Aubrey Allegretti

Aubrey Allegretti read Politics at the University of Sussex. He is the former News Editor and editor-in-chief of the university's campus newspaper The Badger, and was elected as the student union media development officer.

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Unconditional university offer used as competition prize

A university has found a novel way to recruit prospective students - by incentivising them to enter a competition with the chance of getting an unconditional offer to study there if they win.

First World War Centenary: Tower of London poppy installation commemorates the lives lost

Ceramic poppies were this morning planted by members of the Royal Family at The Tower of London as part of an art installation designed to commemorate the lives of those who died in the First World War.

Scottish independence TV debate: When is it, where can you watch it, and what have they been saying?

Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling are going head to head tonight in a televised debate over the Scottish independence vote. Ahead of the clash, we outline the key information

A Chelsea Pensioner walks among red poppies at the Tower of London’s moat yesterday

First World War Centenary: Lamps to go out across Britain to commemorate dead

A century after Foreign Secretary Edward Grey ominously observed on the eve of the First World War that “the lamps are going out all over Europe” homes, offices and public buildings in Britain and around the globe will dim the lights in memory of the start of the conflict.

Britain 'leads Europe on gay rights', claims David Cameron

David Cameron today claimed Britain was leading the way in Europe on gay rights as he hailed one of the biggest events in the Gay Pride calendar.

Sussex occupied once more ahead of tomorrow's national academic strike

A lecture theatre at Sussex University has been occupied by protesters in support of a national academic strike tomorrow.

A crowd of supporters gathers outside Brighton Magistrates' Court

Occupy Sussex students plead not guilty

Four students pleaded not guilty today at Brighton Magistrates Court to charges related to protests that took place at the University of Sussex up to three weeks ago.

A line of police protects Bramber House

Occupy Sussex comes to an end as police move in

The student occupation at Sussex University has officially ended, after bailiffs and police escorted the remaining students out of the building.

Eateries on campus were closed but some scaled the roof above the Bridge Cafe

Occupy Sussex to be evicted as university is granted an injunction

The two-month student occupation at Sussex University is to end following a court hearing in London today.

The outnumbered police were heckled into a corner by the hundreds of protesters

University of Sussex granted injunction against student occupation

An injunction has been granted to the University of Sussex over the occupation of Bramber House which began on 7 February earlier this year.

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