University of Sunderland
Of course the University of Sunderland website provides a wealth of information for all students on all aspects of student life. www.sunderland.ac.uk
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Sunderland Royal Hospital is a 970-bedded acute hospital which is part of City Hospitals Sunderland. We offer a full range of clinical specialties and therapies. For further details please see www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=RLNGL City Hospitals Sunderland
City Hospitals Sunderland is an Acute Trust providing a wide range of hospital services such as A&E, surgical and medical specialties, therapy services, maternity and paediatric care. For further details please see www.chsft.nhs.uk
If you intend to travel regularly on the Metro you can take advantage of a student Metro Pass. For further details please see www.nexus.org.uk/metro Rail Travel
If you are between 16 and 25 years old or over 26 and in full time education you are eligible for a Young Person’s Railcard. The railcard costs £26 per year and saves a third off all rail fares across Britain for that year. See www.16-25railcard.co.uk for more details.
There is a television aerial point in the lounge of each flat. Please note that a TV licence is required if you intend to use a television. Please see www.tvlicensing.co.uk for further details.
As a full time student you are not required to pay council tax.
Whilst the landlord insures the buildings and furniture provided we advise students to purchase their own contents insurance for high value items which you intend to keep in your room and/or flat such as lap tops.
FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK. Please see www.talktofrank.com for further details.
Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one. Please see www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/Alcoholsupport.aspx for further details.
Sunderland City Council
Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR2 7DN
Phone: 0191 520 5555
Park Lane Practice, 1-6 City Green, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR2 7BA
Northumbria Police - Sunderland
Phone: 0191 567 6828
Gillbridge Avenue Police Station, Gillbridge Avenue, Sunderland SR1 3AW
Sunderland East Community Fire Station
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
Railway Row, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The Samaritans of Sunderland
13 Grange Crescent, Stockton Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Phone: 08457 90 90 90
SUNDERLAND - a potted history
From its earliest foundations in Anglo-Saxon times, Sunderland has grown and prospered on the banks of the River Wear. The city's history and culture were formed by its connection to the sea and by the industry and endeavour of its people.
The city's emergence as a focus for learning and industry began in Anglo-Saxon times, when the nobleman Benedict Biscop - recently named as Sunderland's patron saint - established a European centre of learning at the twin monastic settlement of St Peter's and St Paul's. It was here that the Venerable Bede wrote the first history of England, the art of glass-making was introduced to the UK, and where the renowned Saxon Bible, the Codex Amiatinus, was produced. By the year 1500, Sunderland was one of the wealthiest towns in England and to this day it is still the largest city by population between Leeds and Edinburgh.
With a rich and fascinating heritage going back centuries, Sunderland has a superb array of places of historical interest to visit and explore.
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