University of Sunderland

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Student Accommodation

  • The university has a wide range of modern purpose-built accommodation, as well as a partnership with Forge U-Student Village; all students are guaranteed a single study bedroom.
  • Accommodation is self-catered, with high-speed internet access and prices include bills. Students do not have to move out during vacations.
  • In Sunderland, the university has two campuses and four student accommodations including the Forge U-Student Village. Free transport connects the university accommodation and both campuses.
  • The University of Sunderland in London's recruitment team can recommend a range of accommodation providers. A brochure is available on request.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £78 to £154 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • City campus is at the centre of Sunderland: home to the university's main administration and support services, a modern library and lecture halls, and CitySpace gym.
  • The Sir Tom Cowie campus, at St Peter’s in Sunderland, is beside the river and within easy reach of both the city and Sunderland's miles of beautiful beaches.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Sunderland has great nightlife and offers everything from gourmet dining, wallet-friendly takeaways, real-ale pubs, coffee shops and everything in-between.
  • Home to nationally-acclaimed musicians, The Futureheads, Hyde and Beast, Frankie and the Heartstrings and The Lake Poets, Sunderland’s music scene is eclectic and electric. Student favourite, INDEPENDENT, hosts art exhibitions and craft markets – and every Friday and every Saturday there are DJs and bands playing everything from nu-jazz and house to funk, soul and indie.
  • Sport fans are well catered for with Sunderland AFC, county and international cricket at nearby Durham County Cricket Club, Newcastle Falcons or Gateshead Thunder for rugby fans; and basketball lovers can check out the popular Newcastle Eagles.


  • The two Sunderland campuses are located just over a mile apart with the city centre set between; it takes roughly 20 minutes to walk from one campus to the other. 
  • Students can catch the Sunderland Connect 700/701 or the Students' Union campus bus service, which runs from 8.00am–10.45pm and stops at all university-managed accommodation.
  • Sunderland has a well-established public transport network. The Grand Central train service connects the North East to London with trains taking around 3.5 hours to get from Sunderland to King's Cross.
  • The Tyne and Wear region is serviced by a fast and frequent light railway Metro service, with 60 stations connecting various locations in Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland.