Embracing student life is all about embracing your university town or city. According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Guardian, 73% of students choose to move away from home in their quest for independence, but for those relocating to Sunderland for its university – The University of Sunderland is renowned for its business, tourism and nursing degrees to name but a few reasons why people choose to study here – gaining an insight into life before you make the big move isn’t always easy. Here we offer a definite guide to student life in Sunderland so you can look forward to the new academic year.
Everyone’s just so friendly
The University of Sunderland isn’t referred to as the ‘friendly university’ for nothing. The university itself welcomes students from all walks of life and from all parts of the world to provide a diverse and truly multi-cultural learning environment. Outside the confines of the lecture room, you’ll always find that this friendly theme continues, with the local residents you encounter daily as a student known for being just as friendly.
Plenty to do and see
Day and night, you’ll never be bored as a student in Sunderland. The city’s nightlife scene is renowned for being cheap and eternally cheerful, and there are also plenty of places to relax and take in all the culture the city and surrounding areas have to offer. The coastline in particular is extremely beautiful, and is ideal for long walks, summer picnics and exciting activities like kayaking, abseiling, surfing and canoeing. Both beaches in the Sunderland area – Roker and Seaburn – are award winning and once you take a trip from your student accommodation in Sunderland, you are sure to see why.
A little closer to campus and Sunderland city centre you’ll find a bevy of attractions and activities to lose yourself in. Shop ‘til you drop and spend that student loan in style with a trip to The Bridges Shopping Centre; take in the stunning scenery at Mowbray Park; or enjoy all that the art world has to offer at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) right here.
A place for now and the future
In 2015 Sunderland was ranked as the top place to live and work in the North East, making it not just the ideal base for your university education but for work after you graduate. Sunderland is the haunt of a number of market leading businesses, all of which are looking for talented students to become their next generation of staff.
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