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Overall Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 131 reviews
3.9 / 131 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
3.5 / 24 reviews
Location
Location
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
3.5 / 15 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
4.5 / 18 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
3.5 / 15 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
1.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
1.5 / 2 reviews

Overview

At the University of Sunderland, a thousand life-changing moments are waiting for you. You might find them in the vibrant heart of our city. You might find them in the sea. You might meet them amongst our first-class facilities, in a lecture or even on the football field.

Sunderland is a city by the sea. A place where lives are changed, futures are shaped and stories are rewritten. For our students, Sunderland is the place where lifelong friendships are forged and unforgettable moments take place. Many of our graduates love it so much, they end up calling it home.

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The University has a proven track record of providing high-quality education and experiences. Students gave courses such as Education Studies, International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Psychology with Counselling, Social Sciences and Sports Coaching 100% Overall Satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey, and the University was deemed to be the best in the UK for student engagement in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey.

 

nightlife

Home to nationally-acclaimed musicians: The Futureheads, Hyde and Beast, Frankie and the Heartstrings and The Lake Poets, Sunderland’s music scene is eclectic and electric.

Student favourite INDEPENDENT hosts art exhibitions and craft markets and every Friday and every Saturday you’ll find DJs and bands playing everything from nu-jazz and house to funk, soul and indie. As well as a thriving independent scene, we’ve also hosted some of the world’s biggest bands and artists such as Beyoncé, Foo Fighters and Rihanna.

You’ll find everything you want in Sunderland, from cheesy clubs and student-friendly bars to real-ale pubs and sophisticated restaurants.

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halls of residence

Living in a student-friendly city like Sunderland is an amazing experience. We know that moving away to university is one of the biggest and most exciting decisions you’ll ever make, and you’ll find a home from home at Sunderland.

We offer a great choice of accommodation for you to choose from, and our rent prices include heating, lighting, water, fuel, Wi-Fi and personal possessions insurance.

All of our accommodation is self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. We understand the importance of having a reliable and fast internet connection, and we can guarantee you 45Mbps, with unlimited downloads and uploads as standard.

We guarantee accommodation for all students studying in their first year at the University.

We guarantee international students a room booking throughout the duration of their course.

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location

Sunderland is a place that’s as proud of its past as it is excited about its future. Situated on the North East coast, the city traces its roots back to Anglo Saxon times – and is currently undergoing unprecedented growth. Over £1billion is being invested in exciting projects across the city, from the ‘Northern Spire’, an iconic new bridge across the River Wear and a vibrant Cultural Quarter near City Campus, to attractive public space and seafront landscaping. And with even more ambitious plans in the pipeline, this really is Sunderland’s moment. From big events to unique attractions like the National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, there’s always something to do in Sunderland.

Highlights include:

  • Sunderland’s International Airshow, a three-day spectacle in the skies which attracts close to one million visitors to the coastline from Roker to Seaburn
  • The Sunderland Illuminations, which light up the Autumn evenings every year
  • Sunniside Live, the summerlong festival of music and dance which brings in visitors from across the country
  • A string of vibrant independent bars, pubs and coffee shops hosting regular live music nights, reading and writing groups, craft clubs and more.
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clubs and societies

Whether you like to swim, ski, run, cycle, climb, sail, surf, train indoors or outdoors, there isn’t much you can’t take part in at Sunderland. As well as our excellent gym and sports provision on campus, you can also get involved in sports like tennis, badminton, football and squash. Or for something a bit different, why not give martial arts or trampolining a try?

There are over 50 Sports Clubs and Societies for you to join, covering everything from feminism, football, games, and hockey, to snow sports, debating and rugby. Whatever your interests, we’ll help you find friends and have a happy and fulfilling student experience.

 

freshers' week

Our Freshers' week is organised by the Students’ Union and will be framed as ‘welcome week’ this year.

We are focussing on daytime and early evening events so that all students feel included and considered.

Freshers’ will be able to take part in quizzes, meet special celebrity guests, attend music events, outdoor events, city walks, a mature student social, and even take part in ‘mate dates’, whereby new students are paired up with current students to help them settle in. There’ll also be an international student welcome event which is food focused. The University works with local businesses to identify safe spaces and venues for students, ensuring that everyone can get the most from welcome week.

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Student Stats

Number of students16020
Male : Female41 : 59
Fulltime : Part time84 : 16
UK : International62 : 38

Reviews

The University of Sunderland Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars based on 131 reviews
3.9 / 131 reviews
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4 Stars
70
3 Stars
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1 Star
5
Campus/University buildings
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
Learning facilities
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
Sports facilities
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
Student Union
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
Careers service
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
Organisation
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
Inclusivity
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Support for international students
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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28th June 2018
The campus, despite switching between two, was very nice and modern, with the scenery around St peters being absolutely beautiful. The only issue was travelling between the two for lectures. The course was varied in research and hands on approaches (psychology) and was always engaging. The lecturers were helpful and always easy to get along with.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Hannah Gee

11th June 2018
Campus Is nice, staff are friendly and helpful, the location is super handy, I haven't had much to do with the student union but they've always been helpful and nice.
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Course review , 30/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

When choosing this degree you should realise that this is a journalism degree and will feature lots of journalism modules. You have one fashion module per term and this is not a lot. Most of your time is made up of new story journalism modules. It's not an overly creative degree in terms of fashion. It's very theory based and not overly hands on. The degree itself is easy enough. The assignments however can be frustratingly vanilla and it feels often that you're only given them because they have to give you something.

Course review , 07/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Degree is amazing if you are undecided on what aspect of fashion you want to major in as the course covers all aspects and allows student to gain experience in the various areas of fashion e.g. Design, illustration, photography, merchandising and so on. Lecturers are amazing and supportive, giving you advice and guidance to help further your career.

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Course module review - Diseased Systems: Central Nervous And Musculo-Skeletal Systems, 22/05/2016

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Diseased Systems: Central Nervous And Musculo-Skeletal Systems
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

Overall, MPH 322 is a really tough module as there are so much to learn and study. However, I really enjoyed doing the module as the diseases that we were taught are extremely interesting and fascinating. Examples are mental diseases such as schizophrenia, depression, epilepsy and musculo-skeletal disorders such as arthritis, gout and many more. The delivery of lectures and teachings were great as the materials given for students to study were sufficient and informative although more personal researches is recommended as it is always beneficial.

Course module review - Applied Practice, 21/05/2016

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Applied Practice
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The content of this module includes applying the holistic knowledge that we have learnt throughout our four years and although straightforward, clinical issues that may arise during these 'practices' are never predictable in reality. I feel the UoS has prepared us well to handle realistic circumstance in a healthcare setting.

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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
4.2 / 45 reviews
97 St Mary's University, Twickenham, London
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
4.2 / 42 reviews
98 Goldsmiths, University of London
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 74 reviews
4.0 / 74 reviews
99 The University of West London
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
4.1 / 59 reviews
100 The University of Sunderland
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 131 reviews
3.9 / 131 reviews
101 City University London
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 105 reviews
4.0 / 105 reviews
102 The University of Wolverhampton
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 99 reviews
4.0 / 99 reviews
103 University of South Wales
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
4.1 / 59 reviews
104 The University of Westminster
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 212 reviews
3.8 / 212 reviews
105 Abertay University
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
4.4 / 18 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Panns Bank
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.0 / 9 reviews
2 Clanny House
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
3.3 / 6 reviews
3 The Forge U Student Village
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
3.5 / 4 reviews
4 Scotia Quay
2.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
2.6 / 5 reviews
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Rank City Student Rating
63 High Wycombe Town
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
3.7 / 15 reviews
64 Colchester Town
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 32 reviews
3.3 / 32 reviews
65 Ealing Borough
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.2 / 6 reviews
66 Bradford City
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
3.6 / 13 reviews
67 Sunderland
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
3.5 / 15 reviews
68 Luton
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews
3.3 / 21 reviews
69 Keele Village
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.0 / 6 reviews
70 Milton Keynes Town
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.0 / 6 reviews
71 Wrexham Town
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.9 / 7 reviews
72 Middlesbrough
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.6 / 10 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Atlas Theatre Company
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
5.0 / 7 reviews
2 Cheerleading
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Computing Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Enterprise Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Hockey
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Snow Sports
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Table Tennis
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Adventure Club
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
9 Netball
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
10 Law Society
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Illusions
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.2 / 10 reviews
2 Independent
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
4.3 / 7 reviews
3 The Cooper Rose
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.4 / 5 reviews
4 Life of Riley
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
5 Revolution (Sunderland)
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.3 / 3 reviews
6 Port of Call
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Sam's Bar
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Ttonic
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Eazy Street
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
10 Lola's Bar
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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1 Sunderland, University of
1.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
1.5 / 2 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
SR1 3SD
United Kingdom