The University has linked up with organisations across the region to launch one of the largest ever graduate careers support programmes – benefiting not only students, but hundreds of businesses, as well as the wider regional economy.
Around 500 graduate level jobs and paid internships have been made available through the project, led by the University ...more
During the past decade an increasing number of politicians have been joining Twitter, but the social media site is becoming a “fertile environment for abuse” directed at the Prime Minister and MPs, academics have warned.
Research suggests politicians use social media to promote politics, their beliefs, and to drum up support for their policies, however it ...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
The UK’s media and creative industries are now worth £71.4 billion a year to the country’s economy.
With a growth rate of almost 10% this sector out-performs all other parts of UK industry. So, it’s little wonder that media and other creative degree programmes continue to attract thousands of students to British universities.
Universities are ...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
We know a workforce that places creative thinking at its core will often be a successful one. That being said, the daily pressures of working life in event teams and the administration and logistical work that typically comes along with it make it all too easy for you and your team to get stuck in ...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
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
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
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