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WELCOME HANDBOOK 2021

BRIGHTON STUDENTS’ UNION

YOUR JOURNEY

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We are here to make your student life better. Whether you are 18 or 118, part-time, postgraduate or commuting, there is something for everyone! From participating in our societies and sports, accessing academic advice and support, representing your student voice, or gaining invaluable employability skills by working and volunteering with us. We make sure that your University experience is the best it can be by providing you with plenty of opportunities to get involved and graduate with more than just a degree.

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Falmer Train Station

A community campus surrounded by the beautiful South Downs. Come and visit us at Ringmer House (by the bus stop) & pop into our café, The Hive, for a coffee with friends. Visit our shop to grab your essentials or a meal deal. You can also ask our SU staff in Reception any questions while you’re here or simply hang out in our common room.

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FALMER CAMPUS Ringmer House G re at Wilkins Halls Paddock Field Halls Moulsecoomb Train Station

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The largest campus at the University of Brighton. Visit our café, Basement Central, or our SU shops while you’re here. You’ll also see our SU area with our friendly Reception and our Societies & Student Voice teams. Pop in and say hello to them if you need any help or have any questions.

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Mithras House

Phoenix Halls

Close to the centre of Brighton, City Campus is the perfect place for finding inspiration, whether you’re on an art or humanities degree. You can purchase equipment needed for your next masterpiece at a student-friendly rate in our SU Art Shop and find us in the SU Reception on the mezzanine floor of the main Grand Parade building. We also have a common room for you to use in Pavilion Parade!

Brighton Train Station

St Peter’s House Library

Grand Parade Pavilion Parade CITY CAMPUS

Edward Street Palace Pier

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Eastbourne is a strong community campus nestled in a social town with a range of shops, clubs and the beautiful South Downs; you’ll feel right at home. This campus benefits from great sport facilities including a 25-metre swimming pool, sports hall, gym, artificial outdoor pitch and dance studio. You can find the SU Office in Greynore on the Darley Road site. Pop in to see Nigel and colleagues or see them out and about on campus, make sure you say hi!

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Eastbourne Train Station

Eastbourne Pier

Trevin Towers Welkin Halls WELKIN SITE

HILLBROW SITE

Greynore DARLEY ROAD SITE


YOUR YOUR OFFICERS OFFICERS The Officer ficer Team are elected by you!

They work for the Union full-time to ensure your voices are heard and campaign on the issues that matter to you, helping make your student life better.

Find out more about your officers at: BRIGHTONSU.COM/OFFICERS Sufia Begum Union President Sufia ensures we’re providing a quality service for our students and represents your voice in important University meetings.

Jenniver Girgawi Education Officer Jenniver works with the University to ensure they promote the best educational experience possible.

Rayan Badrie Activities Officer Rayan supports our societies, sports teams and student media to ensure they provide a valuable experience to their members. FULL-TIME OFFICERS You’ll see your full-time Officer Team around campus during your time here. They represent your views and work every day to improve your University experience. They have all studied at the University of Brighton and have been a student, just like you! Make sure you get to know them by popping in for a chat, catch them at events throughout the year or drop them a message.

Find more info at: BRIGHTONSU.COM/STUDENTVOICE

Hadi Hassoun Postgraduate Officer Hadi campaigns to improve the representation of all Postgraduate students within the development of policies, campaigns and actions at the University and SU.

BECOME AN OFFICER If you’d like to get involved by representing your fellow students, stand for a position in our Elections in the Autumn and Spring terms. Even if you don’t stand, make sure you vote for the students who best represent your views!


Representing Your Student Voice We are here to represent your student voice throughout your time at University, and support student-led campaigns on issues that matter to you to improve your academic experience.

CAMPAIGNS & PETITIONS We believe that all students have the power to make change no matter the size. If you’d like to lead or be part of a campaign or start a petition, we’re here to help. So, if you’re interested contact one of your Officers at brightonsu.com/officers or visit the Campaign Hub at brightonsu.com/studentvoice/campaigns We also run central campaigns which constantly challenge the University to improve on key issues.

PETITIONS We also represent the student voice by providing support for student petitions, as well as putting forward ideas for the student body to vote on. If you have any issues or concerns within the university, our SU provides a platform for students to exercise both their rights to vote and to challenge the system in place. If you want to raise an idea to our elected officers or access the platform to vote for current petitions, click the link below for more information! brightonsu.com/studentvoice/petitions/

NATIONAL NATIONAL UNION UNION OF OF STUDENTS STUDENTS Each year your elected Officers and NUS Delegates attend NUS conferences to represent the views of Brighton students on n a national level. Contact your BSU President, Sufia, for more information: bsupresident@brighton.ac.uk.


Use Your Student Voice We are committed to fully understanding your student experience and ensuring that you have the best time imaginable. Throughout the year we’ll be checking in on how you’re doing and asking for your thoughts and opinions on a range of topics. We’ll be running surveys, focus groups and Student Voice events on campus for you to get involved with.

QUESTION OF OF THE THE MONTH MONTH QUESTION Question of the Month is an all-student survey with different topics each month to make sure we’re working on the things that matter most to you!

BSU CHATS CHATS BSU To make sure we’re representing all students here at Brighton, BSU Chats is a way for us to have conversations with students who are typically underrepresented in our activities.

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- We worked with our Officer team to bring you a collection of Consent Workshops hosted by Dr Caroline West. - We ran an online #OneMonthOneChange Campaign to inspire students to take action against climate change. - We created resources and petitions to help support students claim their finances back during the Covid-19 Lockdowns. - Our officers wrote policies alongside the University to support students academic studies, campaigned for deadline extensions, and sat on a number of committees representing your voice.

Our Superheroes are paid to complete surveys and attend focus groups which ensures we are listening and acting upon the views of our students. Find out more about our projects and how your feedback helps to improve the student experience over on the Students’ Union website: brightonsu.com/studentvoice/yourfeedback/


A Course Rep is a student that volunteers to discuss your viewpoint at a course level and ensure that you’re getting the most of your university experience. The elected Rep will attend meetings with the University, raise any issues on behalf of course mates and help to create positive, lasting change.

TURNING STUDENT FEEDBACK INTO EFFECTIVE ACTION

Course Reps are essential in representing your student voice at Uni. They help to ensure that courses are relevant and run smoothly.

If you’re interested in becoming a Rep, let your course leader know at the beginning of the year. At the start of each year an informal election is held in class to decide who will be the representative for each course for that year. Once elected you will have full training, get support from BSU, learn key employability skills and attend social events as well as receiving rewards such as bespoke hoodies and vouchers.

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Can be as little as 8.5 hours over the year, however course reps can get more involved within their school or course. For example, a course rep might help students raise issues throughout the year, attend extra training sessions, or take part in extra focus groups. If you have any questions about what being a rep involves and want to know more information please don’t hesitate to contact

CourseReps@brighton.ac.uk


CAFÉS

If you’re feeling peckish, need a break or a place to reboot, we’ve got you covered. We have two fantastic student-focused cafés in our Falmer and Moulsecoomb campuses alongside an amazing new bar opening in the winter that we’re super excited about! We offer great quality and value for money as well as convenience. The money you spend in our outlets is always invested back into the Union and spent on areas such as activities and campaigns. ‘Therefore, by spending money in our outlets, you’re helping to make student life better!’

BSU will continue to ensure that our cafes, bar and shops are all operating as safely as possible. Please take note of any additional safety measures in our locations which we respectfully ask you to follow.

BASEMENT BASEMENT BASEMENT CENT RAL CENT RAL CENT RAL Pop into the Cockcroft building at our Moulsecoomb campus for lunch or after study sessions in Aldrich Library, unwind with friends and grab some great value food. We have a popular menu that caters for everybody, and we serve Starbucks coffee so come along & check it out!

THE THE HIV HIVEE The Hive is on our Falmer campus, where we serve Starbucks refreshments, light lunches and treats during the day. We’re also licensed if you want a wine, beer or something else refreshing It’s also connected to our common room if you want somewhere else to relax, play a board game, have a table tennis tournament; or wait for your lectures.

FIND OUT MORE AT: BRIGHTONSU.COM/CAFES

If you’re trying to save pennies, we have microwaves on every campus, so you can heat up your lunch for free and chill in our SU areas!


SHOPS, YOYO & We have an SU shop on each Brighton campus stocking snacks, stationery, course materials, University merchandise and more. We offer a great value meal deal as well as different promotions and all your favourite confectionary.

If you’re looking for specialist supplies for your course, head to our shops in Grand Parade and Mithras House. Grand Parade has an Art Shop with art supplies at budget-friendly prices and individual items not available elsewhere! Mithras has a wide array of equipment and materials for our Architecture and Design students. Our brilliant staff would d love to help with any queries around course materials or you might just want a friendly chat.

You can now pay in all our outlets with the Yoyo app, as well as order food and drinks in our cafes! Yoyo allows you to pay with your phone and earn loyalty points to gain rewards, like a free sandwich or a hoodie! Yoyo is also ultra quick to use so download the app now and get access to the amazing benefits.

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EMPLOYABILITY Working for your Students’ Union is a great way to earn extra money whilst studying. Brighton Students' Union is a supportive, representative, and fully independent charity run by students, for students. We understand the pressures that you (our students) are under so all Student Staff are employed on flexible contracts which allow us to provide work that not only fits around your studies but term breaks as well.

We employ around 150 Student Staff at the start of each Academic Year

We offer opportunities across the whole Union – within our cafés, shops, and our membership departments such as communications, marketing, events, engagement, administration, etc. Whatever your interests are, and wherever you’re studying, we will try and match you to a suitable role where you will learn valuable skills that can be used in your future career. No Experience, no problem. It’s more important to us that you have the drive and passion to deliver excellent customer service to your fellow students. We work hard but play hard as well and you’d be joining a friendly team of like-minded people who want to contribute to ‘Making Student Life Better’. It also looks great on your CV!!

We we were unable to employ Student Staff last year due to the pandemic, butt we b e are excited to be recruiting again for the 2021/22 Academic Year (subject to Government guidelines). All vacancies will appear on our website soon so keep your eyes peeled! brightonsu.com/jobs


Are you looking for part-time work while you are studying? A chance to earn some extra cash (from £8.36 per hour) and gain valuable work experience alongside your degree? Come and work for Brighton Students’ Union! We’re a freindly organisation that is led by students, for students and has your best interests at heart. You will be able to work around your studies and have all breaks from University as free-time. We will be hiring for more student staff to help us run our new venue in Moulsecoomb which is opening in January 2022. Keep an eye on our social media for more details in October. www.brightonsu.com/jobs


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Societies are a brilliant way to meet new people and make like-minded friends. We have so many societies at Brighton Students’ Union, which are all student-led and cover a diverse range of interests.

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You can join a new society all year round! Head to our website to see what we have to offer and officially join a society!

If you can’t find a society that reflects your interests, you can make your own! Gather a group of students who share your idea and head to our website to start the process.

STUDENT STUDENT MEDIA MEDIA We have fantastic student media opportunities – you don’t have to be studying a media-related degree to get involved either.

If you want to host your own radio show at Buzz Radio, or you love to write and want to gain experience at The Verse student newspaper – you can find out more about it below. We also have Brighton TV if you're interested in video!

@VerseBrighton @VerseBrighton @VerseBrighton

@BuzzRadioBSU @BuzzRadioBSU @BuzzRadioBSU

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What is it? We run a programme of free Give it a Go activities throughout the year for you to try new things, meet new people and make new friends. These activities can be anything from activities like pottery painting to paddleboarding or from environmental beach cleans to wellbeing workshops. Some of our sessions will be open to all students from across the University and some will be open to just the students on your campus. We do this to try and make sure as many people get to take part in the programme as possible.

Examples: GAMES NIGHT

KARAOKE NIGHT

Get Involved!

Find out more information about what activities are happening right now near you on our website:


MON 27TH SEPT

RETRO GAMES AFTERNOON - Cockcroft Gym i360 meet & greet social

TUES 28TH SEPT

FRESHERS FAIR - EASTBOURNE EDITION Graffiti Workshop - Grand Parade Courtyard

WED 29TH SEPT

POTTERY AND PINTS WORKSHOPS - The Shakespeare’s Head, Brighton CLIMBING WALL - FALMER

THUR 30TH SEPT

FRESHERS FAIR - FALMER EDITION PADDLE BOARDING AFTERNOONS

FRI 1ST OCT

MINI GOLF & AXE THROWING SESSIONS

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Sport Brighton is the home of the University of Brighton’s sport and activity services, providing you with the opportunity to develop and maintain your fitness, compete in sport or simply have fun and make friends. We believe that everyone should get active even if you don’t consider yourself to be sporty, we will help you find something you enjoy.

Gym & sports facilities, including fitness classes Sport Brighton has facilities in Moulsecoomb, Falmer and Eastbourne. A new gym and fitness facility will be opening before the end of 2021. A fitness class programme is offered throughout the week and the latest timetables can be found at the Sport Brighton website or at any Sports Centre receptions.

Student-led sports teams and clubs known as the Brighton Panthers From the competitive to the social, our range of student clubs has something for everyone: Athletics to Volleyball and everything in between. The Brighton Panthers are one of two universities to have an official partnership with Nike. See Sport Brighton’s website to access the Brighton Panthers Nike Store so you can rep the Panthers.

Parklife is a great way to get involved in activities at a low cost. There are a wide range of activities to get involved with including swims, football social leagues, drop-in sports sessions and more. Most sessions are just £1!

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#FRESHTIVAL21 FRESHTIVAL 2021 is finally here! Not only to welcome our brand new first years but for the first time ever, there is also a week dedicated to our second years too. This year we have gone BIGGER THAN EVER! Freshtival will be packed with immersive events, crazy drinks deals and bursting with PA’s, DJ’s and artists and plenty of ice breaker games. Grab your ticket to our official Freshtival and come and party with us whilst making new friends!

This year’s Freshtival is broken down into 2 weeks. REWIND is aimed towards second years, RELOAD is aimed towards first years and RELOAD EASTBOURNE is aimed towards our Eastbourne students. However, of course anyone can attend BOTH and we highly recommend you go along. The story of this years Freshtival is based around all the nights you might have missed over the last few years plus some traditional Freshtival fun thrown into the mix.

REWIND // 19TH SEPTEMBER - 26TH SEPTEMBER Aimed at our returning 2nd year students

RELOAD // 26TH SEPTEMBER - 1ST OCTOBER Aimed at everyone joining Brighton for the first time

RELOAD EASTBOURNE // 26TH SEPTEMBER - 1ST OCTOBER Aimed at everyone joining Brighton for the first time that are located in Eastbourne

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*Some venues may have access restrictions, check in advance


WHAT IS FRESHTIVAL AT BSU? FRESHTIVAL Is all about introducing you to your new city and is a huge part of the University experience. You will meet and connect with people in your first year that are likely to be your friends for life all whilst having lots of fun in the process. We have been running the OFFICIAL university Freshers for the past 25+ years and are proud to have been working with various seafront clubs and promoters. Here at your union we are here to ensure you have a safe and fun time with options for ALL students. Checkout some of the events we’ve done across 2020!

WHAT HAVE WE DONE DURING 2020?


PURCHASING TICKETS YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS BY SCANNING THE QR CODE Please make sure you check the dates and that you will be in your accommodation for the Freshtival events you choose to attend. Outside of the above events, we also have more coming up as part of our 2021 Freshtival lineup, including: Halloween & Oktoberfest 2021. Visit our ticket provider to purchase when they become available later this year.

refund policy We don’t usually offer refunds for event tickets HOWEVER this year everyone is protected if the events are not able to take place. You will either be able to roll your ticket over until the next possible date that these events can take place in person or request a refund via our ticketing platforms. We will be offering insurance to ALL TICKET HOLDERS this year, so in the unfortunate event you are unable to attend the events due to Covid-19, isolation or if the event is cancelled you will be completely covered on us and receive a full refund. When you purchase your ticket make sure to tick the insurance box to cover yourself. BSU will be paying this fee! Always remember we are here if you get stuck. You will have noticed that the prices are cheaper this year this is to factor in the insurance that needs to be purchased alongside the ticket.

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DIGITAL WRISTBANDS & BUNDLES This year our wristbands will be going digital! As we move into a more digital world this makes sense both with keeping safe and preventing the spread of Covid-19 but also less wasteful to the planet. It’s a no brainer really! Have no fear though you will have plenty of other opportunities to grab yourselves a souvenir from your Freshtival experience. Check out the QR code above to see what we have available in our shops!


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WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING? Alongside our FRESHTIVAL programme we also have some huge events outside of the programme to watch out for. These will be available to purchase the same day as your Freshtival wristband so keep your eyes peeled.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL EVENTS AVAILABLE? Outside of the above events, we also have more coming up as part of our 2021 Freshtival lineup, including: Halloween & Oktoberfest 2021. Visit our ticket provider to purchase when they become available later this year. All wristbands and tickets will be digital this year so no need to come onto campus to collect them.


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WHERE CAN I BUY A TICKET FOR FRESHTIVAL? You can purchase tickets by scanning the QR code below. Please make sure you check the dates and that you will be in your accommodation for the Freshtival events you choose to attend. All wristbands and tickets will be digital this year so no need to come onto campus to collect them.

CAN I GO TO FRESHTIVAL IF I AM NOT A FIRST YEAR? We will be announcing when tickets go on sale to each year group very soon, so keep your eyes peeled on our socials. These tickets will also be linked to our socials, so just follow the information once it has been announced to purchase tickets.

WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED? Freshers is one of the most memorable experiences you will have as a student. This year we have something for everyone whether you are into clubbing or activities, we have you covered. Not only do we have 2 weeks full of jam-packed themed events, but we also have an alternative programme of daytime activities, virtual events and an explorer day with plenty of offers and deals for you to get your teeth into.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION? For any further information regarding freshers please email us at:

BSUFreshers@brighton.ac.uk All LIVE Freshtival updates will be made via our social media and website:

MORE INFORMATION: brightonsufreshers.com


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WHAT HAPPENS IF WE ARE IN ANOTHER LOCKDOWN? In the event of another lockdown all events will be postponed until the next possible dates, and you will have a choice between rolling your ticket over or receiving a full refund. This will simply be a click of a button away.

I AM SELF-ISOLATING WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART? We will have various online and virtual events for you to get your teeth into, so have no fear. We also have lots of events all the way up until Halloween so you will absolutely be able to attend events after your isolation period ends.

WILL WE HAVE TO HAVE COVID PASSPORTS? We will be following the Government guidelines very closely on this, come September. As will all the clubs and partners. When purchasing your ticket you will notice a tick box in which you will agree to follow the guidelines at the time to be able to enter. Unfortunately, this is not a union decision and is down to any new restrictions that the government implement.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CATCH COVID AT AN EVENT? We have decided as a union to protect all Freshtival and other event tickets this year through a provider called Ticket plan. Just make sure you click the box to add it to your ticket. You may have realised that ticket prices are cheaper than previous years this is so that we can absorb that cost for you!

WILL I GET A REFUND IF I HAVE A POSITIVE COVID TEST? Yes. This falls under your insurance with Ticket plan. When you purchase your ticket make sure you read all of the T’s&C’s and tick the box to add the insurance to your ticket. Remember, you are not paying any extra as we have deducted it from our previous prices as we wanted to make sure this was covered for you.

MORE INFORMATION: brightonsufreshers.com


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THATS RIGHT! We are covering your ticket insurance this Freshtival! But you need to give us permission to do so should something happen. To do this, when you purchase any tickets as part of Brighton Students’ Union Freshtival, be sure to select the insurance box when you’re prompted. If you don’t tick this or add insurance to your ticket purchase we won’t be able to compensate you later should something change with our current Covid-19 restrictions. REMEMBER: All OFFICIAL Brighton Students’ Union Freshtival events will feature our branding & logo on the marketing material. If you don’t see our logo in any promotion for an event, then we aren’t affiliated and this event isn’t covered by our insurance. If something happens during one of these unaffiliated events, we will be unable to help you get a refund.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT UPDATES ON FRESHTIVAL? For any further information regarding freshers please email us at:

BSUFreshers@brighton.ac.uk All LIVE Freshtival updates will be made via our social media and website:

MORE INFORMATION: brightonsufreshers.com


TOP TIPS FOR FRESHERS JUMP RIGHT IN: In the first 2 weeks of uni, you’ll have so many opportunities thrown your way! Take every chance you can to meet new people, whether that’s joining a society, attending official BSU events or just enjoying a cuppa with your new friends. PREPARATION IS KEY: Make sure you’re extra prepared in order to minimise stress when you arrive. Check out the University and Students’ Union websites to familiarise yourself. It’s also important to register for a doctor and dentist at the beginning of uni as you may forget to as time goes on. WORK CAN PILE UP: Try not to get too carried away with Freshers’ and attend your induction lectures so you can plan how to manage your workload throughout the year. CHEESE IS EXPENSIVE: Remember your loan has to last for a whole term and adjusting to independent living and/or a student loan can be challenging. You can find great advice about budgeting on our website. It’s also a good idea to make the most of student discounts – you can get fantastic local and national discounts with TOTUM. REMEMBER THAT EVERYBODY IS IN THE SAME BOAT: We understand that meeting so many new people can seem daunting, it’s often helpful to remember that everybody is in the same position – and they’re looking to meet people with similar interests and make the most out of their experience too!


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SLEEP Put away your phone and laptop at least half an hour before bed. Use your bed as your sanctuary. Creating a calming space that is associated with relaxation and sleep will make it easier for your brain to switch off. Try and get into a regular sleep schedule. This will help your ability to enter REM sleep - the stage of sleep believed to benefit learning, memory, and mood.

CHILL It’s important to ‘chill.’ University can be a busy time, juggling lectures, essays and a social life, which is why it is important to take time for yourself. ‘You time’ can help reduce stress and build self-esteem over time, so go on, take some time out. You deserve it.


DIET The food you eat can have an impact on how your mind and body works. Keep healthy snacks on hand to boost your concentration throughout the day. Aim to drink 6 to 8 glasses of fluid a day. Water, lower fat milk and sugar-free drinks, including tea and coffee all count. A varied, balanced diet includes carbs, vegs and protein! Check out NHS Eat Well website to find more on what to include in your diet, eating on a budget and healthy recipes. NHS.uk/live-well/eat-well/ 5-a-day-what-counts

EXERCISE Exercise is good for the whole body including the mind. If you are struggling to find ways to exercise check out the sports section!

STAYING HEALTHY AT UNIVERSITY


WELFARE WELFARE We understand that while University is an amazing experience, sometimes we can all benefit from a bit of extra help. We are here for you, and provide a variety of activities, services and run awareness raising campaigns throughout the year.

Led by students and officers, we support and host regular welfare activities and campaigns on educational and social issues. These might include supporting anything from Black History Month to virtual yoga classes. Anyone can get involved. Keep an eye out for activities on your campus.

We have wellbeing cupboards on every campus. These cupboards are filled with essentials to help you keep your health and wellbeing in check. All these products are free for our students, so if you’re stuck and need something while you’re at Uni - you can head to our offices on every campus, no questions asked.

WELF ARE CHECKS CHECKS WELF ARE We are committed to supporting your wellbeing while you are at university and will be contacting each and every one of you to make sure you are ok. One of our team will reach out to you through the year by sending you a message through Microsoft Teams (which is one of the digital tools the University uses). From there you can either use the text chat to talk with one of our teams or arrange a video call. We can talk to you about any issues you might have and if we don’t know the answer, we know someone that will! If you don’t need us that’s absolutely fine too!

LOCAL & UNI SERVICES: Sometimes things can get really challenging so we work with the University and multiple local services and companies who provide expert support and advice on different health and wellbeing topics:

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We also work with the University on many of our wellbeing projects over the year: brighton.ac.uk/wellbeing


TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ADVICE AT BSU, VISIT: BRIGHTONSU.COM/SUPPORT Our Support Team, a dedicated group of professionals, are here to help you with any difficulties you may face as a student. You can contact us if you need to find out more about mitigating circumstances, appeals, complaints and much much more! We are here to guide you through University policies and processes, and help you make informed choices resolving any issues that impact your university life. BSU BSU SUPPORT SUPPORT HELP HELP AROUND AROUND 1,000 1,000 OF OF OUR OUR STUDENTS STUDENTS EVERY EVERY YEAR YEAR FROM FROM ACROSS ACROSS ALL ALL CAMPUSES CAMPUSES SO SO YOU YOU ARE ARE NOT NOT ALONE ALONE IF IF YOU YOU NEED NEED TO TO REACH REACH OUT. OUT. DON’T DON’T HESITATE HESITATE TO TO CONTACT CONTACT THEM THEM IF IF YOU YOU EVER EVER NEED NEED ADVICE. ADVICE.

We are independent from the University and provide free, confidential and p professional advice and guidance through gh our trained and experienced staff members.

CONTACT CONTACT You can contact us by emailing: bsusupport@brighton.ac.uk Or you can use our new online booking system to book an appointment with one of our team quickly and easily. calendly.com/brighton-students-union-support-team


WHAT IS BSU DOING? We understand it’s not enough to say ‘I’m not racist’; and to further our goal of making Brighton Students’ Union more inclusive, we have developed our Anti-Racist Forum. This group works hard to do more to tackle race inequality by actively challenging others and fighting back against racism. As part of our ongoing campaign to fight racism, we have included a list of resources and material to ensure that you have the tools to help join our ongoing work. For further details or information on how Brighton Students’ Union is tackling racism alongside the University, e-mail us at: BSUCommunications@brighton.ac.uk

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

1) BEING AN ALLY

Firstly, get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. You may feel it’s difficult to speak up when you haven’t lived the experiences of others. One key message to take away is to become an ally: ‘I understand that I will never understand, but I stand with you’.

2) EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THE ISSUES

There are so many books, online journals and articles that can help you educate yourself. Such resources are key in raising awareness about black history, how racism and microaggressions seem to be normalised within society, and how even to this day, racism is still rife around the world. • White Fragility, Robin Diangelo • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge • Natives, Akala

3) SUPPORTING THE MOVEMENT

If you don’t have any money to spare, you can still get involved in donating your time. A video has been created on YouTube for people to watch and 100% of the ad revenue the video makes will be donated to the charities stated at the start of the video. There is also a list and links to the petitions that you can sign in the description.

SCAN THE CODE TO GO TO THE VIDEO We are an anti-racist Students’ Union which means we work closely with the University in the fight against racism and are committed to making unbiased choices in order for us all to live equally. brighton.ac.uk/brighton-students/your-student-life/anti-racism


LGBTQ+ History Month at Brighton Students’ Union aims to not only celebrate the huge achievements and contributions made by LGBTQ+ people throughout history but also increase the visibility of the barriers and discrimination faced by the community and what we can do to eliminate these. In the last year the Union have campaigned to raise awareness of hate crime, promoted LGBTQ+ sexual health, celebrated Brighton Pride, supported LGBTQ+ history month and marked International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

CHECKOUT THE LGBTQ+ SOCIETY! Don't forget, if you need additional support from fellow students whilst studying, that our AMAZING LGBTQ+ Society is here to give you extra information, or just some cool people to hang out with! The LGBTQ+ Society is for all students who identify within the LGBTQ+ Spectrum (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and all sexualities, genders, and identities that fall under the plus), whether you are openly out, questioning, or unsure. Send them an email if you would like some more information: brightonLGBTQSOC@outlook.com or checkout our Activities section on our website!

“Historic, inspired and unparalleled. Brighton Pride is one of the best international pride festivals, we love it” Attitude Magazine. Will you be joining us for Brighton Pride 2022? Get excited for August 2022, and join BSU for the annual Brighton Pride March!

NEED SOME DEDICATED ADVICE? VISIT: BRIGHTONSU.COM/SUPPORT


WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS! WE’RE GETTING A NEW VENUE! We are opening a new venue on the Mouslecoomb campus in Winter 2021/22. This will be a fantastic space at the bottom of the stunning new Mithras halls of residence where you can enjoy food, drinks and good times with friends g whilst having a game of pool, watching live sport or just chilling and enjoying ourr excellent vibes.

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We will have more opportunities available for part-time jobs when our new venue opens, so stay tuned!

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