- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
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.
UCAS Code: T20
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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%
- Male 45%
- Female 55%
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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