THE Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of almost everyone around the world. We spoke to Ben Hodgson, Head of disability support at the University of Sunderland to get some insight into how his working life has changed as a result of the pandemic. Ben has given us insight into […]
Covid-19: the damage to the mental health of North East college students
THE past year and a half has been a tough one, mentally, intellectually, and socially for first-year college students across the UK. ACCORDING to the mental health website, Mind.org.uk, nearly 73% of students have claimed their mental health has suffered as a result of lockdown. The transition from a […]
Sweet dreams: are they made of this?
Netflix has teamed up with meditation app Headspace to create a series designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. As a sleep-deprived final-year student, I thought I owed it to myself to tune in … and, hopefully, drop off? SLEEP has always been something that I’ve loved […]
‘Tech’ a new leaf out of John’s book – join the technology revolution!
FROM remote learning to working from home, from shopping to socialising … Professor John Murray knows that in these uncertain times one thing is certain: some coronavirus pandemic changes will stick. John, who has joined the University of Sunderland as the new academic dean of the Faculty of Technology, […]
“The pandemic has made me more passionate about teaching”
THE very first apprentice teacher to qualify from the University of Sunderland is now looking forward to making a difference to pupils’ lives after a “very challenging but rewarding year.” SARAH Chambers, from Stockton, completed her course last month and has begun the next phase of her career as a […]
Sunderland Student’s Union launch a campaign in light of the recent event involving Sarah Everard
THE University of Sunderland Student’s Union have launched a campaign called ‘Take Back The Streets’ in light of the recent events involving Sarah Everard. It took place on Wednesday 21st April where they discussed with students how they can make their university and themselves feel safer. In both the […]
“Demand remained strong”: International study thrives at Sunderland despite Covid
COVID-19 has had a big impact on international students, with thousands returning home from universities abroad to observe social distancing and study online. However, figures from the University of Sunderland show that, despite the challenges of the last year, international study has not lost its appeal. THROUGHOUT the pandemic, the […]
Nikki Grahame: why we really need to start talking about eating disorders
The tragic death of reality TV star and anorexia sufferer Nikki Grahame this month is a powerful reminder of the threat from eating disorders in today’s social media-driven society, where image is everything to vulnerable younger people. One campaigner who has herself suffered from social media-fuelled eating disorder says it […]
“My experience would’ve been completely different if I wasn’t trans” – Charity trustee shares his story of discrimination when accessing homeless services
FAZ Bukhari was just 24 when he first became homeless in 2016 and turned to his local authority for help. However, instead of being greeted with a safe space, he told SR News that he experienced misgendering and discrimination. “I got called to the front and I almost felt criminalised […]
How do students vote in elections and are they encouraged to vote?
THIS year’s local elections take place on May 6 2021. How will student votes effect the council and are students encouraged to vote? WE often hear that young people are ‘too political’. But what is student voting actually like? Peter Hayes, an expert in politics at University of Sunderland, has […]