Teesside University

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Excellent, plenty to do, plenty of people to get to know, and the university facilities and staff are top class.

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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)

TEF Silver Award

Teesside University has been awarded a Silver rating in the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework.

What do the TEF Awards mean for you?


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Teesside University offers a broad portfolio of courses. Many courses have an optional foundation year. Full-time and part-time study is available. The University also offers a range of online learning courses.

Teesside University is ranked 3rd in the UK in the Animation Career Review College Rankings 2020 (192 colleges considered).* The University also excels in engineering, being ranked 1st out of 30 UK universities for student satisfaction for chemical engineering, and 2nd out of 71 UK universities for student satisfaction for mechanical engineering (Complete University Guide 2020). Health-related subjects are also very popular, with the University ranked 3rd out of 30 UK universities for student satisfaction for medical technology (Complete University Guide 2020).* 

When you come to Teesside you discover that our focus is on your career path and the world ahead of you. Our courses provide a high level of academic education as well as helping you to develop a range of practical skills that employers look for.

*Find out more at tees.ac.uk/source


The Curve, Teesside University

Located in the centre of town, everything you need is on your doorstep at Teesside University. The campus includes a fully pedestrianised campus heart – a popular and flexible outdoor space used throughout the year for a range of events. Within the campus heart is our five-storey £22m teaching building, The Curve, and the University’s 24-hour library. On the edge of the campus heart is our £2.75m health and fitness centre, The Gym.

At Teesside we’re proud of our on campus and online subject-specific facilities and know that good quality equipment and resources help you learn and gain practical skills. Facilities include a flight-simulation laboratory; an environmental chamber; broadcast news studios; a green screen; newly enhanced engineering labs; simulated practice labs for health subjects; a full-size ambulance; wood, metal, plastic, resin and glass workshops; video production studios; 3D printers; lie detector equipment; a crime scene house; and a hydrotherapy pool.

Visit us

Student ambassadors at Teesside University's open day

If you're thinking about studying at Teesside, come and visit us - it's the best way to find out what it's like.

We think it's great here, but it's important to check the place out for yourself. At an open day you get the chance to:

  • chat to our staff and students about our courses
  • have a look around our lovely campus
  • meet Teesside students and ask lots of questions
  • check out our town-centre accommodation
  • see our facilities (the flight simulator and our hydrotherapy pool are pretty cool)
  • find out why our students' union wins so many awards
  • explore the local area

Find out when the next open day is by visiting the open days calendar.

Where is Teesside?

Teesside University is in the centre of Middlesbrough in North East England.

Our campus is easily accessible by car or train and is only a ten minute walk from Middlesbrough railway station. Durham Tees Valley Airport is 13 miles away.

With excellent national road and rail links it's easy to travel to Middlesbrough from the rest of the UK. Local train services and a frequent bus service also make it easy for you to explore the lovely towns, villages, coast and countryside around the region.

Our area

Colourful beach huts

Middlesbrough is one of the best value places to live in the UK and your money will go much further here than in lots of other university towns and cities. Just a few minutes’ walk from campus you’ll find quirky cafes, chilled out micro pubs, vintage clothes shops and an emerging collection of independent bars and retailers. The usual high street shops, museums, sports, restaurants, cinemas, clubs and parks are also close to hand.

Soak up some culture

There’s always something happening in the Boro – whether you’re up for a couple of craft beers at a local gig or a relaxing afternoon strolling around the modern art gallery, mima. There’s also a rock café, seasonal festivals, and some great theatre venues offering drama, live music, comedy and classical performances. Teesside's own Students' Union is a hive of activity and offers massive club and theme nights, live comedy, live music and live appearances from huge celeb names. Radio 1's Big Weekend was held in Middlesbrough in May 2019.

Eat, drink, chill

Independent cafes, artisan and vegan-friendly bakeries, delicious cocktail bars, stylish charcuteries, cosy vintage teashops, locally sourced produce and a dry bar are all just around the corner from campus. You’ll also find plenty of international restaurants offering flavours from around the globe. If you need a quick snack during the day you'll find the Students' Union shop stocked with treats - you can get hot food and sandwiches too. And check out The Smeltery, located inside Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, part of Teesside University. It offers incredible, homely food packed with goodness, freshly squeezed juices, local gin and excellent coffee – tuck in and check out the art and shop when you’re there.

Coast, countryside and the great outdoors

Teesside is an amazing place if you love being outside. Whether you want a lazy day in the country, a stroll along the beach or an adventure on one of the largest expanses of moorland in the UK – it’s all on your doorstep as a Teesside student.

Middlesbrough is a gateway to top surf, pretty coastal towns, wild expanses of countryside and the amazing Cleveland Way. Think ice cream, paddling in the sea, fish and chips, BBQs on the beach, wellies and pub lunches. If you like adventure, check out the Tees Barrage and enjoy some white water rafting on the River Tees (look out for friendly seals).

As well as the great mix of places and activities around the Tees Valley, Teesside University’s Students’ Union is a big part of student life at Teesside - and it's right on your doorstep.

Students' Union

Three students sit in Teesside Univesity's Students' Union LOVE IT lounge

The Students' Union (SU) is a hive of activity, events and fun.

It offers places to eat and drink, support, advice, social spaces, and a shop. It also provides a fantastic range of more than 90 active sports clubs and special interest societies including archery, futsal, climbing and cheerleading, as well as music, LGBT, airsoft, literature, Dr Who and battle re-enactment. There's also a job service to help you find part-time work.

The SU also puts on an incredible end of year party called Final Fling! Don’t miss it. Previous events have featured a fairground in the centre of campus and appearances from S Club Party, Wheatus and Vengaboys.

Teesside's Students' Union is one of the few students’ unions in the UK to provide a snooze room facility for students. 

Student support

Students chatting

Here at Teesside we provide a stimulating and technology-enabled learning environment. To help students make the most of this, we provide new full-time undergraduates with an Apple iPad, the Future Facing Learning toolkit, a keyboard case and up to £300 of learning resources*.

Whatever your needs when you’re at uni, you can access our support services for advice – we can help out with careers, grants, loans and benefits, as well as health and wellbeing, academic guidance and disability support.

We can also help you get quick access to counselling or mental health advice, and we have a multi-faith chaplaincy which is open to everyone.

At Teesside you can also get specialist international advice, and there’s amazing entrepreneurial support too in the form of Teesside Launchpad – really useful you’d like to set up your own business.

*see more at tees.ac.uk.


Two students relax in one of their rooms

At Teesside University we have accommodation options whatever your budget or need. 

We offer a range of affordable student accommodation. The cost of our University accommodation for 2020-21 starts from £65 a week with the most expensive option £125 a week. Always check the University's website for the latest costs. 

All accommodation has free internet, heating and lighting is included, and we offer 40-week rental contracts (meaning you don’t have to pay for your accommodation when you’re not here). There’s 24/7 campus security and live-in wardens to keep you safe, and we also provide free contents insurance. Get to know your neighbours with communal kitchens and day-rooms, and get your washing done in our onsite laundries. All accommodation is on campus meaning you're never more than a five minute walk from your lecture or the library. The centre of town is a five minute walk away too. 

Sport and fitness

A Teesside University student enjoys her yoga class

With 100 acres of quiet green space just a stone’s throw from campus, check out Albert Park for a quick jog – there’s a free 5km parkrun there every Saturday morning. Middlesbrough Sports Village is just down the road too – there’s an outdoor track, a skatepark, sports courts, 4G pitches and a velodrome.

Our beloved Middlesbrough Football Club is super close to campus – go see a game and check out the famous Temenos sculpture and Middlehaven Dock while you’re there.

If you want to play sport you’ll find a huge range of sports clubs to join at the Students’ Union – clubs include basketball, pole fitness, taekwondo, trampolining, running, rugby and wintersports. If there isn’t one to suit you, you can start a new one.

The University’s gym is amazing value – access everything for £2.60 a week! Following a £2.75m development, the gym includes cardiovascular and resistance fitness and free weights areas, a sprint track, multi-purpose studios and a specialist treatment area. You can also take part in daily classes as part of your membership – yoga, spinning, metafit, Pilates and boxercise are all included. Our awesome climbing wall and free access to a local pool is part of the package.

Contact us

Sandcastle on nearby Saltburn beach

Give us a call on +44 (0)1642 218121

...or drop us an email [email protected] 

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