Author: Lucie Simon

To many his name might not be familiar, but a radio revolutionary is set to be remembered thanks to a University of Sunderland academic. In the week that would have marked his 100th birthday, broadcast legend Charles Parker is celebrated in a special Radio 4 programme on Saturday. Charles Parker: Radio Pioneer will be broadcast […]

Autistic people often feel under pressure to imitate “normal behaviour” in order to feel accepted in mainstream society, according to a University of Sunderland expert. On World Autism Day, April 2, Dr Amy Pearson, an autism researcher, said: “Mimicking neurotypical behaviour can help autistic people to fit in, but it also has a negative impact […]

Larnie Moles graduated with her Masters degree – and walked straight into a job with one of the most prestigious names in broadcasting. Larnie, 26, graduated with MA Radio from the University of Sunderland in November and immediately landed a post at the BBC Creative Agency in London. BBC Creative is the BBC’s in-house creative agency.  They […]

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. […]


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