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Sunderland Lecturer Encouraging Students To Achieve Their Dreams
A University of Sunderland student-turned-lecturer’s passion for study helped him through the hardest time of his life – and now he is determined to help others. Kudz Munongi, 39, underwent a lifesaving double-kidney transplant after he was struck down by massive organ failure.But, through it all, the student never gave...
Student Rental Hotspots Index Highlights High Demand For Student Rentals
As higher education students look to secure a place to live ahead of the new academic year, the UK’s leading student accommodation platform, UniHomes, has revealed which areas are home to the highest level of tenant demand.The Student Rental Hotspots Index by UniHomes looks at the UK’s top 100...
Sunderland Students Taking Part In Inspirational Online Talks With Film Industry Experts
From Coronation Street to Indiana Jones - film and television actors alongside industry experts have given their time online to a group of Sunderland students hoping to carve out their own careers on screen. Ensuring Screen Performance students at the University of Sunderland continue to get a first-class experience despite...
Planning Consent For New Energy Centre Granted To Two Leading Waste-To-Energy Companies
Two of the UK’s leading waste to energy companies – Low Carbon Ltd and PMAC Energy – have this month announced that planning consent has been granted for a new £300 million pound state-of-the-art waste to energy centre on the site of the former Corus Steelworks. The Redcar Energy Centre...
Sunderland University Staff And Students Praised For Uniting Amidst Covid-19
In what has been a year like no other, University leaders today praised students and staff for uniting “like never before”. Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Sunderland, highlighted the “resilience, commitment and adaptability” shown by the University community during a challenging 12 months.It comes...
Sunderland Businesses Encouraging Their Staff To Maintain Healthy Habits
Businesses across Sunderland are boosting the health and wellbeing of their staff by signing up to the Workplace Health Alliance.The Alliance is a multi-agency partnership between Sunderland City Council, local businesses, the NHS and the voluntary and community sector, which work collaboratively to improve health and wellbeing in workplaces...
Sunderland Occupational Therapy Students Supporting Mental Health Charity
“The pandemic has had an impact on us all, on the things we need and love to do” While the pandemic has seen a surge in demand for mental health services – Occupational Therapy students in Sunderland are providing a vital lifeline for those in need of support. As part of...
Council And The HSE Ensuring The City's Businesses Are Covid-Secure
Sunderland City Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to make sure the city’s businesses are COVID-secure.This will involve council environmental health officers and officers from the HSE contacting businesses across the city to check that they have measures in place to help tackle Covid.There may...
University Graduate's Business Thriving Despite Covid-19
One University graduate has used his entrepreneurial skills to adapt and thrive despite Covid-19 breaking out just weeks after launching his business. For many new businesses starting up in 2020, the pandemic restrictions made their ambitions seem almost impossible.And just as Karl Pryor was launching a new venture, he found...
Sunderland residents can shop with more than 25 local businesses and get it delivered from just one, thanks to an innovative digital high street scheme. Sunderland BID, in partnership with Sunderland City Council, has been asking for businesses to join the city’s ShopAppy.com website, set up to help independent retailers...

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