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Record breaking year for Sunderland College

A record number of students from Sunderland College this year made it to prestigious Russell Group universities, a report recently released confirmed.

Eighty students were successful in their applications to Russell Group universities compared to last year, the highest number yet.  We saw an increase overall in successful applications, as students made the grade this year.

We recently celebrated the best set of A-Level results in the college’s history following the appointment of Anne Isherwood as principal in January.

Mrs Isherwood said: “This should really encourage our students to aim high.  Students who want to attend greatly respected universities, should now see this is a real possibility.  Competition for places on courses at these esteemed destinations are just as high as ever, so to help young people who study with us realise their dream is fantastic.

“At the last count, 937 of our leavers went on to universities across Britain this September, which is well over 80 per cent of the young people who applied and as always, I am very proud of all our students and the team at the college.”

The Russell Group is an association of 24 British public research universities, including University of Cambridge, King’s College London, Durham University, University of Oxford and University of Edinburgh, renowned for providing the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research.

Not all of the students who attended the college are moving away.  Many of the young people who completed their studies over the summer have decided to stay closer to home to take up places on higher education courses at the college, or universities in the North East to pursue their chosen career path.

We offer a range of higher education courses, which provide options for students who are looking for a more flexible and lower cost route to further education.  One of the courses available to learners is a foundation degree, giving students the chance to complete two years of study at college and enrol on a top up course at a university to gain a full honours degree.

Mrs Isherwood added: “There are a range of possibilities out there now, and we work closely with students to really understand their goals and aspirations and support them to get to where they want to be.  Whether that student is hoping to study at Oxford, or to go straight into the world of work, the college team delivers training and support that is suited to the individual to set them on the road to success – whatever that success means to them individually.”

For more information about our courses visit our online course finder, call 0191 511 6000 or email info@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk.

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