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The Festival Guide 2019

The Festival Guide 2019

Summer is almost here, which means one thing, it’s almost festival season! The UK festival scene is the most vibrant and eclectic in the world, with fans of all musical genres spoilt for choice. Wherever you live and whatever your budget, you’re certain to find a festival that’s the right fit for you. 2019 offers another year of exciting festivals and fantastic line-ups, with events up and down the country wetting our musical whistles. Here we reveal what festivals you should be looking forward to this year, how much they cost and what you can expect in our festival guide for 2019.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | Out and about | Student Life

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Summer in Sunderland – a student’s guide

Summer is fast approaching, which means many people’s thoughts are turning to how they’ll spend those sunshine filled, carefree months. If you are a student studying in Sunderland, don’t make plans to spend summer at home just yet. Sunderland comes to life during summer, with a number of events and festivals to enjoy. Discover the events in Sunderland and the surrounding area that should take pride of place in your calendar this year.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | North East | Out and about | Student Life | Sunderland

Project Cirrus - World Record Attempts

Project Cirrus – World Record Attempts

Charity starts at home, and U-student are believers in supporting a good cause. Here is one Fundraiser that stood out to us and in support we are going to tell you all about Project Cirrus - World record attempts.

Posted in: Events | News

Saint Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday celebrated on the 14th of February. It is the day people show their love and affection for others. While in the UK we often send cards and gifts there are many different traditions around the globe to celebrate the day of love. Here are some of our favourites.

Posted in: Events | Facts

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Top 10 Sunderland Student Highlights of 2015/16

The academic year has drawn to a close and what a year it’s been! Here are our top 10 Sunderland student highlights of 2015/16

Posted in: Events | Nightlife | North East | Student Life | Sunderland

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Sunderland International Air show

The weekend Friday 22nd July – Sunday 24th July 2016 welcomes back the region’s largest free family event to Rocker beach and Seaburn, The Sunderland International Air Show.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | North East | Out and about | Sunderland

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What’s on at the theatre?

There’s no business like show business and with two major theatres in the north east there is plenty of choice for taking in a show over the summer, so let us answer the question.....what's on at the theatre?

Posted in: Events | Newcastle | North East | Sunderland | Things to do Newcastle

The opening round of the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship takes place in Newtown. Using stages that form an integral part of Wales Rally GB, the World Rally Championship round this will prove to be a real test to the start of everyone’s campaign. Starting on Saturday night with two stages in the dark, this is no gentle bed into the new rallying season. Osian Pryce gives an insight to the stages; “the stages are familiar because of Rally GB but the likes of Pikes Peak, up by the wind farms is quite something. It is a couple of things, it is so steep you don’t think you are going that fast and then the road is SO wide that you feel you can showboat or play around. All of that costs you time, you have to very much stick to the line.” “As the trees and markers are so far away from the road, you don’t get a sensation of speed. That is until you arrive at a slow section and you need two feet on the brake pedal to slow you down!” “All of the stages here are special. Hafren is an all time classic; really tight in places, really fast in others but it can have a greasy surface that you have to watch. Mid-Wales is going to really start BRC for 2016.”

British Rally Championship 2016 Gets Underway

The weekend seen the Mid Wales stages get underway with Driver Alex Laffey and co-driver Andrew Roughead commencing their championship in the u-student sponsored Ford Fiesta R5 backed by CA1 Sport.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | News | Out and about | Reviews | Sport | Uncategorised

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Easter Fun and Frolics

Very soon it’ll be time for the Easter holidays. Take some time away from studying to indulge in some Easter fun and frolics.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | Holidays | North East | Out and about | Student Life | Sunderland

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Tis the season to go to Panto!

Christmas time means one thing in the theater – pantomime season is here! So be ready to yell ‘he’s behind you’ and for a whole lot of thigh slapping. There is plenty of choice in the north east, so here is a selection of pantomime’s full of fun and frolics for kids of all ages.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | Gigs | Holidays | North East | Out and about | Sunderland