Article by guest blogger Catherine Barnett
In her previous article Fine Art graduate Katherine Barnett shared her experiences of finding studio space. These are some of her top tips:
Taking on a studio is a big commitment. However, my top tips are pretty much common sense.
1. Ask yourself, “Do you really need a studio?” What are the alternatives? ...more
Creative Access was founded in 2012 to provide opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for young people of graduate (or equivalent standard) from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME). They aim to improve their chances of securing full-time jobs and, in the longer term, increase diversity and address the imbalance ...more
the thoughts of our 1st international student from New Zealand:
I have identified that I need to use empathy, rather than sympathy, and need to really listen to the child. This includes recognising the body language and facial expressions as well as hearing the words they are saying. I also need to recognise that I may ...more
From taking part in this unit I feel that I have ……..
Understood more about the different parts of the brain and the impact of trauma on the responses and development of the brain (and what exactly is going on in the brain to cause certain responses in children)
Understood more about the different types of attachment ...more
Well done Helen Bonnick- this is great feedback for your CPV unit that we host on your behalf: I feel that I have gained an insight into an issue that I previously did not know anything about. Through doing this unit I feel I am now more equipped to approach parents and adults that are ...more
27th September is World Tourism Day and the theme for 2016 is promoting universal accessibility.
"Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United ...more
Guest Blogger, Fine Art graduate Kathryn Barnett shares her experiences of finding affordable studio space
When I started looking for studio spaces in my final year of university, I already knew it was going to be difficult. As a part time student, I’d witnessed a number of previous graduates go through exactly the same thing. ...more
Come along to one of our Welcome Drop-ins to learn more about our printing facilities and how to add credit online. Available every weekday from Monday 19th September until Friday 7th October between 11am and ...more
This was quite a lengthy process and took a little while to complete. As Gemma has already said organisation is key, when I knew that the study had been granted the funding I contacted the Research and Innovation team for some information to see what we needed to do and to ask for some ...more
Sunderland has a rich and varied literary and cultural heritage. By focusing on the city centre, the river and the coastline, this web site explores Sunderland in a new light as a place with a rich history and dynamic future. This is part of the City of Culture 2021 bid events. The official anthem of ...more
The following was published in the Times Higher Education magazine. You can listen to the audio version here.
Fear of HIV and AIDS, fuelled by media speculation, a growth of infections among the “mainstream” population, an outpouring of activism and a medical establishment struggling to get to grips with it, put pressure on the British government ...more
British Library Sounds is a free online resource of 50,000 recordings and their associated transcripts and images from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings. Sound recordings from around the world include music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.
It's a resource that's worth exploring for any arts or media students and ...more
We had a great time at the Society for Academic Primary Care conference in Dublin. It's a great forum for sharing research in primary care and it would be great to see even more pharmacists at this event in the future - there is definitely a place for pharmacy practice research here.
The abstracts submitted for ...more
I am delighted to announce that we have had an abstract for our qualitative work accepted for oral presentation at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference in September 2016. If anyone is coming along, we look forward to seeing you there to share our findings!
For more details about the conference, see ...more
The Critical Approaches to Research postgraduate conference took place today at St. Peter’s campus, University of Sunderland.
We would like to thank all participants and especially:
Professor Ian Neal for opening the conference with a very inspirational speech:
Dr Mike Pearce, Dr Geoff Nash and Dr Kath Kerr-Koch for chairing the panels.
Our plenary speakers:
Dr Donna Chambers – Reader ...more
LGBT education is ‘non-existent’ and teachers are ‘afraid to tackle it’, according to a leading expert on homophobia and LGBT issues.
Andrew Dalton, Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland, is calling for more to be done in schools to address prejudice and stigma, coinciding with LGBT History Month held nationally in February each ...more
New research has called for the introduction of space laws to safeguard the future of the Moon after a recent surge of interest in utilising and exploring its natural resources by emerging space nations and private companies.
Dr Chris Newman, Reader in Law at the University of Sunderland, is the author of Seeking Tranquillity: Embedding sustainability ...more
We will be marking IWD 2017 by celebrating intersectionality. We have so far confirmed the following speakers: Kate Charlesworth, a graphic novellist who will discuss sexuality and her forthcoming book, A Girl's Guide to Sensible Shoes; and Holly Sterling, children's author and illustrator, who will talk about 'race'. Further details of the event will be ...more
We are pleased to announce the 2016 Postgraduate Conference at the University of Sunderland. This one-day multidisciplinary conference is designed to give postgraduate students from any institution an opportunity to present and discuss their research.
The conference is focused on Critical Approaches to Research. The aim of the conference is to encourage the development of student ...more
Our much-delayed next meeting will be on Tuesday 24th May at 10am in Priestman 312. We are going to discuss plans for the coming year, including ideas to mark International Women's Day 2017. Any other items, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there: biscuits ...more