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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.

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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Alarna Moles

Alarna Moles

MA Radio student Alarna Moles’ successful application to the Fund had identified a new area of training at the centre using the DJ equipment, which would support students across all media degrees in areas such as learning, live editing and playlisting. 

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Rhoda Jacob

Rhoda Jacob

The Excellence Scholarship provided mother of two Rhoda Jacob the necessary financial support that allowed her to focus on her studies. Before receiving the scholarship Rhoda had been under a lot of pressure juggling her family life, being a single parent to two children, and working and studying full-time.

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Nick Lee

Nick Lee

Nick Lee, who is in the second year of his MPharm Pharmacy degree was awarded the Hope Winch Benevolence Scholarship. The fund made a huge difference to him, allowing more him more time to concentrate on his Uni work. 

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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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