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Learn about our scholarships and bursaries, find out what you could be eligible for, and most importantly, how to apply. Scholarships and bursaries are additional sources of financial support. Unlike student loans, you don’t need to be paid these back, so applying is a no-brainer.
Here’s what you need to know about scholarships and bursaries
Are you applying for a postgraduate degree and feeling confused about student finance? The funding process for postgraduate courses is different to undergraduate study...
Here's our guide on what you need to know
Undergraduate Open Days are a great opportunity to find out more about your course, meet staff and students, and look around campus, but there are some other great reasons to come to our Open Days – here are just a few.
Here's why you should come to our next Undergraduate Open Day
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Whether you’ve already checked us out at an Open Day and want to know more, or have never even heard of Sunderland, we're sure there's a few things about the city and the University that you don't know. Here's 10 great reasons to choose Sunderland...
Find out why Sunderland is an excellent choice
Making the choice to commit to going to university is a big decision, whether you’re studying at school or college, or returning to education after being in the world of work. A lot of prospective students find themselves asking whether they should even go to university, or look into other options. We’re taking a look at some of the things to consider when asking yourself "should I go to uni?".
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Our Postgraduate Open Days are great opportunities to learn more about the courses we offer, meet academic staff, and speak to experts about student finance and accommodation options.
Here are some more reasons why you should come to our next Postgraduate Open Day
Online distance learning is a flexible way of taking a course without the need to attend traditional lectures at a college or university, with all of the course material being delivered online. Distance learners studying with the University of Sunderland benefit from lectures and support delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment, which is accessible from anywhere in the world.
Learn more about distance learning
We all know one of the best ways to find out more about a university is to attend an open day. Universities will run several open days each year, usually large-scale events where you can get a feel for the campus and the course you want to study. But can you visit universities outside of open days?
Find out how you can visit us
The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, from the way we view hygiene practices, to our (even stronger) reliance on technology to communicate, to the way we’ve come to appreciate the smaller joys in life. It has also changed the way we view some professions - the key workers.
Find out about key worker professions
If you’re thinking about university, it’s likely that one of the key things on your list is attending Open Days. But what should you look out for on the day? We caught up with Student Ambassador, Maisie Aveston, who tells us how to get the most out of an Open Day.
Find out how to get most out of an Open Day
Getting into university through Clearing isn’t the daunting process you might think it is. It can be fantastic opportunity to join a university you might not have considered before – perhaps a life-changing one like the University of Sunderland.
Find out why Clearing is a fantastic opportunity
We offer a range of different Open Days throughout the year, from undergraduate to postgraduate events, and even specialised subject events for applicants. But before you visit us on campus, why not get a feel for the University and what we offer by exploring our Virtual Open Day?
Find out more about our Virtual Open Day
Explore how and where to find disability support at the University of Sunderland, with the Head of Disability Services, Ben Hodgson.
Explore how and where students can find disability support.
Don’t worry, writing your personal statement isn’t as difficult as it might seem when you’re staring at an empty Word document. Here are some top tips on how to write the perfect personal statement.
Find out how to write the perfect personal statement
We caught up with Environmental Psychologist Dr Stephanie Wilke, whose research specialisms include how natural environments impact psychological behaviour, health, and wellbeing, for her take on this monumental right of passage.
Advice on moving away from home from Environmental Psychologist Dr Stephanie Wilke
Stuffing a year’s worth of pants, pans and knick-knacks into a rucksack isn’t just impossible – it’s unnecessary! When it comes to what to take to university, strategy and streamlining are key.
Find out what YOU need to take to uni
A postgraduate degree, (or masters degree) can unlock greater earning potential, further your knowledge of a subject and set you apart from other candidates when applying for jobs. Here we’ll talk you through some of the main reasons why studying a postgraduate degree might be right for you.
Discover some of the main reasons why studying a postgraduate degree might be right for you
There's no need to panic if you missed the UCAS application deadline. Even though it's best to sort out your application before the deadline, you still have a chance to land a place. We explore the options open to you after the deadline.
Check out how you can still land a place at university if you missed the UCAS deadline
It's a big thing when you have to make a decision on what to do next when it comes to your education. It's important to make the right choice, as the next few years will form you as a person. It's vital that you choose a university that suits your needs
Discover why you should study in the UK
Your personal statement is a key part of your UCAS application when you apply to university. You’ve probably already researched how to write a personal statement and you'll know that admissions tutors like to hear about work experience you’ve gained. But what if you haven’t had the opportunity to gain any work experience?
Read on to hear our tips for how to write a personal statement when you have no work experience
Over the last year we have seen our online habits change dramatically, as we make the shift from physical connections to virtual ones. As a university we are committed to making our online platforms accessible to everyone and in order to do this we have introduced additional inclusive software to our website in the form of ReciteMe.
Learn more about digital inclusion at the University of Sunderland
Are you thinking about postgraduate study, but not sure where to begin? It’s important to do your research before applying to university, to work out which course you want to study and where you want to study it.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a masters degree...
Put simply, an MA (Master of Arts) is usually an arts-based course, while an MSc (Master of Sciences) degree is usually science or research based. However, MA degrees aren’t just about arts; a whole range of subject areas and courses can lead to the award of Master of Arts, including business and marketing, and social sciences.
Find out more about our range of MA and MSc degrees at the University of Sunderland