What Our Students Say
"Dyslexia should have set me back but my time at Sunderland really brought me out of my shell and boosted my confidence. I used that confidence to pursue a career in teaching and started training with a great local school, which the university sorted for me, and when I finished my studies I was lucky enough to get a job there teaching. My time at university changed my life completely. I have a rewarding career in front of me and I have Sunderland to thank for that."
BSc (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and Teacher Training
"I am part of an excellent programme and I'm really enthusiastic about becoming a business teacher and really enjoy being a part of this esteemed university."
PGCE Business Education
"I came to Sunderland University as it is the A rated university in the North East for my particular course. The facilities
they offer are excellent and the organisation and structure of the course is well designed."
PGCE (Secondary Education) Mathematics
"I have always had a passion to improve my life and the life of others. I can succeed with those aims through Sunderland University. I have a commitment to teach and the skills Sunderland have given me will benefit hundreds of children."
BA (Hons) Primary Education
"I never believed that university life could be so fantastic. As I live in Newcastle I thought travelling to and from Sunderland would hinder me coming here but the course changed my views. It's an exciting and rewarding course to take!"
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies [0-11 Yrs]
"I found the experience really good! Everyone is very helpful which makes you feel comfortable. The course itself is brilliant and I feel as though I have been given the best opportunity for the future."
PGCE (Secondary Education) Geography
"I came to Sunderland from Essex to study a mix of English language, literature and philosophy which was hard to find and Sunderland came up trumps. The fantastic grounding I was given there has stood me in good stead as I now work for English UK assessing the quality of language schools for overseas students and have done for the last 6 years. I would recommend university life to anybody who is considering it, it really is a life changing experience."
International Fair & HR Officer
BA (Hons) English Studies
"The English course has various interesting aspects which I thoroughly enjoy. With a mixture of language and literature it
provides many opportunities for the future."
BA (Hons) English
"Being a mature student I found this course easily accessible after a six year break since my A-levels. The module choices allowed me to follow a path focusing on areas which interested me such as political or philosophical writers."
BA (Hons) English
"The course is fascinating, with enthusiastic lecturers. Each module is interesting and the people are great. I've made some excellent friends already."
BA (Hons) History
"BA History is a highly interesting subject. The lecturers are very helpful and explain things fully. I've made loads of friends for the rest of my life."
BA (Hons) History
"Art, Politics and History may seem like and odd combination of subjects but if you think about my career today it makes perfect sense how I arrived here. Sunderland set me on a creative path that eventually led to me setting up my own marketing and communications agency Different. It taught me research, debating and presentation skills that I use to this day. It taught me the process of forming a robust argument and how to back it up. And it taught me life changing skills and a confidence that enabled me to do well in my chosen field."
Managing Director of a Marketing Communications Agency
BA (Hons) History & Politics
"There are so many good things about this university. The lectures are interesting, there's so much to learn academically and socially, and Sunderland is an amazing vibrant city - love it!"
BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology