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An enormous careers fair – featuring stalls from top companies, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities – is due to be held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. The careers fair will be attended by around 1,000 Wearside youngsters, who will have the chance to learn about different sectors of the job...
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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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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Sunderland isn’t a city that gets mentioned often alongside tech hotspots like Seattle, California’s Silicon Valley or even London’s Silicon Roundabout. But that could all be about to change. A recent report claims that Wearside has one of the highest rates of job creation within the tech sector. According to the...
WInners of the Greggs Challenge 2016, dressed in smart suits, posing with their trophies
The University of Sunderland and popular bakers Greggs have teamed up to encourage student marketing expertise. The University of Sunderland hosted an event on 15th February which saw students demonstrating their marketing skills in front of an audience of regional business people, academics, fellow students and marketing experts. As well as...
Sunderland IAMP
An auto park planned for the outskirts of Sunderland – set to bring in £300 million in investment and create 5,000 jobs – was given the green light last week. The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) is a joint project between Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council. It is...
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Nissan has confirmed that it plans to sell off its Sunderland-based battery manufacturing subsidiary – but the car maker has pledged that the jobs of the business’s 300 employees will be safe. Nissan yesterday stated that it had entered into a sale and purchase agreement with private investment fund GSR...
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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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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...

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