1. Martin Longstaff

    Sunderland Til He Dies

    Published on 12 July 2019

    A local legend stepped onstage at his beloved Stadium of Light today – but this time, he wasn’t playing his famous songs to the football faithful.

  2. Jon Hawkins

    (Working) life is a rollercoaster

    Published on 12 July 2019

    There can be few student graduating university this summer who can claim that their dreams have literally come true – but Jon Hawkins can.

  3. Michael Calder with Michael Lavery

    An award-winning first

    Published on 12 July 2019

    Michael Calder’s journey to achieve his degree at Sunderland has ended in award-winning success, but he admits it nearly didn’t happen.

  4. Jack Cunningham

    Jack puts local politics First

    Published on 11 July 2019

    A Sunderland student who became one of the youngest councillors in the country while still studying for his degree graduates today with First Class Honours.

  5. The Right Reverend Helen-Ann Hartley

    Pioneering woman Bishop honoured

    Published on 11 July 2019

    The University of Sunderland has honoured one of the country’s leading clerics – who has her roots firmly in the North East, and particularly Sunderland.

  6. Darren Henley OBE

    Honour for arts guru

    Published on 11 July 2019

    The man is tasked with bringing creativity to life in the UK – and who has a particular love for the North East – has been honoured by the University of Sunderland.

  7. Seven magnificent business, law & tourism students

    Magnificent seven step out into the world

    Published on 11 July 2019

    The University of Sunderland has been celebrating some of its outstanding young graduates in business, accounting and law, as seven award-winning graduates took to the stage as part of the summer Awards Ceremonies.

  8. John Hargrave

    Graduation first for language prize

    Published on 11 July 2019

    The first ever language prize awarded to an outstanding student has been unveiled at this year’s graduation ceremony.

  9. Shelby Penman with Steve Watts, Head of the School of Culture

    Penman writes a new future

    Published on 11 July 2019

    A passion for English literature has landed US-born Shelby Penman with a first-class degree and top prize for her outstanding work at Sunderland.