Teesside University is a friendly, modern university based on a vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England. The university has recently invested more than £270m in its campus and facilities and offers a range of courses and study options. It is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further enhance the students' experience.

Town Centre
Town Centre

In or close to the centre of a town


On the outskirts of a city or town


On the coast, near the sea


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: T20

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 86%
  • Postgraduate 14%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 63%
  • Part Time 37%

Where students come from

  • UK 94%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 4%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • Teesside University library is open 24/7. It offers four floors of quality resources, more than 1,200 study spaces, over 280,000 books, 490,000 e-books, 535 computers, specialist subject librarians for each subject area, and a learning café.
  • It's a relaxing, modern environment and has recently undergone a £7m refurbishment – a fully glazed front exterior makes it a bright and comfortable place to work.

Student jobs

  • Teesside University Students' Union has a jobs service located on campus, open Monday to Friday during term time. It advertises a large number of local part-time vacancies suitable for students.
  • The university's careers service can help students with job searches, interviews and applications for part-time work and volunteering.
  • Teesside University employs students through its popular student ambassador scheme. With excellent rates of pay and a large range of flexible, skill-building work opportunities, this scheme offers students the chance to work on campus, at local schools and partner institutions, as well as at open days and special university events.

Careers advice

  • The careers service offers impartial guidance to help students choose their future career, search for a job or voluntary opportunity, or get advice on applications and interviews.
  • The service offers guidance interviews, drop-in sessions, web resources, workshops, events and email support.
  • Final year students are also able to access the university’s specialist on campus recruitment team, REED NCFE – support includes interview practice, CV guidance and access to live graduate-level vacancies.

Health services

  • Students have access to nutritional advice, light therapy, mental health advice, online self-help programmes, mini MOTs, aromatherapy massage, sports therapy, and guidance on sexual health, meningitis, drugs, alcohol, and stopping smoking.
  • The university holds an annual festival of well-being which offers a brilliant range of free health-related activities over a number of weeks, based on a particular theme. Previous activities have included yoga, meditation, badminton, tai chi, mindfulness, healthy eating workshops, short talks, community markets and visits from inspirational speakers.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Teesside University offers a free, confidential counselling service to all students, to support them through any personal or academic difficulties. Online self-help tools are also available. 
  • Margaret is the university's trained pet therapy dog, helping students to overcome anxiety and social worries.

Disability support

  • Teesside University offers a comprehensive disability support service.
  • Specific support is available for wheelchair users, those who are visually and/or hearing impaired, those with long-term medical conditions, autism, mental health conditions and those with specific learning differences including dyslexia. This list is not exhaustive and specialist guidance is also available for other disabilities.
  • Students with disabilities are welcome to contact the university regarding the support available; please refer to the university website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • The university chaplaincy offers pastoral support, friendship and time to everyone.
  • A number of faith-based rooms, prayer spaces and meeting places are available on campus.

Students' Union

  • Following a major refurbishment, the Students' Union provides a modern place to study, socialise and develop, offering more than 90 active clubs and societies.
  • It was accredited gold in the 2017 Best Bar None awards (recognising exceptional staff training and responsible practices in licensed trade).
  • It's one of the few Students' Unions in the UK to provide a snooze facility for tired students!


  • In 1927 local ship owner Joseph Constantine offered £80,000 to help build a college to support Middlesbrough's booming engineering and shipping industries. The college was named Constantine Technical College, and later became Teesside University.
  • Constantine College was opened by the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, in 1930; the university has grown significantly since its early days.

Fascinating Fact

  • Teesside University lecturer Sharon Gayter has broken three world records on campus. Her latest challenge was accomplished in January 2018 – completing ten marathons in ten consecutive days on a treadmill. At 43 hours, 51 minutes and 39 seconds this became a new world record.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Dan Walker – designed the Batmobile interior for Batman Begins. He also worked on Doctor Who.
  • Suzannah Clarke – internationally renowned opera singer.
  • Andrew Lomas – computer graphics supervisors on the movie Avatar.
  • Marek Reichman – design director for Aston Martin, designing James Bond's car in Casino Royale.


Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX