Sunderland

Located 30 minutes out of Newcastle, Sunderland is a characteristic city by the sea. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a great variety of student bars, restaurants and music venues in the city centre.
For a more relaxing time, explore some of the city’s galleries and museums (we recommend the city’s famous National Glass Centre!), or escape to the beach for the day; everything’s within easy reach of our accommodation!

Student Living in Sunderland

  • How easy is it get around Sunderland?

    Sunderland is a characteristic city by the sea and is located just 30 minutes away by train from Newcastle.

    The city has great transport links, including The Tyne and Wear Metro which allows you to get to all the major destinations around Sunderland, running every 12 minutes. This service also calls at Newcastle Central Station to national rail links and Newcastle Airport.

    The cost of a student ticket is £26.10 (Four weeks) or £290 (Annual) for inner Sunderland. You can also get an all zone ticket for 50.70 (Four weeks) or £373 (Annual).

    Stagecoach also has bus routes around Sunderland and they offer discounted tickets to students. The cost of a student ticket starts at around £80.

    The closest airports to Sunderland are Newcastle Airport (33 mins) and Durham Tees Valley Airport (40 mins).

  • Which universities and colleges are based in Sunderland?

    The University of Sunderland and Sunderland College are popular choices for higher education in the North East. There are two campuses for the Uni of Sunderland in the city centre; The Sir Tom Cowie Campus and City Campus.

    The University of Sunderland has lots of great clubs and team sports for students to join. This is a great way to keep fit and socialise with new people.

    Sports include: Badminton, Boxing, Futsal, Hockey, Squash, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

    For all sports: https://services.sunderland.ac.uk/universitysport/clubs–teams/

    Sunderland College also has team sports that students can join such as, Netball, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming and Dance.

    For all sports: https://sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/about-us/college-sport/teams-groups/

  • What is the student nightlife like in Sunderland?

    Sunderland offers a great choice of bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs that suit everyone’s preference.

    The popular clubs in Sunderland are Liquid & Diva, The Beach and Privilege, all based right in the City Centre. Sunderland also has a thriving underground music scene.

  • Where are the best places to shop in Sunderland?

    The Bridges Shopping Centre has over 90 shops which include some of the best high street names, as well as new and independent stores.

    Park Lane Shopping Village is vibrant and unique; it’s the place to find all the small independent shops.

    Jacky Whites Market is an indoor market, located within the Bridges Shopping Centre. The market offers a huge range of products and services such as fruit and veg, beauty products, pet products and sweet shop.

  • What are the job opportunities for students in Sunderland?

    Sunderland University helps its students find part time work to fit around their studies. However, with having a large shopping centre and independent shops In and around the city, there are lots of job opportunities for students finding part time work.

    Places for employment could include: Café Nero, Boots, Foot Locker, Lush, Starbucks, Superdry and Tesco.

  • What else is there to do in Sunderland?

    Karting North East is great for a day out with a group of friends. They offer a range of different outdoor activities such as Go-Karting, Paintball, RX Buggies, Archery & Tomahawks and Off Road 4×4.

    For more information: https://kartingnortheast.com

    Sunderland is famous for its glass museum which is a cultural venue and visitor attraction, which is a part of the University of Sunderland.

    Sunderland is also known for its award-winning beaches of Seaburn and Roker which are also home to Sunderland International Air Show each year.

    For all information on Sunderland International Air Show: https://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/sunderland-international-airshow-2018-1

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