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Information for parents

Going to university is a life-changing experience for a student, but it's also an important occasion for their families.

As a parent, carer or guardian of a young person considering university you'll undoubtedly have questions about what to expect.

Will your child be happy at Sunderland? What will university cost? What will be your child's job prospects after graduating? How will Sunderland support your child and help them make the most of the experience?

This website contains full information about important issues such as:

Student stories

You may also want to read about other families who have been through similar experiences to you:

Pharmacy graduate John Hindmarsh and his mum Pauline talk about the teaching quality at Sunderland.


Sports and Exercise Development graduate Claire White and her dad Brian talk about the cost of tuition fees and being the first in a family to go to university.


Postgraduate Early Years Professional Status qualification student Simon Burns and his dad David talk about embracing student life and becoming more independent.

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