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University of Sunderland

1,531 University of Sunderland reviews

The annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) highlight the incredible work carried out by institutions for their students. Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s awards were not collected on uni campuses as usual, but instead based on submissions from institutions, which were then judged by our special student panel.

2021 WUSCA winners

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.1)
  • University of Sunderland
SR
Student Reviewer
19 Oct 18

University of Sunderland

Web and Mobile Development BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

So far everything has been great (except losing my ID on day 2). Everything is clear, and there is plenty of support and privileges. Something that really stood out to me was the studyPLUS scheme . Every students gets £150 to spend on anything they want on a web store. But most students use it on textbooks since they can be quite expensive.

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

There is a career scheme running called 'Sunderland Futures' which basically enables you to find any job you need weather that's full-time, part-time or even voluntary work. There is a front desk dedicated for this programe as well as e-mails and an instagram account which you can contact and sort things out.

Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?

I love the fact that everything is practical. We get plenty of challenges and tasks to complete and classes are not text-book based, which is great. On the other hand i think we progress a bit slow but that's so everyone is on the same page and fully understands the course materials.

How many contact hours per week do you have?

12

Students' Union N/A
This user did not feel that they could enter a score for this category
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?

I can't really answer this question, i don't know why i haven't been involved. I guess i didn't really care as much.

Accommodation
What do you think about the safety, condition, location and cost of your accommodation?

Accomodation is great. A few problems here and there but the staff managed to fix them quickly. (The fridge broke and we got a replacement 2 days after reporting it in the morning). Staff is friendly and willing to help.

Uni Facilities
How good are your university's facilities?

I believe they are excelent. I've been in plenty learning facilities and it's by far the best. Clean, Inspiring, and colourful. Computers, library and the printers are also some of the things i much loved (besides the intergrated starbucks).

Local life
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?

I do not really go out as often. But we do have a mall full of people and great shops. People here are very polite and friendly. Well, untill it gets dark that is. At night you can see a lot of crazy stuff and people acting REALLY weird. Everyone in the club is also legless by 12pm.

Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?

Great. There was actually a beautiful fair held to promote uni's societies. There was games, music and free pizza and energy drinks EVERYWHERE. Some of the most memorable societies are the Games Club, the Rowing Club and the Scouts

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

There are people to help you with any problem you might have. Wether that is financial issues, problems with anxiety, learning disabilities etc. Students are also in touch with tutors all the time and are free to e-mail them about any issue.

SR
Student Reviewer
26 May 21

University of Sunderland

Marketing MA

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Everything has been great. The university had done their best under the circumstances. I have learnt a lot this year and I have enjoyed it very much. I believe it was value for money as none of what has happened with the virus has been the uni's fault. They have accommodated pretty fast, offering support and guidance.

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Theodora
26 May 21

University of Sunderland

Clinical Psychology BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

My overall experience in this university has been very pleasant. Along with developing my academic abilities I have also developed my social abilities, which I believe to be an essential part of what a university has to offer. I learned a lot about communication and working in a group on a more professional level. Moreover, the facilities of the university continuously give students the chance to expand their academic experiences with very favorable conditions.

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Zakaria
09 Apr 21

University of Sunderland

Business and Management BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

I am really sad about online sessions at the University, sincerely if I knew that lessons were online due to covid, I am not sure that I would start university. I started in January 2020, and I did just 2 months with the University open.

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Georges
08 Apr 21

University of Sunderland

Hospitality Management MBA

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

actually, its my first year at university of sunderland, Im still doing my Term 1. But after 4 months of experience and studies, i would like to say that the overall experience at thia univeralsity is more than perfect, always they meet my needs and help me to go through my study problems. Furthermore, everything in the unibersity is clear and well explained in emails and website. I highly recommend students who looks for a university to go for unibersity of sunderland. As a conclusion, I've find all my needs and dream studies in the university of sunderland.

SR
Student Reviewer
08 Apr 21

University of Sunderland

Business and Management BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Hello everyone, I am so happy to be part of the students in the University of Sunderland, the people are so down to earth and the City of Sunderland is so environmentally friendly. My university is giving their students so many privileges, they are so helpful, you'll always see a smile on their faces anytime you come in for an assistance and that only, changes your mood!!! The experience was one of a kind!! Warm regards, Adaugo

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Adama
08 Apr 21

University of Sunderland

Law (Qualifying) LLB (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Overall my first experience has been one of the best and hopefully I have more wonderful years to come and great memories to take back home and share with everyone It may be a small city but the beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

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Huzaifa
24 Mar 21

University of Sunderland

Computer Science BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

It is a very great experience learning here specially considering the fact that lockdown has made a huge impact in the way students are now retaining information. Various forms of services are provided in this time of need and a massive focus on students wellbeing are looked at.

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Jake
23 Mar 21

University of Sunderland

Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

My first year has been fantastic, my second year will hopefully have more face to face but the dedication shown by the lecturers has been superbe. The facilities are fantastic as well as the support from not only the tutors, fellow students but also the librarians and the tutors that are not connected to my course are always available and will always help if needed.

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Zarron
23 Mar 21

University of Sunderland

Photography, Video and Digital Imaging BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Fantastic University with lots of support for students with great facilities that are constantly evolving, situated in a major northern city with brilliant transport links. The course offered lots of interesting paths to follow and the built in professional practice makes employability a major part of the course

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