Ryan described his time at Sunderland College as invaluable, along with his courses he thoroughly enjoyed playing for the college football team as it enabled him to meet friends outside of his subject areas.

He said:
The ethos at Sunderland College prepared me perfectly for university.

The science department are great, each lecturer is very passionate about their science subject and the laboratory facilities are fantastic.

I really liked that some of the lecturers liked have real world experience of their subjects having formerly worked in the industry.”

Ryan progressed straight to university after finishing his A-Levels, he then achieved first class master’s degree in chemistry from Newcastle University in 2014 and is currently studying for a PhD in Electrical Engineering 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.