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Staff Activities

Staff Activities

Team Sunderland run a range of activities that are available to University of Sunderland staff throughout the year.

Check out the list of activities we have on offer below and contact andy.turnbull@sunderland.ac.uk to find out more.



Staff Walks

We organise regular walks around the North East and surrounding areas which staff are able to sign up to.

There are weekly walks on a Thursday for staff and students led by Reverend Chris Howson. 

We are also looking to run staff only walks in the near future.

Team Sunderland Road Show

We will be organising a drop in session for staff to discuss ideas with Team Sunderland staff on both City Campus and St Peter's Campus.

Dates TBC.

Indoor Sports Taster Sessions

Team Sunderland is organising ‘come and try it’ sessions for staff. During these sessions (most likely 12pm-1pm) staff will be able to try a new sport each day. We are looking to offer Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball and Dodgeball. These sessions will be very casual, with the hope that staff will rediscover or learn a new sport.


This was suggested by a handful of staff via email and will be explored with City Space Fitness staff to see what we can offer.

Badminton Ladder

The Badminton Ladder is open to both staff and students and is very popular with plenty of staff taking part. The session runs every Monday between 12pm and 2pm and players sign up via the Playwaze app.

Staff Tennis

Staff Tennis runs at Silksworth Tennis centre and is £40 for a block of 10 sessions. It is a coached session, and anyone interested should email andy.turnbull@sunderland.ac.uk for payment details.

Golf Day

This is in the very early stages of planning. We are looking to organise a staff golf day where staff members can take to the golf course and unwind. This has been done in the past and proved very popular.

It will be a full day event, most likely on a weekend, and there will be most likely food and refreshments on offer as well.

Casual Football Sessions

We're looking to host a series of casual football sessions in CitySpace for staff.