Roker & Seaburn Beaches
When the sun is shining, you can’t beat a day at the beach. Try a new watersport at Roker or wander along Seaburn’s stretch of pristine golden sand.
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.
Explore Sunderland’s many museums, galleries, live music venues and theatres.
Escape to the beautiful beaches of Roker and Seaburn for some sea air.
Whether you prefer student clubs or traditional pubs, this city has lots of both.
Great beaches, lively entertainment venues and a rich heritage all contribute to Sunderland’s charm
Living in Sunderland means you’ll experience the best of city life whilst never being too far from uni or the great outdoors. Discovering its treasures for yourself is part of the adventure, but here are six of our favourites to get you started.
Experience everything Sunderland has to offer when you become part of its dynamic student community
All of our Sunderland properties enjoy great locations with easy access to uni and a network of quirky cafés, bars and eateries. You’ll be close to the city centre and its campuses, allowing you to focus on making the most of your student experience.