Make positive changes this year
The Everyday Behaviours Campaign aims to encourage both staff and students to reduce their carbon emissions by adopting greener behaviours in their everyday lives. It really is amazing how small changes can make a big impact, especially if everyone gets on board!
From choosing to take the stairs rather than the lift ...more
CfP - Critical Approaches to Research
Call for Papers
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. Presentations are encouraged to discuss ...more
"William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise"
Drawing on the National Portrait Gallery’s current display, Geoff Nash, looks at the extraordinary life of the leading British explorer and scholar of the Middle East, William Gifford Palgrave (1826-1888), assessing his adoption of disguise, and his reputation as a 'brilliant failure'. After serving for a time in the Indian ...more
PhD Student: Patrick Low, Department of Culture (History)
Thesis Title: Privacy, Punishment and the Press: Capital Punishment in the North East of England 1752-1878
The spectre of the scaffold loomed large over c18 and c19th England, but the universality of its reach is the subject of increasing debate. London centric models have dominated our historical understanding and ...more
Student jobs and volunteering
The University of Sunderland Careers and Employability Service advertises volunteering positions, paid part-time and vacation work, and paid and unpaid project work.
Working while at university is a great way to enhance your CV and learn about your professional strengths and interests.
All jobs are advertised on theOpportunities Online section of the Careers and Employability ...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
Newly published research has highlighted shocking failures around HIV testing, diagnosis and confidentiality, suggesting there is a need for improved training of healthcare and mental health professionals.
Silent Scream? The Life Histories of People Living with HIV in the North East of England is a comprehensive research project, conducted by University of Sunderland academic Andrew Dalton, ...more
Dr Helen Driscoll, Senior Lecturer and researcher in the University of Sunderland’s Psychology Department, discusses sibling rivalry having little to do with parenting skills, and how it is more likely to have its origins in human nature.
Read Dr Helen Driscoll's article on the Huffington Post
Petty fights in the back of the car, temper tantrums over ...more
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
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