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Open Days

Like the sound of Sunderland? Find out why we're a truly life-changing University by visiting us at an Open Day and see for yourself what Sunderland really has to offer.

Upcoming Open Days

Travel bursary

We want to make our Open Days as accessible as possible and have created a Travel Bursary to ensure that everyone who wants to attend, can.

Prospective students who attend the Open Day on Saturday 21 September 2019, travelling directly to and from Sunderland (SR1 3SD), who live more than 20 miles away, can claim up to £100 to cover standard coach or rail fare, or a mileage allowance for car travel.

Read Travel Bursary How to Claim September (.pdf) for more information on how to claim, Travel Bursary Terms and Conditions September (.pdf) apply.

Our events at a glance

  Applicant Day Individual Tour Open Day Open Day Drop-In Postgraduate Open Day Student Shadowing
Academic one-to-one chat    
Accommodation tour * *
Campus tour  
Subject taster session        
Subject talk          
Subject facilities tour      
Information about services *  
Information about finance *  
Information about UCAS * *    

* available on request

Virtual Campus Tour

Can't make an Open Day, or just can't wait to see what life at Sunderland is like? Take our Virtual Campus Tour to find out more about who and where we are, see our impressive facilities, and learn more about what it might be like to study the subject you’re most interested in.

Begin your tour

Applicant Experience Days

If you've already applied to study at Sunderland, you may be invited to an Applicant Experience Day. This is your chance to get hands-on experience of our campus and meet fellow applicants, current students and the staff who will be teaching you. If there is an Applicant Experience Day for your course, you will be invited via email and you'll be able to register via your VIP portal.

Individual Tours

Book an Individual Tour for you and up to four of your friends and family to get a personalised tour of the campuses, view a room in our halls of residence and talk to academic staff who can tell you more about the subject you're interested in studying.

Book your Individual Tour or contact Student Recruitment on 0191 515 3000 or for more information.

Group bookings

Groups of students from colleges and schools are more than welcome to visit us on campus for Open Days and we have a number of events available throughout the year too. To find out more about what we offer, contact us on 0191 515 3000 or

Student Shadowing

Want to spend a day in the life of a University of Sunderland student? Get a student's-eye view of university life, see what a real lecture is like, find out where students relax between classes and even get a chance to see where you might be living in one of our halls of residence. Contact us on 0191 515 3341 or for more information or book your Student Shadowing experience

UCAS Fairs

If you can't travel to an Open Day at Sunderland, you can meet us at your local UCAS Fair instead. Find the University of Sunderland stand to pick up a prospectus and to ask us any questions you might have about studying with us.

UCAS application support

We know the UCAS application process can get a little overwhelming so we are happy to help you complete it with one to one support sessions. Book a session to spend 30 minutes with our Admissions team to talk you through the UCAS process, the tariff point system, your personal statement and how UCAS Track works.