January 9-10, 2015
David Puttnam Media Centre
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Founder of the internationally renowned DC Shorts Film Festival, Jon Gann, is preparing to launch the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival at the University of Sunderland’s David Puttman Media Centre, on January 9 2015 – signalling the start of a collaborative project that is set to shape, influence ...more
PhD student Patrick Low has formed a comedy threesome with Sean McKenna and Hal Branson and gained funding from Channel 4 to develop their sitcom ideas - and have just created one the most popular and viewed YouTube videos of the year, parodying Sainsbury's recent Christmas advert.
The North-East and comedy have a long and diverse ...more
White Lodging Services, one of the fastest-growing hotel management and development companies in the US, has visited the Faculty of Business and Law in search of Placement Students.
In November, Hunter Carmichael and Tamra Marks of White Lodging Services came to the Faculty of Business and Law where they interviewed more than 30 students, all hoping ...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
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
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
The reverberations of the widely discussed economic downturn can still be felt in all sectors, including the events industry. One of the more noticeable fallouts from the crash was in the huge reduction of lead times for events. According to research from Meetings Professionals International (MPI) carried out earlier this year, 52% of event professionals ...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
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
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