Student politics is becoming narrower, polarising and hostile
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Student politics is becoming narrower, polarising and hostile

Mark Tovey - April 26, 2016

In my first year at Sussex, one of the first things I was told about writing essays is that fence sitters aren’t welcome. To get good marks,…

University’s proposed investment policy change is “progress”, say anti-fossil fuel campaigners
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University’s proposed investment policy change is “progress”, say anti-fossil fuel campaigners

Mark Tovey - February 19, 2016

Fossil Free Sussex, a student group lobbying the University to drop its fossil fuel-related shares, demonstrated in Library Square on 12 February by criss-crossing the area with…

Sussex protests international student policy changes
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Sussex protests international student policy changes

Freya Marshall Payne - November 25, 2015

Sussex joined the NUS-organised lecture walk-out on 17 November to show solidarity with international students, migrants and refugees. The day began with a demonstration in Library Square,…

University pay £20k to student protester – after wrongly accusing him of criminal behaviour
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University pay £20k to student protester – after wrongly accusing him of criminal behaviour

Mark Tovey - October 26, 2015

The University of Sussex is to pay 22-year-old ex-student Michael Segalov £20,000. They have also issued a public apology after he sued the institution for defamation of…

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Anarchists launch drop-in for troubled tenants

Mark Tovey - October 19, 2015

The Anarchist Society has launched a weekly drop-in to hear from aggrieved tenants and to organise collective action against problem landlords and letting agents. The sessions are…

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Why students should strike for free education

The Badger - October 5, 2015

#StudentStrike: WTF is going on? On the 10th of September the National Executive Council (NEC) of the National Union of Students (NUS), which represents around seven million…

President of Sussex UKIP society decries Anarchist ‘totalitarianism’
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President of Sussex UKIP society decries Anarchist ‘totalitarianism’

The Badger - October 5, 2015

  As the president of a UKIP society at what is, in general, a very left-wing university, I’m well aware of the fact that our views are…

‘No-confidence’ march led by TUC in London
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‘No-confidence’ march led by TUC in London

The Badger - October 26, 2012

150,000 people descended on central London for the Trade Union Congress ‘March for a Future That Works’. It was called by the TUC, the umbrella organisation for…

“Save Our Services” demo takes place on campus
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“Save Our Services” demo takes place on campus

The Badger - October 1, 2012

[caption id="attachment_13545" align="alignnone" width="616" caption="Photo: Ana Ramírez"][/caption] The wet weather didn’t dampen protestor’s spirits on Wednesday 26th September, as around 60 campaigners held the 3rd demonstration against…

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Protesters advocate for decent jobs and wages

The Badger - March 8, 2012

In the rain, on Saturday 3 March, a small, but determined group gathered outside the Job Center on Edward Street to take part in a “National Day…

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Pro-choice group launches intiatives to protect vulnerable women

The Badger - February 6, 2012

An anti-abortion group protesting in Brighton have come under attack from pro-choice residents. Abort67 protest outside the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) Clinic on Dyke Road, Brighton,…

Sussex against Lord Blair
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Sussex against Lord Blair

The Badger - November 28, 2011

  [caption id="attachment_12246" align="aligncenter" width="545" caption="Students protesting outside Chowen Lecture Theatre against the presence of Lord Blair on campus, last Wednesday 23 November Photo: Jess Bayliss"][/caption] Lord…

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Gilmour out after four months

The Badger - November 21, 2011

Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, is now at his home in West Sussex after his release from prison. He served four months of a…

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Sussex student sentenced to 15 months

The Badger - November 21, 2011

A second year Politics student at the University of Sussex has been sentenced to 15 months in prison following a charge of violent disorder, after he was…

Sussex students take to streets of London
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Sussex students take to streets of London

The Badger - November 18, 2011

  [caption id="attachment_11922" align="alignleft" width="460" caption="London Demonstration in March Photo: www.andyworthington.co.uk"][/caption] Two bus-loads of University of Sussex students will be joining students from across the country for…

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University lecturers continue to protest pensions

The Badger - October 17, 2011

University lecturers and academics of 67 institutions, including Sussex, will resume the June 2011 dispute over detrimental changes to their pension schemes. Lecturers will begin high pressure…

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Birmingham students arrested

The Badger - October 12, 2011

Three Birmingham university students were arrested on Friday 16 September after hanging a banner outside the Liberal Democrat conference which read “Traitors not welcome, Hate Clegg, Love…

End of battle over Taj
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End of battle over Taj

The Badger - May 31, 2011

[caption id="attachment_10998" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="The former Taj store will now be a Sainsbury's, the fourth supermarket in the Kemptown area. Photo: thegrocer.co.uk"][/caption] The protest over Taj the…

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…

Protest brings thousands to the streets of Brighton
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Protest brings thousands to the streets of Brighton

The Badger - November 29, 2010

Last week, on Wednesday 24 November, an estimated 3,000 protesters marched in Brighton against the higher education cuts proposed by the Coalition Government. While the University of…