Teesside University’s Students’ Union (SU) is a big part of student life at Teesside. It’s a hive of activity, events and fun where students can find advice, relax with friends, pick up some essential items or meet new people.
It’s led by students for students, and offers support, advice, social spaces, places to eat and drink, and a shop. There's also a job service to help students find part-time work that is flexible enough to fit around studies. The SU also works with employers to ensure that students are not being asked to work unrealistic hours.
SU Activities provides a fantastic range of sports clubs and special interest societies, along with organising regular social events. The SU will also act as an advocate for students, ensuring everyone who chooses to study at Teesside is treated equally and with respect.
The University’s SU Activities team manages a range of societies that students can join to expand their social circle and engage in some rewarding downtime between studies.
Clubs are varied and include battle re-enactment, Christian union, dodgeball, Harry Potter and animation societies. Students looking for a more physical activity have the opportunity to compete against other universities, against their friends in sports leagues or just for fun, whichever they prefer, by joining one of the many sports clubs. These include American football, badminton, football, basketball and netball.
There are also organised adventure activities which include walking, horse riding, mountaineering, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking and gorge walking. The university also runs the UK National Governing Body outdoor adventure sport training and sport-specific skill programs.
Teesside University is located in Middlesbrough, a town in the north-east of England situated between the beautiful coastline and the stunning North York Moors. It’s within a short train journey of some of England’s most popular cities, such as Newcastle and York.
However students don’t need to travel outside Middlesbrough to enjoy university life. The town is packed with quirky cafes, unique pubs and bars and some excellent shops, including major chains and independent retailers.
There are also plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy, including museums and the theatre, while there are the usual restaurants and cinemas offering interesting activities for students too.
Middlesbrough is a friendly and welcoming town, ideal for students who want somewhere fun but relaxing too, with all the amenities of a big city without the hustle and bustle.