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Donor Newsletter 2018

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 over £100,000 in the form of 65 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.

Vicky Graham and Jesse Thompson

Jesse Thompson and Vicky Graham

Two young people with a passion for education and business have been selected to continue the legacy of a champion of North East enterprise and learning.

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Kirsty Thompson and Mayor of Sunderland

Kirsty Thompson

Kirsty Thompson had always dreamed of being a fashion designer, and had gone to university to follow her dream. But illness put a stop to her studies, and she resigned herself to working in a bank for the rest of her life.

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Jill Kirkham

Jill Kirkham

Jill Kirkham, Programme Leader BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Promotion was awarded a Robson Real World Experience Fund - and took some of her students to London to discover first hand about fashion.

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Fingers and Fringe production team

Fingers and Fringe

Matty Rayson and Luke Jones launched their own media production business, Fingers and Fringe, in April 2018 after both graduating from Broadcast Media Production at the University of Sunderland. 

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Kala Raju animated film

Kala Raju

Kala Raju has produced a short animated film that brings to light the importance of inclusivity and diversity thanks to a Robson Visual Arts Award. 

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Silver Fund Fab Lab project for Leonardo da Vinci

Fab Lab project Leonardo da Vinci

Art and design students have been imagining what Leonardo da Vinci would have been working on, had he been alive today.

Based at the University's FabLab, the project is part of a wider programme organised to complement the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition.

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