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Your Future Expo 2025

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University of Sunderland

Redefining events in Sunderland

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18-20 March 2025

Calling all educators and industries investing in Sunderland to signpost the future skills needed in our city.

Our resident population will be able to see that education is matched to future employment in Sunderland with extraordinary exhibits, TED-style talks, workshops and competitions.

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Sponsorship, Partnership & Exhibition space opening soon

Expo's first event of scale to be held at the Beacon of Light

A new world of opportunity for school and college students, adults and graduates.

Watch this space for event schedule announcements to help you plan your visit.

Think differently

Beacon of Light

Taking place in our largest exhibition space, and anchored next to the much-awaited new Housing Innovation & Construction Skills Academy and the new Esports training HQ.

Large enough to house interactive exhibits for healthcare, automotive, manufacturing and the much-anticipated film industry.

Event partnership, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities opening soon

Exhibition Space

The sport hall will be transformed to clearly showcase the pathways and choices for real starter skills, feed career destinations and highlight transferrable industries in Sunderland.

Outside spaces will be available to create a festival environment with competition trails and activities to engage our different audiences.

Event partnership, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities opening soon

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Expo Sunderland events are not-for-profit.

Space is available for supporting local businesses that have new innovations or services to showcase at this event to support secondary school learning, apprenticeship intakes, upskilling and technology to inspire future career paths.

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Showcase to our students and residents in March 2025.

2024 Pilot

Our Expo pilot event, Come & Play showed that learning interactively sparks interest far better than conventional careers fairs. Trials included:-

  • Arts and crafts
  • Digital and immersive equipment
  • Electric driving sessions
  • Fitness equipment
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Holographic tables and digital/ drone projections
  • Interactive gaming
  • Medical prep training, reaction walls
  • Music and staging

Free to attend

During term time and late opening times for adults, older teens, college students, working parents and carers:-

Schools & colleges
  • Divert your limited resources from your own open days and bring your pupils and students by volume to something bigger.
  • Pre-event tools to capture interests to help tailor your trips to the event.
  • Employer-led insight to outline the challenges and solutions to help address barriers to entry.

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Are you in?

Can you spark curiosity for schools and colleges or adults and graduates to break from the norm to attract an audience of scale looking for answers?

We are inviting new and emerging industries and educators in areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automotive design, animation and graphics, biotechnology, healthcare and science, Esports, film lighting and production and modern methods of construction and more!

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Discover more at Your Future Expo

All under one roof

Other event organisers will takeover space at this event to captivate their own audiences at scale.

Watch this space for educators and employers joining the programme.

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Students 14-18?

  • Meet your friends and other schools or colleges in one place.
  • Experience cool technologies and activities in a different atmosphere at scale.
  • Attend coaching, mentoring and further education readiness sessions.
  • Hear from real students and early career ambassadors about their own journeys to success that you can relate to.
  • Discover tech experts and creative industries to understand the variety of practical skillsets to inspire your career path.

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For adults and graduates

  • Meet the Sunderland employers with apprenticeships, job openings, flexible working hours and future opportunities all under one roof.
  • Attend triage sessions to capture your existing skills and interests and secure at-event interviews.
  • Discover new industries, upskilling trades, changing roles and tools for starting your own business.
  • Learn how to be work or start-up ready and future proof your career.

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