University of Sunderland

4.3
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85th of 169 in Universities
City/Town - Sunderland
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Freshers' Week

At the University of Sunderland, a thousand life-changing moments are waiting for you. You might find them in the vibrant heart of our city. You might find them in the sea. You might meet them amongst our first-class facilities, in a lecture or even on the football field.

Sunderland is a city by the sea. A place where lives are changed, futures are shaped and stories are rewritten. For our students, Sunderland is the place where lifelong friendships are forged and unforgettable moments take place. Many of our graduates love it so much, they end up calling it home.

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The University has a proven track record of providing high-quality education and experiences. Students gave courses such as Education Studies, International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Psychology with Counselling, Social Sciences and Sports Coaching 100% Overall Satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey, and the University was deemed to be the best in the UK for student engagement in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey.

Nightlife

Home to nationally-acclaimed musicians: The Futureheads, Hyde and Beast, Frankie and the Heartstrings and The Lake Poets, Sunderland's music scene is eclectic and electric.

Student favourite INDEPENDENT hosts art exhibitions and craft markets and every Friday and every Saturday you'll find DJs and bands playing everything from nu-jazz and house to funk, soul and indie. As well as a thriving independent scene, we've also hosted some of the world's biggest bands and artists such as Beyonce, Foo Fighters and Rihanna.

You'll find everything you want in Sunderland, from cheesy clubs and student-friendly bars to real-ale pubs and sophisticated restaurants.

Halls of residence

Living in a student-friendly city like Sunderland is an amazing experience. We know that moving away to university is one of the biggest and most exciting decisions you'll ever make, and you'll find a home from home at Sunderland.

We offer a great choice of accommodation for you to choose from, and our rent prices include heating, lighting, water, fuel, Wi-Fi and personal possessions insurance.

All of our accommodation is self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. We understand the importance of having a reliable and fast internet connection, and we can guarantee you 45Mbps, with unlimited downloads and uploads as standard.

We guarantee accommodation for all students studying in their first year at the University.

We guarantee international students a room booking throughout the duration of their course.

Location

Sunderland is a place that's as proud of its past as it is excited about its future. Situated on the North East coast, the city traces its roots back to Anglo Saxon times and is currently undergoing unprecedented growth. Over £1 billion is being invested in exciting projects across the city, from the Northern Spire, an iconic new bridge across the River Wear and a vibrant Cultural Quarter near City Campus, to attractive public space and seafront landscaping. And with even more ambitious plans in the pipeline, this really is Sunderland's moment. From big events to unique attractions like the National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, there's always something to do in Sunderland.

Highlights include:

  • Sunderland's International Airshow, a three-day spectacle in the skies which attracts close to one million visitors to the coastline from Roker to Seaburn
  • The Sunderland Illuminations, which light up the Autumn evenings every year
  • Sunniside Live, the summerlong festival of music and dance which brings in visitors from across the country
  • A string of vibrant independent bars, pubs and coffee shops hosting regular live music nights, reading and writing groups, craft clubs and more.

Clubs and societies

Whether you like to swim, ski, run, cycle, climb, sail, surf, train indoors or outdoors, there isn't much you can't take part in at Sunderland. As well as our excellent gym and sports provision on campus, you can also get involved in sports like tennis, badminton, football and squash. Or for something a bit different, why not give martial arts or trampolining a try?

There are over 50 Sports Clubs and Societies for you to join, covering everything from feminism, football, games, and hockey, to snow sports, debating and rugby. Whatever your interests, we'll help you find friends and have a happy and fulfilling student experience.

Freshers' week

Our Freshers' week is organised by the Students' Union and will be framed as "welcome week" this year.

We are focussing on daytime and early evening events so that all students feel included and considered.

Freshers will be able to take part in quizzes, meet special celebrity guests, attend music events, outdoor events, city walks, a mature student social, and even take part in "mate dates", whereby new students are paired up with current students to help them settle in. There'll also be an international student welcome event which is food focused. The University works with local businesses to identify safe spaces and venues for students, ensuring that everyone can get the most from welcome week.

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University of Sunderland delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for it's students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
Student Population
14070
Female / Male Students
58% Female
42% Male
Full / Part Students
82% Full Time
18% Part Time
International Students
81% Domestic
19% International
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University of Sunderland Reviews

4.3
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4 November 2018

Good facilities although St. Peter's campus has not got anywhere decent to go off campus near by, rather unorganised - timetable regularly gets mixed up, tutors not being available and so on.

4 November 2018

Overall, I think Sunderland is a very good university. It wasn't one that I wanted to go to straight away, it was my plan B. Currently my course is no longer on offer due to a small number of applicants but I think that's it is a great course nonetheless. We get so much help from our academics and they really care for us to succeed so they will do everything they can to make sure that we do. St Peters campus offers great facilities. I love the new redone cafes. The library offers a great selection of books and many study spaces. Because I am a language student I can use the language centre which has many useful language reseources but it is also a great place for quiet study.

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University of Sunderland
Chester Road
Sunderland
SR1 3SD
United Kingdom