Alex found the new independence she experienced at Sunderland College prepared her for life after college and becoming self-employed. She now runs her own social media company and is a public speaker, inspiring students and young entrepreneurs to follow their dreams and become self-employed.
“I absolutely loved having the freedom to work when I wanted and how I wanted. I have always been an independent learner and this was absolutely the best thing about Sunderland College. It definitely reflects my life now that I am running my own business and working for myself.
I had a place at the University of York to study English Literature. However, I left after 2 months and explored a number of career options. I started attending networking events and got my first full-time job at a social media training company. When I was suddenly made redundant I decided to launch my business! I am now on a mission to change the way brands portray themselves.”
Maths and English are everywhere! They are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career. A GCSE Maths and English qualification could be the difference between being accepted onto a university course or getting a job promotion.
Our achievement rates are well above the national average.
We are the College of the Year.
(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)
100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study.
(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)
We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.
Sunderland College student-athlete Harvey Smith is celebrating after receiving national recognition for his stand-out performances this season.
February 1, 2023
Sunderland College student-athlete Alfie Marriott is the latest South Shields FC Academy prospect to sign a professional contract with the club
January 12, 2023
Global automotive supplier Marelli has received special recognition for its ‘Positive Impact on Skills’ from Sunderland College.
December 22, 2022