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Everything you need to know about what’s included in your new home from home

Personal possessions insurance is included in every study bedroom

All of our residences are in a great location for students studying at either City Campus or Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's. They are all within walking distance of Sunderland City Centre with access to supermarkets, bars/restaurants, theatres/cinema and transport links.

Inside your flat

  • Fridge(s)
  • Toaster(s)
  • Microwave(s)
  • Kettle
  • X2 freezers
  • Oven and hob
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mop and bucket
  • All crockery and cutlery provided (applicable to The Forge U Student Village)
  • Communal clean (not in family houses, self-contained one bedroom in Scotia Quay or two bed flats in Clanny House)
  • Dishwasher (applicable to The Forge U-Student Village)

Outside your flat

  • Free car parking for residents (£200 per year to reserve a car parking bay at The Forge)
  • Free bike storage
  • Free campus and/or connect bus with your student card 
  • Free-to-use cash machine (applicable to Forge U Student Only)
  • Pay-to-use laundrettes on-site
  • On-site convenience store (applicable to Forge U Student Only)
  • On-site bar (for events only), shop and free to use cashpoint (applicable to The Forge U-Student Village)
  • On call security and support, 24 hours a day 7 days a week 



On Arrival

You’ll receive a complimentary bedding pack on arrival (upon request) if you’re staying within University managed accommodation for more than 19 weeks. Other essential items can be purchased at: onlinestore.sunderland.ac.uk. Any pre-purchased items will be waiting for you on arrival at your accommodation reception.

Fast and reliable internet

The University of Sunderland’s Accommodation Services work with StudentCom to provide you with an incredible 45Mbps internet package, with unlimited downloads and uploads all included in the rent. You can connect to the internet via all StudentCom wireless access points, located within and around all of our accommodation sites. We also guarantee a 5Mbps increment annually. University managed accommodation provides wireless and hardwired internet connection in each bedroom. For more information, visit: www.sunderland.ac.uk/studentcom

Personal possessions insurance

As part of your university accommodation package you’ll receive personal possessions insurance cover through Endsleigh. For more information, visit: The Endsleigh website

Additional and medical requirements

We strive to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible, so knowing if you have any additional requirements can help us greatly with your room allocation. If you do have any requirements that you would like us to know about then please state them on your accommodation application when requested. For more information, visit our Help and Advice articles.

Family accommodation

If you’re considering bringing your family to Sunderland we have a number of family houses available at Panns Bank, Scotia Quay and Clanny House. Our family houses offer space for two adults and a maximum of two children within Panns Bank and Scotia Quay; compared to Clanny House which can accommodate up to five people (with additional cot space). As availability is limited we can’t guarantee accommodation to all students wishing to bring their family, so please enquire quickly. For more information, and to see what family accommodation looks like, visit our .

Couples and friends' accommodation

Scotia Quay offers self-contained one bedroom flats with a kitchen, lounge and bathroom. Flats in Scotia Quay are for established couples only, and are not suitable for friends. Clanny House offers two bed flats (medium rooms) for either couples or friends to share. Each flat comes with its own lounge, diner, kitchen and bathroom. The Forge U Student Village offers a one bed apartment suitable for established couples or single occupancy only.

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