Education & Jobs

Council Secures £510K Funding To Support Vulnerable Communities During Covid-19
Sunderland City Council has secured £510,000 from the Government to help support the city's most vulnerable communities through the Covid pandemic. The funding will be used to support those shown to be most at risk from COVID-19, who are also often the hardest to reach, to stay safe and help...
Multi-Million-Pound Project In Sunderland Adding Value To North East's Businesses
A multimillion-pound University of Sunderland project is having a critical impact on North East businesses, a new report has found. At a time when many of the region’s manufacturing SMEs are having to re-think and readjust their practices, a University support project is proving a much-needed lifeline by adding millions...
New Study Removes Barriers To Cancer Screening Among BAME Women
While national cancer screening programmes play a leading role in saving lives and help to increase survival rates, figures show a significant low uptake among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. Researchers are now looking to address this imbalance through a new study, funded by the Scottish Government's Screening...
Chris Farfouris' Exceptional Performance Lands Him Two Lead Roles In A New Film
He may not be a household name just yet, but Chris Farfouris is on the verge of breaking into the film and TV industry after landing two major roles. Not only has Chris successfully auditioned for a key character role in a new television drama set in Spain, but he...
Sunderland’s 'The Bridges' Receives Springboard Award
SUNDERLAND’s the Bridges has a spring in its step – after being rewarded for its support of a leading training organisation. The centre has been named Supporting Business of the Year in the Springboard Trust’s GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Awards, in recognition of its on-going commitment to the training...
World Renowned Calligrapher Dr. Danny Ling Takes On New Post At The Royal Institute of Technology
For almost two decades world-renowned calligrapher Dr. Manny Ling has made it his mission to create a hub for the traditional letter-making skills on Wearside. But the University of Sunderland Programme Leader for MA Design will be leaving his academic post after Christmas for pastures new in Vietnam.After 22 years...
Sunderland Re-Inventing Its Cultural Landscape With Innovative Partnership
Sunderland has been highlighted as a ‘poster child’ for culture-led regeneration at the launch of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group. MPs and cultural leaders from across the North of England heard how the city is reinventing its cultural landscape with an innovative partnership between the council, a charitable trust and...
Richard Reed Solicitors Strengthens With A New Addition To The Team
An award-winning solicitor- advocate, recognised for her dedication in representing children and young people, has returned to her roots to take up an exciting new role. Cassandra Spenceley has joined the highly regarded team of specialist children panel lawyers at Sunderland’s Richard Reed Solicitors and will also be taking up...
A Call For Change In Gaming Culture’s Unequal Stereotypes
A study that shines a light on racial and gender stereotypes in the billion-dollar gaming industry has led to a graduation prize for a Sunderland Masters student. Kirsty Evers wanted to better understand the attitudes of players towards the protagonists within character-focused video games, who are commonly white, straight and...
Catholic Education Trust Launches An Ambitious Regional Project
An expanding North East Catholic Education trust has launched one of the largest, most ambitious school projects of its kind involving South Tyneside, Durham and Sunderland schools to highlight the power of unity, hope and aspiration during a time of great challenges in education. Journeys of Hope is a long-term...

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