Author: Lucie Simon

Josh Wilkinson from Sunderland has today been revealed as the local co-presenter of a new online campaign showing how lottery funding impacts and benefits real people in their hometown. The National Lottery has today announced the winner of a talent search throughout the city of Sunderland, to find an ambitious young budding TV presenter to […]

The truth about sex was laid bare at the University of Sunderland after a panel of experts hosted a special radio broadcast.   Students and staff from the University joined BBC Radio 5 Live’s panel as part of the UK’s biggest conversation about sex.   Hosted by the station’s Anna Foster; Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr. […]

Local talent will be put at the heart of a new online campaign showing how lottery funding impacts and benefits real people in their hometown. The National Lottery has today launched a talent search across the City of Sunderland to find an ambitious young budding TV presenter to star in a brand-new mini-series that will […]

United voices today called for the release of internationally renowned photographer and close friend of the University of Sunderland Shahidul Alam from his Bangladeshi jail. On Wednesday more than 80 staff and students, along with campaigners and peace activists, unveiled photographs taken by Shahidul at the University’s Priestman Gallery. Academics and activists from Amnesty International gave […]

A new exhibition running this week is shining a light on a little-known and misunderstood section of society – people who are living with dwarfism.  The exhibition, ‘You’re Just Little’, is at the Spectrum Cultural Hub in Seaham until 14 October, and will reveal the challenges, obstacles and assumptions that people with dwarfism face on a daily basis. […]

BBC Academy’s digital experts will be delivering free workshops at the University of Sunderland, offering an opportunity to get clued-up on the latest in digital content and hands-on with new technology. The BBC’s Digital Skills Morning will kick off at the National Glass Centre on October 15, 8.45am-1pm providing a special focus on nurturing new talent and creating […]

The University of Sunderland is today backing international calls for the release of its visiting Professor of Photography from a Bangladeshi jail. Shahidul Alam, an internationally-renowned Bangladeshi photographer, photojournalist, activist, and friend of the University, has been in police custody since August 5, 2018. He was arrested after an interview he gave to Al Jazeera, […]


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