Year Of Estabishment
University of Sunderland is a public university which was set up in year 1901. Two of its campuses are in Sunderland and third campus in London, United Kingdom. It works on motto ?Sweetly absorbing knowledge?. In year 1969 it was established as Sunderland Polytechnic and was listed under first 30 polytechnic universities in Sunderland. Later on in year 1992 it gained its status as a university under the passage of Further & Higher Education Act 1992.
This university was shortlisted under Times Higher Education 2012 for the category University of the Year. According to the latest Research Excellence Framework it has over 10 best areas of ?world leading? research programmes. The Guardian University Guide in the year 2012 stated it as the best new university in North East and was ranked at #52 out of top 100 universities in Sunderland.
Sunderland is affiliated to Coalition of Modern Universities, Universities UK, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), European University Association (EUA) and Million+. It was accredited by Privy Council in the year 1992. It has over four faculties: Faculty of Arts, Design, Media; Faculty of Applied Science; Faculty of Business & Law and Faculty of Education & Society.
Two of university?s campuses are located in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear whereas the third campus is in Canary Wharf, London. Campuses are centrally located with easy access from Metro, bus, Northern train, ferry and airport. London?s campus homes financial management, hospitality, nursing, accounting, business and tourism and Sunderland campus homes all the academic facilities provided by university along with Peter?s Library, David Puttnam Media Centre, David Goldman Informatics and National Glass Centre.
Sunderland owns the following departments:
University of Sunderland has been awarded highest possible ratings for all official government teaching quality assessments. Various real-world projects, industry networking, business and industry bodies have a partnership with the university. Office Standards in Education has recognised university?s teaching standards for providing ?A? Grade Secondary Education being the best in the country.
Sunderland provides more than 110 degree programs for undergraduate and graduate along with various schools, colleges and departments to support them. Programs such as Media, Pharmacy, Art & Design, Engineering, English, Social Work, Leisure & Tourism and Sports & Exercise Sciences are awarded by the last Research Excellence Framework. Some of university?s prominent courses are:
Students Union provide assistance for students regarding various faiths, cultures and a wide range of activities are provided by the clubs and societies owned by them. The union has free membership for students and provide benefits through various social activities.
Libraries are provided by university for convenience of their students across its campuses, The Murray Library and St. Peter?s Library has 24x7 access for students facilitated with millions of volumes, research papers and documents. Access to wireless internet is provided across it campus for students and residents 24x7. Sunderland Futures assists with career advices, opportunities and support for the students. Disability services are facilitated for students with dyslexia or any other mental health issues to enhance their learning experience at university.
Halls of residence are provided with single study bedrooms and located at distance of 1.5 miles from campus.
Rooms, kitchens and bathrooms are made in such a way that it can be easily accessed by students who are deaf or have any other such disability. Personal refrigerators are also provided by the university to students on basis of demand.
Some of the well-established personalities of this university are:
Sunderland scholarship programs has a unique thing, if the student is eligible for any of its scholarship program then they will receive it on their own its not required to apply for scholarship. Some of its scholarship programs are:
Every year university provides financial support to students for more than £10 million.