Education & Jobs

Gifted Young Women Find Their Passion
The passion and legacy of a North East champion of education for all is being kept alive by two young Sunderland women. Primary Education student Lauren Ord, 25, and Mathematic Education student Zoe Morrison, 23, are both in the final year of their studies at the University of Sunderland. The...
With a young family at home and running a successful sports massage therapy business – Alan Barlow questioned whether he’d made the right career decision to study a physiotherapy degree, fulfilling a life-long ambition. But fast forward almost three years later and all those first-day nerves, as the oldest student...
A Sunderland gamer, who launched an innovative new gaming network after being inspired by digital play’s power to educate, is about to hold her very first conference, connecting researchers from across the globe. Steph Farnsworth is the brains behind Multiplay, a platform for education researchers, sociologists and media and gaming...
Improving Access To Postgraduate Research For Black, Asian And Minority Ethnic Students
The University of Sunderland is part of a nationwide initiative which aims to tackle persistent inequalities that create barriers for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students to access and take part in postgraduate research. The 13 projects, worth nearly £8m, are innovative in scope, scale and focus at a level...
Virtual Storytelling to Encourage a Love of Reading
A South Tyneside primary school has developed an innovative story-telling idea as it continues to spread excitement and joy about reading across the region. Teachers and pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, have recorded a number of short videos of themselves reading...
Bridges Style Pod Helps Sunderland Students Gain New Skills
SUNDERLAND STUDENTS are gaining valuable skills in styling and visual merchandising, thanks to a partnership with a leading shopping centre. The Bridges teamed up with Sunderland BID earlier this year to launch the Style Pod – a large glass case with mannequins showcasing the upcoming trends and offerings from fashion...
Sunderland schools named best in North East
A primary school and secondary school in Sunderland have both made a coveted nationally recognised list that highlights the best schools in the country. Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2022 rated St Joseph’s RC Primary School as the best primary school in the North East. The school, which...
Medicine is a family affair at Sunderland
Sisters Lucy and Laura Giles have found the right prescription for success, after both deciding to train as new doctors. Lucy joined the University of Sunderland’s School of Medicine this term, following in her sister’s footsteps. Laura is now in the third year of the MBChB Medicine degree. She was...
Chrissy Cameron Named 'Best Newcomer' At 2021 Student Radio Awards
A partially sighted former St Joseph’s Catholic Academy pupil has won a highly acclaimed accolade at the national student radio awards. Chrissy Cameron, who has very limited sight in both eyes, was named ‘Best Newcomer' at the 2021 Student Radio Awards (SRAs) which is sonsored by BBC Sounds and Global.The...
Student Helps Shine A Light On Disability Through New Teen Pregnancy Film
A University of Sunderland student has teamed up with an award-winning North East film company to help produce a gritty, interactive drama that tackles teenage pregnancy and how disabled people can be excluded from vital public health.Laura Northmore, who is studying a Media Production degree, helped write part of...

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