The Channel is an innovative magazine that will breathe new life into Sussex’s long and celebrated history as an interdisciplinary community. Featuring creative writing, essays and artwork, it will be a publication by and for our vibrant community of students, staff and alumni.
We will bring everyone together – across all the cultures, disciplines, age groups and professions – showing that we can all learn from each other while creating something beautiful and interesting.
The Channel is run by volunteers. By donating to our project, you will be seed funding our first edition that will allow us to become a self-sustainable magazine for years to come! Don’t forget to send us your creative or critical work!
We’re a diverse group of staff and students who have come together with the goal of inspiring and connecting the entire University of Sussex community.
We are driven by the principle that stories, critical essays, poetry, photography and artwork can all raise awareness of important issues in our society and connect people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Our team is multicultural and multidisciplinary with experience in journalism, filmmaking, editing, research, and publishing. We hope to pass these skills on to future teams and ensure the representation of a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
Where the money Will go?
All the work on the magazine and events is voluntary. 100% of funds received will go towards:
£20 – Design Software
£30 – Website running costs
£800 – Printing
Any additional funds raised will go towards future editions in the hopes of becoming a self-sustaining magazine
Once we have our successful first edition, we will generate sustainable advertising revenue and on going donations from supporters in order to become financially sustainable for future editions. By donating to this project, you are contributing to both the first edition and the long-term sustainability of our magazine!
£1 or more – the feel-good factor of supporting innovative and interdisciplinary writing at Sussex!
£5 or more – added to our mailing list to receive updates and invitation to contribute to future calls for submissions
£20 or more - Name added to acknowledgements on the website and digital version of the magazine. The digital version will also be sent to you
£40 or more – Name added to acknowledgements in print copy
£50 or more – Name added to print copy and a 1st edition print copy sent to your home with a letter of thanks from the editorial team.
£1200 – Your name and a message of your choosing* on a page to itself (perfect for declaring love to a partner as a romantic gesture or simply for fun) and copies of the next three editions sent to you.
*The message must be in keeping with the University’s and The Channel’s code of conduct
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We will be giving regular updates on the process of our first addition as well as recruiting for our team next year and future calls for submissions.
Help us succeed!
- You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
- In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
- And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.
-Images designed by Ayah Bourghli and Millie Baker