The life-changing University of Sunderland has a total of 20,000 students on campuses on the North East coast, London and Hong Kong, and a global partnership with learning institutions in 15 countries/regions. We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, private and public sector collaborations and our achievements in providing quality student experiences that make graduates the rising stars of our society and economy.
In March 2018, we were successful in our bid to open a new Medical School. With a track-record of excellence in medical education spanning almost 100 years, the University is now well-placed to address the chronic shortage of doctors in the North East.
We are also pleased to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the “University of the Year” category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, which is the only national award voted by students.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion was reinforced recently when we were named University of the Year for Social Inclusion (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and our We Care programme picked up the Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Progression) Award at the 2020 NEON awards.