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This is Sussex

Our news, our stories, our people | 26 June 2020

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Update on our work on race equality
Our community
View from the VC

 

Must-read research and other campus news

University of Sussex Business School
Resource curse or resource blessing: How major oil discoveries keep autocrats in power

University of Sussex Business School
Role models: The need for responsible modelling in the age of pandemic

English
Speaking Citizens: New research project aims to put speech back at the heart of British education

Psychology
Sussex psychologist provides vital public information in the fight against Covid-19

Law, Politics and Sociology
Help for families in turmoil, as free law advice clinic reopens

Our community
University of Sussex signs commitment to support technicians

Obituary
Steve Rogers

Parking
Campus works impacting roads, access and transport
Don't miss out
In such unprecedented times, we can all make a difference through small acts of kindness. By donating to our Emergency Hardship Appeal you can help to provide a lifeline for Sussex students who are in financial crisis as a result of the pandemic.

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Due to the positive response from staff who attended our May “learn to listen” workshops delivered by the Samaritans, we are going to hold three more on 7, 15 and 24 July.

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In this week's IT Services update, some advice on MS Teams, accessing Gartner, and spotting fake emails.

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Recordings of the recent Voluntary Severance Scheme webinars from 2 June, 3 June, 9 June and 10 June are now available online.

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Meditation exercises by Christopher McDermott, Lead Chaplain

Exercise 13 - taking refuge in the breath and making friends with our soundscapes

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Keep fit without leaving the house

Sussexsport is providing free online fitness classes to encourage the University community to keep active. The timetable includes: PiYo (Pilates+Yoga), High Intensity Training, seated stretching and classic Yoga. 

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Guidance on working and teaching remotely

Check out our remote working page for: tips on improving broadband speed; accessing programmes you use the most; teaching, meeting and chatting online; and installing new software at home.

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Top picks for next week

LGBTQ+ WorkPride Global Conference
Friday 26 June
9:00 until 17:00
Online
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Organisational Development staff workshop: Introduction to Trans Awareness
Tuesday 30 June
10:00 until 16:00
Online
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SSRP webinar: The Pandemic and Inequality, with Dr Shova Thapa Karki, Dr Mary Menton and Professor Michael Collyer
Tuesday 30 June
11:00 until 11:45
Online
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Energy & Climate Seminar: More democracy, not less: The role of democratic participation for climate action, with Rebecca Willis
Tuesday 30 June
13:00 until 14:00
Online
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Centre for Cognitive Science seminar: How to Build a Conscious Robot, with Prof. Keith Frankish
Tuesday 30 June
16:00 until 17:30
Online
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Organisational Development staff workshop: Resilience for Managers
Wednesday 1 July
10:00 until 11:30
Online
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