This newsletter shares with you a regular summary of the work that Sussex UCU is doing on behalf of members and for all staff and students at Sussex.

For specific announcements and articles from our UCU Exec, see our site blog:



Newsletter 18. 2 July 2021: racial justice open letter; ballot result; EGM report; teaching next term; USS; Another Uni is Possible campaign

Newsletter 17. 9 June May 2021: Sussex UCU declares dispute; consultative ballot on redundancies; Exec positions: UCU Congress.

Newsletter 16. 17 May 2021: Sussex UCU response to USS evaluation; organising & antiracism events; new UCU branch; UCU Exec.


Newsletter 15. 4 May 2021: motion passed on compulsory redundancies; Size & Shape; USS update; Kill the Bill protests; REF&promotions

Newsletter 14. 19 April 2021: Critique of the Size & Shape project; EGM on compulsory redundancies; institutional racism: Sewell Report


Newsletter 13. 29 March 2021: Get involved: Tutors; email on Size & Shape; USS; summer teaching update

Newsletter 12. 16 March 2021: Members' poll on promotions; pensions update; international solidarities


Newsletter 11. 1 March 2021: Join our working groups; H&S report; return to campus; motion defending Arts & Humanities


Newsletter 10. 15 Feb 2021: Spring teaching; Cuts to Arts & Humanities funding; Sussex ISC recognition; USS: advice for Migrant Members

Newsletter 9. 1 Feb 2021: Health & Safety update; UCU EGM 25 Jan; Survey- industrial action; USS transparency; call for union recognition

Newsletter 8. 18 Jan 2021: New Year Newsletter: Library Health & Safety; EGM; SARA manifesto; USS: ISC UCU recognition; SU Trustees

Newsletter 7. 18 Dec 2020 on: 2020 - Looking Back and Looking Forward; UCU/UEG Joint Statement: USS Consultation update

Newsletter 6. 7 Dec 2020 on: Joint Statement on Spring supported by members; solidarity with Brighton staff; Anti-Racist Action launch

Newsletter 5. 23 Nov 2020 on: in person-teaching and student mental health; Catering Staff win: follow-up; update; USS; Spring teaching

Newsletter 3. 9 November 2020 on: Catering Staff update; Police off campus; Solidarity with UEL; USS; Update on Teaching

Newsletter 2. 26 October 2020 on: Catering Staff redundancies; Solidarity with Roehampton; USS; Failure to Agree motion

Newsletter 1. 12 October 2020 on: Language Tutor Contracts; Promotions; USS; Special HE Conference; SARA antiracism workshops



Newsletter 13. 30 July 2020 on: USS Update; Reps needed for Race Equality Charter and Health&Safety; update on meetings with UEG.


Newsletter 12. 24 July 2020 on: 4 Fights Ballot; Race Equality Charter; Anti-Racism Reading Group; teaching next term.

Newsletter 11. 16 July 2020 on: email to Chair of Council; election of Crisis Justice candidate; negotiation training; EGM report.

Newsletter 10. 9 July 2020 on: UCU presentation to Council; promotions; Anti-Racism Reading Group; negotiation training for members.

Newsletter 9. 2 July 2020 on: UCU Levy; University of Sussex finances; Race Equality Charter; Max Savage for University Council.

Newsletter 8. 25 June 2020 on: redundancy consultation; teaching next term; PGR funding; Sussex Precarious Academics Qs for PGRs.


Newsletter 7. 18 June 2020 on: Anti-Racist Action Plan; Council elections; report from the unions negotiating team; PGR concerns.

Newsletter 6. 11 June 2020 on: Black Lives Matter and antiracist organising; Crisis Justice - pay meeting follow-up; teaching next term

Newsletter 5. 4 June 2020 on: McGettigan report & Financial Learning Curve group; USS divestment; health & safety update.

Newsletter 4. 28 May 2020 on: job-saving success in Library; McGettigan finance report; Redistributive Pay meeting; new Exec Committee.

Newsletter 3. 22 May 2020 on: reopening labs; Crisis Justice update; call for nominees to Executive Committee (AGM 27 May).

Newsletter 2. 13 May 2020 on: governance concerns; migrant workers; Sussex Precarious Academics; PGR survey.

Newsletter 1. 6 May 2020 on: furlough; Voluntary Severance; launch of Crisis Justice at Sussex campaign.