Author: Sophie Dishman

University of Sunderland Vice Chancellor to advise Government on social mobility in higher education

University of Sunderland Vice Chancellor Shirley Atkinson is a member of the new Social Mobility Advisory Group, it was announced yesterday. The Social Mobility Advisory Group, launched by Universities UK (UUK), will publish a report in the summer which will be given to the Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson MP, […]

Two Sunderland schools listed as “under-performing”

The Press Association (PA) have listed two schools in Sunderland as “under-performing”. The Red House Academy and Academy 360 in Pennywell are among another 327 schools throughout the UK which were listed as “under-performing” by a Press Association analysis. The PA have used the Department for Education’s (DfE) methodology for calculating under-performing […]

Charity calls on Britons to wear red as figures show one in every North East family could be at ‘greater risk of heart disease’

Over three quarters of people in the North East have someone in their family with factors that put them at greater risk of heart disease. This is according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight […]