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  1. What does your plan look like?

    In planning for the new academic year, we have a set of principles to guide our decision-making, as we adapt to rapidly changing circumstances...

  2. What will it be like on-campus?

    Being at university involves more than academic study. It is about meeting new people and trying new sports and activities, as well as having support available when you need a helping hand. We want you to be able to do these things – and many others besides – when you join us this September...

  3. Can I join the Students’ Union?

    You will be able to connect with the Students’ Union and explore how you can get involved in all sorts of aspects of student life...

  4. Can I take part in sports and physical activities?

    We will continue to run our online fitness programmes and classes to keep you motivated and energised. If ‘on the ground’ fitness activities are more your thing then visit CitySpace, our sport, fitness and social building...

  5. Will the libraries be open and computers available for online learning?

    On-campus you will be able to visit the libraries, access our resources and work in our study spaces. Much of the support from library staff will be primarily online, although we will have a staffed help desk in the libraries at core times...

  6. Where can I go if I need help or support?

    Our ’Compass UoS’ app is your virtual Gateway Enquiries Desk and is your first port of call. It is packed with advice and you can ask a question or tell us about a problem. Compass tracks your enquiry and gives you real-time status updates while our Gateway Enquiries team get an answer for you...

  7. What about catering and shopping?

    Catering will be available on campus and will operate within government guidelines from the start of the September term...

  8. I am concerned about finances. Does the University of Sunderland offer any scholarships?

    Yes, we understand that this is a concerning time and many students will have money worries. Our student financial guidance team can help you budget and plan your spending...

  9. How safe is the University of Sunderland?

    Very safe, because we take the safety of our students very seriously. We have our own security team monitoring campus buildings and our student accommodation 24/7, as well as our own police officer on campus...