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Quick Student visa to study in Canada

A faster and simpler visa processing system for international students from India and three other countries has been introduced by Canada . Under the new programme, your study permits will be processed within 45 days as opposed to the previous (and in some cases, still existing) 60-day period.       SDS Programme To students applying for a study permit from China , India, Vietnam and the Philippines, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) the Student Direct Stream (SDS) programme was made available from June 8. “To succeed...

Panama or England Doctors dilemma over World Cup clash

As millions prepare to cheer on England this Sunday, one man’s World Cup loyalties may well be put to the test. England fan and University of Sunderland academic Dr Derek Watson has just found himself appointed at the first European ‘Visiting Professor’ to the Technological University of…….Panama. While it is a great honour, it does present Dr Watson with a bit of a dilemma this weekend as England take on the Central American country in the latest group stage of Russia 2018. Dr Watson, a senior lecturer, admits he’ll be watching...

University joins Institute of Coding to tackle digital skills crisis

The University of Sunderlandis on a mission to develop the next generation of digital talent. The University is a member of the Institute of Coding (IoC) consortium of universities and employers, which was formally launched at a special event in the House of Lords on the 21 June.  Working as part of the IoC partnership, the University will bring together the worlds of academia and industry with a remit to spread digital skills across the UK. The IoC organisation will work specifically to develop specialist skills training in areas of strategic importance...

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey – Sunderland is Ranked Number 2

Sir David Bell KCB - New Vice Chancellor We are pleased to announce that Sir David Bell KCB will be the next Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of The University of Sunderland. The appointment was approved by the University’s Board of Governors at their meeting on 5th July.         Postgraduate Research Experience Survey – Sunderland is Ranked Number 2 The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a survey of higher education research students which involves universities principally in the UK.   In...

Class of 2018 Ola Masters her career in Social Work

As the youngest of nine children in a polygamous Nigerian family, Ola Tony-Obot was expected from an early age to learn a trade braiding hair and forget her education. But refusing to give up on her ambitions, Ola set herself on a path that would finally see her picking up a First Class degree in  Health and Social Care , awarded by the University of Sunderland in 2016 and two years later - her Masters in Social Work degree. Her tireless dedication to her placement during her course in both adult and children’s social care, has led to several job offers...

Canada simplifies student visa processing mechanism for Indian students

As number of Indian students opting for studies in Canada is on the rise, the latter has simplified student visa for Indian students, according to a TOI report. The new program cuts down the processing time for study permits which are student visas to 45 days as opposed to 60 days earlier. As per the report, students from India, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, who demonstrate upfront that they have the requisite financial resources and language skills to succeed academically in Canada are eligible to opt for the newly introduced 'Student Direct Stream' (SDS) Program.   SDS...

Things to consider prior to studying abroad

Overseas Education One thing is clear that the appeal of studying in a different culture attracts many while there are arguments for and against studying outside the country. However, there are several academic and financial elements that need to be addressed. Like any decision, choosing to study abroad requires careful planning, research and execution. Studying abroad can provide much-needed global exposure to students. A global financial company recently reported that India has the world’s highest proportion of parents—about 88%—who want to send their children...

Bennett University unleashes AI Programme to reach the masses

Artificial Intelligence The project regarding AI has been funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering in London through the Indo-UK Newton-Bhabha research fund. The Bennett University on Tuesday kick-started a Deep Learning and AI Skilling and Research project, which aims to impart training in artificial intelligence technologies to nearly one million students in two years. Skeleton of the Programme Recently while launching the programme on campus, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chairperson professor Anil Sahasrabudhe said the programme was in...

Official: UK’s Best Nursing Students

University of Sunderland nursing students proved they had their finger on the pulse after picking up a prestigious prize at this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards. The University had already proved it was streets ahead of the opposition after receiving five nominations as part of the 2018 awards. Now in their seventh year, they are the only national awards to celebrate the very best in student nurses and nurse education. The School of  Nursing  saw off opposition from across the UK to be named Post – registration Education Provider of the Year. ...

Psychologist Gains National Recognition

Dr Helen Driscoll has become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of her continued impact in learning and teaching. Achieving a Senior Fellowship demonstrates meeting all dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in Higher Education. This is a nationally recognised framework for benchmarking success within Higher Education teaching and learning support. Achieving this requires demonstration of thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support. Crucially, a Senior...

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