The conference is being held at the David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland (see attached campus map)
Plane, Train & Newcastle Metro Arrivals
The Metro from Newcastle airport passes through Newcastle mainline railway station on its way to Sunderland central railway station in the direction of South Hylton. For people arriving by train at Newcastle mainline station, the short walk to the Metro is clearly signed.
Once on the Metro, we recommend that you alight at the Sunderland stop, where you will find a taxi rank just outside the station. You can then go straight to your hotel or guesthouse in Roker, which is a short distance from the St Peters Campus.
There is a Metro stop at St Peters, just before Sunderland, which is a 5 minute walk to the St Peter’s Campus, but it has no taxi rank.
A map of the Newcastle/Sunderland metro is downloadable at:
Roker to St Peter’s Campus
A map is attached which shows you the route from Roker to St Peter’s Campus. This is about a 15-20 minute walk. However, on Wednesday morning (13 April) a minibus service for conference delegates will run from outside the Best Western Roker hotel to the David Puttnam Media Centre between 8.45 and 9.45am. On Thursday and Friday mornings the service will run between 8.00 and 8.45am. A full minibus service timetable will be in your delegate pack.
If you are staying at Clanny House and require including in the minibus morning pickup, please phone the minibus provider on 077181 36680. For information, a map is attached which shows you the route from Clanny House to St Peter’s Campus.
There is parking available at St Peter’s Campus. On arrival from Wednesday onwards, park your car, go to the David Puttnam Media Centre foyer and ask for a day voucher which you will need to display in your car. You will need to do this for each day of the conference.
Conference telephone contacts
Media Centre switchboard: 0191 515 2634
Lianne Hopper: 0191 515 2082
Christine Gledhill: 07815 881 130
Julia Knight: 0191 515 2653
Arrivals on Tuesday 12 April
2.00 – 8.00 Conference registration desk will be open for early arrivals in the Foyer of the
David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus
2.00 – 8.00 Technical consultation will be available for early arrivals in room MC234, David
Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus
If you arrive by car on Tuesday for the conference registration or technical consultation, please use the visitors car parking bays in the car park between the David Puttnam Media Centre and the National Glass Centre and pay at the machine. The day passes mentioned above are for the conference days only.
7.30 For those who wish to meet up prior to the conference we will book dinner for 7.30pm in the Italia Restaurant at the Best Western Roker Hotel (Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9ND). This is not part of the conference package and will cost around £15.00. PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS DINNER BOOKING.
Arrivals on Wednesday 13 April
9.00 – 10.00 Registration & tea/coffee in the Foyer, David Puttnam Media Centre,
St Peter’s Campus
9.00 – 10.00 Technical consultation in room MC234, David Puttnam Media Centre,
St Peter’s Campus
10.00 -10.30 Conference start: Welcome & Introduction in the Cinema (Room 207, 1st Floor), David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus
A cloakroom facility will be available throughout the 3 days of the conference in Room MC115
PRESENTERS: Please remember to keep your papers to a maximum of 20 minutes, including any extracts.
Arrivals on Thursday 13 & Friday 14 April
8.00 Reception, in the foyer of the Media Centre, St Peters Campus, will be open for later arrivals to register from 8am throughout both days.
9.00 Conference begins at 9am on both days.
Conference finish Friday 15 April
5.30 Conference ends, minibus service to St Peter’s Metro
6.30 For those who are staying in Sunderland on Friday night and wish to meet up we will book dinner for 6.30pm in the Italia Restaurant at the Best Western Roker Hotel (Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9ND). This is not part of the conference package and will cost around £15.00. PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS DINNER BOOKING.