Accounting and finance Watch
The Accounting and Finance course at Sunderland is very tightly linked with practical experience, you will be part of the Sunderland Business School: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/facultie...ents/business/, which is a great way to put theory into practice. In addition, you will have the option to go on a placement between the second and final year, and this course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Make sure you register your interest to receive more information about the course: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/courses/...tion/#register.
Sunderland has a very diverse social side, and there is something available for everyone, from sport to music, and of course the beautiful coastline: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/studentlife/social-life/. There are also a number of clubs and societies where you could meet people with the same interests as you: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/studentl...es/#d.en.43747.
In regards of living in Sunderland, the University managed accommodation was rated Top 10 in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015) and Top 5 in the world (International Student Barometer 2014): http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/accommodation/. And please don't forget that as a first-year undergraduate student you could get either a discount on your university accommodation or a one-year travel pass for free: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/feesa...rescholarship/.
Hope this is helpful to give you an idea what student life at Sunderland is, but why not come on an individual tour or an Open Day to find out more!