As part of the university’s Diversity Month series of events, SunGen ran a panel discussion on ‘lad culture’ on Friday 20th November. This resulted in some very interesting and impassioned debates about just what we mean by ‘lad culture’, and indeed how the term ‘lad’ risks being demonised outside of the specific use of this ...more
This group joins together academics from across Europe who are interested in mediated communication in the Northern European context.
For more information, please contact Dr Angela Smith at the University of Sunderland. Email: ...more
Debbie Taylor, Editor of the acclaimed literary magazine Mslexia (https://mslexia.co.uk/), will be coming to the university to advise on getting published as a poet or short story writer. She’ll be answering any questions you might have and providing a unique insight into her role and the submissions process. We hope to see you there!
Friday 27th ...more
PhD Student: Philippa Abbott, Department of Culture (Literature)
Thesis Title: Newgate Culture 1830-1840
Supervisors: Dr David Fallon, Dr Geoffrey Nash, Dr Barry Lewis
The research will look at the influence on the Newgate novel of various Victorian discourses and the narratives they generated, including science and technology. My aim is to highlight how the Newgate novel both influences ...more
PhD Student: Katie Ward, Department of Culture (Linguistics)
Supervisors: Dr Angela Smith, Dr Mike Pearce
Thesis: The Lived Experiences of Transgender People in North East England.
Transgender people are increasingly visible in today’s mass media, however overall attitudes towards gender variance are still hostile. Sensationalised tabloid stories overshadow positive representations of trans people and skew opinions of the ...more
This web site records announcements of research seminar activity for the Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland. The three departments in the Faculty are: Education; Social Sciences; Culture.
Any queries, please contact Dr Angela Smith ...more
OK, so here goes! A blog is more of a rambling rather than scientific writing or CV writing – apparently. My chance to tell my story and how I’ve arrived at this point on the EMULSION study.
I graduated from Leeds University in 1990, followed by membership of the college (MRCGP) in 1994. As a full ...more
What's done is done
New internal website design and IA launched
The following sites are now live
HR Work Load Planning tool
Student Support Fund
International Student Support
Health and Wellbeing
UTC South Durham
Build of a new car parking application tool
Online Annual leave improvements such as reminder emails to managers when staff leave commences and ends
London campus tweaks including ...more
I think it is about time we rekindled the WebTeam blog and update you all on a few of the projects we have been up to in the past months we have been away.
We have had a very busy time over the past few months with projects sprouting up all over the place. Some including ...more
The course attended was 'Depth Interviewing Skills' - it took place at NatCen in London and lasted for 2 days in February 2015.
From Lindsay's perspective:
This course built upon and developed what had been covered when we were at Warwick and covered specifically ‘Depth Interviewing Skills’.
I really enjoyed this course, I was quite apprehensive prior to ...more
Since we spent a long time honing a leaflet on what a PPI panel does I have copied the relevant bit from the Consumer Panel Membership Information Leaflet rather than trying to paraphrase it as I think it is quite succinct and clear about what PPI panels do.
‘ Consumer panel members work in partnership with ...more
At this meeting, we discussed Athena SWAN and how this could be developed in the University outside of FAS. In Education and Society, this will be coordinated by Angela Smith with Bridget Cooper liaising with her HoD.
SunGen has been asked to contribute something to the University's Diversity Month in November 2015. Donna and Angela had ...more
Professor John Kilcoyne's love for science is infection. Following his years lecturing our students he now shares his enthusiasm with the younger generations.
We are inviting local primary schools to book places and bring their Year 6 pupils along for this 'explosive' session. Booking in advance is advised as places for this annual event are snapped ...more
These events help students understand how to 'Get Into' their subject area. These events help students to explore the career routes available, the courses to the there and experience a subject taster session.
Each Get Into... event is delivered on campus and includes a talk on the careers linked to the subject area, a student life ...more