Explore business, law and tourism, from Legal Practice to Events Management, with our insightful articles, blogs, interviews and case studies.
We sat down with Hannah, the current president of the Law Society at the University of Sunderland and discussed some of the exciting activities students can get involved in.
Find out more about the Law Society
Do you know that you want to pursue a business degree, but you’re not sure which pathway is right for you? Business degrees are hugely varied, so we’re breaking down some of the specialist business management courses to help you choose the right pathway for you.
Find out more about our business management courses
We’ve recently added to our portfolio of Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism degrees by introducing BSc Esports Event Management. This is a highly specialised and exciting course that is suitable for students who want to be at the forefront of an industry growing more and more every day.
Find out more about BSc Esports Event Management
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For many ordinary people, receiving high-quality legal advice is simply a pipe dream, with a large portion of the general public priced out of such services. However, here at Sunderland, the University’s Student Law Clinic is changing the way people in the city think about legal cases.
Find out more about the Student Law Clinic
We know that Christmas can be a difficult time for students and can be isolating as they often live away from home and study hard towards final deadlines and exams. To enjoy the festive period, in December 2022 over 40 of our MBA students travelled to York for the famous Christmas market.
Find out more about the MBA Christmas trip
New for 2022 we’ve expanded our Hospitality, Events, Aviation, and Tourism offering by introducing a new postgraduate course in Sustainable Tourism. This cutting-edge course will cover a range of topics around the sustainability of regions, cultures, and attractions.
Find out more about our new MSc Sustainable Tourism course
Many business organisations trying to steer a clear path with current world affairs impacting will feel ‘stressed’ in this environment. It is unprecedented in modern times to be hit by so many seismic events; Brexit, Covid-19, the Ukraine War.
Professor Lawrence Bellamy takes a closer look at business strategy throughout uncertain times.
For decades, a degree in Law has been a true mark of excellence; a sure sign of an individual highly-skilled in a range of areas. But now, an LLB is more relevant than ever according to Programme Leader Amy Sixsmith.
Find out why Law is more relevant than ever
Interested in getting into the Tourism and Hospitality industry? Studying at the University of Sunderland in the School of Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism will allow you to see the world, learn from key industry figures and get the real-life experience you need, along with much more.
Take a look at some of the things we offer to our students to ensure you get the most out of your degree course
One of the best things about studying a degree in a business and management subject is that your career and employment options are incredibly open. We take a look at some of the things you can do with a business management degree.
Find out what you can do with a degree in business and management
Working practices have shifted substantially since Covid-19, with more people working from home for all or some of the time. We’ve seen a fundamental change of business model for some organisations, with a shift to online interaction and distribution and a dispersed workforce. So will Covid-19 kill traditional workplace innovation?
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The marketing industry is exciting, fast-paced and always evolving. To give you the best possible foundations our marketing courses have been designed to teach you the skills needed to get started in the sector. As part of this we have secured accreditation for all our marketing courses by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), but what is a CIM accreditation and why does it matter?
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15 University of Sunderland students embarked on a six week placement as part of the second phase of Project Change Maker. The project is a unique opportunity offered by the University that consists of two phases; the first requires participants to attend a series of guest lectures across and reflect on their findings, the second phase sees students applying for and securing a virtual placement.
Find out more about Project Change Maker
Over the last decade, some of our students have studied dark tourism and events for their second-year undergraduate fieldwork module. We have visited Prague in the Czech Republic and Kraków in Poland. Broadly, we cover how dark history, including aspects of the Second World War and the Holocaust, as well as the Cold War, are interpreted by modern visitor attractions and events.
Discover how Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Morton helps his students understand the power of dark tourism
When thinking about career options with a law degree, most people will aspire to be a solicitor or barrister. While these roles are very important, completing a Law degree opens many doors for many different types of role within a private, public and third sectors. Organisations often have an in-house legal team, whose role might be to support HR functions, IP or marketing teams.
Find out how you can get the most out of studying a Law degree at the University of Sunderland
If you’re looking to fast track your career in business leadership, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) postgraduate qualification could be just what you need. Here at the University of Sunderland, our MBAs allow you to develop a specialism in marketing, finance, cybersecurity, supply chains, hospitality and much more.
Learn more about MBAs from Academic Dean for the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, Professor Lawrence Bellamy.
Standing out from the crowd is crucial when launching your career in tourism, hospitality or events. Here at Sunderland, there are a whole host of schemes and initiatives you can get involved with to boost your career prospects. Read advice from recent graduates...
Discover tips from our graduates on getting a job in Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Business and management is one of the most versatile subjects to study at degree level, opening up paths to a huge range of careers in the business world and beyond. Business students tend to be career focused and keen to take any opportunity to help them stand out in a competitive jobs market. With that in mind, here are our top tips to help you achieve your business and management career goals.
Find out how you can benefit from these tips to achieve your business and management career goals
The UK automotive industry is big business. The Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) indicates that it has a collective annual turnover of £82 billion per year and in 2017 built nearly 1.7 million cars. So what are the main issues which concern automotive manufacturing?
Find out what Brexit could mean for the UK automotive industry.
In recent times the high street has lost some really big names from the line up of shops and many more have had to review and revise their format. So why have there been so many failures and is it simply the impact of our changing shopping habits towards online?
Find out if the internet is killing the UK high street.
When the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story broke earlier in the year, those of us that have been around digital marketing for a while gave a little shrug and smiled knowingly… for we knew this stuff had been going on for years.
Read more about data collection and Cambridge Analytica/Facebook.
One of the most significant developments the internet has brought to marketing is to give impetus to marketers' objectives, shifting from helping the seller to sell to helping the buyer to buy.
Learn how marketers are helping the buyer to buy.
The desire to travel and taste unique and authentic dishes is becoming an increasingly motivating factor in our travel choices and gastronomy is receiving increasing attention from researchers, event organisers and tourists themselves.
Learn more about the link between food festivals and wellbeing
Tourism destinations are facing challenges in creating unique and authentic experiences, which are an ever-increasing motivator from more sophisticated travellers with higher expectations.
Learn how augmented reality is being used to enhance tourism experiences and cultural heritage
I advised my students to register their own name as a domain name until around 10 years ago when I assumed – wrongly as it turns out – that internet-savvy students already knew that it was a good idea without me telling them. Fast forward to the present when I mentioned the idea in a class – and the students sat with puzzled looks.
Why you should register a personal domain name
The movement restrictions imposed under coronavirus (Covid-19) have raised fundamental questions about how organisations can operate and are likely to have a substantive change in how employees work in the future.
Find out if the coronavirus crisis will result in a fundamental shift in UK working practices
I'm Emma Spooner and I'm the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Applied Investigation course. I would love to share a little more about me and hopefully show you that you can get that degree whilst working full-time!
Read Emma's story and discover what the future of investigative practice holds
The response to Coronavirus limiting the movement of people has forced the world to consider how it operates, with homeworking becoming a more significant factor and one which is likely to have a lasting impact on employment practices. In addition, the habits of individuals, changes to markets and competitive dynamics will also yield lasting effects on a range of sectors.
What will the lasting effects of the coronavirus crisis be?
Sunderland Student Law Clinic offers a free and professional service focusing on areas where people may find it difficult to find or afford other legal services, while providing an opportunity for students to gain valuable real-life experience. Here, Director Catherine Arnold shares her experiences of this academic year, including how the Clinic is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.
Read Catherine Arnold's experiences of being Director of the Sunderland Student Law Clinic and how the Clinic is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic
There is now a huge focus on how best can we look after our wellbeing, so here, Law Clinic Director Catherine Arnold discusses the importance of focusing on wellbeing and why having the right mindset is important in a dynamic law career.
Read Catherine Arnold's thoughts on wellbeing in a law clinic setting
Early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Law School talked about contingency plans for the future. The work of the Sunderland Student Law Clinic would need a significant review to adapt to a socially-distanced campus. Find out more about how the clinic adapted its operations.
Learn how the Sunderland Student Law Clinic adapted to a socially-distanced campus.
From his beginnings in Ashbrooke to heading up one of the world’s most well-known companies, the University of Sunderland has been a key part of Mike Johnson’s long and illustrious career.
Find out how the University of Sunderland has been a key part of Mike Johnson's career