Sussex in the community

At the University of Sussex we are lucky to be part of a vibrant mix of communities and cultures, and we care about the role we play. By engaging with residents, businesses, charities and other local partners, we hope to make a positive difference to our local area.


Our response to Covid-19

In these unprecedented times, the University is working with organisations and communities to contribute towards local, national and global efforts against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Featured stories

Dr Abigail Jamieson is among Brighton and Sussex Medical School’s newly qualified medics about to join the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read Abigail's story and other in-depth features of how we’re helping our community.

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Community news 

Sussex students support youth project Role Models during lockdown

12 June 2020

Due to the lockdown and closure of all schools across the country, the student-led project, Role Models, has pivoted quickly to keep supporting the...

Lockdown through a child’s eyes: University creates online gallery for children’s art in the time of coronavirus

12 June 2020

The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) is inviting children and young people to take part in a community arts project.

University of Sussex student helps to make lockdown rules clear to her peers

11 June 2020

First year Emma Beeden is among a small number of young people working to make the government’s coronavirus guidelines more relatable to her peers.

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