The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and our track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies. In 2021, Sunderland was shortlisted UK University of the Year in the Times Higher Education awards.
In 2018, we opened a new School of Medicine, and with a track-record of excellence in medical education, we also celebrated 100 years of Pharmacy teaching in 2021.
We were also delighted to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, the only national awards voted for by students. The QS Stars Ranking also awarded Sunderland 5 Stars for Teaching in 2020. 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.