Welcome to the Educational Partnerships Office

The University of Sunderland has partnerships with some of the region’s top colleges, enabling students to study a University of Sunderland Higher Education programme at a College site.

The Educational Partnerships Office manages these partnerships, and provides support and guidance to staff and students in partner colleges.

Whilst students are studying with one of our partners, they can take full advantage of the facilities on offer at our partner college as well as being able to benefit from lots of things on offer at the University of Sunderland. Some services and facilities will be provided by a partner college rather than by the University, depending on the type of partnership agreed and the programme being studied.

 The University currently has partnerships with

Bishop Auckland College East Durham College Hartlepool 6th Form College
Gateshead College South Tyneside College
‌‌Sunderland College TyneMetropolitan College


If you have an enquiry relating to a UK based HEFCE funded institution, please contact the Educational Partnerships Office.


Need help?

Your Partnership Liaison team are here to support you throughout your studies.

If you are a student, click on your college below to email us with your queries


Click here for your Partnership student guide

Partnership Matters 2015/16 Student Guide

Open Days 

Ready to Celebrate your Success? Graduates‌Click here to contact our Graduation Team