Expect amazing culture, beautiful outdoor spaces and an exhilarating student vibe from this thoroughly modern coastal city
After decades of regeneration, Sunderland has emerged as one of the UK’s newest and most exciting cities. It’s a centre of technological innovation, with a strong student community, rich cultural presence and a thriving arts scene.
For sports fans, there are few experiences more thrilling than watching live football at the Stadium of Light. If culture’s more your thing, you might find your spiritual home in the front row of Sunderland Empire Theatre or in the sophisticated environs of the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.
One of the most amazing things about Sunderland is the diversity of the experiences you’ll have here. The city’s coastal location means you’ll have access to miles of golden sand - perfect for clearing your head after a long week of lectures, or simply hanging out with friends. Head to the famous Roker Beach to admire the seaside views and if you’re brave enough, dive in to the freezing waters of Whitburn Bay for a refreshing swim.
There are beautiful parks and green spaces integrated throughout the city, too. Continue your outdoor explorations at the Sunderland Museum and Gardens, where you’ll discover the history of this charming British city alongside tropical plants and exotic fish from around the world.
As well the university, you’ll have easy access to all the amenities you’ll need to live your life as a student to the full; with great shopping, bars, restaurants and efficient public transport throughout the city.