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Brighton Journal | 15th November 2019

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University of Sussex and University of Brighton named as two of the most vegan-friendly universities in the country

University of Sussex and University of Brighton named as two of the most vegan-friendly universities in the country
Lauren Nicolle

Both the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton have been named as two of the most vegan-friendly universities in the country by a leading animal rights’ charity.

PETA has named both institutions among the top 20 vegan universities in the UK, praising both for their wide variety of affordable, vegan options.

The charity highlighted Sussex’s plant-based offerings from the vegan food bar, On the Pulse, which is available from Eat Central, the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Jubilee café and Doctor’s Orders.

‘On The Pulse’ has been operating for more than three years and aims to offer at least one vegan option every day for staff and students and for the majority of days. The offer is also gluten free.

It allows student to build their own meal deals and choose from premium salad options, including chargrilled cauliflower, Mediterranean quinoa, and pomegranate seeds.

Sussex Food has been recognised for the sustainability of its food having won three stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) – the highest level of the award at the university’s first time of applying.

Sussex Food has also put the university on the sustainable food map alongside some of Brighton and Hove’s top restaurants including The Salt Room and Purezza as part of the One Planet Plate initiative, which is also run by the SRA.

PETA also commends Brighton University for its variety of vegan options, including vegan croissants or ‘irresistible’ fry-ups for breakfast and soups and sandwiches for lunch. For dinner, there’s always at least one vegan options, as well as a choice of jacket potatoes, salads, soups and more. The University’s cafés offer non-dairy milks and vegan baked goods including heavenly homemade cakes.

PETA Director Elisa Allen said:

“Students in the UK are going vegan in huge numbers, and it’s great to see universities joining the revolution. PETA commends the Universities of Brighton and Sussex for offering healthy and delicious vegan food options that everyone can enjoy.”

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