Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
1144 views
1144 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
669 views
669 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

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

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
333 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
353 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
396 views
396 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

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

Sexual assault in the US government

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

What’s ACCA-ning?

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

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

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

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

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

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

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

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
1169 views
1169 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

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

Brighton Needs You!

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

Books Every Fresher Should Read

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

France in Fine Fettle

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

Dive into Brightonian Culture

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

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

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
376 Views

Can't we all just get along?

Any man to have braved the library’s little boys’ room may have noticed the scribbling there which reads: “I don’t believe in the left wing or the right wing, I only believe in KFC’s wings”: proof if proof were needed that not all at Sussex are interested in the divided world of politics. But – for the students more concerned with Cameron’s Cuts than the Colonel’s Chicken – just how well does the university accommodate different schools of political thought?

The very fact that The Badger has been able to speak with representatives from the SWP, the Greens, Labour and the Conservatives demonstrates that a cross-section does exist, but that is not to say that all four parties enjoy the same kind of publicity on campus, or that this is necessarily a bad thing. The issue of political diversity is an interesting one because it raises a number of questions, all of which are without out straight-forward answers. For example, does the university exclude or marginalise right-wing sympathisers?

And, if this is the case, should we be outraged; or should we respect an institution that at a grass roots level stands up to what many perceive to be a Conservative government unprepared to listen to its students? We may also want to think about the disparity between the politics of student activists and those of the universities top-brass, as well as the difference between party politics and single-issue politics.

Sussex was one of the first of a new wave of universities to spring up during the swinging sixties, almost as though it were waiting for a time as free-thinking and liberal as itself. Right from the word “go”, Sussex was unabashedly left-wing, and as it prepares to celebrate its fiftieth birthday next year, how much has changed?
Some may be surprised to learn that a Conservative society exists at Sussex, especially in light of recent events. There hasn’t always been a right-wing presence on campus however, and it in fact is a relatively recent phenomenon as the society was only established last year… in a dark room where its founders couldn’t be overheard no doubt. But keen to hear what life was like for supporters of Cameron and company in a traditionally liberal university, The Badger spoke with President of the society, William Prothero. Prothero claimed that: “There is a problem with representation. While the university is – for the most part – tolerant and encourages diversity within race and religion, this does not always extend as far as politics, which suffers from a ‘ban everything culture’.”

However, this may not be a conscious decision on the part of a university which has its roots in the liberal sixties. To illustrate his point that not all sides of the argument are given an equal voice, Prothero spoke of the fact that there exists a ‘Friends of Palestine’ group but not a ‘Friends of Israel’ equivalent. And that students are up in arms (if you’ll pardon the pun) about the presence of NATO employee Jamie Shea on campus, but were prepared to listen to Sean Oliver of Sinn Fein fame debate with the UUP.

At one point Prothero explained how it would be interesting to invite someone really controversial to Sussex, like George W. Bush, but that this was not plausible because no guarantee could be made that he would not be harassed. It is an interesting point, and this idea of “the good guys vs. the bad guys” is open to debate. For example, there exists an “Is Thatcher Dead Yet?” website (www.isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk), which is morally questionable to say the least – and it certainly wasn‘t a Conservative’s idea.

Such antagonism – ironically, one might think – almost makes it ‘revolutionary’ to be a Tory with the ‘ban everything culture’ to which Prothero alluded being a distinctly illiberal concept. A point which was also made was that if Conservatives are indeed ‘evil’, then so is a third of the population. While Prothero agreed that both discussing political thought and protesting had their place, he felt it important to distinguish between the ‘democratic left’ and the ‘revolutionary left’, the latter being a euphemism for the ‘violent left’, before adding: “the majority of students are moderate, very few are radical and most are left wing in a controlled sense.”

The President of the Conservatives at Sussex went on to make the point that: “There are always two sides to every story and true Liberalism is about hearing both sides, but that’s easy to forget”.

Not all will agree with this sentiment however; indeed, Socialist Workers Party (SWP) member Simon Englert doesn’t. Englert made the point that we are always hearing the other side of the argument by nature of the fact that we live under a Conservative government and that not hearing from them on campus would be preferable. However, he was at pains to stress that this was not depriving them of their right to have a voice and should not be confused with refusing to provide them with a platform to operate. Englert stressed how important it is to get away from this idea of left against right politics.

“A lot of political activism comes from students who aren’t aligned with any part and this is a positive as it helps to get to the bottom of things, you don’t need leaders to tell you how to do things – ordinary people are more creative.” Indeed the SWP isn’t so concerned with party politics but with class politics. They “stand with the oppressed always, see the struggle and try and make the change.”

Englert was quick to dispel the idea that Sussex being a liberal uiversity might somehow help their cause, opining that: “Liberalism doesn’t work in our favour.”

He went on to say that the class divide brings has its own ramifications, and that the SWP tends to appeal to the working classes – something which is difficult at Sussex, where the majority of students are middle class. It is unlikely that the SWP and the Conservative party will agree on much – indeed the mere suggestion that they agree on anything may prompt a tirade of angry letters in next week’s Badger – but if the two parties do have anything in common, maybe it’s that they both have to deal with public misconceptions.

For example, although members of the SWP are often seen campaigning in library square, Englert maintains that the party holds little power on campus and that it certainly does not “punch above its weight.” In terms of the relationship between students and the university’s powers that be, “there’s nothing unique about Sussex in that its heads try to crack down on student activism, although our management took it further than any other in the country: they refused to meet trade unions for a very long time and riot police were introduced, along with injunctions to make occupations illegal.” …So much for liberal Sussex then!

So what do the Party that hold power in Brighton, the Greens, think? The Badger caught up with Green Party member Alastair Cannell, who agreed that the Conservatives had less of a say but added: “its what people want to get involved in, its equally undemocratic to try and balance things up by having more parties of the right.” The Green party at Sussex however, spurred on by the recent election of MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas (or “Superwoman” as Cannell describes her), would appear to be thriving.

“Things are definitely on the up for the Greens. Last year we had about twenty people on the mailing list, now we have three-hundred,” commented Cannell. Though obviously delighted with this continued success, Cannell agrees that there is a place for politically-minded students who do not wish to affiliate themselves with one particular party and believes “there is a place for revolutionaries.” Indeed, the Green Party’s core values reads: “Electoral politics is not the only way to achieve change in society, and we will use a variety of methods to help effect change, providing those methods do not conflict with our other core principles.”

Rob of Sussex’s Labour Club, said this: “It’s really great to marry party politics with marches”, but maintained that, despite being held up as a political university, there is very little unique about Sussex‘s political activism. Indeed, there exists a certain degree of voter apathy and the voter turnout rate amongst students was low in the last election, but for Labour at least, interest on campus would appear to be rising. Brown stresses, however, that: “We must stray away from simply looking at party politics and the left vs. the right and that by occasionally looking at single issues on campus we can agree on a lot more.

The unity aspect is very important and there are lots of occasions when we all come together and see student politics become a real force.” However, Brown believes that party politics should be at the heart of long-term change and while he acknowledges the role of highly political groups operating outside of party politics like the Anarchists, Secular society and religious societies, he believes that to bring about greater levels of change, these groups need to work within mainstream politics.

In trying to uncover how politically diverse we are here at Sussex, The Badger spoke to the left, the right, the red, the blue and the green and came to the conclusion that yes diversity exists. It may not be as great as in other universities but this can be explained by the very simple fact that most students nationwide and at Sussex are more inclined to believe in liberal politics. Realistically, though, how many students are going to believe in a Conservative government that has trebled tuition fees? Very few.

And while Conservative students may feel inadvertently threatened by the great weight of support for ‘the other side’ that is not to say they aren’t being given a platform to express their views. Sussex has always been a university with the left-wing sympathies, just as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Bristol and Warwick are associated with the right and that is fine. Beyond party politics, Sussex has students representing many different political standpoints who help diversify matters even further and one shouldn’t assume that parties on the left all think alike, because they all have their very separate agendas. Single issue politics will continue to bring parties of different opinions together and party politics will divide them again but, for the time being at least, diversity does exist at Sussex.

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam
Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
1144 views
1144 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
669 views
669 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

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

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
333 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
353 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
396 views
396 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

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

Sexual assault in the US government

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

What’s ACCA-ning?

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

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

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

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

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

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

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

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
1169 views
1169 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

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

Brighton Needs You!

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

Books Every Fresher Should Read

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

France in Fine Fettle

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

Dive into Brightonian Culture

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

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

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
Artist Focus: Lunara Bramley-Fenton
Artist Focus
214 views
214 views

Artist Focus: Lunara Bramley-Fenton

Louisa Scarlett Hunt - January 19, 2019

Leave a Reply

Join the Badger Team

Apply today!

Latest Posts

Christmas Queens: Spilling the tea with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara
Interview
1901 views
Interview
1901 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
999 views
#CINECITY19
999 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
1144 views
Arts
1144 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
#CINECITY19
696 views
#CINECITY19
696 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
669 views
Arts
669 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
624 views
Arts
624 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
554 views
Arts
554 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
403 views
Arts
403 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
361 views
Arts
361 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
333 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
353 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
486 views
Arts
486 views

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
396 views
Arts
396 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
364 views
Comment
364 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
432 views
Arts
432 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
473 views
Arts
473 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
451 views
Film & Theatre
451 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
714 views
Arts
714 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
504 views
Campus News
504 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
749 views
News
749 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
541 views
Arts
541 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
466 views
Interview
466 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
735 views
Lifestyle
735 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
550 views
Features
550 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
1169 views
Arts
1169 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
479 views
News
479 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
723 views
Arts
723 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
534 views
Film & Theatre
534 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
586 views
Sports
586 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
588 views
Arts
588 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
585 views
Arts
585 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
1971 views1
Campus News
1971 views1

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

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

Student society Liberate the Debate’s most recent event was cancelled over a lack of compliance with the Students' Union's (USSU) requirement for a neutral chair - a…

Review: Live Score of Fantômas by Amiina, Saturday 17th November 2018, CINECITY event
#CINECITY19
56 views
#CINECITY19
56 views

Review: Live Score of Fantômas by Amiina, Saturday 17th November 2018, CINECITY event

Louisa Scarlett Hunt - January 19, 2019

“It’s like a first generation Die Hard,” Magnús Trygvason Elíassen, the drums of Amiina, exclaimed to the audience in his introductory spiel, receiving a full house of…

Interview: A Conversation with Magnús Trygvason Elíassen
#CINECITY19
64 views
#CINECITY19
64 views

Interview: A Conversation with Magnús Trygvason Elíassen

Louisa Scarlett Hunt - January 19, 2019

We interviewed Magnús Trygvason Elíassen ahead of Amiina’s performance of the score to Fantômas that took place on Saturday 17th November 2018 at the ACCA. We spoke about musical experiments,…

Artist Focus: Lunara Bramley-Fenton
Artist Focus
214 views
Artist Focus
214 views

Artist Focus: Lunara Bramley-Fenton

Louisa Scarlett Hunt - January 19, 2019

Lunara Bramley-Fenton is a Brighton based mixed media artist. She is in her third year at Sussex, studying Art History.  Tell me about yourself. I grew up…

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Viennese Gala review
News
126 views
News
126 views

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Viennese Gala review

Anonymous - January 17, 2019

New Years Eve saw the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s flagship event for the year: a Viennese Gala featuring no less than nineteen pieces. A well crafted programme and…

Brighton Chefs get to final 16 in National Burger Awards
News
311 views
News
311 views

Brighton Chefs get to final 16 in National Burger Awards

Anonymous - January 17, 2019

Two former chefs at Brighton's premier wine bar-cum-restaurant Plateau have reached the final 16 in Casual Dining's National Burger Awards, proving their cookery is a well-marbled cut…

Rock for Refugees Review: Bands Rock Out for Change
Music
112 views
Music
112 views

Rock for Refugees Review: Bands Rock Out for Change

Alice Gledhill - January 17, 2019

Komedia’s basement was full to the roof with audience’s head-banging to three bands’ alt-rock music. The night was in aid of refugees, with Sussex Student Action for…

Essential reads to get you in the festive spirit
Arts
317 views
Arts
317 views

Essential reads to get you in the festive spirit

kshanahan294 - December 20, 2018

It’s that time of the year again. You’re left staring at the halloween costume hung up in the corner of your room and wondering what happened to…

Brighton Pop-punk bands bid farewell to Sticky Mike’s
Music
665 views
Music
665 views

Brighton Pop-punk bands bid farewell to Sticky Mike’s

Lara Antoine - December 19, 2018

[caption id="attachment_37736" align="alignnone" width="6016"] Photo By Nick Suchak[/caption] With their first headline Brighton gig in 5 years, pop-punk band AS IT IS bought it home with a…

Artist Focus: Jacques Marcel
Artist Focus
456 views
Artist Focus
456 views

Artist Focus: Jacques Marcel

Elizabeth Richardson - December 18, 2018

Léo de Riedmatten is a Swiss visual artist, photographer and musician studying Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sussex. He creates his visual art…

Doctor Who turns to social commentary with Jodie Whittaker
Arts
695 views
Arts
695 views

Doctor Who turns to social commentary with Jodie Whittaker

Kate Dennett - December 17, 2018

Since the announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor for series 11, Doctor Who has repeatedly been made the headlines.  (more…)

News
344 views

Sussex Professor’s Research makes History

kenyon55 - December 17, 2018

Research from Sussex into child mental health has been named as on of the UK’s best scientific breakthroughs for its impact in shifting the Government’s approach to…

Christmas classics that were initially books
Arts
476 views
Arts
476 views

Christmas classics that were initially books

sophieebea - December 14, 2018

Nothing feels more Christmassy than curling up in front of a cheesy Christmas film, with a mug of hot chocolate, on a wintery December evening. However, some…

Male graduates ‘Kant’ earn much…
News
412 views
News
412 views

Male graduates ‘Kant’ earn much…

Jordan Wright - December 14, 2018

A study from the Department for Education and the Institute for Fiscal Studies has concluded that male philosophy students at Sussex are the lowest earning graduates post-graduation.…

Beautiful Bird-song at The Haunt
Music
378 views
Music
378 views

Beautiful Bird-song at The Haunt

agnetewjohansen - December 13, 2018

Americana-artist Jade Bird is no stranger to performing live in front of an audience. Since the age of 16, when she won a place at The Brit…

News
519 views

NUS Faces Bankruptcy

kenyon55 - December 13, 2018

It has been revealed that the National Union of Students (NUS) is facing financial difficulties. The organisation, which represents the majority of UK students in further and…

Features
453 views

Censoring Climate Change

lillysussex - December 13, 2018

Why, at the time when we need people to engage with what's happening to the world around us, was Iceland's advert banned? With so many terrible and…

Sussex Cheerleaders Save the World
News
411 views
News
411 views

Sussex Cheerleaders Save the World

kenyon55 - December 12, 2018

Sussex Cheer Squad stands in solidarity with rape victim whose own underwear was used against her in court, holding a protest and charity event at Pryzm for…

Artist Focus: Jack Snelling
Artist Focus
470 views
Artist Focus
470 views

Artist Focus: Jack Snelling

Louisa Scarlett Hunt - December 12, 2018

Jack Snelling is a Brighton based Cartoonist. We met at the Brighton Illustration Fair in early November this year. Jack tells Artist Focus about his most recent…

Artist Focus: Faye Song
Artist Focus
473 views
Artist Focus
473 views

Artist Focus: Faye Song

Louisa Scarlett Hunt - December 12, 2018

Faye Song is a young and upcoming photographer. Faye recently won the Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN18 that took place from 29 September to 28 October earlier this year.…

Red card for Sussex as netball player injured
News
1032 views
News
1032 views

Red card for Sussex as netball player injured

Danielle Ball - December 11, 2018

A member of the University of Sussex Netball Club dislocated their hip due to a leak in the Sports Centre roof at the University of Sussex. This…