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Our achievements

We're proud of our achievements. We also know they can help you make informed choices about university and course options.

Teaching Excellence Framework

We're proud to have received the Silver award in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the 'very high quality' of our teaching and learning (TEF 2023).

The TEF panel rated Sunderland in most categories as either at a ‘very high standard’ or ‘outstanding’, resulting in an overall Silver award.

Overall accolades

Undergraduate accolades

Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

UK based


North-East based

Faculty of Business Law and Tourism

UK based

 

North-East based

 

Faculty of Education and Society

UK based

 

North-East based

 

Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing

UK based

 

North-East based

 

International accolades

Research accolades

Over 70% of our published research has been rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework. (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

Other accolades