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The Mary & Brian Archer Opportunity Scholarships

The University is the recipient of a generous donation in memory of Mary & Brian Archer, who both taught at the Technical College and then Sunderland Polytechnic. 

Brian Archer was the first Warden of Wearmouth Hall when it opened in 1963 and went on to become Head of the Civil Engineering Department.  Mary Archer taught in the Pharmacy Department before having a family.

They were both true advocates of the University of Sunderland and these scholarships have been set up to continue their passion for helping students receive the greatest opportunities through



How to apply 

This programme awards an annual scholarship of £2,000 and is available to full-time/part-time Home/EU/OS students studying at Sunderland Campus.  

Applications will be assessed by the awarding committee and selection will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Applicant's academic results to date

  • Motivation to broaden applicant's knowledge base

  • Applicant's potential to become an artist

Applications to this programme are currently open and must be received by 9th September 2022

View and download the application form

View and download the scholarship criteria

For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Rob Winter, Senior Lecturer in Ceramics.

The Development Office team are available to offer you advice or to answer any questions that you may have about completing your application. Please contact the team on  

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