The Amazing Teaching Awards (formerly known as The Student Led Teaching Awards) are now open - click here to vote.
Each year, the University of Sunderland Students' Union works with Events Management students to host a glittering awards ceremony for Sunderland University's most amazing teachers. All award winners are nominated by students who are best placed ...more
The culture and diversity of first generation immigrants is highlighted in a new art exhibition launched this week and involving experts from the University.
The exhibition – Cultural Rivers – is collection of art, animation and film produced by children who are first generation immigrants to the UK. It represents the outcome of a pilot ...more
A Sunderland graduate has scooped the Outstanding Young Communicator award at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) regional PRide Awards. Anne-Marie Bailey has her sights on further success in the area, including helping to inspire those looking to break into the profession.
Anne-Marie is the PR Manager at r//evolution, an integrated brand communications ...more
We’ve said before on this blog that creativity in event teams is crucial. Sure, a purely operational team will get the job done, but only when they start injecting some creativity into their work will they begin to deliver outstanding events that stick in your memory.
The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity ...more
Sunderland University’s Gender Network (SunGen) and Northumbria University’s Gendered Subjects and Gender and Society Research Hub have joined together to present a day-long event to build on the discussions emerging from a highly successful half-day seminar held in Sunderland in January 2015.
This collaborative event will be held on Friday 17th April in Priestman 015, University ...more
Thanks so much to everyone who came along and made this such an interesting morning. We are going to set up a one-day symposium to take discussions further, along with more colleagues from Northumbria. In the mean time, here is a summary of the main things to come out of today's discussions:
1. There is a ...more
Have you already had one too many mince pies? Does the opening line of ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ send you running for the hills? Have you been to or organised enough ‘Winter Wonderland’ themed corporate events to last you a lifetime? Well, fear not, you’re not alone.
Christmas is naturally a busy time in the ...more
Every January we see a huge variety of articles emerge; all predicting the key trends that they feel will shape the industry in the coming year. There are so many of these articles that it will take you most of your working week to get through them. Well, fear not! We’ve outlined some of the ...more
Colleagues work in and across different disciplines on a range of issues covered by this theme. From contemporary criminological, sociological and social policy studies of community policing, white collar crime, domestic violence and abuse and its impacts on victim/survivors as well as evaluating responses to them and developing understanding of perpetrators of DVA there is ...more
13th January 2015
Priestman 015, 9-30-12-30
Developing an Aspirational Culture
This half-day symposium, organised by the University of Sunderland Gender Network (SunGen), will bring together speakers from across the university and externally to discuss ideas and strategies for developing an aspirational culture amongst our students and staff. Brief talks and presentations will be given on research into ...more
Around a month ago Academic Services asked the web team if we had the capability to stream the winter graduation ceremonies live so we got our thinking caps on bought a new graphics card linked it up to our media library server created a shiny landing page and voila - done.
The pilot was only advertised ...more
Owing to the occasional week notes going astray these posts shall henceforth be know as notes.
Dean and Dan attended the T44u conference in Dublin and we got to see version 8. Some nice features within. So when do T4 users at Sunderland see this? We will be upgrading our test server in January 2015. We ...more
This week 2 weeks worth of notes also not a lot words but a heck of a lot of work.
The team have been investigating ways to deliver a more personalised experience when accessing the intranet. Still in the experiment stage for now, however once we determine the deliverables to meet the users need we will ...more
On Monday 13th July 2015 the Department of Culture (Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland) will be hosting a one-day symposium entitled ‘The New North East’. This interdisciplinary gathering will bring together scholars and practitioners working in the field of 'cultural studies' (broadly understood to include history, literature, linguistics, visual arts and media ...more
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