Universities Of Brighton and Sussex Snag Spots On ‘Vegan-Friendly Universities’ List

For Immediate Release:
30 September 2019

Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7923 6244; [email protected]


PETA Releases List of Universities Offering the Best On-Campus Vegan Food Options

Brighton – As more students than ever before are going vegan, PETA has released a list of 20 Vegan-Friendly Universities in the UK to celebrate the institutions that best support students looking for compassionate, eco-friendly food options.

The animal rights group has selected 20 universities based on the availability of plant-based food options on campus and their initiatives to promote vegan eating. The Universities of Brighton and Sussex both earned spots on the list.

At the University of Brighton, students can enjoy a variety of vegan options across campus: vegan croissants or irresistible fry-ups for breakfast and soups and sandwiches for lunch. For dinner, there’s always at least one vegan option and an additional choice of jacket potatoes, salads, soup, and more. Its cafés offer non-dairy milks and vegan baked goods, including heavenly homemade cakes.

Students at the University of Sussex demanded more vegan options and made a difference for animals and the planet. Dine Central eco-restaurant has expanded its plant-based offering with its vegan food bar, On the Pulse. Students can now build their own meal deals and choose from premium salad options, including chargrilled cauliflower, Mediterranean quinoa, and pomegranate seeds. They can also opt for rice or buckwheat noodles with veg and tofu from the Wok Bar.

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

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that in addition to sparing nearly 200 animals a year a violent and terrifying death, every person who goes vegan reduces his or her chances of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, strokes, obesity, cancer, and numerous other ailments. Vegans also have significantly lower carbon footprints than meat-eaters do, as animal agriculture is a major producer of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

Do you want to make your university more vegan-friendly? To learn how to become a PETA campus rep, click here.

For more information on all the universities on the list, please visit PETA.org.uk.