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Information for schools and colleges

Find out more about the ways we can support schools and colleges in inspiring and preparing pupils for university life and beyond, via outreach events, useful resources and more.

Here at the University of Sunderland, our outreach in schools and colleges aims to offer both pupils and teachers access to a wide range of events, activities and helpful resources, tailored to different needs.

We provide a variety of pre and post-16 activities and events, designed to support pupils from all backgrounds, raise aspirations and give them the information they need to make clear choices about their future.

Our team have considerable experience in Higher Education and are all passionate about delivering engaging and inspiring activities to pupils, as well as offering encouragement towards their journey into university.

Why Sunderland?

  • We're a Top 50 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • We're ranked amongst the world's best universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023)
  • The University of Sunderland is one of the world's best young universities (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2023)
  • The University of Sunderland is recognised internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness employability and facilities in the QS Stars World University Rankings 2023
  • We're 1st in the north-east for teaching quality and student experience (The Times Good University Guide 2023)
  • We're 1st in the north-east for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2024)
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Supporting your students through Clearing

Clearing is now open in the UK and we're on hand to offer support to you and your students in the run up to, on, and after results day.

For tips and advice around how you can help your students through the process, you can read our helpful Clearing guide. This includes lots of useful information including how to prepare, key documents your students will need, our contact information, how to apply through Clearing, and more.

Please note, during embargo periods, we can't speak to students, teachers, advisers, parents, or supporters in regards to a student's application. For Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) this period is between 6pm on 29 July and 2pm on 9 August, and for Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ), this is between 2pm on 9 August and 8am on 15 August.

Visit our Clearing page

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