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

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Published: 6 February 2020

The University Partnerships Office has a dedicated team of Partnership Liaison staff who are responsible for providing a tailored and comprehensive support service to University of Sunderland students studying with our partner colleges.

The team are based in University of Sunderland Higher Education Gateways at the majority of our partner colleges. They provide expert information, advice and guidance on everything a student needs to know about being a University of Sunderland Partnership student to help ensure your student experience is a great one, and to support you taking the next step to on-campus study.

The team can provide you with advice and guidance on:

  • applying for and enrolling on your course
  • UCAS applications
  • applying for financial support and paying your fees
  • the wide range of scholarships available
  • how to make the best use of the University services and resources on offer
  • how to 'top up' to a full honours degree 
  • how to make sure your voice is heard – helping you to participate in University surveys and focus groups

The Partnership Liaison team can be contacted by prospective and current Partnership students, so if you are studying at one of our Partner Colleges or are thinking about it, please get in touch:

Bishop Auckland College:

Kimberley Clay 07748 334 905
Email: unisupport.bishop@sunderland.ac.uk 

East Durham College:

Caroline Finnon 07748 334 837
Gillian Heslop 07748 334 752
Email: Unisupport.eastdur@sunderland.ac.uk 

Gateshead College:

Dawn Ridsdale 07748 334 908
Email: unisupport.gates@sunderland.ac.uk 

Sunderland College:

Caroline Finnon 07748 334 837
Gillian Heslop 07748 334 752
Email: unisupport.sundcoll@sunderland.ac.uk

Tyne Coast College:

South Tyneside College site:

Nicola Hopper 07748 334 838
Email: unisupport.stc@sunderland.ac.uk

Tyne Metropolitan College site:

Nicola Hopper 07748 334 838
Dawn Ridsdale 07748 334 908
Email: unisupport.tynemet@sunderland.ac.uk 

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