University of Sunderland focused on the future

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The University of Sunderland provides life changing opportunities for a diverse and vibrant learning community across three campuses in the beautiful North East of England and London.

Significant investment has been made over recent years into the University’s world-class facilities including:

• £75m transformation of the City Campus
• A new sciences complex
• Excellent new facilities for Fine Arts and Culture
• £2.2m refurbishment of the National Glass Centre
• Investment in new digital media equipment
• £4m spending on The University’s London Campus in Canary Wharf

Looking to the future, the University will open a new Centre for Enterprise and Innovation in August 2016. This will join Sunderland with the international network of digital fabrication laboratories and give students access to top quality equipment, support and advice they need to prototype and design new products.

The University is also working closely with multinational companies like Hitachi Rail and Nissan to provide students with the opportunity of gaining real life work experience and to enhance their skills.

A long and proud history

Like its home city, the University has a rich history – its award winning Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s sits on the banks of the River Wear, adjacent to St Peter’s Church, a place of learning since 674AD.

The modern University’s roots lie with Sunderland Technical College which opened in 1901 as a School for Pharmacy and the courses offered have grown ever since then with engineering courses being offered for over 70 years, for example.

A friendly and welcoming city

Sunderland is the perfect student city by the sea. It has a low-cost of living (almost 50% lower than central London) and offers plenty to see and do; there are beautiful beaches, stunning countryside, theatres, museums and galleries to enjoy.

This proud city has outstanding sporting attractions from tennis to skiing, swimming to sailing. The coastline is the end of the popular coast to coast cycle route that begins in Cumbria on the West coast and finishes on the seafront in Sunderland, which is also the location for many free events such as the annual International Airshow.

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