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University of Sunderland

Beacon of Light, Sunderland: Spring 2025

Event Prospectus

Bringing together education and Sunderland employers under one roof to promote learning and new job opportunities that spotlight on the emerging industries investing in the region. 

With an engaging exhibition and seminar program designed to provide practical advice, innovative ideas, and solutions to enhance well-being, encourage learning, and spotlight real advancements for the future.

Our goal is two-fold:

Inspire youngsters from an early age to follow their career path and see their future in Sunderland.

Encourage employment age individuals to gain new skills, consider returning to work after retirement, change careers, or enhance their existing abilities.

Departing from traditional formats, the event will offer hands-on sessions and activities to demonstrate future career paths.

Event Advisory Board


Exhibits to be invited:

Can your business inspire our visitors creatively, giving them a clearer understanding of the opportunities available in Sunderland's future job market?

We are looking for exciting activations and exhibits to motivate them to pursue learning in a break from the norm. 

  • AI and automotive design
  • Animation and graphics
  • Biotechnology, healthcare and science
  • Call centre excellence
  • Esports and technology careers
  • Film lighting and production
  • Modern methods of construction
  • Optometry analytics
  • Solar installations

The exhibition will be open for stand bookings once our exhibition contractor has been appointed in Spring 2024.

Get in touch with us on the Contact Us page