City of Sunderland
Sunderland has the perfect combination of city and seaside living – making it a rich, diverse place for you to study.
Miles of golden, sandy beaches are just a 10-minute walk from The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The award-winning beaches at Seaburn and Roker offer you the ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The redeveloped Sunderland Marina allows you to take to the water and try out a range of adrenaline-fuelled sports including: sea kayaking, canoeing and surfing – all with the striking Sunderland city skyline sitting in the background.
These two different lifestyles really fit perfectly together.
There are so many things for you to see and do here, and there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From the bustling City Centre, which houses some of the world's biggest brands including: Topman, Topshop, Starbucks, HMV and Waterstones, to the beautiful Mowbray Park a short walk away.
Often described as the ‘jewel in the crown of the city centre,’ what better way to unwind than surrounding yourself among the stunning gardens and walkways in this historic attraction. And with events such as the Winter Wonderland, public art displays and local musicians gracing the bandstand throughout the year, there’s no better way to truly immerse yourself in Sunderland’s unique culture.
Lights, camera, action!
Sunderland’s Empire theatre has showcased some of the best live acts around with Jason Manford, Shrek the Musical and the Rocky Horror Picture Show taking to the stage in the past, and with Billy Elliot and Paddy McGuinness heading to the North East in 2016, it’s sure to be another show-stopping year on Wearside.
Some of the world’s biggest bands have played at the Stadium of Light; One Direction, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi and Little Mix have all brought the people of Sunderland to their feet over the years.
But that’s not all! Rihanna is returning to Sunderland next summer for her hotly-anticipated world tour. One of only six UK venues, where better to see one of the decade’s most popular stars on the big stage.
A nod to the past
We have a strong history of shipbuilding in Sunderland – a heritage we are rightly proud of. You can uncover this fascinating past at the Sunderland Maritime Heritage workshop in the East End. However, as well as treasuring our past, we never stop building for the future.
But a bright future awaits you
Companies like Nissan and Sunderland Software City are leading the way in turning the North East into a vibrant, innovative and technological powerhouse, where world-class research, infrastructure and continuous investment are key to achieving our goals.
With such a rich past steeped in tradition, coupled with a diverse population and continuous plans to build for the future, all next to a stunning, shimmering coastline, why would you want to study anywhere else?
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