Sunderland University

The University of Sunderland is a former polytechnic college that gained its University status in 1992. It currently has more than 17,000 students, of which nearly 3,000 are international students from over 100 different countries. Recently, it was short listed for 'University of the Year' by the Times and was also highlighted for its 'Outstanding Student Experience'.


Charlie Hoult at Dynamo 14

Dynamo to host event showcasing careers opportunities in IT to young people

Among the highlights of the Get Into IT afternoon will be interactive panel sessions with local businesses

Drama students rehearsing for SunFest 2015

SunFest 2015 to feature some of history's greatest plays

Budding actors from the University of Sunderland will be gaining experience and generating applause at Arts Centre Washington

From left: Martin Williams, Saggezza UK managing director; Sunderland City Council Leader Paul Watson, and Alec Berry, Saggezza senior consultant

US tech firm Saggezza opens Sunderland office with recruitment ambitions

New office for US-headquartered analytics firm is a boost for Sunderland Software City

Adam Barnes, who has developed a football App called High5it

High5it proves a hit with football fans

Former Newcastle Eagles player Adam Barnes has designed an app that allows fans to show their appreciation of their favourite footballers

A J Riach was named as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014

BAFTA accolade for former Sunderland University student A J Riach

Teesside-born A J Riach has gone from film student to award-winner in five years, and he's looking to bring his next project home

Dr Leona Skelton at Howdon sewage treatment works on the Tyne

River Tyne's story revealed in study by environmental historian

Environmental historian Dr Leona Skelton delves into the ups and downs of Tyne history over the centuries

A scene from the short film From Between Walls by Christina Lande (Norway)

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival promises to be short and sweet

Today sees the launch of the inaugural Sunderland Short Film Festival 2015 - a boost for independent film in the region

Sage Gateshead under construction

Sage Gateshead: Preparing for a birthday party

Sage Gateshead is nearly 10 years old so it's a time for reflecting on what it has done for the region

Nissan Leaf production line

EU urged to act fast on electric vehicle investment as Juncker provides investment hopes

Sevcon's Matt Boyle says the EU needs to "get its skates on" as €315bn investment programme revealed

Professor Roy Sandbach

High ranking North East Innovation Board unveiled by North East LEP

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) has created the first Innovation Board for the region, which will support the LEP

Graeme Danby

Northumberland Music Festival: Graeme Danby in concert

North East-born opera star Graeme Danby pays homage to some of the great humorists of the music world, British and American

Who would be the North East's answer to Boris Johnson?

Greater Manchester is being offered a devolution deal on the basis it will have a directly elected mayor, but who might want the job in this region?

New Centre for Life Trustee Roy Sandbach

Conference will highlight North East's reputation for innovation

North East LEP says the region is leading the way in many of the businesses of tomorrow

Virginia Bodman with her exhibition at the Globe Gallery in Newcastle

Virginia Bodman: North East artist takes over three floors of Newcastle gallery

Three floors of a big Newcastle art gallery have been given over to the paintings of one artist, Virginia Bodman. DAVID WHETSTONE gets a guided tour

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

Entrepreneurs and young professionals make up our list of exciting new talent in the business world

Left to right , Peter McArdle, Dan Gibson, A >> lex Breeze and Zoe Anderson, in The Commercial Union Building on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle

New course puts students in the heart of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Breeze Creatives explain why they are bringing arts education into the midst of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Simon Roberts, St Peter's Riverside, Sunderland, April 2013 - from The Social landscapes of leisure

Sunderland successful in Social Enterprise Place status bid

The status recognises Sunderland as a top place to establish and grow social enterprise, within the UK

Only Fools and Horses

North East academic bases university thesis on 'Only Fools and Horses'

Dr Matthew Bartley's thesis proves 'lovely jubbly' work as it is based on popular cockney sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses'

Chris Jackson, presenter of Inside Out which is starting a news series of revelations

BBC's Inside Out presenter Chris Jackson reveals his early years

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As the BBC current affairs series makes its return on September 1, presenter Chris Jackson reveals the North East investigations in the pipeline

Sunderland Stages

All of Sunderland is a stage, thanks to Sunderland Stages culture project

A new project aiming to put more things on more stages in Sunderland kicks off next month. Sam Wonfor takes a look at what's in store


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