We can't crack any issues you have unless you tell us what they are; and we can't share best practice unless we know what's good about your course and your University. You have every right to expect the best from your degree. So, before your Easter break, why not tell US what you think:
After all ...more
Congratulations to our Chancellor, and former world champion athlete, Steve Cram, who has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list - which he will receive today (Friday, March 27).
Steve, who was one of the world's dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s, said he was "surprised" to have been included in ...more
Over the past year more than twenty thousand students across the UK cast their opinions for the next Whatuni Student Rankings, and the University of Sunderland has been shortlisted in the ‘Accommodation’ and ‘Student Union’ categories of this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards.
The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews ...more
This strand of research activity is focussed on the well-being of children, young people, and families and on changing family forms. Our work in this strand is organised under four broad headings;
Equal Opportunities, Austerity Impacts, Children’s and Young People’s Lives and Changing Families and Communities.
Research is informed by both practice based priorities and by theoretical approaches to understanding ...more
The expectation resting on the shoulders of event organisers to deliver memorable and inspirational events week in, week out is just one of the reasons that ‘Event Planner’ is regularly listed in the top 10 most stressful jobs. Creative thinking doesn’t necessarily come on tap, so here we’ve outlined a few different event formats that ...more
Work we have ‘Done’ this week
The new Human Resources website now links to the what's on calendar to show any courses or events they are running. It works in IE8 (supporting a six year old browser) and it's responsive.
Course search result pages have been redesigned and are being demoed to marketing this week
The Web team ...more
Developing an Aspirational Culture: 2
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 ...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 focused on our region 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 ...more
Work we have ‘Done’ this week.
Only a few new features as the tasks in the current sprint are spread over a few weeks.
Yet more forms created
Fixed an issue with funnelback where newly created XML collections were being overwritten when a new index was submitted
Helped the Students' Union with some issues they had with students voting ...more
Work we have ‘Done’ this week.
Several forms created for teacher training and pg scholarships
Mahara as been upgraded to the latest version
The what's on calendar is now RSS enabled (oversight on our part)
Scott created a module for LiveCampus so that London Campus students are automatically assigned any surveys they need to complete once they login
All mysql ...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
Deciding on a venue for your event will be one of the biggest decisions in the planning process. There are a wide variety of options and sifting your way through them can be a daunting task. To lighten the load, we’ve outlined four reasons why an academic venue would be the smart choice:
Academic institutions ...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
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