The books of Roald Dahl hold a special place in many people’s lives, with their distinctive descriptive style and the unforgettable images by Sir Quentin Blake, but a new generation are set to enjoy the works as they are being used to inspire school children to read.
Whizzpopping Stories is an original dance production ...more
Will still have a handful of tickets left to meet and put questions to Malcolm Gerrie, the creator of iconic North East television programme The Tube, who has worked on some of the biggest music events from the past 30 years, including Band Aid, Live 8 and The Brit Awards.
Malcolm is giving a talk as ...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
A Sunderland photography graduate is focused on the future after her work was chosen to be displayed in an international exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 selected the best 59 portraits from around the world, and received over 4,000 entries from more than 1,000 photographers.
Elaine Vizor’s ...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
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 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
Sorry no weeknotes last week, so here are 2 weeks worth.
Apache tuning is progressing. We are gradually switching off unused modules and are monitoring any performance changes.
A biggie, We will shortly be streaming our graduation ceremonies live from the Stadium of Light. More information soon, however we do know we will be using our ...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