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Higher education is not a 'money-making commodity'

The Badger - November 21, 2011

The University of Sussex’s Vice-Chancellor, Michael Farthing, has been appointed the new chairman of the 1994 Group. The group is a collective of leading research universities which…

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Sussex celebrates its 50th

The Badger - October 4, 2011

While current Sussex students enjoyed their long summer break and freshers nervously awaited their all important results, the University of Sussex was alive with celebrations of the…

Sussex UCU is ‘unsatisfied’ with vice-chancellor response
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Sussex UCU is ‘unsatisfied’ with vice-chancellor response

The Badger - May 13, 2011

Tensions between university staff and the vice-chancellor have flared up again as Sussex University and College Union (UCU) representatives reaffirm their plans for strike action over pensions.…

Sussex Uni in top 20 in the Indy guide
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Sussex Uni in top 20 in the Indy guide

The Badger - May 6, 2011

For the second year in a row, the University of Sussex has been ranked as one of the UK’s top twenty universities by the Independent newspaper’s Complete…

Remembering protests past
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Remembering protests past

The Badger - March 4, 2011

Cuts, occupations, strikes, suspensions, demos and even riot police. The last academic year at Sussex had it all. This week, one student activist offers a retrospective account…

Stephen Fry awarded honorary doctorate
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Stephen Fry awarded honorary doctorate

The Badger - February 7, 2011

Stephen Fry was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Sussex  Chancellor, Sanjeev Bhaskar, at the winter graduation ceremony on Friday 28 January. Joined by almost…

Students excused from seminars to protest fees in London
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Students excused from seminars to protest fees in London

The Badger - November 1, 2010

Students at Sussex will be excused from  lectures and seminars this Wednesday, 10 November, as thousands of people from all over the country will gather to protest…

Staff and students strike accord
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Staff and students strike accord

The Badger - June 7, 2010

[caption id="attachment_7685" align="alignleft" width="553" caption="Students and staff rallied together in last Wednesday’s strike. (Photo: Paul Cecil)"][/caption] It shouldn't surprise me that students can be selfish people, and…

Farthing gets it wrong on tuition fees
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Farthing gets it wrong on tuition fees

The Badger - June 7, 2010

As the Badger reports this week, Vice-Chancellor Michael Farthing has argued that in order for universities to maintain high standards of education, the tuition fee cap- which…

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Vice-chancellor Michael Farthing suggests tuition fees increase to £7,500

The Badger - May 10, 2010

The Vice Chancellor at the University of Sussex, Michael Farthing, warned last week that students will have to pay up to £7,500 annually to keep up standards…

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University of Sussex accused of "discriminating against disabled students" after breaching equality law

The Badger - May 4, 2010

The University of Sussex has allegedly breached legal requirements after failing to consult disabled students before their “proposal for change” to student support services, sparking new conflict…

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'Stop The Cuts' must stay on track

The Badger - April 22, 2010

At the time of writing, an occupation of the Arts A2 lecture hall is underway. As of late, occupations have not been a rarity on campus thanks…

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University approves scrapping over 100 jobs and cutting £5m next year

The Badger - March 28, 2010

Hundreds of students and staff at Sussex are furious at the final decision by university management, made at the council meeting on Friday 26 March, to cut…

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University of Sussex Deputy VC Paul Layzell announces resignation

The Badger - March 23, 2010

On Friday 19 March it was announced that Deputy Vice-Chancellor Paul Layzell is to leave his position at the University of Sussex after accepting his new role…

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Management back-tracks over student suspensions

The Badger - March 12, 2010

Last Wednesday 10 March, six students formerly suspended from the University of Sussex had their penalisations modified so as to permit them to continue with their academic…

University calls police on students who protest outside Sussex House against university cuts
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University calls police on students who protest outside Sussex House against university cuts

The Badger - March 8, 2010

Last Wednesday 3 March at 12.30pm students occupied Sussex House for five hours in protest against proposed course cuts and job losses. Police in a convoy of…

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Academics and MPs denounce cuts at Sussex

The Badger - February 1, 2010

Britain's higher education system is recognised across the globe as a gold standard, second only to the US. Eighteen of our universities rank in the world's top…

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£29m building costs

The Badger - January 19, 2010

The University of Sussex is moving ahead with a £29 million project to replace older teaching buildings on campus. This is despite the backdrop of cuts of…

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Tories would target UK visas for foreign students

The Badger - January 18, 2010

The Tories are set to clampdown on UK visas for foreign students, particularly those from Afghani­stan and Pakistan. The proposal, put forward by Shadow Home Secretary, Chris…

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Stop the Cuts – Protest Video (3/12/09)

The Badger - January 16, 2010

A video showing the protest on the 3rd December 2009 against over 100 proposed job cuts at the University of Sussex.