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Sussex Education Awards Celebrate Innovation 

The Sussex Education Awards 2024 took place on 18 April at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA). These awards commend the academic and professional services staff of the…

Studying Abroad: Is It Worth It? 

Thinking about studying abroad between second and third year? Law student Kanzah describes her experiences while studying in Istanbul, Turkey. What made you want to do a study abroad year?…

BAME Representation: Darren Chetty and Lacking Representation in Literature

I came across Darren Chetty, a teacher and author based in London, when reading the 2016 Readers Choice Award winner The Good Immigrant. Compiled of a selection of essays and…

Saul Becker: mental health advocate, cake enthusiast and your new Deputy VC

Why Sussex? I think Why Sussex for a number of reasons. Firstly, there was something about the university that really attracted me. I like the idea as well as the…

Do history months promote recognition or exclusion?

This month is LGBTQ+ History month, and over twenty events are taking place at Sussex, making it the university’s biggest LGBTQ+ History Month to date. This annual observance has only…

The Big Debate: Should grammar schools be abolished?

Yes Should grammar schools be exterminated or expanded? EXTERMINATE! When I’m elected Prime Minister, on the biggest landslide result the nation has ever seen in the year 2040, the first…

Why student journalism is important

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a young child; the desire to be a journalist came later, when I began to see injustice and privilege around me…

University league tables: are they really necessary?

It is a sad reality that, with potentially ever rising tuition fees, most students must now consider their degree in terms of its monetary value. What is equally sad is…

Lord calls for ban on teaching about Nazis

Lord Baker, who introduced the National Curriculum in the 1980s, has said that he would ban the teaching of Nazis in schools. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he…

In politics and protesting, everyone's a loser

I was among the thousands of disaffected students protesting against the Government’s rise in tuition fees in spirit last term; absent from the actual protests because I was required to…

What is happening to our universities?

As two undergraduate students who have followed the Government’s plans for higher education over the preceding weeks, we have been appalled by the lack of proper scrutiny both in the…

Failed DPhil text published

A former University of Sussex student’s failed doctoral dissertation has recently been published. Deepak Tripathi’s book is based on research for his DPhil which he never received. Tripathi, an ex-BBC…

Are the Liberal Democrats dead in the water?

I registered my support for a political party for the first time just months after my sixteenth birthday, and I still remember it as though it was yesterday. Just a…

Want a fairer education system?

The most hotly contested election of the millennium is now only a couple of policy-scrutinising weeks away. Gord, Dave and Nick are primed, scrubbed and ready to bombard us with…

‘Dumbing down’ in degrees across England

Degree classifications are failing to accurately describe students’ academic achievements claims a new report by the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Select Committee. An inquiry on higher education has received…

Master degrees widen class gap

John Denham, the universities secretary, revealed last week at a higher education conference in London his fears that, “Masters degrees are (becoming) a preserve of the rich.” He said, “As…

Academics call for 'pick-and-mix' degrees

The long-established system of three-year degrees is being brought into review by the higher education system, a new report has revealed. According to universities in the UK, students need to…