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Five people to meet at an Open Day

Our Open Days are one of the best ways to help students decide if the University of Sunderland is the right fit for them. As a parent or supporter, you’re welcome to join prospective students at our open days, where you can chat to staff and students about life at the University. Here are five people to look out for at our Open Days.

1. Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Sir David Bell KCB DL

Our Vice Chancellor’s welcome talk to all students and guests provides a valuable introduction to why Sunderland is a great place to live and study.

This is usually the first talk at an Open Day - check in early so you don’t miss it!

2. Student Ambassadors

The best people to ask about life at Sunderland are our very own students! Our Student Ambassadors have first-hand experience of what it’s like to study here and are always available at our Open Days to chat with prospective students, parents and supporters.

Look out for them wearing our pink Sunderland shirts and ask them any questions about life on campus, studying, or social life.

3. Academic Staff

Our approachable and friendly academic staff are available on faculty stands and can answer any questions you or students may have about courses. They’re experts in their field and know courses in detail.

The faculties also offer subject talks, usually followed by a tour of the facilities.

4. Student Services Staff

At Open Days, all our student services are represented including Student Admissions, Accommodation, and Wellbeing and Disability Support.

If you need financial advice, attend our Student Finance, Scholarships and Bursaries talk, and then, if you have any specific queries, speak to our student financial consultants afterwards.

If you’re planning to take a campus or accommodation tour, head over to our Tours stand where staff can advise on what’s covered in each tour. Tours can be extremely popular, so it’s wise to book these as early as possible once you’ve checked in.

And finally, for students based in the UK who have travelled more than 40 miles in a round trip to attend our Open Day, we could help with travel costs or tickets. Chat to staff on our bursary stand for more details. Terms and conditions apply.

5. Parents and Supporters’ Stand

Collect a printed copy of our Guide for Parents and Supporters and sign up for our regular Parents and Supporters’ newsletter email to get deadline reminders, open day invites, resources, and tips.

Find out about our next open day.