University of Sunderland Open Day: The first step to a new life

Open Day

Published on 07 June 2019

Hundreds of new students are arriving in Sunderland this weekend to get their first taste of University life.

On Saturday, the University of Sunderland will support, assist, guide and inspire the future generation of students as part of its June 8 Open Day.

Visitors will spend the day meeting your future lecturers, looking around the campuses and getting the lowdown on what financial help and scholarships are available.


What's happening on the day?

Throughout the day students will be able to find out more about the subject s they are most interested in by speaking to academic staff and attending subject specific talks.

They will also go on a tour of University accommodation and look around the campus - both at City and St Peter's.

Students hoping to find out more about costs will also be able to attend talks surrounding student finance and UCAS.


How do I get there?

Students can get to the open day via bus, rail or car and we have free parking available on campus for the event. The postcode for satnav is SR6 0DD.


Full rundown of the day


9.30am: Check-in

On arrival go to CitySpace to check-in and receive your complimentary food and drink voucher.


10am to 10.20am: Why Sunderland?

Murray Library Lecture Theatre

Find out from our Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell KCB why Sunderland is a great place to live and study. 10am to 10:20am


10.30am to 3pm: Subject sessions

Both Campuses

More detailed information about the subject(s) you are interested in studying.


11am to 11.30; 1pm to 1.30pm: All about accommodation

Gateway Building, Level 2, Room 2

Information about our student accommodation and the benefits of living on campus.


11:30am to 12pm: Studying abroad

Gateway Building, Level 2, Room 2

Find out how you can study part of your course abroad. Details about fees/funding/course availability.


11:30am to 12pm; 2pm to 2:30pm: Student finances

Edinburgh Building, Level 2, Room 205

Information about Student Finance England and University of Sunderland Scholarships.


12pm to 12.30pm. School of Medicine degree funding

Edinburgh Building, Level 2, Room 205

Information about finance and scholarships available for students interested in studying Medicine.



12:30pm - 1:00pm: Student life

Edinburgh Building, Level 2, Room 207

Find out what student life is like from our current students, more about our Students’ Union and our clubs/societies.


1:30pm to 2pm: Integrated Foundation Degrees

Gateway Building, Level 2, Room 2

Information about studying a course with an Integrated Foundation Year, designed to help boost your subject knowledge before you begin your honours degree.


2.30pm to 3pm: Returning to learning

Edinburgh Building, Level 2, Room 205

Have you taken a break from education? Discover different routes, and find out about the support available to help ease you back in.


3pm to 3.30pm: UCAS and Clearing

Edinburgh Building, Level 2, Room 205

Confused with the UCAS application and clearing process? We’ll clear things up to help you complete your application and what to do when you get your results.