Parklife Colour Run

The Colour 5km Run is Back!

Is back for another year and it’s bigger and better than ever! Students and staff from the university are invited to take part.Ever fancied donning some nice pristine white clothes before getting absolutely covered in ridiculous amounts of multi-coloured powder?
We thought so!
After months of meticulous planning, we are proud to finally announce details of the Parklife Colour Run which will take place at 5pm on Wednesday 27th April at the Falmer Campus. Last year’s event sold out so make sure you sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.
Participants can walk, jog, run, and dance around the 5k course, starting dressed in white before being drenched in glorious powder as they cruise through each colour station.
Kirsty McCoubrey, Participation Officer, in the university’s Sport and Recreation department, is delighted with the scope of the event. She said: “This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and colleagues and have some fun. Last year’s event was great and it is definitely one not to be missed!”
Entry will cost £10which will include an exclusive Parklife Colour Run t-shirt and sunglasses, as well your very own pouch of coloured powder.

Want to get involved but don’t fancy doing the distance?

We are currently recruiting a team of volunteers to help on the day, from colour throwers to course marshals we need you! Interested, then please contact Kirsty Mccoubrey via email.

For more information and to book your place, click here or keep tabs on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram

Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

The university is sharing in €500,000 funding to explore the reduction of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) health inequalities in Europe.

Led by Dr Nigel Sherriff in the UK with Dr Laetitia Zeaman, Alex Pollard, and Professor Kath Browne, the project is the result of a successful tender to the European Commission (DG Sante) with partners from Italy (Verona University Hospital – lead partner), Poland (National Institute for Public Health), and Belgium (EuroHealthNet and ILGA-Europe).

The project aims to gain a better understanding of the specific health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people, focusing in particular on overlapping inequalities stemming from discrimination (also unintentional) and unfair treatment on other grounds (e.g. age, disability, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity). Moreover, the project aims to gain a better understanding of the barriers faced by health professionals when providing care to these groups (including health promotion and mental health services).

More details will be made available in due course. In the meantime, feel free to contact n.s.sherriff[at] for further details.

Listening before commissioning!

ESCC Poster_final


Winning recent research poster based on study led by Dr Nigel Sherriff, Dr Chris Cocking, and Dr Lester Coleman with School of Health Sciences Dr Laetitia Zeeman, Dr Kay Aranda, and former School of Applied Social Science colleague, Liz Cunningham! Well done to the entire research team. For details of the research underpinning the poster, see the project webpage.




Are healthy diets sustainable? a don’t miss seminar

Food, Climate and Society Seminar – 21st April 2016

Food and the sustainable healthy diets question

Dr Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford

12:30 – 14:00 – Arts C, Global Studies Resource Centre, University of Sussex



Food, Climate and Society Seminar Series – February, March and April 2016

During the spring term of 2016, BSUFN, the Department of Geography (University of Sussex), and the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme will be co-hosting a seminar series on the theme of Food, Climate and Society. This series will explore the multiple challenges that the global food system is facing: feeding more people healthy food while limiting environmental and social impacts.