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Industrial action complaints

Find out how to submit a complaint relating to the industrial action period running from 20 February to 13 March 2020.

Your complaint

This scheme allows you to make a complaint about the last round of industrial action.

You can lodge a complaint until Friday 17 July 2020.

Be specific with what you tell us when making your complaint.

Important: You cannot save this form and come back to it later, so check what’s required and get the information ready before you start filling in the form.



Ex gratia payments

We provided an ex gratia scheme for previous industrial action. This closed on 21 February 2020.

While Sussex was the only university to offer this scheme for the strike period in 2019, due to the extremely high levels of unexpected expenditure connected to Covid-19, such as the need to invest significantly in technology and waiving rents for students who had left campus accommodation early, we are unfortunately not in a position to offer it this time. In addition, the University has already begun investing funds towards all the preparations for safely returning everyone to campus for the next academic year.

Other appeals and complaints

This process should not be used if you wish to appeal a mark or assessment result.

For this, read about our process for academic appeals. You have 21 calendar days from the publication of your results to submit an academic appeal.

You can also raise concerns and complaints about anything else you feel has gone wrong by reading our complaints procedure.

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