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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...
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...
University of Sunderland Academic to Conduct Game of Thrones Fan Survey
An academic from the University of Sunderland is part of a team which will conduct a survey of the attitudes of fans of Game of Thrones. The team wish to establish what makes such a gloomy and death-ridden show so culturally successful and important. The research team – which includes the...
Sunderland City Partners Supporting The "Football Welcomes Refugees" Campaign
City partners in Sunderland are joining the team to support the annual, national Amnesty International UK ‘Football Welcomes Refugees’ campaign.  The campaign was first launched in April 2017 to celebrate the contribution refugees and asylum seekers make, not only to football but to all aspects of community life. Across the country,...
Childhood Studies Lecturer Lands A Publishing Deal
Four years after leaving a draft of a children’s book in the bottom draw at home – Fay Cavagin used the first lockdown to revisit the story and ended up with a publishing deal. “I’ll Get You Home” is the story of a little mole that ventures too far from...
The debate surrounding the death penalty was pushed into the spotlight in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency when he carried out more federal executions than any other president in almost 200 years. Now, a new book by North East academics delves back into the history of public executions...
Professor E. Michael Jones has had all of his books purged by Amazon Professor Jones is the latest person to be struck off the list at Amazon, the titan of e-commerce that has profited so much from the lockdowns. Amazon has come a long way since 1998, when Jeff Bezos, one...
Open-Air Cinema Comes To Sunderland This Week!
Family favourites and award-winning flicks are heading to the big screen this week, as open-air cinema comes to Sunderland.  Sunderland BID is hosting Movies at the Minster at Minster Park from 4 to 5 September, in partnership with Sunderland City Council. And the weekend will have something for all ages, including...
Global Poll Launched By Women's March Global In Support For Women's Rights
Women’s March Global launches its fifth-anniversary mobilisation event online, in place of in-person marches that have been postponed this year due to concerns around Covid-19. The ‘Global Count’ will be one of the largest global mapping surveys ever undertaken to establish the cultural, economic and social barriers to...
Katie Stubbs and Declan Marshall Turn Their Passion Into A Successful Entertainment Business
From Disney to Marvel - lockdown couple put movie magic into new business   A life-long love of performing not only brought Katie Stubbs and Declan Marshall together but they’ve turned their passion into a successful entertainment business with the help of University support. As well as living, working and acting together,...

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