Topic: Blog

Win an iPad Mini 2

Posted on November 13, 2017 by - Blog


Win an iPad Mini 2 

Go to one of the Find your Future events between 13th – 24th November and write a blog post about it. Tell us:

  • what you learnt from the event
  • how it might help you in the future
  • what you are studying and your ambitions for the future

Your blog post should be about 350 – 400 words.

Deadline: Monday 27th November at midnight.

The winning post will be published on the University of Sunderland blog site, this website and posted on social media. Runners up will also be published.

Digital Media Marketing Course

Posted on October 5, 2017 by - Blog

This is our second cohort of Digital Media Marketing students ready to start the new course which began this week. We will be running this course again in 2018 so look our for information on social media and university emails. To find our more about the course content, click here. 

Reach your Potential by Shreya Sharma

Posted on May 25, 2017 by - Blog

Our intern Shreya Sharma who is currently working for us in Student Administration has written us this blog post about her experiences being a student in the UK.


True sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination – by Albert Einstein”.

Coming to the UK to study at the University of Sunderland in London, has entirely changed my vision towards my career and my life. Today I am far more confident to make decisions that will help me to accomplish my dreams.

My undergraduate degree helped me to develop a profound insight regarding the business world. I was baffled with numerous options that possibly will add value to my career, since I always wanted to pick up the best of them. The options started with the part-time jobs, which are unusual for international students to follow here and like others, these things were new for me as well. But to begin with something, I started working in Subway. My first job gave me a practical vision about the business industry, I was able to gain all the core organisational skills that every business student must possess. In addition to this, I also took the opportunity to become member of the Business Society and work as a Student Ambassador, keeping in mind the benefits would get in return. These opportunities have helped me to develop managerial skills, be a confident communicator, have a professional approach and learn how to initiate things independently. Developing these skills gratify your journey as a student and in return prepares you to face all the big challenges that comes in life.

Later I came across to the amazing opportunity to do a paid internship with the university. I got selected through a competitive interview process and achieved an internship in Student Administration. Currently I am engaged with that internship – an energizing, motivating and challenging experience which has consistently helped me develop strong skills in decision making and problem solving. I am delighted to accept it as a life changing experience. As a student I was given impeccable direction in regard to my career plan and then got a chance to gain and deliver valuable skills to the university. I want to encourage other students to come and take the opportunities which university provides.

To have clarity, visualise where you want to be and accept what life offers you. Making the most of opportunities which come your way is the best way to learn, grow and develop your strengths. There may be times when nothing goes the way you want, but saying yes to everything happening around, encourages you and strengthens your vision. You might have to go through different experiences, which are not related to your path, but remember through all those undertakings, responsibilities will lead you to your chosen destiny, so do not give up.

It takes commitment, sacrifices and those hardships to create success in your life. We are here to learn, even from our disappointments and your devotion in your work will help to reach your potential.

Follow the path which inspires you and one day you will surround yourself with the achievements to be proud of.

Be positive and unstoppable!

Good luck.

Digital Media Marketing Course

Posted on May 9, 2017 by - Blog

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Yesterday we saw the start of our new Digital Media Marketing short course delivered by David Fernando of Terra Firma Media. Here are our first cohort of students ready to start the course. We hope to be running this again in the future so please look out for information on social media and emails.

Guest Speaker: Stewart Rivers, 10th May 2017

Posted on May 2, 2017 by - Blog

Stewart Rivers, a highly skilled, specialist in leadership and management will be delivering a talk on ‘Operational Leadership – Nature versus Nurture’

When: Wednesday 10th May 2017

Time: 13.00 – 14.00

Where: Room G03


All students welcome.

Business Enterprise Certificate: New cohort April 2017

Posted on April 26, 2017 by - Blog

Congratulations to our new April 2017 cohort of students undertaking the Business Enterprise Certificate with entrepreneur Alistair Galloway.

We hope you enjoy the course and make the most of this opportunity.

This 12 week course is designed to teach the practical knowledge and skills you’ll need to start your own business. Participants will write their own business plan, based on their own idea and present it to a panel at the end of the course. For further information click here. 

This opportunity is open to all students on all courses. If you are an international student interested in the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa, we recommend you apply for the BEC.

Further information about future courses will be sent out via email and social media.

Social Media Marketing Short Course

Posted on March 28, 2017 by - Blog

Are you interested in learning the practical skills of social media marketing?

We are planning a free, short course (6 – 8 weeks long) to start in May to cover all aspects of social media marketing (further details below). These are vital skills in today’s job market, essential for students who are:

  • interested in a career in marketing or advertising
  • planning on starting their own business or self-employment
  • many other job roles, e.g. travel/tourism industry libraries, creative industries, business development, HR, administration and many more

We are looking for 6 – 12 motivated students to take part in the pilot of our first course in social media marketing. 

Please register your interest by emailing:  

  • your name
  • your course
  • your course end date 

The course will include:


  • The digital landscape
  • Key social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
  • Google Analytics; Facebook Insights
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Google Adwords
  • Pay per click
  • Online and email advertising
  • Using Instagram, Pinterest,You Tube, Google Plus
  • Blogging
  • Research and creating content
  • Developing strategy


Congratulations to our Business Enterprise Certificate (BEC) student

Posted on December 5, 2016 by - Blog

Congratulation to the Business Enterprise Certificate students who successfully completed the course – here is a few of them at our end of course celebration.

If you are interested in doing starting your own business one day, you might be interested in doing the BEC, course, click here for more details.


Coming Soon – Find Your Future Careers Programme

Posted on November 9, 2016 by - Blog

Coming Soon!

From Monday 28th November to Friday 9th December 2016, the University of Sunderland in London will be hosting a fortnight of talks, workshops and information sessions on a range of career related topics.

The full programme will be released soon – but here is a quick preview of some of the events we have coming up:

  • Voluntary Work
  • Postgraduate Study
  • Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa
  • The Business Enterprise Certificate (BEC)
  • Digital Media Marketing Masterclass
  • Finance and Accountancy Careers: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Finance and Accountancy Careers: Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting
  • Professional Communication: Writing emails and letters
  • Social Media: Your personal brand, digital footprint and social media for job search
  • Successful Job Searching
  • Job Interviews Skills and Professional Practise
  • Internships: Find out about working with us
  • Enterprising You: Business start-up workshop
  • The Funding Maze: How to get funding for your business start-up
  • Careers in Hospitality / Tourism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • CV workshop


Please look out for further details around the university, on Facebook, university emails and through your university lecturers.