Studying with us at one of our local Further Education College Partners

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  1. Which colleges can I study at?

    We have partnerships with some of the region’s top colleges...

  2. Why study at a local FE college partner?

    While you are studying at one of our partner colleges, you can take full advantage of...

  3. Which courses are available?

    There are a wide range of University of Sunderland courses on offer at partner colleges...

  4. How do I apply?

    For full-time courses, you usually apply to the University of Sunderland via UCAS...

  5. Where can I get guidance on student finance for my partnership course?

    We have a team of specialised Partnership Liaison advisors who provide guidance on all things relating to finance and funding.

  6. Will I be enrolled as a student of the college or the University?

    You will enrol as a full student of both your chosen college and the University of Sunderland...

  7. How will the University support me while I’m on the course?

    The University Partnerships Office has a dedicated team of Partnership Liaison staff who are here to support you...

  8. Support services at your college

    To make sure that you have everything you need on site at your chosen college, you will access certain facilities and support...

  9. Can I raise concerns and issues with the University?

    Yes, there are processes in place that allow you to raise issues with both the college and the University...

  10. As a partner college student, can I access financial support from Student Finance England and University of Sunderland scholarships?

    Yes, you are eligible to apply for financial support from Student Finance England...

  11. Is there a student handbook for students at partner colleges?

    Yes, the University student handbook details University regulations, policies and procedures...

  12. Will the course I’ve applied for definitely run?

    In order to help ensure that the student experience is maintained at a high level, there is a minimum of...

  13. Can I access the University Library and the Library’s online resources?

    As a student of the University you are able to enjoy some of the services and resources the University library has to offer...

  14. Can I view and edit my student record and University user id and password?

    Yes, you can view and edit your personal information via e:Vision. e:Vision allows you to check your personal data, such as your name and address...

  15. Can I join the NUS as a partner college student?

    Yes. If you are registered on a University of Sunderland course at a partner college, you will automatically become a member of the University of Sunderland Students' Union...

  16. I work in an FE college and want to enquire about becoming a partner. Who do I contact?

    If you are in a UK-based, HEFCE-funded institution, please contact...

  17. I’m a member of staff teaching a University of Sunderland course in my College. What advice and guidance is available?

    The Educational Partnerships Office is responsible for providing effective and efficient support and a comprehensive signposting and liaison service...