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Sussexsport staff activities newsletter: Autumn 2015




University of Sussex employed staff can now swim for £1 at participating pools in Brighton, Hove, Lewes and Newhaven.

The offer is available to current members of staff employed by the University on the presentation of a staff identity card, in agreement with Freedom Leisure and Wave Leisure.

A valid University of Sussex staff identity card must be presented to pool staff at every session.

Participating pools include:

Please check the general/adult swim times at the centres to plan your visits.

Full details, including terms and conditions, are available on the Sussexsport webpages



Staff Yoga Sessions

Starting in November and for the remainder of the autumn term, we are hoping to run a weekly staff-only yoga class. This will take place on a weekday after work from 5.30pm-6.30pm in the Barlow Gallery in the Library. To register your interest and for further details, please email:


 Fundraising Friday: 20 November 2015

This year’s Fundraising Friday will take place on Friday 20 November. The challenge will be distance based and we will be releasing more news very soon. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest updates.


stress awareness

As part of the 17th annual National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 4 November, we will be offering free office-based massages for groups of up to six staff (minimum of five staff per office).

The morning slots will commence at 9.30am and the afternoon slots at 2pm.

All massages will be 20 minutes long and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Bookings open from 3pm on Thursday 22 October. To book your free massage, please email Sam Fuller at from 3pm on Thursday. Emails received before this time will not be registered.

The theme of this year’s National Stress Awareness Day is ‘Employee Wellbeing as a Worthwhile Investment in Your Business’.

One way to ease stress for some people is mindfulness. Lead Chaplain, Rev Chris McDermott, will be offering sessions of mindful sitting and relaxation on 4 November at 9.30am and 12 noon as part of National Stress Awareness Day.

These sessions, which take place in the Meeting House, also run every Monday at 1pm, Wednesday at 9.30am and 12 noon, and Friday at 1pm. There is no need to book for mindfulness sessions, just turn up.

 In case you forget your work-out gear…

The Students’ Union shop is now selling a limited range of Fairtrade sports clothing including tops, shorts, capri leggings.

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