Arts & Culture

University Professor’s Key Role In Boosting Teacher Training During Pandemic
Experts from the University of Sunderland are leading the way in national policy when it comes to training teachers during the pandemic.Professor Lynne McKenna, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Society, is playing a key role in shaping the future of teacher training as the sector continues to...
Spooky Story Competition Puts A "Spell" On Sunderland
SUNDERLAND youngsters are being asked to showcase their spooky skills by creating their very own tale of terror in time for Halloween. But there’s nothing scary about winning this writing competition, as there’s a host of gift vouchers for the most creatively creepy concoctions.The contest has been organised by Sunderland...
Multimillion-Pound Cash Boost For Businesses Thanks To University Project
A University of Sunderland project which aims to support manufacturers across the North East has secured an extra £6million in funding.The University’s Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project (SAM) - one of the region’s largest investment programmes - aims to help businesses become more productive and sustainable.Since then, the programme –...
From Children’s BBC To Netflix, Graduate Alex Proves There Are No Boundaries
University of Sunderland graduate Alexander Moore has landed a major new media industry role. Alex studied Film and Media Studies at the University and went onto a successful career developing and producing programmes for Children’s BBC.Now the graduate has been announced as Vice President (Non-Fiction) of the production division of...
Top Technology To Bring Monsters To Life In Sunderland
A bunch of specially created virtual reality monsters will take Halloween in Sunderland to a whole new dimension. The creations will come to life when visitors scan a QR code on buildings around the city centre, in a similar way to the Pokemon GO sensation of a few years ago.But...
University Artist Theo Set For International Residency
An artist from the University of Sunderland has won a prestigious residency to show off his innovative work in the Netherlands. Theo Harper has been successful in his application to the EKWC European Ceramic Work Centre, an international workplace where artists, designers and architects explore the technical and artistic possibilities...
Big Names And Family Favourites Heading To Sunderland Festival
A SUNDERLAND festival is delivering fun for all ages this month (August), with comedy, live music and family-friendly entertainment on the line-up. As part of its Rainton Festival, Rainton Arena, at Houghton-le-Spring, has planned a packed series of socially distanced events, making the most of its huge outdoor space.Those heading...
Bridges Shopping Centre is on the Ball
A popular activity at a Sunderland shopping centre is bouncing back, as the Government eases more lockdown restrictions. The Ping Pong Parlour at the Bridges will reopen today (17 August), at a bigger location in the former USC unit, next to Debenhams. And those hoping to practise their swing can now book...
A Career in Pharmacy Forged by Determination
Taiyyibah Irfan’s life ambition to become a pharmacist has been a gruelling journey of heartache, loss, illness, and setbacks - but sheer determination has led to her achieving her career goals as well as an annual award for showing care and compassion. Taiyyibah now begins her role as a pre-registration...
Clearing the Way and Paving the Future at the University of Sunderland
The University of Sunderland is preparing for one of its busiest times of the year as students prepare to take their first step on the road to career success. Staff at the University are ready to support those going through the Clearing process after receiving their A-level results on Thursday,...

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