SUNDERLAND University is celebrating teaching students almost 250 miles away.
This week marks the first anniversary of the launch of a ground-breaking initiative by the uni to open a campus in London.
Staff from Sunderland and the capital gathered at the Canary Wharf campus to mark the year, during which more than 1,700 students have studied at the site.
Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Fidler said: “This first year for the university’s London Campus has been very positive.
“Student numbers grew substantially last year, and are set to rise further this year.
“The London Campus was undoubtedly integral to the university being shortlisted for University of Year in the Times Higher Education Awards.
He added: “This year marks the 21st anniversary of Sunderland gaining university status, and as we celebrate this significant milestone, I was pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate another important milestone with colleagues in London.”
Veen Pula, from EThames education providers, said: “The University of Sunderland is a great institution and has taken a strategic move to establish a campus in London.
“Among all the cities in the world, London is in the forefront in attracting maximum numbers of international students for higher education, thus, throwing up immense opportunities for growth.”