Sunderland has changed beyond recognition over the past few years and offers everything you would expect from the largest city between Edinburgh and Leeds. Whether you are looking for arts, culture, sport, history or heritage you won't be disappointed.
The North Shore
The North Shore is the venue of the University of Sunderland Students' Union. It hosts student productions, club nights and live bands - and has featured Girls Aloud, Arctic Monkeys, JLS, Maximo Park, Coolio and Ne-Yo.
Based at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, The North Shore is a multi-purpose student hub featuring a theatre, a Bar & Grill, the Green Centre (featuring a swapshop, book exchange and organic roof garden) and bookable meeting and rehearsal spaces.
Cost of living
Sunderland is one of the best value places to live in the country, so you will find your money goes further. Here is what you can expect to pay for some of the essentials of student life:
|Average rent per week in University halls of residence||£69|
|Internet access in halls||Free|
|Personal Possession Insurance included as part of the accommodation package||Free|
|Breakfast deal in CitySpace Cafe||£1.85|
|Happy hour Italian restaurant meal||£5.45|
|CitySpace gym annual student membership||£130*|
|Pint of lager (Students' Union bars, with SU card)||£2.00|
|Cinema ticket (with SU card)||£4.75|
*Terms and conditions apply