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Published: 28 December 2020

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One thing we’ve all had to become used to pretty quickly over the last year is working, studying and communicating online for many parts of our lives.  

Of course, as University of Sunderland in London students, you’ve done incredible work adapting to online lectures.  

But did you know that there are hundreds of fascinating online events, talks, seminars, classes and more each month on practically any subject you can think of?  

Start the new year off right with a few of our favourites for you to enjoy - ranging from tips for launching your own business to grabbing a few minutes of wellness.  


Intro to coding 

When: Saturday 9th January 1pm – 3:30pm  

By: CodeYourFuture 

Ever wanted to find out how to make amazing webpages or addictive apps? CodeYourFuture is a specialist coding school aimed at people who may not have the money for expensive coding courses. 

This talk is for anyone who might not have the time or resources to follow the traditional path of learning to code.  

Sign up and watch along as the team walk you through the basics of computer coding and what it takes to have a career in web development. 

Book your place 


Marketing Mondays 

When: Monday, 11th January, 1pm - 2pm 

By: Social MD 

Marketing is one of the most important parts of any business.  

If you’re thinking of going into the industry after you graduate, need to understand the latest in communication for your start-up or want to keep up to date for your MBA Marketing course, this talk is for you.  

Marcia Mohammad, founder of marketing agency Social MD, leads the discussion on the latest trends, best practices and solutions for issues you can come across. 

Book you place 


Responding to the ever-changing world of Cyber Crime 

When: Wednesday 13th January, 4pm – 5:30pm  

By: Nigel Leary 

Whether you’re studying on our MBA Cybersecurity course or are just interested in a global industry worth nearly $250 billion, this talk is for you.  

You'll hear about the rise of global cyber crime from the Head of Operations at the National Cyber Crime Unit of the National Crime Agency. 

With global business reliant on digital technology, criminals are finding new ways of threatening industry, costing the UK billions of pounds.  

Nigel will discuss these threats and what we can do to tackle them. 

Book your place 


Live Chat with former Netflix Senior Product Manager 

When: Tuesday 26th January, 6:30pm - 7pm 

By: Johnny Chang 

Learn about product management from one of the industry’s key players.  

Product Managers are found in every industry, helping companies deliver products from start to finish. 

Johnny Chang was a Senior Product Manager at Netflix and is currently the Principal Product Manager of taxi service Lyft.  

He’ll answer your questions on what it means to be a product manager, how to apply successfully for roles like his and how to talk about a product you don’t understand. 

Book your place 


Wellness Wednesday

When: Wednesday 27th January, 12pm – 1pm  

By Talbott Recovery 

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that we all need to look after ourselves 

Talbott Recovery presents a monthly hour of education around the different components of health and wellbeing including social and emotional health. 

This session will be focused on improving our physical health, looking at the role nutrition and exercise play in keeping our bodies in top shape. 

Book your place


There are loads of online talks for you to attend from the comfort of your home, whether for your career or just for fun.  

These are only a few, but if you hear of any more you think the University of Sunderland in London community should know about, share it with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn using #WeAreSunLon.