Sunderland Student Guide
The city of Sunderland sits at the mouth of the River Wear, the city itself is situated in North East England, and has long been one of the most popular places for students to go to study. The city itself boasts a population of roughly 174,286 according to the most recent figures. The city itself dates back as far as 1179.
The city of Sunderland has a rich and decadent history and is well-known within the community. The city itself has immortalised the history in their many museums which can be found around the city and are accessible and affordable for all members of the public, including Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.
There are a good amount of cinemas too if you’re looking to see some of the latest and greatest films. You can make your way to the local Cineworld, which has tiered seating or you can make your way over to the Empire Cinemas venue, which has excellent reviews from people all around!
There are a numerous notable people from Sunderland too including; Eve Gallagher, Alex Kapranos, Mary Stewart, Ryan Noble and Peter Gibbs.
Sunderland is widely agreed to have the best nightlife in the whole of the North East of England, and we think we can help you with the decisions of where to go on your night out! We’ve compiled a list of three places that we think would be right up your alley, so check them out and see what you think!
First up we have 7even Nightclub, which is one of the most popular nightclubs in Sunderland, offering live music and DJ sets and a collection of drinks that are affordable and will have you coming back time and time again.
An authentic Northern bar is up next for us in the form of Dun Cow, which apart from being a local haunt, the bar has also received high scoring reviews from the people who have come to visit too. The bar features some of the best in live performances, and they certainly know how to pull a pint or two too.
Next up we have one of the best sport’s bars in Sunderland in the form of Sinatra’s, named for one of the pioneers of the Swing genre in Frank Sinatra. The bar is friendly and has many people coming through and not just to watch the Sunderland games, the bar is accommodating and has some great dishes on the menu!
The city has many ways of getting the community together, and one such way is the Tyneside Gin Festival which is run annually and allows people from all over to come and experience the best alcohol there is out there. The beer will have you wanting to return, but the people will make you want to stay.
The city’s transportation has long been one of the main reasons that Sunderland comes so high in the best city reviews, with excellent bus services, trains and cycle routes. However, if you’re looking to take a mini-break abroad, then you’ll have to head to the rivalling Newcastle for the nearest airport to Sunderland is Newcastle International Airport which is approximately twenty miles north of Sunderland.
Revolution is popular for students, during the day and night. Their food menu is very reasonable price and has special meal days, where an item of the menu is heavily discounted for students. Happy hours start in the day and drink deals continue into the night, hence why it's popular throughout the entire day.
MFA hosts 2 student nights; Mondays and Thursdays between 4 pm - 10 pm in which games cost £2 per student (NUS card required). Food and drinks are also discounted too.
Bridges Shopping centre has 94 retail stores, 16 places for food and drink and host events every month. Thursdays are for late night shopping where stores close ay 9 pm.