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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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The University of Sunderland’s highly successful School of Engineering is to benefit from a £1 million investment.  It is hoped the investment will ensure that more graduates leave the university with the high-level skills employers in the engineering and manufacturing sectors demand. The School of Engineering is also set to benefit...
Sunderland City Council Reveals New Housing Strategy
Sunderland City Council has announced its housing strategy for the coming five years – a vision that includes both affordable and luxury homes. The council’s cabinet will meet on Wednesday to discuss the plan, which is put forward in a report entitled A Housing Strategy for Sunderland 2017-22. The plan will then...
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Sunderland-born actress Jessica Johnson has landed the role of Rita in a production of Educating Rita, which will be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre. Ms Johnson will star opposite Patrick Driver, who will take on the role of Frank. Patrick Driver has previously appeared in Silent Witness and Call the...
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Lecturers at the University of Sunderland are faced with threat of losing their jobs this summer.  The university’s academic staff were sent an email on Tuesday breaking the news.  Though voluntary redundancy packages are being prepared, it also seems that compulsory redundancies are likely. At this point, it is unclear how many...
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The cities of Sunderland and Newcastle have long enjoyed a fierce rivalry.  This rivalry is most frequently expressed in football clashes between the Magpies and the Black Cats, with each side eager to win local derbies. But, with the general election coming up on June 8th, the north east’s two big...
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A University of Sunderland graduate has helped film three ‘lost’ episodes of the classic 1960s TV science fiction series Thunderbirds. Produced between 1964 and 1966, Thunderbirds used a kind of electric puppetry called supermarionation, along with scale models. Two original series were filmed, consisting of a total of 32 episodes. Andrew...
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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 planning application to build a dual carriageway through the centre of Sunderland has been lodged. The multi-million-pound scheme would provide a continuous dual carriageway between the A19, Sunderland city centre and the Port of Sunderland. It is hoped the scheme would open up more development sites and opportunities along...
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Sunderland’s residents are to have the chance to hear about exciting new plans to revitalise the city’s historic Minster Quarter. It is hoped that these plans will be made possible via a Townscape Heritage Scheme – such schemes supply Lottery cash to help rejuvenate urban areas. All will be revealed in...

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