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Sussex lecturer finalist in erotic awards

Dr Lucy Robinson, a Sussex history lecturer, was “blown away” to hear she was a finalist in the academic category of the Erotic Awards 2008 for her book Gay men…

The Big Lemon to reward customers

The Big Lemon, the bus service powered by waste cooking oil from local restaurants, will now run hourly throughout the day from 8am to 4am, Monday to Friday, and all…

Union calls on Uni to revoke Mbeki doctorate

Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s former president and Sussex alumnus, has had an astonishingly bad year. First came a humiliating defeat last December, when the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elected…

Back for good?

After troubles with drink and the disaster of Channel 5’s Naked Jungle, Keith Chegwin finally seems comfortable with his fame, his past and himself. ‘I know how good life can…

Success for Sussex

The University of Sussex has shown big improvement in two recent polls. In the National Student Survey (NSS), published on 11 September, the score for overall satisfaction rose from 78%…

‘Studentification’ threatens local communities

The government announced plans last week to reduce the adverse effects of densely-populated student areas in university towns.

NoFit State Circus – Tabu

30/09/2008 Hove Lawns I never thought I would live to see a tightrope-walker, that most disciplined and elegant of entertainers, pause mid-performance to pull from her bra a tobacco pouch…

Union shop revamped

Falmer House Union shop has undergone an extensive refurbishment to offer a better service to students. The University of Sussex Students’ Union (USSU) invested a total of £110, 000 in…

Brighton comedy – fest set to pack a punch

One of the many, many things to love about Brighton is that whatever kind of culture vulture you are, this lovely seaside town is almost guaranteed to have a festival…

Dear Body

Corn Exchange 7-8 October Exclusive Badger student price £5 (normally £15) Dear Body is a fascinating and witty satire on our growing fixation with body image and body care, tapping…

Attack on Freedom of Assembly

When Freshers Fair commenced last Wednesday, expectations were to see thousands of students look around and sign up to societies that interested them. The hope was that it would take…

Sussex worst offender for false fire alarms

The University of Sussex was named the worst offender in East Sussex for false fire alarms triggered by automatic alarm systems last year, after 161 unnecessary call-outs. The number of…

Sussex student sought by police

A University of Sussex postgraduate student who was arrested this summer over allegations of fraud is being sought by Sussex police after he failed to answer bail.

Navy stall vandalised at Freshers' Fair

The Royal Navy stall at freshers’ fair was attacked by clowns. The group of ten clowns, thought to be anarchist students, daubed paint and glitter on the stall of the…

Meetings and offices moved to ‘hostile and corporate’ Amex

Students’ Union Education Officer Bethan Hunt has criticised the University’s decision to relocate one of its biggest meetings to a conference centre off-campus. The Amex Stadium in Falmer played host…