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The University of Sunderland has hosted its first Global Education Forum in which senior academics joined together to support their students across the world. The computer screen forum provides international contact for students and academic staff at campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and Transnational Education Centres (TNE) overseas. Students...
As the lockdown causes students to use the internet instead of real classrooms and theatres, Dr Adelle Hulsmeier asked hers to reinterpret Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew as a Facebook exchange, and she says the results have been “outstanding” The Senior Lecturer in Performing arts and Screen performance explained:...
Hundreds of graduate and student nurses from the University of Sunderland have been deployed - or are waiting to join - the frontline to help in fight against Covid-19.Just weeks ago a 40-strong graduating cohort of nurses began working at hospitals across the North East as the NHS faces...
Many people are taking on challenges and setting themselves daily fitness goals while on lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, but for one Sunderland lecturer her need to keep fit and mobile has led to her setting herself a very unusual challenge – and rediscovering the meaning of good neighbours. Liz...
GeekTalent, Sunderland's own recruitment software solutions pros, has launched the GoCareer app, a career management tool for those looking to reskill and secure a new job role in these 'interesting times' And it's free for the first 3 months, which is loads of time to get established on a new...
Future university students are showing interest in professions deemed ‘key’ during the government lockdown During a virtual "open day" ran by the University of Sunderland, hundreds of potential students showed an interest in health and wellbeing programmes, including Nursing, Medicine, and Paramedic Science, as well as Journalism and Education.Doctors, nurses,...
University of Sunderland-designed protective face shields are being used by frontline healthcare workers in North East hospitals Experts from the University’s Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) designed their own visor from scratch with input from regional intensive care unit clinicians.The protective shields were evaluated and trialled by...
A University of Sunderland, bespoke-built ambulance used to train the paramedics of tomorrow is being used to help save lives today The ambulance was commissioned and built in Europe to help paramedic students get a flavour of life on the frontline.The University has now loaned said ambulance, along with a...
From this week, forty heroic University of Sunderland nurses will be taking up jobs in hospitals across the North East The group this week completed their three-year Adult Nursing programme at the University and immediately began working on the front-line in the fight against the Cosmopolitan Flu, COVID-19.Gill Maw, Team...
Open Access train operator Grand Central has announced it will offer refunds on all Advance Purchase tickets bought before Monday 23 March for travel after Monday 23 March. This is in line with franchised train companies. Grand Central will offer a full refund, without administration charge, on Advance Purchase (AP)...

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