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.

She said:
“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.”

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.