Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom
Arts
782 views
782 views

Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom

Jude Whiley - October 21, 2019
Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
4548 views
4548 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite
#CINECITY
1691 views
1691 views

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite

Emma Nay - November 11, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
2172 views
2172 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018
Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
1360 views
1360 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
1109 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
1282 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground
Arts
1465 views1
1465 views1

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground

Hal Keelin - October 18, 2018
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
1372 views
1372 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018
Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
1354 views
1354 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018
What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
1285 views
1285 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
1770 views
1770 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
1406 views
1406 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
1450 views
1450 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Features
1687 views
1687 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
4079 views
4079 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
1494 views
1494 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
1606 views
1606 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
1336 views
1336 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
1498 views
1498 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
1558 views
1558 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
1591 Views

Should there be a more radical approach to SU politics?

Yes

Johnbosco Nwogbo


There is a need now, more than at any other time, for the kind of radicalism and ambitiousness the Red Slate promises to bring to the SU. Over the last few years, the Student Union has become, in all but name, an arm of the managerial structure of Sussex University PLC. In many cases, it has been reduced to little more than the arm of management that tries to justify management’s decisions to students. A clean and radical break is needed from this failed model.  

Don’t get me wrong, hot drinks in the library and an online Book Market are good things. But nobody who’s interested in seriously dealing with the underlying barriers to educational attainment students from working-class, poor, and previously disadvantaged backgrounds come up against every day, believes either of these “achievements” represents earth-shattering progress. We ought to be asking ourselves why students want to sell their books. Is it simply because they want to declutter their shelves? Or is it more likely that they are forced to do so because of the rising costs of acquiring an education, and need the extra cash?  

The marketisation of the British university system began apace in 2013, but the sheer crudeness of its effects on real human lives have seldom been clearer than they are today, with attacks on students (in the form of increased fees, higher housing costs, decrepit living conditions in university housing, the erosion of assistance programs for poorer students, etc.) and workers’ rights (the casualisation of Tutors and non-academic staff, and pensions cuts). The current approach – negotiating with management – can, at best, only slow the pace of marketisation, whereas what is needed is an SU that will actively try to roll it back.  

Nobody is going to stem the tide of marketisation by talking with management. Management seems to have a financial interest in marketisation. Comparable managerial jobs in the strictly public sector pay much less. For example, a recent Guardian report found that “university Vice Chancellors are paid much better than their public sector peers”. It is this incentive structure that may explain (even if only partly) Adam Tickell’s radical change of tune, from writing, in 1995, “capitalism is the enemy, but neoliberalism seems to me to be worse than social democracy. Perhaps we should…attempt to slay the neoliberal beast,” to saying in an interview in 2018, “The younger me may have taken part in the [UCU] strikes, I don’t know about the current me”. I cannot, for the life of me, tell what changed! What I can tell, though, is that this is not the tenor of a man who will deliver the changes needed without concerted, radical pressure from below.

It is no surprise then that the current SU has failed to prevent the demolition of one of the cheapest student residences on campus by “negotiating” with management. Their negotiations have only produced “wins” meant to make marketisation more palatable.

To be sure, the SU should sometimes talk with management, about how best to achieve certain things. The SU cannot solve issues with student assessments on its own, for example. But this should not amount to liaising with management about what can or will be allowed to be done. As representatives of the primary stakeholders in a university system, the SU should always consciously try to put itself in a position to wrestle management, if need be, in order to obtain changes which they believe to be advantageous to students.

To conclude, I have sensed a certain wariness toward the ambitiousness and radicalism of the Red Slate. To be sure, as far as I can tell, this wariness is from a tiny cohort of Tory students. What this wariness exposes, though, is a “poverty of imagination” on the part of those involved. Often masquerading as a desire for “seriousness”, “realism” and/or “competence”, this wariness is underpinned by an unwillingness or inability (a) to set sights higher than most believe possible; (b) to upend the existing oppressive system (perhaps because it is not oppressive to one personally), or; (c) to commit the required effort to crafting new, creative ways to solve deep-seated problems. As I see it, Red Slate candidates are the most serious, realistic and competent of all on offer. Something we have had in abundance in this election are hefty promises, but only the Red Slate seems to understand what it will take to achieve even a smidgen of real change.  

 

No

Edward Bains


There are calls from some candidates in this year’s exec elections for the students’ union to adopt a more radical approach to student politics, particularly those on the ‘Red Slate’ grouping of left-wing candidates. One of the Red Slate’s headline policies is a totally-feasible-and-not-completely-nonsensical plan to establish an entire bus network (provided free to students, of course).

Candidate for USSU president on the Red Slate, Duncan Michie, was this week arguing for a policy of absolute non-cooperation and direct confrontation with university management, rubbishing the incrementalism of previous years. He appears to lack any understanding of the most basic function of the SU, promising that he will not represent students who disagree with him, and remarks in an almost authoritarian fashion that democracy is about the ‘majority having their will’.

Putting aside these worrying statements, is there any value to this so-called ‘radicalism’? I’ll start with the tactics. ‘Starting a fight with management’ might sound feisty and heroic when there is so much antipathy towards university management at present, but it will achieve the precise opposite of what he’s hoping. Whatever the disagreements with management, refusing to engage with them except to issue demands will result in exactly none of those demands being met. ‘Endless meetings’, as Red Slate describe them, are for better or worse the main way change is achieved in student politics (or indeed, any politics), and if people can’t hack that then maybe these positions aren’t for them. There is of course a place for protests and student activism (some of the successes by ACORN regarding tenant disputes are testament to this) but this can only go so far. Disrupting management and the running of the university will inevitably lead to disruption to students and make Sussex a worse place to live and to study.

And then of course there’s a second question: do we need radical policies, alongside radical tactics? People can crow all they want about the vaguely defined forces of ‘marketisation’ and ‘neoliberalism’ ruining higher education, but higher education has been doing fairly well by most measures. More working class people (indeed more people generally) are going to university than ever before. Many ‘radical’ policies, such as abolishing tuition fees , as student unions and candidates like the Red Slate continually argue in favour of, are actually pretty conservative. It’s also difficult to make a convincing argument for abolishing your primary source of funding, while at the same time advocating spending enormous sums on other policies (like free buses).

I think many students would much rather their student unions stick to their core mission – that is, being a union, for students, instead of being a glorified campaigning society for the politics of the students who run them. Dropping the endorsement of the BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) campaign would be a great start. I for one agree that Israel’s foreign policy can be pretty bad (almost as bad as some of its neighbours). But I’m not sure what this dispute over a patch of land the size of Hertfordshire several thousand miles away has to do with Sussex’s student union. Or, for that matter, any student union in the UK.

For certain, there are some good policies within the platforms advanced by candidates like the Red Slate. Ideas like providing drug testing kits or improved mental health services are great and perfectly achievable. No one could argue with campaigning against rogue landlords and rent rises – although when complaining about the higher rent in the new East Slope, it would be more honest to mention that other accommodation is being lowered in price to compensate for this. When students cast their votes in this years’ SU election, they would be wise to vote for candidates who prioritise improving the lives of students, rather than making empty promises and picking pointless fights.

 

Vote below!

 

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam
Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom
Arts
782 views
782 views

Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom

Jude Whiley - October 21, 2019
Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
4548 views
4548 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite
#CINECITY
1691 views
1691 views

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite

Emma Nay - November 11, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
2172 views
2172 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018
Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
1360 views
1360 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
1109 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
1282 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground
Arts
1465 views1
1465 views1
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
1372 views
1372 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018
Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
1354 views
1354 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018
What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
1285 views
1285 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
1770 views
1770 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
1406 views
1406 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
1450 views
1450 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Features
1687 views
1687 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
4079 views
4079 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
1494 views
1494 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
1606 views
1606 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
1336 views
1336 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
1498 views
1498 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
1558 views
1558 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
UEFA: Racism in the ranks?
Comment
41 views
41 views

UEFA: Racism in the ranks?

Rebecca Spencer - November 20, 2019
A guide to absorbing culture shock
Comment
36 views
36 views

A guide to absorbing culture shock

Rebecca Spencer - November 20, 2019
Queen’s speech: tradition or propaganda?
Comment
37 views
37 views

Queen’s speech: tradition or propaganda?

Remel Crichlow - November 20, 2019

Leave a Reply

Join the Badger Team

Apply today!

Latest Posts

Another Wave of Strike Action to Hit Sussex Campus
Campus News
103 views
Campus News
103 views

Another Wave of Strike Action to Hit Sussex Campus

Becca Bashford - November 18, 2019

  By Heather McKnight. Sussex University and College Union (UCU) members are among those at sixty UK universities to vote for another wave of industrial action. Unless…

‘Numb’ and ‘Three Fifths Human’ – Black History Month poems by Shaznay Martin
Arts
151 views
Arts
151 views

‘Numb’ and ‘Three Fifths Human’ – Black History Month poems by Shaznay Martin

shaznaymartin - October 22, 2019

‘Numb’ I’m numb at this point Literally, I can’t feel my joints. My body is an empty vessel My mind is absent - I’m tired of the…

Sussex’s student-led campaigns making a difference right now
Campus News
280 views
Campus News
280 views

Sussex’s student-led campaigns making a difference right now

Chris Ahjem - October 21, 2019

With over 20,000 students enrolled at the University of Sussex, it’s not surprising that many of them take an interest in changing the world around us -…

Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom
Arts
782 views
Arts
782 views

Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom

Jude Whiley - October 21, 2019

The last time I was in Lewes, somebody attempted to blind me. Looking for friends at the Bonfire festival, and exhausted by miles of walking, I’d crouched…

‘Stand-Up History Brighton’ – A Review?
Arts
196 views
Arts
196 views

‘Stand-Up History Brighton’ – A Review?

Jude Whiley - October 8, 2019

I feel a particular ambivalence toward review and criticism. While I have used them in the past to filter my consumption, I’ve also found myself incredulous at…

Katy Perry’s latest controversy captures contemporary Pop’s key problems
Comment
265 views
Comment
265 views

Katy Perry’s latest controversy captures contemporary Pop’s key problems

Gemma Laws - October 4, 2019

In July, a six-year-old song struck a chord in pop culture for all the wrong reasons. Following a four-year legal battle, a Los Angeles jury declared that…

‘We’re Bringing our Worlds to an Audience’ – Rokia Traoré on the Brighton Festival
Music
1152 views
Music
1152 views

‘We’re Bringing our Worlds to an Audience’ – Rokia Traoré on the Brighton Festival

Lara Antoine - February 15, 2019

We are nearing that time of year where Brighton is flooded with arts and culture festivals. Following shortly after the Fringe, Brighton Festival runs from 4th- 26th…

Christmas Queens: Spilling the tea with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara
Interview
3562 views
Interview
3562 views

Christmas Queens: Spilling the tea with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara

Chris Ahjem - November 27, 2018

Tis the season, to indulge in some incredible drag performances! Iconic queens spanning many series of RuPaul’s Drag Race will grace the Brighton Dome on December 3…

Remakes and Reimaginings: Suspiria (2018)
#CINECITY19
2085 views
#CINECITY19
2085 views

Remakes and Reimaginings: Suspiria (2018)

Yazz James - November 13, 2018

Suspiria is a surprising and radical reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 film. The story is centred around Susie Bannion (Jessica Harper/Dakota Johnson), a young American, who moves…

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
4548 views
Arts
4548 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018

We got the chance to talk to Catherine from Brighton & Hove’s local organisation, Little Green Pig, who work with young people to unlock their imaginations and…

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite
#CINECITY
1691 views
#CINECITY
1691 views

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite

Emma Nay - November 11, 2018

I did not always believe in the magic of cinema. Sitting in one of a thousand identical cinemas, looking at the waves of unoccupied seats, can make…

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
2172 views
Arts
2172 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018

On the 30 November it was the last Tuesday of the month, meaning, of course, I was at The Hope and Ruin ready for Hi Zero, as…

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview
Arts
1597 views
Arts
1597 views

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview

Emma Nay - November 6, 2018

On the 10th of November in Falmer Bar’s own Room 76 a series of musicians and poets are coming together to protest against the arms trade. The…

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: 50th Anniversary
Arts
1580 views
Arts
1580 views

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: 50th Anniversary

Hal Keelin - November 2, 2018

As one of the best things to come out of the 20th Century nears its 50th anniversary, it is a chance to look back at Laurie Lee’s…

Self-Representation – Women of Colour in Publishing Event
Arts
1439 views
Arts
1439 views

Self-Representation – Women of Colour in Publishing Event

Florence Dutton - October 29, 2018

Over recent years, relentless injustice has caused a surge in female self-reclamation, especially across the media. More and more women from marginalised communities and backgrounds are coming…

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
1360 views
Arts
1360 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018

On Sunday evening, The Haunt welcomed a trio of poets from America and Canada as part of Neil Hilborn’s UK tour, treating guests to an uplifting night…

Top Stories
1109 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018

Finding your feet in a brand new city can be overwhelming and confusing at first, however Brighton offers a range of alternative travel options to satisfy all…

Freshers 2018
1282 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018

As we begin a new school year, this is a great time for Sabrina Edwards, the new Science editor, to reflect on the best scientific breakthroughs of…

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground
Arts
1465 views1
Arts
1465 views1

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground

Hal Keelin - October 18, 2018

Upon my transfer to Sussex University, I found Robert Cowen’s Common Ground a particularly comforting read. After nearly a year out from academic study, I was finally…

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
1372 views
Arts
1372 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018

Striking up laughter in cinema screens once again, Rowan Atkinson may have given up playing lovable Mr. Bean, but he hasn’t retired as Johnny English just yet.…

Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
1354 views
Comment
1354 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018

“I believed he was going to rape me.” are the stand out words in Christine Ford’s final testimony at the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh as an…

What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
1285 views
Arts
1285 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018

  All you need to know about autumn at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts If you have not seen the ACCA’s new autumn programme, you…

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
1770 views
Arts
1770 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, Sussex Student Union organised a number of interesting talks and events across October. One of these exciting opportunities was a chance…

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA
Film & Theatre
1469 views
Film & Theatre
1469 views

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA

Anonymous - October 10, 2018

At the outset, Mr Messier’s FIELD at once invoked The Matrix and Daedalus’ Boiler Room set.  The basic concept of this mixed media performance relies on transducer…

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development
Arts
2186 views
Arts
2186 views

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development

Kate Dennett - October 10, 2018

To commemorate to this year’s Mental Health Awareness Day, I found it increasingly difficult to draw attention to just one book of relevance in recognition of this…

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective
Campus News
1734 views
Campus News
1734 views

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective

Chris Ahjem - October 9, 2018

Annually, the University of Sussex welcomes thousands of new students to our Falmer campus and every year the Student’s Union and Brighton based clubs and businesses increase…

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known
News
3274 views
News
3274 views

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known

Chris Ahjem - October 6, 2018

To celebrate National Badger Day here are 10 fun facts about our animal kingdom namesake Badgers can run up to 16-19 miles per hour which is the…

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
1406 views
Arts
1406 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018

This coming week marks the celebration of Libraries Week, an event solely dedicated to praising the work of libraries across the UK. This annual event is taking…

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
1450 views
Interview
1450 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018

The young star is often a tricky title to navigate. There are the big names, who explode into the world with noise, bright light, a big record…

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry
Lifestyle
2420 views
Lifestyle
2420 views

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry

Rachel Badham - October 3, 2018

Fenty Beauty, launched in September last year, is a makeup line created by global superstar Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna. It’s not uncommon for celebrity…

Why we should all embrace drag
Features
1687 views
Features
1687 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018

Once an art form disregarded by many, 2018 bears witness to the continuous rise of drag as a legitimate, celebrated art. Spearheaded by RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag…

In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
4079 views
Arts
4079 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Alannah Myles, the 1991 Grammy winner for best female rock vocal performance for her outstanding vocal abilities for the…

Brighton Needs You!
News
1494 views
News
1494 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018

Brighton is a vibrant and thriving city that many students at Sussex are lucky enough to call home. But there are many in the area in need…

Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
1606 views
Arts
1606 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018

Starting university comes with both exciting but potentially daunting changes, with both moving away from home and studying at degree level posing to be two new challenges.…

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist
Film & Theatre
1427 views
Film & Theatre
1427 views

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist

Olek Młyński - September 18, 2018

One key film in the development of anyone who grew up in the early 2000s was The Incredibles (2004). It’s comedy, vibrancy, and general sense of fun…

France in Fine Fettle
Sports
1336 views
Sports
1336 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018

Prior to the start of the quadrennial tournament this summer, football fans across the world grew sceptical over Russia’s credentials and ability to host the most prestigious…

Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
1498 views
Arts
1498 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018

Boredom is impossible when you throw yourself into everything this weird and wonderful city has to offer. The specific and unique cultural wonders of Brighton are indeed…

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
1558 views
Arts
1558 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018

During this year’s Pride Festival, Brighton had the honour of welcoming international pop star and voice of the early 2000s, Britney Spears, to the main stage. Undoubtedly,…

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate
Campus News
3678 views1
Campus News
3678 views1

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

Written by the News Team. Student society Liberate the Debate’s most recent event was cancelled over a lack of compliance with the Students' Union's (USSU) requirement for…

Does the University do enough to help integrate international students?
Comment
43 views
Comment
43 views

Does the University do enough to help integrate international students?

Rebecca Spencer - November 20, 2019

YES Bogdan Gherasim Brighton is a completely new world for me! Even though I heard about it and saw it on the internet, the fact that I…

UEFA: Racism in the ranks?
Comment
41 views
Comment
41 views

UEFA: Racism in the ranks?

Rebecca Spencer - November 20, 2019

By Will Day - staff writer Monday October 4th, is a day that Tyrone Mings will never forget. His international debut, a day that should have been…

A guide to absorbing culture shock
Comment
36 views
Comment
36 views

A guide to absorbing culture shock

Rebecca Spencer - November 20, 2019

By Mallaury Martin - Staff Writer Going abroad can be both a life-changing experience and the hardest adventure ever. Living in another country helps see a different culture, and…

Queen’s speech: tradition or propaganda?
Comment
37 views
Comment
37 views

Queen’s speech: tradition or propaganda?

Remel Crichlow - November 20, 2019

By Max Kilham - staff writer With the shambles that is Brexit having been further extended to the 31 January 2020, it is important to consider the…

Greta: Breaking patriarchy
Comment
37 views
Comment
37 views

Greta: Breaking patriarchy

Rebecca Spencer - November 20, 2019

By Saumya Jain - staff writer Greta Thunberg was recently declared to be the greatest threat to the fossil fuel industry by the Organization of the Petroleum…

Confessions of a volun-tourist
Comment
35 views
Comment
35 views

Confessions of a volun-tourist

Rebecca Spencer - November 20, 2019

By Elizabeth Adams When I was 16, I travelled to Swaziland to build a kitchen. I worked a Saturday job at a Cattery. I sold crochet Christmas…

Cultural Bite – rice burger
Culture
44 views
Culture
44 views

Cultural Bite – rice burger

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Vanessa Hung   If you are getting tired of normal burgers and craving for Japanese food at the same time, the rice burger would be your…

Day tripper’s spotlight – Hever Castle
Lifestyle
38 views
Lifestyle
38 views

Day tripper’s spotlight – Hever Castle

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Josh Talbot   Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother…

Put The Colour Back Into LGBTQ+
Culture
43 views
Culture
43 views

Put The Colour Back Into LGBTQ+

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Ahmed Negm   Brighton is often described as one of the most diverse and tolerant places within the UK. People from all around the world come…

Green spaces in Brighton
Lifestyle
40 views
Lifestyle
40 views

Green spaces in Brighton

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Joshua Talbot   Brighton is a beautiful city that gives off many lovely vibes, but what is even more wonderful is the presence of green spaces…

Getting Involved in the Brighton Music Scene
Lifestyle
40 views
Lifestyle
40 views

Getting Involved in the Brighton Music Scene

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Connor Langham It’s no secret that the music scene in Brighton is thriving. You only have to sit on the throne in any pub toilet to…

Year in the industry
Lifestyle
35 views
Lifestyle
35 views

Year in the industry

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Joshua Talbot More and more employers require experience in the industry as well as qualifications, so how does the University of Sussex help its students to…

Nights out on campus
Lifestyle
36 views
Lifestyle
36 views

Nights out on campus

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Joshua Talbot When it comes to nights out Brighton has a lot to offer, so when you’re planning your evening, usually heading into the city centre…

Burgers of Brighton
Lifestyle
41 views
Lifestyle
41 views

Burgers of Brighton

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Joshua Talbot When you think of meals to get when you eat out, somewhere on that list is probably a burger and chips. If not, why…

Lifestyle
37 views

The importance of maintaining a work-life balance as a student

vanessahtl - November 19, 2019

By Mehek Shahzad Beaches, bars, an endless array of restaurants and an abundance of galleries and museums – what more could you want from a student city?…

Badgers centre stage: Showcase!
Arts
64 views
Arts
64 views

Badgers centre stage: Showcase!

Jess - November 19, 2019

For some of you last week may have been time of peacefulness and calm, yet on campus it was a whirlwind of drama, courtesy of SUDS. They…

Giselle: A review
Arts
47 views
Arts
47 views

Giselle: A review

Jess - November 19, 2019

Dada Masilo’s Giselle presents the fourth reinterpretation of a ballet classic by the female choreographer, following her reimagining of Romeo and Juliet (2008), Carmen (2009) and Swan…

Whitehawk FC nominated in the sports awards 2019
Sports
44 views
Sports
44 views

Whitehawk FC nominated in the sports awards 2019

Melissa Rosalind White - November 18, 2019

By Patrick Isitt In their final home game before the Sussex Sports Awards on Friday, Whitehawk FC comfortably saw off Whitstable Town in a 3-0 victory at…

Want to oust the Conservatives? Vote where it matters.
Comment
133 views
Comment
133 views

Want to oust the Conservatives? Vote where it matters.

Jude Whiley - November 18, 2019

As I write, a sound dances on my ear drums, stirs my attention. I look out the window and see snowflakes. The sound persists. I’m disturbed. Is…

Rising sea temperatures are turning baby sea turtles female
News
42 views
News
42 views

Rising sea temperatures are turning baby sea turtles female

Becca Bashford - November 18, 2019

  By Angel Woo. With the temperature of the global climate rising, the number of female baby sea turtles is increasing. The temperature during incubation has the…