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UK’s New Extremism Definition Raises Concerns Over Free Speech and Bias

Amidst widespread protests for Palestine, the Government has released a new definition for extremism that has sparked concerns about its potential impact on autonomy and free speech, particularly for certain…

Free Period Products Available in New Scheme on Campus

As part of an initiative by the Period Dignity Project, working with Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF), dispensers containing free Natracare pads and tampons have been installed across campus, replacing…

4 Out of 5 Sussex Students Take Drugs

An annual survey of over 6,000 students conducted by The Tab in February has revealed the drug and vaping habits of students from all over the UK. This survey found…

Fear of Mumps Outbreak on Campus 

Two decades after the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine scare that deterred many parents from allowing their children to receive the vaccine, young adults at Sussex and nationwide are…

Brighton and Hove To Launch New Landlord Licensing Scheme

Plans to introduce licences for all residential landlords in parts of Brighton and Hove are on course for launch this September. This comes after a four-year campaign by the grassroots…

New Fast-track System for Financial Support Introduced

The University has introduced a new payment system called Sussex Aspire to revolutionise the way students receive any type of vital financial support via the Hardship Fund. The system, which…

NUS Hustings Held at Sussex Ahead of Elections

On 18 March, hustings were held on campus for the National Union of Students’ Presidential Election, as a part of the wider election campaign. Around 400 Students’ Unions across the…

Northfield Residents Campaign Against Ongoing Internet Outages

Residents of Northfield Block 9 have faced continual WiFi outages totalling over 30 days without internet connection since September. The 54 students within the block have repeatedly expressed their frustration…

Brighton Peace Camp Continues Protest Against Weapons Factory

Near the Home Farm Road junction on Lewes Road, a large banner with the words ‘Peace Camp’ is visible, marking the presence of the autonomous group ‘Brighton Peace Camp’ who…

Students Threatened with Withdrawal from University Over Fee Payments

Written by: Ada Carpenter, Senior Editor and Abigail Keyla, Staff Writer Students have been “threatened” with having their student status revoked due to finance system errors made by the University.…

Sussex Faces Tory MP Badenoch’s Wrath

The UK’s Secretary of State for Business and Trade, Kemi Badenoch, hit out at the University of Sussex recently. In an interview with The Times in February, she called out…

Eat Central to Close for Renovation

Written by: Akshayaa Suresh and Shambhavi Shukla, Staff Writers Eat Central will close for renovations on 25 March until June. The renovations were agreed as a necessary condition of the…

Students’ Rent Lining the Pockets of Controversial Balfour Beatty

Despite student protests and a history of bribery, corruption and negligence, students’ money will continue going to Balfour Beatty as they construct the new West Slope accommodation. Due to lease…

Societies and SU Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month

Throughout February, Sussex celebrated the 19th year of the UK’s LGBTQ+ history month in both traditional and new ways. Sussex-wide celebrations commenced with an online conversation with activist and author…

The UK is in a Recession: What Now?

The UK has slipped into a recession at the end of 2023, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS reported that the UK’s gross domestic…

Intensifying Food Bank Crisis Signals Catastrophe for Students and Public

The usage of food banks in Brighton and Hove has surged by 25% over the course of a year, as the Emergency Food Network (EFN) reports that numbers reached over…

Stanmer Court Recycling Goes to General Waste

For nearly six months, a sign outside both of the rubbish disposal areas for Stanmer Court accommodation states that “recycling is currently going into general waste because it’s contaminated.” The…

Brazilian Ambassador Comes to Sussex

“Brazil is back” was the slogan used by Luiz Ignácio Lula da Silva (Lula) when he was reelected President of Brazil in 2022. The Brazilian Government’s recently appointed ambassador to…

Union Demands Proper Sick Pay for Catering Staff

The majority of catering staff in campus food facilities do not receive any sick pay for the first three days of illness, say representatives from Unite the Union. This forces…

Remaining SU Election Results Announced

Four days after the intended date of announcement, the results for the remaining Students’ Union (SU) full-time officer positions were released on 19 March at 1:30 p.m. in the Falmer…