University of Sussex: UCU statement

13 October 2021

A UCU spokesperson said: 'UCU supports the statement from UCU Sussex branch which makes clear its opposition to the harassment and bullying of staff and students. The statement is also clear that UCU is not calling for any staff to be dismissed from their post.

'The statement, which was made in response to the recent message from vice chancellor Adam Tickell to staff, reflects union policy with regards to trans inclusion. UCU is a proud and unequivocal supporter of trans rights and echoes the calls from UCU Sussex branch for the university to match its strong stance on academic freedom with an equally strong stance on trans inclusion.

'UCU condemns the personal threats now being received by members of UCU Sussex branch executive, which include the identification and publishing of contact details. These matters are being raised immediately with leadership at the university.'

Last updated: 13 October 2021