Shi ShiBSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management, 2014; MSc Tourism and Hospitality, 2015 DogandScone.com
International graduate Shi Shi opened Newcastle's first dog café, Dog and Scone, in June 2017 after graduating from his Masters in Tourism and Hospitality.
Mark Stuart-BellMA Journalism, 2013 SecondDraft.co.uk
Mark Stuart-Bell studied MA Journalism at the University of Sunderland in 2013 and after getting experience working in the video production industry, went on to co-found Second Draft Ltd.
Fern SnailhamBA (Hons) Business and Management, 2017 UneekStaffing.co.uk
2017 graduate Fern Snailham wasted no time in setting off on her dream career path, launching her own business, Uneek Staffing, just weeks after graduating.
Ayako TaniPhD Glass Art Ayakotani.co.uk
Enterprise Place Alumni, Dr Ayako Tani, set up her freelance artist career in 2015 after completing her PhD at the University of Sunderland. With support of the Enterprise Place Ayako has continued to grow her artist practice in Sunderland.
Hannah PotterAnimation and Games Art Pure Imagination
University of Sunderland graduate Hannah Potter launched Pure Imagination Events after graduating from Animation and Games Art in 2016 and is fast becoming a popular fixture at events across the North East.
Foresight E-Learning and CreativeBA Business amd Enterprise Management www.getsomeforesight.com/
New digs with a window to the world for Foresight lads. Barry Braley and Lee Daymond have brought their creative eLearning company Foresight to offices at the University’s Hope Street Xchange building. You won’t be able to miss the lads after they decided to utilise their new city centre location with a special window display.
Fingers & FringeBA Broadcast Media Production Fingers & Fringe
Matty Rayson and Luke Jones launched their own media production business, Fingers and Fringe, in April 2018 after both graduating from Broadcast Media Production at the University of Sunderland.
Kirsty ThompsonBA Fashion Design and Promotion
Kirsty Thompson took the plunge and returned to full-time education. She is now on the verge of seeing her dream of making her living as a dress designer become a reality – she's been chosen to create a gown for the Mayor of Sunderland.
Vincent ToddMA Curating Norfolk Street Arts CIC
Vincent Todd graduated last November after completing an MA in Curating. Seeing the multitude of creative talent in the region, Vin wanted to establish an environment in which burgeoning young artists could flourish without having to move from the North East.