The Centre for Applied Social Science has a number of members that have developed a progressive approach which broadly focuses on patterns and processes of social exclusion. Areas of interest in this research theme are in fields of inequalities and communities. Members adopt a critical and analytical approach to notions of ‘community’, ‘behaviour’ and ‘social ...more
On Friday 17 October stars from TV, fashion, music, sport and film came together for Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK - initiated by 2014 Discover series speaker Malcolm Gerrie.
The live TV fundraiser on Channel 4 was hosted by Alan Carr, Davina McCall and ...more
Congratulations to Tasha Steel who won The Best Lifestyle Blog in the North East Blogger Awards.
Tasha now works in Marketing and Recruitment at the University, and graduated Media Production in 2014.
"I’m really pleased!" said Tasha.
"My blog, www.hello-freckles.com, has been running for a few years now and I regularly post about my interests in fashion, ...more
The 2014 Sunderland Futures Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair takes place on November 14, and is the biggest jobs and placement fair the University has ever held with high profile companies such as Nissan, HP, Glaxosmithkline and Hitachi Rail Europe all in attendance and offering opportunities in every discipline from teaching, to Engineering, marketing and ...more
Its alive. The new London Campus website has been launched.
We have purchased Performance analyser by NCC and are evaluating all hosted websites and implementing fixes to improve the speed and delivery - the aim being readable content will be rendered to the end user within 0.75 seconds and the majority of web pages will be ...more
Sorry no weeknotes last week, so here are 2 weeks worth.
Apache tuning is progressing. We are gradually switching off unused modules and are monitoring any performance changes.
A biggie, We will shortly be streaming our graduation ceremonies live from the Stadium of Light. More information soon, however we do know we will be using our ...more
We have changed our sprints from 2 weeks to 1. The reason being its hard to estimate work for 2 weeks we were constantly adding/removing work from/to the sprint backlog. With 1 week the scope is quite specific and less chance of change.
This weeks sprint (web team 14)
Development of a survey season delivery platform
Finalise the Terminalfour user ...more
We have come up with two ideas for future events.
Firstly, we are hoping to have a workshop in January for various people across the university (including Careers and the Students' Union) to meet and exchange ideas for how we can/already do support student aspirations with regard to gender, employability and leadership. By sharing 'good practice', ...more
Studies of non-heterosexual youth show a resistance to sexual labels. The term post-gay has been used to describe an identity undefined by labels, and is presented as evidence of a new sexual fluidity. Drawing on qualitative interviews with self-identified lesbian and gay youth from the north east of England, this article provides a different account ...more
City Campus and Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's
Saturday October 4, 9.30am-4pm
Coming to an Open Day is the best way to see what university is really like.
Find out more about the subject you're interested in, meet your future lecturers, take a tour of the University accommodation and get the lowdown on what financial help ...more
Since graduating from the University with an English Literature degree author David Clarkson has been very busy, and now, after years of world travel, the Peterlee-born writer is set to publish his third novel.
His first title, The Outback, was based on his time in Australia, and his second, Stealing Asia, further drew on his travelling ...more
One of the region’s leading physiotherapists will return to London’s Olympic Park by Royal appointment to be part of the worldwide Invictus Games next week.
The Invictus Games, launched by Prince Harry will see more than 400 athletes from 13 different countries compete in an international sporting event for wounded, injured Servicemen and women.
Dr David Fallon (English) is a co-organiser of The North in the Long Eighteenth Century. This one-day conference celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the North East Forum in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies and is organized by staff from the Universities of Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham, and Sunderland. Studies of the long-eighteenth century have tended to be London-centric, figuring ...more
This paper is based on the British Academy project ‘Not all bright lights and big city?’ (2008–2010), which explores the diverse and divided lives of lesbians and gay men in the north-east of England. Here, we focus on the ‘close encounters’ between material culture and place, within queer leisure spaces (Binnie, 2014; Binnie & Skeggs, ...more
At our meeting on 10th July, we decided two things: firstly, to use this web site to hold members' profiles so we can all see how our research links; secondly, to have a get-together in September to decide on a seminar theme.
In the first instance, if you could send your brief biography (just a note ...more