Stimulate your mind – improve your career prospects – take every opportunity to develop.

> We come highly recommended. 88% of our students would recommend Teesside University to others students (National Student Survey 2013).

> Settle in. You will soon feel at home at Teesside University – we’re welcoming, friendly, supportive.

> Enhance your employability and emphasise professionalism – work placements, live projects, accredited courses. Our graduates are working all over the world.

> Study in our first-class library. International students rate our library space as the best in the UK, according to the International Student Barometer 2012.

> Live in excellent value accommodation on campus or nearby – and benefit from Middlesbrough’s affordable cost of living. Great value in every way.

> Benefit from Teesside’s Matrix-accredited student services – the government-backed national quality standard for student welfare, careers information, advice and guidance.

> Take off. Through our on-campus business support, over 300 new businesses have been launched by our graduates, creating 600 jobs.

> Benefit from our excellent reputation for research and enterprise. We team up with national and international academic, industrial and public sector partners.

> Feel worth it. We’ve invested over £137m in our campuses including £12m on our new Teesside University Darlington campus.

> Enjoy excellence. We are the first and only modern university to be awarded Times Higher Education University of the Year.

Our courses

> Learn about your subject, learn about yourself and learn a whole lot more in between.

> Experience student life at its best. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy scored 97% for student satisfaction while radiography scored 96% - all well above the national average (National Student Survey 2013).

> Study courses ranging from aerospace engineering to web design, law to performing arts, marketing to midwifery – accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.

> Tailor your course by choosing from a range of optional modules – explore specific areas within your subject that most interest you.

> Consider a course directed towards a specific industry (like early childhood studies, law, mechanical engineering) – or aim for a broad-base qualification that’s useful for a variety of careers (business management, history, psychology).

Our staff

> Learn from our staff – they’re expert, dedicated and supportive, providing guidance, advice and discussion.

> Many of our teaching staff have relevant industrial or professional experience. Their close links with industry keep their teaching up to date – supervising placement students, consulting, developing spin-off businesses.

> Be inspired. Our research institutes focus our research excellence in key areas including virtual environments, rehabilitation, nanotechnology, history and sociology.

> Learn from staff who carry out research – it puts their teaching at the leading edge of their subject.

Your career

> At Teesside we emphasise professionalism and employability, giving you opportunities for practical experience working in business and industry.

> Study on a course that is professionally accredited – we work with local and national employers to make our courses directly relevant to your future.

> Benefit from an integrated placement if you’re studying a course within healthcare, education or social work. Which means you can apply what you learn while you are learning.

> Work with innovative companies. You can opt for a placement year with most degrees – business, computing, engineering, media, sport science, web and multimedia.

> Be encouraged and supported by entrepreneurs@tees – free events, activities and business challenges so you can learn about enterprise, get some innovative business experiences and develop your skills.

> Volunteer to develop your employability – we are constantly expanding your opportunities on campus (sports volunteering, event volunteering), and locally and nationally through Volun-tees, our online volunteer service.

> Gain real practical experience at handling legal cases in our law clinic – it offers free legal advice and representation to the local community.

> Do a live project on behalf of a commercial company – if you are studying art and design, business, engineering, sport science – for industrial experience and an excellent addition to your CV.

> Prepare yourself for the world of work – we offer internships, knowledge transfer partnerships, DigitalCity fellowships. By developing your transferable skills, you show potential employers that you can think, organise your time and work under pressure.

> Get practical support through our enterprise development programme – business planning,
financial help, training, facilities. We’ve helped over 300 graduate businesses get started on campus.

> Get ahead. We offer a dedicated online portal full of opportunities to get you ready for the world of work – work experience, volunteering, summer placements, enterprise and professional skills sessions, networking, careers advice.

> Imagine your destination. From Australia to Zimbabwe, Bermuda to Uzbekistan, our graduates work all over the world.

Our campus

Teesside University campus is a people place and you will soon feel like you belong.

> Enter Teesside University where Borough Road meets Albert Road – right at the heart of Middlesbrough town centre. The train and bus stations are only ten minutes away.

> Visit Centuria, our £8m health and social care centre, and Centuria South, our £17m sport and health sciences building – this new complex is for dental nursing and technology, and sports therapy.

> Peer up at Middlesbrough Tower – ten floors of teaching, housing newly equipped labs to support forensic and analytical sciences, environmental sciences and food technology including a scanning electron microscopy facility.

> Be inspired in the Athena – a £10m investment in studio space and facilities for computing, design and media – and £12m Phoenix for digital media and technology.

> Study and research in our £11m library where you find the resources you need. It is open until midnight most days. Our staff are happy to help you find what you need.

> Get your kit on in our £6.5m centre for sport – Olympia houses a sports hall, climbing wall, squash courts and floodlit all-weather Astroturf pitch.

> Make friends and settle in at our Students’ Union with its friendly Terrace Bar and stylish Hub. Space to study, relax and have fun.

> Use our Teesside University Darlington library and facilities if you live in Darlington – flexible working areas (including a top-floor learning lounge and open-air patio) flexible opening hours and flexible study.

Our facilities

> Get the most out of your time at Teesside – we have all the state-of-the-art facilities you need.

> Study in our library at the heart of the campus – four floors of quality, up-todate resources, a third of a million volumes of printed books and journals, databases, e-books, over 30,000 e-journals, 1,300 study places, 400 PCs.

> Learn using excellent sports facilities, combined with physiology and biomechanics labs, a hydrotherapy pool and an environmental chamber.

> Use our digital evidence lab, vehicle examination lab and 30-room crime scene house – the most comprehensive university facility of its kind in the UK.

> Benefit from our new dental practice facility and clinical skills labs (four wards, 17 beds), with life-size training dummies, manual handling hoists, delivery beds, cots and midwifery equipment.

> Use our courtroom on campus – a replica of one of the courtrooms at Teesside Combined Court – to simulate Family, Crown or Magistrates’ Court hearings. Also our replica police station includes an interview room, examination room, custody office and front desk. And we’ve our own law clinic.

> Get creative in our life drawing, music and HD TV studios, facilities for animation, post-production, motion capture, radio recording and editing, and the first purpose-built convergent newsroom in a UK university.

> Experiment in our new sound stage facility, including a state-of-the-art recording studio, lighting rig, stedicam, large HD green/blue screen and a specialist Mark Roberts’ Motion Control system.

> Enjoy technology that meets your needs – from Macs for high-end design to high-tech  workstations for complex visualisation and software development – and over 2,700 workstations throughout the University.


Our main campus is in the heart of Middlesbrough. It’s a spirited town with all the shops, restaurants, cinemas, pubs, clubs, sports, museums you would expect – and an art gallery and bridge you wouldn’t expect.

> Be inspired at mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) – an impressive building with an impressive collection including work by Ben Nicholson, LS Lowry and David Hockney.

> Dance ‘til dawn at the Middlesbrough Empire’s famed SugarShack dance night – recent DJs include Mark Ronson, Roger Sanchez, John Kelley and Erik Morillo. Indie and live music nights feature heavily too – Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, The Scissor Sisters and Toots & the Maytals.

> Choose Middlesbrough Town Hall for music (rock and pop, jazz, rhythm and blues, folk); Middlesbrough Theatre for drama, comedy and musicals; and Stockton's art centre for everything else.

> Enjoy the quiet in Albert Park – 100 acres of green space. Every Saturday morning is the free 5km parkrun.

> Shop or just browse Linthorpe Road Central’s individual designer boutiques – including Kate  Fearnley who designs for Alexandra Burke, Sarah Harding, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Pixie Lott – and Psyche, the multi award-winning ‘uber boutique’.

> Visit Baker Street, Middlesbrough's cool new independent quarter - choose from Scarlet Moon, The Copper House; fashion shops Vintageous Rags, 9th Willow, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Clothing and Disgraceland; plus the Fat Dog Skate Shop and Chilli Cake Deli.

> Cross Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge in 90 seconds, if you’ve a head for heights – it’s the  second largest transporter bridge in the world.

> Consider the Bottle of Notes – the 35-feet steel work is inspired by Captain Cook's logbook.

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The times

Rank 93rd

Student stats

*Data refers to students in their first year only.
  • 43 : 57Full time: Part time
  • 96 : 4UK: International
  • 87 : 13Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 31 : 69School Leavers : Mature students
  • 7,320Number of students

Graduate prospects

  • 81% % in job or further study