University of Sunderland


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Did you know that the University of Sunderland has invested over £130m in new buildings and facilities in recent years?

The two vibrant and exciting campuses in Sunderland - one in the city centre and one by the sea - offer an unforgettable student experience.  Details are below, but don’t take our word for it, come and visit us – sign up to our next open day.

We also have a campus in London - for full information please see our London Campus website.

North Shore

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This is truly the place to be for students in Sunderland. Meet friends for a bite to eat, shoot some pool or have a crack at air hockey. Come along and take advantage of our free wireless internet and our student-friendly prices. You can also catch big-name entertainers, music events and lots more here and at our other venue The Bonded Warehouse.

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Media Centre Cinema

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It might sound too good to be true, but we have a brilliant 200-seater cinema in the David Putnam Media Centre. 

Whether you’re a film student showing your latest creation to your course mates or a Cineclub member watching movies with your friends, you’re sure to appreciate this facility on campus..

Find out more about our department of Media and Cultural Studies


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The University has two state-of-the-art libraries for you to study and work on your latest assignments; one on each campus. During core teaching weeks the Murray Library is open 24/7 and the St Peter’s Library is open until midnight.

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Campus Buses

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The University operates a free bus for staff and students moving between the two campuses.

Staff and students of the University of Sunderland can travel for free if they show their university ID card.

The Gateway

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Each campus has a Gateway – a one-stop-shop for student services and information, so students can tap into resources and help, from financial advice to accommodation, welfare and student support.

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The newest addition to our sport facilities is CitySpace, a £12m sports and recreation facility which opened in 2009. It boasts a six-badminton court sports hall, 70 station fitness suite, sports massage and injuries centre, indoor climbing wall and cafe/restaurant.

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Sciences Complex

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The new £8.5m Sciences Complex offers one of the best student experiences for those interested in studying the sciences.

It is home to some of the latest facilities and equipment in areas such as pharmacy, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental and sports sciences.

Find out more about our science courses