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Student experience

Student experience

The University of Sunderland is a top 40 UK university for student experience according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024. Explore our fantastic North East location, see what's on around campus, and find out more about how we support our students on their university journey.

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Student life at Sunderland

We welcome students from all corners of the globe and you can be confident you'll always feel at home here in the North East if you choose to come and study with us.

Discover everything you need to know about what it's like to live as a student in Sunderland. We're proud of what our city and university have to offer in the way of student life. When you join us, you're joining a friendly and diverse community, supporting you all the way through your student journey.

Living in Sunderland

Sunderland has the perfect combination of city and seaside living and is a friendly, diverse and affordable place for you to live and study. Find out more about our wonderful location and everything else the North East has to offer.

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On campus

Take a closer look at what goes on at our two fantastic campuses, from exploring our first-class sports facilities to scoping out the best places to grab a coffee between lectures.

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Student support

We provide a wide range of university support services including general enquiries, wellbeing support, help around student finance, disability support and more. Our friendly teams are always on hand to offer you any guidance during your studying.

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You'll find a great choice of accommodation within easy reach of both our campuses. Discover more about the locations, what's included and how we can help you to settle in.

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Your finances

We know that coming to university can be a big decision financially, which is why we have a dedicated finance team on hand to support you every step of the way. Find out more about tuition fees, maintenance loans, scholarships, bursaries and more.

Find out more about finance

Students' Union

Your Sunderland Students' Union is run by students, for students, and is somewhere you can join societies, find support, and enhance your student experience during your time at university.

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Chat to students and staff

Want to find out more about what it's like to study at and live in Sunderland first-hand? Our students, ambassadors and staff are here to answer all your questions.

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