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The University of Sunderland’s tangible impact is the result of passionate, research-active academics, world leading research and close partnerships with businesses - from multi-nationals to SMEs. It’s a welcoming and agile university with enterprise and innovation running through everything it does. Its most popular courses are Pharmacy, Media and Law and, as well as sciences, its strengths are in advanced manufacturing, software and creative industries. In 2012/13 the University generated £560m GVA for the UK and supported 7,500 jobs. There are 20,000 students enrolled at its modern campuses in Sunderland and London or studying its programmes via global learning partnerships in 15 countries.


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Creators will now have the option to require a payment for audiences to access their content on Apple’s platform. Ramyr_Dukin/Getty Images

Apple threatens to upend podcasting’s free, open architecture

Podcasting exploded due to the lack of gatekeepers. Now big tech companies are starting to act like traditional media networks, signing popular hosts to exclusive contracts and establishing paywalls.
Mario Balotelli was recently the victim of racist online abuse. Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Stamping out racism in sport means social media too

According to figures from the Home Office, only 42 arrests were made for “racial or indecent chanting” at English football matches during the 2012-13 season. Considering that the total number of attendees…
It’s time to move past outdated ideas about porn. hansol

Academia needs a porn journal: here’s why

The launch of a new academic journal doesn’t usually grab popular media interest. But the first journal of Porn Studies seems to have bucked the trend. For the most part, media coverage has contained more…


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