University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland is a truly life-changing university. We’ve been providing higher education in the city since 1901, and we’re proud to be an innovative, accessible and inspirational university.

As of year-end 2014-2015 we have 19,478 students, and our strengths range from widening access and student experience to research, international and industry links.

Our forward-thinking academics, state-of-the-art facilities and strong links to world-renowned companies will provide you with the support you need to embark on your career journey.

We’re known internationally for the quality of our teaching and our research is classified as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ adding to our growing reputation for academic excellence.

Our two Sunderland Campuses and the University of Sunderland in London are well located to provide you with a full and rewarding student experience, and we offer extensive opportunities and continued support when you graduate to help you stand out from the crowd.

The University has four academic faculties, responsible for teaching and learning, academic development and research, and working with partners in business and industry.

The Faculties are supported by a number of service departments responsible for a wide range of activity such as student welfare and accommodation and includes teams with responsibility for managing the University estate, financial matters, and human resources.

  • Arts, Design, Media: Creative and Performing Arts, Design, Dance, Drama, Music, Journalism, PR, Film, Media, Cultural Studies, Fine Art, Glass, Ceramics, Photography, Radio, TV, Video, New Media
  • Business & Law: Accounting, Business, Management, Law, Tourism
  • Education and Society : Education, English, Health Studies, History, Social Sciences, Combined Subjects
  • Applied Science: Computing, Engineering, Psychology, Nursing, Environment, Pharmacy, Clinical Sciences, Sport and Exercise Sciences

The North East England Mining Archive and Resource Centre (NEEMARC) is a major archive for mining related data and includes health and safety information, legal records, technical reports and trade union records. NEEMARC is situated within the Special Collections Room of the Murray Library.

According to The Guardian League Tables 2015, the University of Sunderland was ranked 77th out of 116.

The University of Sunderland was shortlisted for University of the Year by the Times Higher Education Awards in 2012.

It was also named Best new university in the North East by the Guardian University Guide 2012.

The University of Sunderland Students’ Union is headed by five sabbatical officers who run the Union and are elected into the roles by their peers for a period of one year. The current officer positions are President, Vice President, Education and Welfare Officer, Sports and Activities Officer and Entertainments and Media Officer. They are augmented by five lay Trustees to make up the Trustee Board.

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