Adam described his time at Sunderland College as enlightening, expansive and excellent. He was a student ambassador at college events and also volunteered for the Biology Club. He gained a first class honours degree in Chemistry at Newcastle University and is now studying for a PhD.

He said:
“I decided to study at Sunderland College for two main reasons; the close proximity of the campus to my home and the enthusiastic staff.

The best thing about the college as a whole were the very talented and passionate teaching staff who knew their respective subjects very well and certainly know how to build enthusiasm in their students.”

The level of extra support offered by every lecturer was consistently high. It was comforting to know that if you needed extra help or needed to talk through a concept, they would be happy to help.”

Adam progressed to a Chemistry degree, where he achieved first class honours, and is now studying a PhD in Chemistry at Newcastle University. He also recently appeared on TV in University Challenge

Student success stories

Maths and English for a Successful Future

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.

98% of our students progress to a positive destination

*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

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.