Recent communications to staff

 

June 2021

View from the VC (4 June)

Latest info and guidance for staff - 4 June

Size and Shape Engagement report now available (4 June)

This is Sussex (4 June)

 

May 2021

This is Sussex (28 May)

Remote Working Framework sets out new ways of working for Sussex staff (28 May)

View from the VC (27 May)

Update for students from Pro Vice-Chancellor Kelly Coate (28 May)

Size and Shape week six update (28 May)

Size and Shape update (25 May)

This is Sussex (21 May)

View from the VC (21 May)

Latest information and guidance for staff (21 May)

Voluntary Severance Scheme: closing at 9 am on Wednesday 26 May (20 May)

Update for students from Pro Vice-Chancellor Kelly Coate (20 May)

Staff survey findings shape University and local level action plans (20 May) 

Register now: Research with Impact forum, with SSRP Director Joseph Alcamo (20 May)

This is Sussex (14 May)

View from the VC (14 May)

Size and Shape update (14 May)

Last few weeks to have your say on governance at Sussex (14 May)

Route out of lockdown – what it means for Doctoral Researchers (14 May)

Summer graduation postponed (13 May)

Register for research forum, and other important updates (13 May)

Route out of lockdown – what it means for you (12 May)

National award recognises HAHP’s commitment to gender equality (10 May)

National award renewal recognises Sussex’s commitment to gender equality (10 May)

Opportunities to find out more about the Voluntary Severance Scheme (10 May)

This is Sussex (7 May)

Latest information and guidance for staff (7 May)

View from the VC (7 May)

Size and Shape update (7 May)

Update for students from Pro Vice-Chancellor Kelly Coate (7 May)

Register now for the USS staff forum (6 May)

How to find out more about the Voluntary Severance scheme (6 May)

 

April 2021

Size and Shape update (30 April)

Latest information and guidance for staff (30 April)

This is Sussex (30 April)

View from the VC (30 April)

University’s second Voluntary Severance Scheme is now open (27 April)

This is Sussex (23 April)

View from the VC (23 April)

Share your views on Size and Shape (20 April)

This is Sussex (16 April)

View from the VC (16 April)

Government decision on students' return to campus (14 April)

Latest guidance – return to campus (14 April)

Size and Shape update for all staff (14 April)

Chair of Council: Time to look to the future (13 April)

How we are working to prevent and address sexual violence (13 April)

University of Sussex appoints Professor Rachel Mills as Provost (12 April)

This is Sussex (9 April)

Latest information and guidance for staff: 9 April 2021

Campus sports facilities reopening from 12 April (7 April)

Update: UK Government guidance for easing lockdown restrictions on 12 April (6 April)

 

March 2021

How students are finding community online this year (30 March)

A huge thanks to all involved in our REF 2021 submission (30 March)

View from the VC (26 March)

Teaching plans for the Summer term and 2021-22 (26 March)

There's still time to register for the Research with Impact forum on Thursday (23 March)

View from the VC (19 March)

This is Sussex (19 March)

Reminder: Research with Impact forum on 25 March (19 March)

Message from the Chief Operating Officer (18 March)

Latest information and guidance for staff: 12 March 2021

View from the VC (12 March)

This is Sussex (12 March)

View from the VC (5 March)

This is Sussex (5 March)

 

 

February 2021

Latest information and guidance for staff: 26 February 2021

View from the VC (26 February)

This is Sussex (26 February)

Lockdown easing and what it means for our staff (24 February)

PS Essentials: March 2021 (23 February)

Register now for PS Bigger Picture on 4 March (23 February)

USS pensions Q&As in March (22 February)

This is Sussex (19 February)

View from the VC (19 February)

This is Sussex (12 February)

View from the VC (12 February)

Last chance to have your say on making sussex a better place to work (11 February)

Please take part in our staff survey to make Sussex a better place to work (9 February)

View from the VC (5 February)

PS Essentials (5 February)

This is Sussex (5 February)

Register now for VC open staff forum (3 February)

Academic Promotions Process for 2021 has opened today (2 February)

January 2021

This is Sussex (29 January)

View from the VC (29 January)

Academic promotions (27 January)

Please take part in our staff survey to make Sussex a better place to work (25 January)

Latest information and guidance for staff (22 January)

View from the VC (22 January)

This is Sussex (22 January)

Still time to register for Research with Impact forum (20 January)

Message from the Chief Operating Officer (19 January)

This is Sussex (15 January)

Managing childcare and other responsibilities during lockdown (15 January)

View from the VC (14 January)

Register now for a Semester Two webinar (14 January)

Reminder: Research with Impact forum (11 January)

PS Essentials: January 2021 (8 January)

This is Sussex (8 January)

View from the VC (7 January)

Covid-19 information for staff (5 January)

December 2020

Covid-19 update (30 December)

New Covid-19 restrictions (24 December)

View from the VC (18 December)

This is Sussex (18 December)

Important please read: Mass testing for staff and Semester Two (17 December)

A winter vacation message from the Vice-Chancellor (15 December)

Important changes to logging on to your University Zoom accounts taking effect from Friday 11 December (11 December)

Sussex shares most voted-for cost-saving measures (11 December)

View from the VC (10 December)

Our plans for Semester Two (9 December)

Reminder: help to improve our global ranking (9 December)

This is Sussex (11 December)

UCU/UEG joint statement (8 December)

Preventing cyber crime - tightening our defences (7 December)

PS Essentials (3 December)

This is Sussex (4 December)

A message from the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise (2 December)

Book your Covid-19 tests before travelling for the Winter vacation (2 December)

Update on Covid-19 testing at the Sport Centre (2 December)

 

November 2020

View from the VC (27 November)

Reminder: book your Covid-19 tests on campus (26 November)

Volunteers still needed to support our Covid-19 testing programme (25 November)

Additional leave for Sussex staff as a thank you (24 November)

This is Sussex (20 November)

Latest information for staff on mass testing (20 November)

View from the VC (20 November)

Important: Please support our community by signing up to help with Covid-19 testing on campus (18 November)

This is Sussex (13 November)

View from the VC (13 November)

This is Sussex (6 November)

PS Essentials (6 November)

View from the VC (5 November)

Important Covid-19 information for staff (3 November)

Vice-Chancellor comments on the upcoming lockdown (1 November)

October 2020

This is Sussex (30 October)

This is Sussex (23 October)

Provost Saul Becker to retire from the University (23 October)

View from the VC (21 October)

This is Sussex (16 October)

View from the VC (16 October)

Phased return to campus webinar (14 October)

PS Essentials (12 October)

This is Sussex (9 October)

View from the VC (9 October)

Update for Doctoral Researchers (7 October)

A reminder of today's Covid-19 memorial event (7 October)

Please read: information about mobile testing unit (6 October)

VC Open Staff Forum (6 October)

Sussex Academic Forum Open Q&A webinar (2 October)

A message from Kelly Coate, PVC for Education and Students to all students (2 October)

Please read: latest information for all staff (2 October)

Chair of Health & Safety Committee reports on latest measures for autumn 2020 (2 October)

University Covid-19 memorial virtual event (1 October)

View from the VC (1 October)

 

September 2020

University leaders give Covid assurances to the city (29 September)

Please read: a message from the VC (28 September)

Updating students on their education and feedback (25 September)

Register now for the VC's Online Open Staff Forum (25 September)

This is Sussex (25 September)

Sussex Academic Forum webinar (23 September)

Return to campus: guidance for all staff (23 September)

View from the VC (23 September)

Where to get food and drink from the beginning of the term (23)

Coming on to campus: things you must do (21 September)

This is Sussex (18 September)

View from the VC (18)

Updating students on their education and feedback (18)

More buses to campus from 20 September (18)

Important information and guidance for all staff (18)

Support the University of Sussex Community Pledge (17 September)

Professor Claire Smith: "We need to understand what digital learning means in the new landscape." (15)

This is Sussex (11 September)

View from the VC (11 September)

Important information and guidance for all staff (11 September)

An update on your education – please read (11 September)

Staff engagement sessions – have your say about how and where we can make savings (7 September)

Register now for the Pedagogic Revolution – Next Frontier (7 September)

This is Sussex (4 September)

View from the VC (4 September)

Latest advice and guidance on our return to campus plans (4 September)

Update on your education (2 September)


August 2020

This is Sussex (28 August)

Staff engagement sessions – have your say about how and where we can make savings (28 August)

Update on your education (21 August)

This is Sussex (21 August)

Register now for a return to campus webinar (20 August)

Siobhan O'Reilly, Director of Human Resources: My first impressions and our plans for the future (18 August)

This is Sussex (14 August)

View from the VC (13 August)

Update on your education (13 August)

Guidance for staff returning to work on campus (12 August)

Chair of Health & Safety Committee reports on latest measures to prepare for autumn 2020 (10 August)

Strategy 2025 milestones (7 August)

Sussex 2025 milestones update (7 August)

This is Sussex (7 August)

Update for students living on campus (7 August)

Update on your education (6 August)

PS Essentials: August 2020 (6 August)

Enlitened app to close (5 August)

Your experiences of online supervision [survey] (3 August)


July 2020

Update on your education (31 July )

Update for students living on campus

View from the VC (31 July)

This is Sussex (31 July)

Video: meditation exercises by Christopher McDermott, Lead Chaplain (30 July)

Update to payroll cut off dates and new casual claim form – effective September 2020 (28 July)

This is Sussex (24 July)

Updating students on their education and feedback (24 July)

View from the VC (24 July)

This is Sussex (24 July)
 

Sussex Grad At Home: Celebrating our Class of 2020 (24 July) 

Abandoned bicycles to be removed from bike racks on campus (24 July)

Study spaces now available in the Library for students and staff (24 July)

Update on education and students (23 July)

Updating students on their education and feedback (23 July)

Abandoned bicycles to be removed from bike racks on campus (23 July)

Study spaces now available in the Library for students and staff (23 July)

Claim your expenses by the end of the financial year (23 July)

New guidelines for staff being "trolled" using social media at work (23 July)

PS Bigger Picture (23 July)

This Sussex Life. Caroline Lehany: “This would have been our biggest ever graduation" (23 July)

University continues to offer students a range of rents in 2021-22 (23 July)

Sussex plans a phased return to campus (23 July)

Student feedback helps to protect UK woodlands (23 July)

Changes to the Print Unit from August (23 July)

Clearing Volunteering Email (22 July)

PGR Open Forums (22 July)

Celebrations turn virtual for Sussex’s Class of 2020 (20 July)

Sussex alumni rally in response to Emergency Sussex Fund Hardship Appeal (17 July)

This is Sussex (17 July)

View from the VC (17 July)

Update for students living on campus (17 July)

Two more months of LinkedIn Learning for graduands (16 July)

Updating students on your education and feedback (16 July)

Supporting student mental health with Santander Universities (16 July)

PS: Bigger Picture on Thursday 23 July (14 July)

Covid-19 impact and Doctoral Researchers (14 July)

Covid-19 impact and Doctoral Researchers

View from the VC (13 July)

Updating students on their education and feedback (10 July)

Your wellbeing: just be (10 July)

This is Sussex (10 July)

Sussex celebrates the Class of 2020 with launch of #SussexGradAtHome (10 July)

Council Chair: Confirming a budget for the new academic year while reaffirming our achievements and values (9 July)

University of Sussex academics respond to Chancellor's Plan for Jobs (8 July)

PS Essentials: July 2020 (6 July)

Deadline reminder: join a Race Equality Charter sub-group by Friday 10 July (6 July)

Refurbished study spaces and reintroducing Library services are just a few of the recent improvements on campus (6 July)

Update for students living on campus (3 July)

Updating students on your education and feedback (3 July)

This is Sussex (3 July)

University's successful claim to Government’s job retention scheme (3 July)

View from the VC (3 July)

The Emergency Sussex Fund Hardship Appeal will now support students’ mental health needs and financial needs (3 July)

University of Sussex continues COVID-19 national support with temporary facility (3 July)

Online workshops this month to support staff managers (3 July)

Financial challenges mean pause on academic promotions (2 July)

University rises up global rankings (2 July)

New collaborative Covid-19 projects get green light (2 July)

Sussex hosts interuniversity workshop on Covid-19 impacts on global poverty alleviation (2 July)


June 2020

This is Sussex (26 June)

Update for students living on campus (26 June)

View from the VC (26 June)

Voluntary Severance Scheme - a reminder of the closing date (26 June)

Working from home: ITS update on Thursday 25 June (26 June)

Update on your education (25 June)

Message from the Chief Operating Officer (24 June)

Voluntary Severance Scheme update (22 June)

Voluntary Severance  - additional information for academic colleagues (22 June)

Reintroducing Library Services: Click and Collect  (19 June)

Update for students living on campus (19 June)

Update on your education  (19 June)

Updating students on their education and feedback (19 June)

This is Sussex (19 June)

View from the VC (19 June)

Your wellbeing: living with a broken middle (19 June)

Webinar on VS Scheme (17 June)

Message from the Chief Operating Officer (17 June)

Voluntary Severance Scheme webinar this week (15 June)

New webpages on Outplacement offering (15 June)

Update on fees and your questions (15 June)

Update for students living on campus (12 June)

This is Sussex (12 June)

Update on your education and welcoming you back to Sussex message to staff (12 June)

View from the VC (12 June)

New hardship funding announced for Postgraduate Research students (11 June)

PGR Open Forum (11 June)

Reminder: Register for the next PGR Open Forum (9 June)

Voluntary Severance Scheme webinars this week (8 June)

This is Sussex (5 June)

Students on campus update (5 June)

Update on your education (5 June)

Monthly message from the Chief Operating Officer (5 June)

View from the VC (4 June)

Updated Study Abroad 2020/21 information and common questions on Student Hub (4 June)

Festival of Doctoral Research returns online (3 June)

Sharing your experience of online teaching and learning (1 June)

Flint (1 June)


May 2020

Essay planning Startup Sussex winner joins Santander Emerging Entrepreneurs programme (29 May)

PGR email from Stephen Shute: Covid-19 impact and Doctoral Researchers (29 May)

This is Sussex (29 May)

Research laboratories prepare for partial reopening (29 May)

Update on your education and welcoming you back to Sussex message to staff (29 May)

PVC for Education and Students: Update on your education and welcoming you back to Sussex

VC Online Open Staff Forum (21 May) (28 May)

Working from home: ITS update on Thursday 28 May (28 May)

The Voluntary Severance Scheme (27 May)

The Voluntary Severance Scheme - full details and how to apply (27 May)

Student voices drive international sustainability collaboration (27 May)

Finance webinar (20 May) (27 May)

Chair of Council confirms go-ahead of Voluntary Severance scheme (26 May)

VC Online Open Staff Forum (18 May) (22 May)

This is Sussex (22 May)

Update for students on campus (22 May)

PVC for Education and Students update on your education  (22 May)

Finance Webinar (21 May)

View from the VC (21 May)

Virtual Spring Careers Fair supports record numbers of students and employers (21 May)

Message for Professional Services staff (21 May)

Finance webinar (20 May)

Flint (20 May)

Parking payments suspended during coronavirus pandemic (15 May)

Updating students on their education and feedback (15 May)

View from the VC (15 May)

Learn about the University’s finances at a staff webinar (15 May)

Sussex staff member recognised as a Covid-19 Community Champion (15 May)

How arts and humanities experts are sharing stories during lockdown (13 May)

Almost 200 Sussex researchers have joined Covid-19 Research group (7 May)

This is Sussex (7 May)

Students on campus update (7 May)

Update on your education and assessments (7 May)

Professor Jeremy Hall calls for policy change in a post-COVID-19 economy (6 May)

Council discusses University’s financial position and proposed voluntary severance scheme (6 May)

Archive keen to capture life in the time of Covid-19 (5 May)

Update on Government’s job support scheme (5 May)

Flint (5 May)

Virtual Buddy Up scheme now open (5 May)

View from the VC (5 May)

University launches new Covid-19 webpages (1 May)

Students on campus update (email 1 May)

This is Sussex (1 May)

Covid-19 impact and Doctoral Researchers (1 May)

April 2020

Update on your education and feedback (30 April)

Updating students on their education and feedback (30 April)

Volunteering for 2020 Clearing (29 April)

Summer Graduation ceremony postponement (29 April) 

Remembering all workers who have lost their lives to Covid-19 (28 April) 

LinkedIn Learning - skills training for everyone (27 April) 

From the ashes of disaster (27 April)

Message to Professional Services staff (27 April) 

Please check your University emails today (24 April)

View from the VC (23 April)

Update on your education and the no-detriment policy (links to UG email) (23 April)

Financial support for students (23 April)

Flint (21 April)

New wellbeing workshops announced for staff (21 April)

Email to all students living on campus (21 April)

Update on your education and new resources (17 April)

Zoom, booze and blues in lockdown (17 April)

Worldwide demand for Brighton’s virtual medical school (17 April)

Sussex Netball team raises over £3,000 to support NHS charities (17 April)

Email to all students living on campus (16 April)

Working from home: ITS update on Thursday 16 April (16 April)

Studying from home: ITS update on Thursday 16 April (16 April)

Register now for new online teaching and assessment webinar series (16 April)

Staff and student news story (16 April)

University of Sussex supports authorities during coronavirus crisis (15 April)

Video: meditation exercises by Christopher McDermott, Lead Chaplain (15 April)

Sussex to submit evidence to inquiry into the impact of Coronavirus on people with protected characteristics (15 April)

Mental Health Wellbeing webinars for staff (15 April)

Email to all students living on campus

Updating students on their education and new resources (8 April)

Update on essential campus services

Task force to co-ordinate University’s coronavirus aid (8 April)

View from the VC (7 April)

Working from home: ITS update on Tuesday (7 April) (7 April)

Studying from home: ITS update on Monday 6 April (6 April)

Working from home: ITS update on Monday 6 April (6 April)

New resources launched for staff working and teaching remotely  (6 April)

Message for Professional Services staff (3 April)

This is Sussex (3 April)

Working from home: ITS update on Thursday 2 April (2 April)

Join our running and exercise community for April (2 April)

Symptoms, sanitising, swabs, shopping ...? (2 April)

Kelly Coate update to students on qualifications and progression (1 April)

March 2020

Update on your academic qualification and progression View from the VC (31 March)

Online workouts with Sussexport for staff and students while working from home (31 March)

Latest staff guidance from ITS on working remotely (27 March)

Supporting our staff to work from home (27 March)

Message for all students from Minister of State for Universities (27 March)

Reduced rail services to and from campus (27 March)

Delivering online learning to students (26 March)

Working from home: ITS update on Thursday  (26 March)

New guidance for working and teaching remotely (26 March)

University puts in place new financial measures (26 March)

Denise Holt: University Council meets online and approves progress on infrastructure plans (26 March)

Further changes to local bus services (25 March)

Working from home: ITS update on Wednesday 25 March (25 March)

Working from home: ITS update on Tuesday 24 March (24 March)

Video: meditation exercises by Christopher Mcdermott, Lead Chaplain (24 March)

Working from home: ITS update on Monday 23 March (23 March)

Working from home: ITS update on Friday 20 March (20 March020)

Sussex House reception to close from Monday (20 March)

Coronavirus update: Friday 20 March(20 March)

Sussexsport will be closing both sites until further notice from 6pm, Friday 20 March (20 March)

Book by expert immunologist offers clear and educated advice during time of misinformation and worry (19 March)

Working from home: ITS update on Thursday 19 March (19 March)

Webinars: Teaching Online, Learning Anywhere (19 March)

Working from home: what you need to know (18 March)

Brighton Marathon postponed until September (18 March)

Latest Library update on Coronavirus (17 March)

University news: Monday 16 March 2020 (16 March)

Your Wellbeing: Viral Corona News and the Art of No (re-)Action (13 March)

VC update to staff on Coronavirus (13 March)

An update on Coronavirus (6 March)

Certain countries are enforcing local restrictions and recommend that a PCR Covid-19 test is carried out 48, 72 or 96 hours before you travel. Your airline may therefore require a certificate showing a negative test result before allowing you to board a flight.

The testing facilities provided by NHS Test and Trace on the University of Sussex campus may not meet the requirements necessary for international travel.

You could contact your airline to find out what they require – and also to ask about the certification you will need to enter your home country. Some countries require evidence that you have not tested positive for Covid-19 before you can board a plane to travel there.

We recommend that you also contact your national embassy for advice and information on travelling home.

If you need to book a private PCR test in order to travel, there are a few options:

  • Pharmacies such as the University Pharmacy on campus, Boots and Lloyds offer private Covid-19 tests. You’ll find instructions for making an appointment on their websites.
  • You can check out private clinics.
  • Some places send out home test kits you can use.

Private providers of Covid-19 testing include:

  • IQ Doctor – you can order a private home PCR test kit online, with next-day delivery (for an additional charge) and a ‘fit to fly’ certificate.
  • City Doc – you can order a private home PCR test kit online. City Doc also has a clinic in the Withdean area of Brighton. Appointments are available (at an additional charge) if you are required to have the test completed by a professional rather than administering it yourself.
  • Sussex Travel Clinic – you can book an appointment at one of their clinics in Hove and Worthing.

Note that we don’t have personal experiences of the services provided by these firms and this information doesn’t constitute any endorsement or approval by the University of Sussex.

It’s important that you shop around before booking a private test. The cost of a test varies, but you probably won’t pay less than £100.

You might need to wait a day or so to get your test results.

Best wishes

 

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