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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.

Iona Stock

Iona Stock


BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics graduate Iona Stock, from York, received the Futures Fund Excellence Scholarship two years running, and the Mike Davis Innovation Scholarship, as well as graduating with a First Class honours degree last summer. 

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Doug Hughes

Doug Hughes


Doug Hughes has fulfilled his dream of graduating with a degree in Fine Art thanks to the Futures Fund Excellence Scholarship. "Without the financial security of the award, I would almost certainly have been forced to defer for at least a year."

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Lauren Frost and sister

Lauren Frost


Lauren Frost graduated last summer with a first-class degree in BA (Hons) in Glass and Ceramics. Now, she is inspiring the next generation of students to discover ceramics and potentially encourage them to study Art at a higher level too.  

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Nath Brown

Nath Brown


A young student is one step closer to his dream of becoming a professional DJ, thanks to his university helping to build his own studio.

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Chantal Herbert

Chantal Herbert


A young woman’s desire to improve people’s understanding of sexism and racism has led to her using her skills as a radio presenter to launch her own business. Chantal Herbert, 37, from Newcastle, graduates from MA Radio later this year with a fledgling business that is already having an impact.

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Matthew Szosz

Matthew Szosz


The Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries have been using innovative means of engaging with their Glass and Ceramics students during the Covid-19 crisis – and in the process have reached a global audience.

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