Science & Technology

University of Sunderland's Student Doctors Actively Playing A Part In Vaccine Roll-out
A group of medical students from the University of Sunderland is playing their part in the UK vaccination roll-out in a bid to beat Covid-19. On September 16, 2019, the University opened its first School of Medicine, as well as providing the opportunity to study medicine to students with the...
Raising The Level Of Hygiene In Schools And Public Spaces During Covid-19
Now is the time to introduce a long-term, sustainable plan to raise the base level of hygiene in schools and public spaces to help protect against all viruses including Covid-19, says Bromoco International, makers of TOUCH Antimicrobial coating.Before the lockdown, the rise of positive cases was a strong indicator that existing preventative measures...
New Study Removes Barriers To Cancer Screening Among BAME Women
While national cancer screening programmes play a leading role in saving lives and help to increase survival rates, figures show a significant low uptake among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. Researchers are now looking to address this imbalance through a new study, funded by the Scottish Government's Screening...
Innovative Training Approach For Nurses At Sunderland University
 A new degree designed to prepare the nursing generation of tomorrow is launching today at the University of Sunderland. The new Blended Learning Nursing Degree Programme offers an innovative and flexible approach for those hoping to join the profession.Last year, Sunderland was named as one of seven universities trail-blazing the...
A Call For Change In Gaming Culture’s Unequal Stereotypes
A study that shines a light on racial and gender stereotypes in the billion-dollar gaming industry has led to a graduation prize for a Sunderland Masters student. Kirsty Evers wanted to better understand the attitudes of players towards the protagonists within character-focused video games, who are commonly white, straight and...
Investigating Pharmacists' Role In Identifying Early Cancer Symptoms
A region-wide study unveiled during Mouth Cancer Action Month A group of North East researchers and health experts have come together for a major study into the role community pharmacists could play in the early identification and referral of patients with suspected head and neck cancers (HNC). The study, which begins...
'AI and Ethics' - A New Journal to Ensure Benefits of AI
More than 100 of the world’s leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ethics have signed up to be part of a new journal created by a North East professor. University of Sunderland's Pro-Vice-Chancellor John MacIntyre launches ‘AI and Ethics’ this month alongside his co-Editor-in-Chief, Professor Larry Medsker of George...
Multimillion-Pound Cash Boost For Businesses Thanks To University Project
A University of Sunderland project which aims to support manufacturers across the North East has secured an extra £6million in funding.The University’s Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project (SAM) - one of the region’s largest investment programmes - aims to help businesses become more productive and sustainable.Since then, the programme –...
Concerns are growing about the importation of lower quality food to the UK post-Brexit, after an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, aimed at protecting British farmers from cheap imports not produced to UK standards, was defeated in the House of Commons last month. The Bill is now heading to...
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...

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