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Lecturers at the University of Sunderland are faced with threat of losing their jobs this summer.  The university’s academic staff were sent an email on Tuesday breaking the news.  Though voluntary redundancy packages are being prepared, it also seems that compulsory redundancies are likely. At this point, it is unclear how many...
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The munitions manufacturer BAE Systems could cut as many as 60 jobs at its Washington plant.  A BAE spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the company will be cutting jobs on Wearside. The job losses are believed to have been recommended by a review BAE Systems has carried out into its UK...
University of Sunderland Graduates to Help Fight Cybercrime
The University of Sunderland is introducing a master’s degree programme to help in the struggle against cybercrime. The university’s new MSc Cyber Security course will equip the next generation of security experts with the skills vital for an era which is seeing a massive growth in online criminality. According to...
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Telecoms giant BT has plans to bring 165 jobs to the north east of England. The jobs on offer will range from ICT (information communication technology) roles to HR, vehicle maintenance, and customer service posts. BT will especially be looking to recruit youngsters via its graduate and apprentice recruitment programmes....
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A plan for a £10 million old people’s home could create 80 jobs on Wearside. The development, which will provide full-time independent living, is being built in Silksworth by the charity Abbeyfield. The three-storey home, expected to open in 2018, will contain 75 one and two-bedroom flats. The home will...
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Sunderland University’s impressive record of encouraging and supporting older students has seen it shortlisted for a national award. Sunderland has made the shortlist for the Student Diversity and Widening Participation Category of The Guardian University Awards 2017. Run by The Guardian newspaper, these awards aim to highlight exceptional work by UK...
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It’s a growing phenomenon that costs Britain billions of pounds per year and which claimed 2 million victims in the year up to March 2016. As more and more criminals get web-savvy, cybercrime is becoming an increasingly serious security threat. But due to a shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals,...
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Some of the north east’s leading politicians and industry figures have expressed concerns about the impact of Brexit on the north east’s economy if the right deal can’t be struck. Major north east manufacturers Nissan and Hitachi have been saying that they can’t guarantee their operations would continue as expected...
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A mix of frozen budgets, increasing costs and a new method for distributing central government funding could leave north east schools facing a future in which they struggle to maintain educational standards. Schools may have to fire teachers, class sizes could go up and schools might have to stop teaching...
Siglion – a regeneration company formed by Sunderland City Council and developers Carillion – is set to hold a series of public consultations over its plans to remodel Sunderland’s seafront at Seaburn. Siglion plans a development that would blend housing with leisure facilities and be focused around a broad central...

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