We have a range of free and confidential support systems for all students, such as our Wellbeing service. The service offers advice on a range of issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood, self-harming behaviours, bereavement and loss, eating issues, dependency and addiction, concerns about sexuality, issues with self-esteem and confidence and long-term mental health difficulties.
Students can access these services in person, or make a confidential appointment by phone, email or using an online referral form.
The team is made up of highly-qualified health and wellbeing professionals with a wealth of experience, so you can be confident about your child receiving the support they need.
The Disability Support team provides information, support and guidance to students with disabilities, mental health difficulties, Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia) and long-term medical conditions.
The team outline the services and support they offer to all students, from the application stage and throughout the entirety of their time with us:
Some students need a little help making new friends and feeling comfortable in their new environment. That's why our Students' Union offers SU Buddies, which pairs new students with a current student who can help them find their way around, find the best place to get a cup of coffee, share study tips and much more.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers practical advice and support to help your son or daughter in getting part-time work while they study and succeed in employment when they graduate.
At Sunderland, we firmly believe that the key to getting a dream job when graduating is to start early, and the Careers and Employability Service offers a range of support that extends for up to three years after your child graduates.
You can be sure that University of Sunderland graduates leave us with fantastic employment prospects. In the recent 2016/17 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DHLE) survey, 100% of students from these courses were in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers):
BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics
BA (Hons) Photography Video and Digital Imaging
BA (Hons) Dance
BA (Hons) Journalism
BA (Hons) Business and Applied Management
BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management
LLB (Hons) Law
BSc (Hons) Computing
BA (Hons) English
BA (Hons) Social Work