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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 up to four annual scholarships of £750 and is available to full-time/part-time Home/EU/OS students studying at Sunderland or London Campus.  

Applicants must complete the scholarship application form outlining how this opportunity scholarship will support and enhance their university experience.

Applications will be assessed by the awarding committee and selection will be based upon the downloadable criteria.



Applications to this programme are currently open and must be received by 22nd October 2021.
Applications are considered by the awarding Committee 3 times per year in November, February and May. 

View and download the application form

View and download the scholarship criteria

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

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