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Donor Newsletter 2016

Our annual Donor newsletter highlights the the work of the Development Trust supported by the University's Development Office.

Over the last year we have awarded £20,000 in the form of 25 scholarships which have provided life changing experiences and opportunities to our students.

We offer our most sincere thanks to our donors for their continued generosity to the various scholarships available through the University of Sunderland's Development Trust.

Donor News

Keep up to date with the latest donor news. Here you can see how your contributions to the University have helped students to have a life changing experience.

Fern Snailham

Fern Snailham

Sunderland graduate Fern Snailham has been named a Duke of York Young Entrepreneur of the Year after transforming her promotional staffing agency into a flourishing business. 

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Richie Oliver

Richie Oliver

Not only did the Robson Visual Arts Masters Award throw a financial lifeline to Richie Oliver, supporting his living and travel costs, but provided him with the opportunity to complete his MA in Glass and Ceramics and develop his craft and confidence as an emerging artist.

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Helen Pailing

Helen Pailing

PhD Recrafting Waste in Glass and Ceramics student, Helen Pailing has hit the heights of upcycling with a beautiful chandelier made almost entirely of discarded pieces of glass. 

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National Heap Challenge

Glass Heap Challenge

Sunderland students and graduates joined with glass artist Matt Durran for the Sunderland Glass Heap Challenge, bringing together recycling and art. 

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James Hutchinson

James Hutchinson

With sails made entirely from plastic bags, this adapted yacht has been created by staff and artists from the University, supported by The Robson Real World Experience Fund.

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Adam McKenna

Adam McKenna

Final year Computer Science student Adam McKenna turned to the Futures Fund when seeking funding to attend a user experience and web development conference in Salzburg. 

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