The University of Sunderland aims to promote the health and wellbeing of its students, staff and visitors by providing a healthy and smoke free environment. Whilst acknowledging that smoking is a matter of personal choice, the University recognises the responsibility it has to the majority of its students, staff and visitors who are non-smokers and to all those who smoke who wish to work or study in a smoke free environment.
Within the university smoke free policy found here the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping is considered to be smoking and therefore subject to the same principles and arrangements on campus.
In 2019 a staff and student survey relating to the cleanliness and appearance of our campuses, the University installed a number of designated shelters for use by those staff, students and visitors where smoking and vaping is permitted. The shelters are located on both City and St Peters Campus in key locations.