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Universities and colleges must take ‘deliberate steps’ to engage students

QAA
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has advised universities and colleges to actively involve all students as partners in the quality of their higher education.

Published today as part of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, the new Chapter on Student engagement emphasises the ‘positive influence’ that involving students directly in quality management can have on educational experiences.

University of Sussex adult learning cuts ‘hammer blow’

BBC News
Up to 15 full-time jobs are at risk as the University of Sussex proposes to axe some adult learning courses.

Anger as top college drops chemistry

The Guardian
Sussex University shuts prestigious department in fresh blow for science.

Protests as Sussex University axes linguistics courses

The Argus
Hundreds of students and lecturers staged a protest after the shock announcement their university planned to close a course ranked among the best in Britain.

University of Sussex approves £5m cuts – and 107 job cuts

Brighton & Hove News
The cuts have prompted a storm of protest, both from students who have staged demonstrations and sit-ins, and from members of the University and College Union

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