Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell confirms Sussex will remain open in email to students

Campus will stay open and teaching won’t be affected

University of Sussex Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell has emailed all students addressing the upcoming four week lockdown period. Teaching is due to continue as it has been, and the university campus will stay open.

In an email sent out to all students this morning, Adam Tickell has reassured students that Sussex is set to stay open throughout the November lockdown period. Explicitly stating that Sussex will “make sure that you experience as little disruption as possible”, it is apparent that the university is keen to maintain Covid-levels of normality throughout the second national lockdown period.

Vice-Chancellor Tickell did not comment on whether teaching delivery formats will be changed, simply noting that “[students’] education can continue”. The email encourages those living on campus not to worry, as all services and staff will remain operational to keep things running as they have done since the start of term.

In the email it is also stressed that student wellbeing is a top priority for Sussex and the university promises to help those in need as much as possible. The Vice-Chancellor once again encourages to contact the student life centre for information on the support Sussex offers in his address to students.

With the promise of many more updates in the coming week, it is possible the information shared may change as government advice does.