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Welcome to our staff website, where we’ve brought together news and key documents into one place to keep you informed.

Our Vice Chancellor Shirley Atkinson has ambitious plans for the University, to steer it through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, these are detailed in the Strategic Plan 2016 - 2021.

At the University of Sunderland we’re proud of our tangible impact, which is the result of our long-established commitment to widening participation, passionate, research-active academics, world leading research and close partnerships with businesses - from multi-nationals to SMEs. We’re a welcoming and agile university with enterprise and innovation running through everything we do.

Did you know?

  • The University of Sunderland’s most popular courses are Pharmacy, Media and Law and, as well as sciences, its strengths are in advanced manufacturing, software and creative industries.
  • In 2012/13 the University generated £560m GVA for the UK and supported 7,500 jobs.
  • There are 20,000 students enrolled at our modern campuses in Sunderland and London or studying our programmes via global learning partnerships in 15 countries.
  • According to data from the 2014/15 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey which is conducted approximately 6 months after the leaver completed their studies 94% of University of Sunderland graduates in work or continuing to higher level study.