The River Wear and Sunderland University campus at night

Congratulations to The University of Sunderland

Sun, 2001-09-30 01:00

East Durham College would like to congratulate strategic partner The University of Sunderland for receiving a nomination in the Times Higher Education Awards.

The College offers a number of Foundation Degrees in partnership with the University, taking in many areas such as Education, Music, Performing Arts and Sports as well as Teacher Training.

The Willerby Grove campus also houses The Gateway, A University of Sunderland facility that enables higher education students to access a wide range of university services and academic support.

The University of Sunderland has been shortlisted in two categories in the Times Higher Education Awards – the sector's most respected national awards.

Sunderland has been announced as one of only six institutions in the UK to be shortlisted for the University of the Year, as well as for the Outstanding Employer Engagement category.

Now in their eighth year, the Times Higher Education Awards are a highlight of the academic calendar and a celebration of the best in UK higher education.

Professor Peter Fidler, University of Sunderland Vice Chancellor, says the nomination is a ringing endorsement of the work everyone has put in over the past year.

“To win the University of the Year would be extremely special”, said Professor Fidler. “To be shortlisted is in itself a tremendous achievement, of which we should be proud.

“The Times Higher announcement is recognition of delivery against our vision – to be recognised as one of a new generation of great civic universities – innovative, accessible, inspirational and outward looking; with international reach and remarkable local impact.”

He added: “We are committed to supporting our city and region, educationally, socially, culturally and economically.”