Education & Jobs

Immunology Academic’s Community Rally for Vaccine Uptake
A Sunderland academic is part of a North-East engagement project which aims to increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake in underserved communities across the region. While the pandemic may not be making major headlines now, statistics show that the disease has not gone away, deaths are still occurring and there remains sections...
Postboxes Get A Platinum Jubilee Makeover
PUPILS from Sunderland schools have been working with artists to design special post boxes to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Each design is completely unique and inspired by the Queen’s connections to Sunderland. There are 12 post boxes in total, created in partnership with cultural and creative organisations across the...
Netball Team at a Leading Sunderland School Named the City’s Netball Champions
A netball team at a leading Sunderland school have been named the city’s netball champions after a double championship win. Pupils at St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy, which is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, are current champions after winning the City of Sunderland Netball League and the City...
University Campus Marks Special Milestone
The University of Sunderland is celebrating this month after its successful London campus marked a special milestone. In 2012, the University announced it was to open a satellite campus in Europe’s most important financial centre, as part of its strategic growth plans.Ten years on, the University of Sunderland in London...
Sunderland MP Visits Plastic-free Sunderland School
Sunderland MP Julie Elliott recently visited one of the region’s leading secondary schools to congratulate pupils on the progress they’ve made in becoming a more sustainable school. St Aidan’s Catholic Academy, which is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, has established a pupil-led wellbeing group that has developed environmental...
Sunderland’s School of Medicine Supports Refugees Fleeing Ukraine
“I'm proud to see the University working together with the people of Sunderland and the wider north-east region” A major collection effort is underway by students and staff at the University of Sunderland’s School of Medicine to help provide essential items for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.In response to...
Apprenticeship Programme Offers an Affordable Academic Route into the Profession
“This programme is true partnership working” Tackling a recruitment crisis in social work is at the heart of an apprenticeship programme offering an affordable academic route into the profession. For the last four years, a partnership between Gateshead Council and the University of Sunderland has been offering career progression through a...
Students Use Performance Skills to Boost Children’s Health and Wellbeing
A group of Performing Arts students from the University of Sunderland have been using their creative talents to inspire primary school pupils to look after their physical and mental health. The Year 3 students have spent the last two months touring local primary schools as part of the HealthyBods project,...
Award Lets Sunderland Business Graduate Shine
A young North East graduate is taking his first steps into the international business arena thanks to the legacy of one of the region’s most celebrated entrepreneurs. Jesse Thompson recently graduated from the University of Sunderland with a degree in Business and Financial Management. In his final year of study...
Year-on-year Growth for Sunderland’s Apprenticeship Programmes
“Providing high-quality apprenticeships is a vital part of our role” A record number of employers across the country have now signed up to the University of Sunderland’s Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Programmes working in partnership to develop a highly-skilled workforce thriving into the future.Since launching seven years ago with just...

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