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Published: 13 August 2021

After a long and often challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic, things are finally starting to change.   

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the University of Sunderland in London full-time from Monday 16th August.  

You’re probably wondering what this means for your studies, which is why we spoke with the person at the top - Sir David Bell, Vice-Provost of the University of Sunderland.   

Sir David explained how we’re focusing the academic curriculum to put your needs as students first.   

That means more face-to-face teaching, a Library which is open throughout the week and access to all the student support services you need to achieve your goals with us.  

Added to that is greater flexibility when it comes to accessing your learning materials outside of lectures.   

On top of our two lecture days a week, this will make it easier than ever before to study around your other commitments and responsibilities.   

And, as new students, you’ll have access to our Flying Start transition module – a bespoke programme to help you get to grips with University life and put you on the path to success.  

We’re also delighted to be introducing our ever-growing programme of Personal Academic Tutors (PATs) 

Your PAT will be there to support you with everything from growing your academic skills to your journey into employability.   

Plus, as always, our dedicated Gateway, Health and Wellbeing, Careers and Employability and Student Engagement teams are here for you.  

How we’re keeping your safe  

In line with government guidance, a few things are changing around the University of Sunderland in London building.  

We’re taking all sensible precautions to keep us COVID-19 secure, including our programme of enhanced cleaning and regular hand washing.   

Face coverings will no longer be mandatory, but you are very welcome to wear one and we would actively encourage you to do so in crowded places.  

We want to echo the words of Sir David in saying that we are very excited to have you join us at the University of Sunderland in London.   

We can’t wait to meet you all!   

For more information about how the University is keeping you safe during the pandemic, visit the COVID-19 Guidance pages.  

If you have any questions about the return to campus, please contact the Gateway team at out more by following #WeAreSunLon on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.