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Open Days and events

The reason you're here is to go somewhere. And the reason we're here, is to get you there.

Visit us at one of our Open Days or other events throughout the year to see for yourself what Sunderland really has to offer, and how we can help get you to where you're meant to be.

Upcoming Events

Sir Tom Cowie Campus Undergraduate Open Day

Saturday 21 October 2023 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

Join us for our Open Day to explore the University’s fantastic campus. This event is for anyone interested in the following areas: Business, Law and Tourism, Education and Society, Technology, Animation and Games Art, Glass and Ceramics, English, Journalism and PR, Media or Photography. Attend talks on your subjects of interest, speak to current students and explore your future university.

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Why Sunderland?

  • We are ranked as a Top 50 university in the Guardian University Guide 2024 (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • 1st in the north-east for teaching quality and student experience (The Times Good University Guide 2023)
  • Sunderland is the 11th most affordable city according to research undertaken by Halifax bank (2021)
  • One of the world's best young universities. (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023)
  • 1st in the north-east for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2024)

Learn more about our achievements.


We recognise that everyone has different accessibility needs which is why we have partnered with AccessAble, the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information.

View our AccessAble accessibility guides for support with planning your journey to visit the University.

Travel reimbursement

We want to make our Open Days as accessible as possible, so we're offering travel reimbursement to ensure that everyone who wants to attend, can.

If you attend our on-campus Open Days, are travelling directly to and from Sunderland, and live more than 20 miles away, you can claim up to £100 to cover standard coach or rail fare, or a mileage allowance for car travel. For more information see our Travel Reimbursement terms and conditions.