Student Communications update message
Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 5 March 2021
On Friday 5 March, Student Communications emailed all taught students. You can read the message in full below.
Dear all students,
We hope you’re well.
In this week’s update you can find out about:
- Answering your questions on the no detriment policy
- Education Awards
- Spirit of Sussex Award
- Reminder for students using campus facilities
- Important information for students living in University accommodation
- Celebrating International Women’s Day and One World Week
- Student Hardship support
Answering your questions on the no detriment policy
We’ve had a few questions from students about the no-detriment policy, we’ve supplied the answers to these questions on the Student Hub’s Your Education page. Students may find answers to questions that they may have about the no detriment policy here, and we will be adding to these FAQs shortly in collaboration with student groups. For any immediate questions relating to your course, please contact your School office.
Sussex Education Awards are now open for nominations.
The events of the past year have been hugely challenging for everyone. They have tested our resilience, determination and adaptability. The Sussex Education Awards are an opportunity for you to say thank you to individual members of staff or teams, in your School and the wider University, who have had, or are having, a positive impact on your experience at Sussex.
For more information about the Awards and to make your nomination please go to the dedicated Student Hub page.
Spirit of Sussex Award
The Spirit of Sussex Award is in full swing and students are now able to receive recognition for all their hard-earned extra-curricular achievements. Activities can range from part-time work to volunteering and society membership. The award is a great way to showcase your achievements both within and outside of university and get involved with your community here at Sussex. The team are always looking for students to showcase and highlight so if you have any achievements you'd like to share get in contact at email@example.com.
You can claim points for a whole range of activities that you have done during your time at Sussex, whether it be online, in Brighton or at home. The deadline for final year students to claim points and the award is 30 April so please make sure you get logging now to claim your award in time for graduation!
Reminder for students using campus facilities
All students that use campus facilities, including the Library, study spaces, Co-op and other indoor areas must continue to abide by the current Covid-19 rules. This means that when indoors you wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) and must not gather in groups indoors or outdoors on campus. You can view the simple steps we must all do to keep everyone safe on campus here.
Important information for students living in University accommodation
We want to thank the majority of students, on and off campus who continue to follow the current lockdown restrictions. We’re especially grateful to these students for their continued efforts as we know it’s not easy, but we appreciate that you’re keeping each other and our hardworking campus staff safe by helping to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 in our community and beyond.
Unfortunately a minority of students on campus are continuing to break the law and gather in large groups and hold large parties. The Covid-19 rules and law are very clear and students, like everyone else in England, should not mix with people from other households. Those who ignore this critical rule and attend or host gatherings like parties are putting themselves and others at risk of contracting the virus – they should be aware that they are breaking the law and may face significant fines and University disciplinary action.
Student Hardship support
If you’re facing difficulties, you can apply for financial support from our hardship fund. You can read more about our hardship funding here. This funding is available for all Sussex students.
Celebrating International Women’s Day and One World Week
With students and staff from almost every country in the world, Sussex is proud of its international outlook and status. Next week there are two opportunities for students and staff that celebrate this through our International Women’s Day activities on 8 March, which you can read about here; and also opportunities to take part in, and set up your own events during One World Week beginning on 15 March – you can find out more about the week’s activities and Students’ Union funding and events support here.
Finally, all of our student support services are operating remotely. Please do contact them if you need help on any issue.
With best wishes