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I Am a Student Who Commutes

'Commuter student' is a term that might be unfamiliar to some, but it is self-explanatory. If you travel to the University of Sunderland instead of living in accommodation, you are a student who commutes!

The stereotypical University of Sunderland student is no longer eighteen years old, but more likely to be mature, have a part-time or even full-time job, and have a family. The term ‘student’ has shifted, and so too has the diversity on campus as a result.

We believe that the commuter student is one of the most important groups of students at the University of Sunderland. We realise that having a job or a family to consider whilst studying is not the easiest of balances, and that’s why we are here to support you through your academic journey.

We believe that the university experience is much more than simply getting a degree, and we realise that other commitments might have seniority over events and workshops on campus. But our job is to get you involved with as much as possible so that you can have a true university experience, regardless of where you travel from! There is so much to gain from active engagement in all aspects of university life, and we hope that you take advantage of some of the events and activities we have to offer.

Please read this student blog on how to make the most of being a commuter student.

Please click the link below to download our handy leaflet that provides advice and information on how to make the most out of your time at the University of Sunderland.

If you have any suggestions to improve your time at the University of Sunderland, please do not hesitate to contact us at wellbeing@sunderland.ac.uk

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