Sunday nights have got considerably more exciting for all the linguists at Sussex as Fry’s Planet Word hits our screens on BBC 2. Even if you’re not a linguist, you may have wondered at some[...]
The University of Sussex was voted among the top 20 universities in the UK by the Guardian’s 2010 University Guide last week. Rising a massive 15 places on last year’s standing, Sussex is now ranked[...]
Despite the announcement of the planned closure of linguistics at the end of last term, linguistics students are tirelessly continuing their campaign against the impeding closure of their course.
One of the highest-ranking degree programmes at Sussex will close to new applicants at the end of the current academic year.The University announced last term, without any prior consultation with staff or students, that there[...]
Last Wednesday a meeting was held between linguistic students and Steve Burman, the Dean of Humanities, Tom Healy, head of the new School of English, and Peter Boxall, Director of Taught Programmes and Lecturer in[...]
I hope it is not inappropriate to share my concern about the plans for shutting down the Linguistics programme at Sussex. As someone who has written and spoken extensively about language for a wide audience, and who has visited the University of Sussex on several occasions, I hope my observations may give the University reason to reconsider this decision.
One of the highest-ranking degree programmes at Sussex will close to new applicants at the end of the current academic year. The University announced last week, without any prior consultation with staff or students, that[...]