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Training in Digital Media Marketing

Posted on August 17, 2017 by - Home

Are you interested in learning more about digital/social media marketing? Perhaps you are keen to pursue a career in marketing, or are planning to start your own business; in fact using social media forms a part of many job roles.

This course is an additional, free, 8 week course in which you will learn practical skills and develop your knowledge on using a wide range of social media channels.

For more information click here.

Video Interviewing with SONRU

Posted on May 31, 2017 by - Home

Job Interview Preparation with SONRU Video Interviewing.  

Video interviewing has increased dramatically in the last five years and 42% of graduate employers are now using this as a method of recruitment.

If you are planning to look for work once you have finished your course, you may well be asked to do a video interview.

We highly recommend that you prepare for future interviews by doing some practice first. Here at the University of Sunderland in London we have teamed up with SONRU, the global leader in interviewing software, to help you develop the skills you need in a safe environment before you do it for real.

What will this involve?

  • a discussion on the types of job roles and industries you are interested in working for
  • you will be sent a link through SONRU and through this, will be asked a range of questions
  • you will need a webcam or mobile device which enables you to record
  • the link will then be sent back to the careers service
  • we will organise a feedback session with you to discuss any changes or improvements

If you would like to do a SONRU video interview, please contact the Careers Service by either calling in to the Careers Office on the fourth floor or emailing: alice.mcdougall@sunderland.ac.uk

If you’d like to know more, here is a blog post by Adam Gretton from SONRU: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/keeping-up-jones-adam-gretton


Business Advice and Mentoring

Posted on April 27, 2017 by - Home

For students interested in starting their own business, the University of Sunderland in London can offer a series of one-to-one business advice/mentoring sessions to support you in turning your idea into a reality. This is for students who have:

  • a viable business idea
  • a clear vision of how it will work
  • gone some way to write a business plan
  • are committed to putting their plans into action
  • perhaps completed the Business Enterprise Certificate (but not essential)


Click here for further information.

Interested in starting your own business?

Posted on April 27, 2017 by - Home

The Business Enterprise Certificate (BEC) is an additional, free, 12-week programme for students interested in starting their own business. The programme will teach you the practical skills and knowledge required for business start-up, at the centre of which is writing your own business plan based on your own idea. At the end of the course you ‘pitch’ your business idea to a panel, giving you the opportunity to receive feedback from business leaders. Click here to find out more.

Write for us…

Posted on April 26, 2016 by - Home

Would you like to write a blog post for us? If so, we would love to hear from you. If you are not sure how blogging can support your career then read on…

Why Write a Blog?

There are many values a blog can bring to a business. They are used to engage with their audience, increase website traffic flow, keep companies up-to-date and relevant, enhance marketing campaigns and provide free PR.

Writing for a blog might greatly enhance your CV or LinkedIn profile. It showcases your ability to write, demonstrates your understanding of marketing as well as helping you stand out as a creative, motivated graduate ready to start their career.

This is an ideal opportunity for travel and tourism students and those interested in careers in marketing.

If you are a student or ex-student of the University of Sunderland in London and would like to further discuss writing a blog post for this website, please email:


The Careers and Employability Service

Posted on April 26, 2016 by - Home

The Careers and Employability Service is here to support you throughout your time studying with us and for three years after you graduate. It is available to all University of Sunderland in London and Main Campus students.

 We offer one-to-one appointments for:
  • One-to-one careers advice and guidance
  • Careers information and resources
  • Support with internships and job search
  • Help finding voluntary work
  • Help with CVs, covering letter and job applications
  • Psychometric and ability testing
  • Job interview practice

We also run careers workshops on a variety of subjects throughout the term.

Careers Workshops include: 

  • CV writing
  • Cover letters and application forms
  • Job interview skills (+ professional practise)
  • Using social media for job search
  • Presentation skills
  • Professional communication: Letters and Emails
  • Networking and job search skills

Please look under ‘Careers Workshops’ on the main menu to see what is going on this month.

We have various other external speakers and trainer to the university to enhance your experience and understanding of employment.

Past speakers have included: 

  • Ernst and Young: Successful attitudes
  • ACCA: Careers in finance
  • Aspire: Women in business
  • Hilton: Working in HR
  • Baxter Storey: Careers in contract catering
  • Marriott Hotel and Goring Hotels: Careers in the 5* hotel industry
  • Team London: Developing skills through volunteering


To make an appointment, please either:

  • call into the careers office on the fourth floor
  • email: alice.mcdougall@sunderland.ac.uk

The Careers Office is located in the fourth floor library area next to the International Office.