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Caroline Bassett 20 years at Sussex

Staff receive awards for long service to the University this week. Professor of Media and Communications, Caroline Bassett shares her thoughts on 20 years at Sussex.

What was your first impression of the University?

I was a student at the time (I finished my doctorate after getting my first permanent post here – which I guess wouldn’t happen now) and one of my first impressions was the sheer number of overlapping research events I wanted to go to.

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What’s been the highlight of your time here?

Directing the Sussex Humanities Lab – it has a fantastic research programme, the people involved in it are brilliant, and we’re going places.

Supervising doctoral students is also really satisfying.

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What do you think makes Sussex special?

I think the Downs have quite a lot to do with it. Most campus universities are nice enough but not really anywhere.

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What’s your Sussex secret?

Egg and chips. Falmer Village café. You can do it in a lunchtime if you’re quick…

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