabled me to graduate from two universities’

30 September 2020

Muratha Sottatipreedawong has gained a degree in biomedicine by studying at both Sussex and Mahidol University in Thailand.


Professor Claire Smith: "We need to understand what digital learning means in the new landscape."

15 September 2020

Professor Claire Smith, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Innovation, describes her vision for new learning experiences.


The music app that helps school children play in socially distanced orchestras

3 September 2020

A team of musicians, composers, technologists and performers at the University of Sussex have developed an app called Syncphonia.


Robert Hutton, Director of Estates: “We have to take collective responsibility to find solutions”

26 August 2020

Robert Hutton, Director of Estates, Facilities and Commercial Services, reflects on the plans and strategies to cope with Covid-19 on campus.


Student mentored through Sussex writing programme announced as Senior Winner of 2020 Orwell Youth Prize

24 August 2020

A student mentored through a Sussex writing programme has been announced as one of the Senior Winners of the 2020 Orwell Youth Prize.


This Sussex Life. Drama graduate Bea Morris: "My role involves helping the museum to re-open post Covid-19."

13 August 2020

University of Sussex drama graduate Bea Morris is finding inspiration during an eight-week internship with Ditchling Museum.


University of Sussex students take up summer internships to help local businesses recover from Covid-19

7 August 2020

The University Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and Santander Universities UK are co-funding 30 intern positions supporting local businesses.


MA graduate awarded doctoral studentship as Sussex partners with Towner Eastbourne

5 August 2020

A Sussex graduate has been awarded a doctoral studentship allowing her to lead research into gender imbalance in UK regional museum collections.


This Sussex Life. Rob Fowler: "It was important that we found a safe way to continue working."

30 July 2020

Dr Rob Fowler, Head of Technical Services for Life Sciences, is among those helping to get campus open again safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Graduation 2020: "The University of Sussex encouraged me to explore different aspects of myself"

24 July 2020

In his four years at Sussex, self-confessed class clown Ebenezer Egunlae learnt how to take on more responsibility without losing his sense of fun.


Graduation 2020: “I will always attribute my growth in confidence to the faculty in the School of English”

24 July 2020

Graduating with a First Class BA Hons in English Literature, Eleshea Williams has already landed a job to help advocate for educational change.


Graduation 2020: "I did not always believe that I was intelligent enough to go to university"

24 July 2020

Home schooling provided social work graduate Rosy Guroo with a strong work ethic but also self-doubt about her educational development.


This Sussex Life. Caroline Lehany: “This would have been our biggest ever graduation"

23 July 2020

Caroline Lehany, Head of Graduation and Corporate Events, reflects on what has been a week of celebration.


Graduation 2020: the mixture of South Downs, the beach and the Lanes means there’s lots of explore at Sussex

23 July 2020

Jade Samways has graduated with a first class degree in Psychology. She tells us why she loves Sussex and how her supervisor inspired her.


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