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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...
Irene Lucas posing in front of portrait of Queen Elizabeth
Sunderland City Council has officially appointed Irene Lucas CBE as its chief executive. Though Ms Lucas has been doing the job on an interim basis for the past twelve months, she has now signed a contract which will see her continue in the role for at least another two...
A BT office block
Telecoms giant BT has plans to bring 165 jobs to the north east of England. The jobs on offer will range from ICT (information communication technology) roles to HR, vehicle maintenance, and customer service posts. BT will especially be looking to recruit youngsters via its graduate and apprentice recruitment programmes....
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A plan for a £10 million old people’s home could create 80 jobs on Wearside. The development, which will provide full-time independent living, is being built in Silksworth by the charity Abbeyfield. The three-storey home, expected to open in 2018, will contain 75 one and two-bedroom flats. The home will...
University of Sunderland Academic to Conduct Game of Thrones Fan Survey
An academic from the University of Sunderland is part of a team which will conduct a survey of the attitudes of fans of Game of Thrones. The team wish to establish what makes such a gloomy and death-ridden show so culturally successful and important. The research team – which includes the...
Sunderland high street
Plans are afoot to revive one of Sunderland’s most historic districts. An area of central Sunderland that includes Fawcett Street, High Street East, High Street West and Church Street East has been declared a Heritage Action Zone. The Heritage Action Zone initiative, run by Historic England, aims to “unlock the...
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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...
World Class Photography Exhibition Coming to Sunderland
A free exhibition showcasing the entries to one of the world’s most prestigious portrait photography competitions is coming to Sunderland. Photographs from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize will be on display at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens from Saturday 18th March till Sunday 4th June. Organised by London’s National...
Sail Training Ambassadors in blue uniform pose with Sunderland's Mayor
A group of Sail Training Ambassadors – local youngsters who will participate in, and are helping to promote, the Tall Ships Race – have met Sunderland’s mayor, Councillor Alan Emerson. The Sail Training Ambassadors are tasked with getting other young people involved in events surrounding the Tall Ships Race, which...
Woman in thick glasses using a laptop with poor posture and a full cup of tea right next to it, with papers on the other side of the tea.
It’s a growing phenomenon that costs Britain billions of pounds per year and which claimed 2 million victims in the year up to March 2016. As more and more criminals get web-savvy, cybercrime is becoming an increasingly serious security threat. But due to a shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals,...

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