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University of Sunderland

Originally a Polytechnic, the University of Sunderland gained its University status in 1992. With a global student population of over 18,000 students, the University of Sunderland strives to provide the best possible student experience for everyone.

Within the centre of the City of Sunderland we have two campuses – the City Campus and the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peters.   

The City Campus is home to the Science Complex, the Murray Library, CitySpace gym and CEG OnCampus.

The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peters is located next to the River Wear and it is here where you will find the David Puttnam Media Centre, David Goldman Informatics Centre, Reg Vardy Centre and the National Glass Centre. 

Throughout your time at the University you may study at just one location or you could study across both of our campuses here in Sunderland.

City of Sunderland

Sunderland is a seaside city located in the county of Tyne & Wear, in the North East of England. Sunderland is also close to Newcastle, which also has a major international airport and Durham, a City of historical significance, and enjoys excellent transport links to the rest of the UK. 

Known historically for it's shipbuilding yards, Sunderland natives are commonly refered to as mackems - short for 'Make them'. So whenever you hear someone saying the word Mackem, just know it's usually just refering to a person from Sunderland and as a student here at the University, you're ofcourse an honorary Mackem!

Throughout the City you'll see a variety of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants as well as iconic attractions such from the beautiful coastline through to city centre attractions such as Keel Squar. Further afield you'll see attractions such as Herrington Country Park & Penshaw Monument which are reknown for the breathtaking views.

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