Nathan described his time at Sunderland College as memorable, engaging and inspiring. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at the college and described the teachers as the best support network he’d ever had in education. Nathan went straight onto study a BSc in Biology at Newcastle University.

He said:
“I decided to study at Sunderland College as after attending open days for several colleges in the area, the staff at Sunderland were by far the most friendly and passionate about their subject areas.

The college was a fantastic place to learn and the casual approach to academic life, particularly the varied timetable allowed me to prepare properly for the next step in my education.

The teachers were hugely supportive throughout and helped everyone to achieve their own individual targets. Without them, I wouldn’t have achieved the grades I needed to get into university.”

Nathan has since completed a Master’s degree in Industrial & Commercial Biotechnology at Newcastle University and is now studying a PhD at Durham University.

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.