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.
And, of course, no university social life would be complete without joining some clubs and societies.