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Teesside University

3.9 out of 5 (13 ratings / 10 reviews) Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Teesside University offers an outstanding study experience for international students. We have invested £270m into our new campus in Middlesbrough, creating new, world-class teaching facilities, and a safe and friendly place for you to focus on your study. We are committed to creating and delivering a valuable and enjoyable learning experience for our students – it’s what we do best.

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Founded as Constantine College, our institution was officially opened by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, on 2 July 1930. The college became Teesside Polytechnic in 1969, and in 1992 Teesside was granted University status. The University has grown significantly in recent years. 


We generate and apply knowledge that contributes to the economic, social and cultural success of students, partners and the communities we serve. Through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, we transform lives and economies. We seek to enhance the experience of all our students, staff and external partners by:

  • Delivering excellence in learning, research and enterprise
  • Empowering individuals and teams to enhance their contribution to the University
  • Fostering creativity, enterprise and innovation
  • Embracing diversity and actively opposing prejudice


At Teesside University our focus is on externally facing research that makes a real, practical difference to the lives of people and the success of businesses and economies.

We work with a range of organisations from national governments to small businesses, and from multinational companies to NGOs and charities.

Our research addresses problems that range from complex, multi and inter-disciplinary 'Grand Challenges' focussed on some of the biggest issues of our time, through to highly focussed discipline based research within our Academic Schools and their Departments.


We focus on helping you develop the knowledge and skills which will enhance your career potential. In the International Student Barometer Survey 2017, there was 100% satisfaction rate for our Careers Service (409 students participated).

Our alumni have gone on to work at organisations such as 22cans, ADP, Aston Martin, the BBC, British Aerospace, Delta Airlines, Disney, the Ford Motor Company, Framestore, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Johnson Matthey, Microsoft, the NHS, Raleigh UK, Rolls-Royce, TEAGUE, Total, the United States Air Force Research Lab and Vodafone.


Student services

At Teesside University, we do everything we can to help you adapt quickly to your new life in a new country, and to make you feel at home. We offer many services and activities which will help you to make friends and become part of the University community. 

In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 90.0% satisfaction rate for living experience (409 students participated). In the International Student Barometer Survey 2017, there was 92.5% satisfaction rate for our social facilities and 91.6% satisfaction rate for our social activities (409 students participated). 

Housing services

In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 100% satisfaction rate for our accommodation office on arrival (409 students participated). We guarantee to help international students who apply before 1 September of the year they start with affordable student housing within easy reach of the University.

We offer some of best-value University-owned accommodation in the UK, located on campus or very close by. Be part of the University community and have the opportunity to participate in lots of extra activities organised by your hall such as sports and social events. It’s a great way to quickly develop a network of friends and get involved in university life.

Library services

We have invested £7m to transform The Library, delivering a bright, modern and technologically-enabled learning environment to further enhance the student experience. The learning hub provides practical advice on developing academic skills – literature searching and referencing – and a learning café. There is also a new postgraduate learning lounge for quiet study.

ICT services

Enjoy technology that meets your needs, from Macs for high-end design to hi-tech workstations for complex visualisation and software development, and over 2,700 workstations on campus. In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 99.9% satisfaction rate for our IT support (ITACS) (409 students participated).

Medical services

There are local healthcare providers a short walk from campus. You will have the opportunity to register with a local doctor at our orientation event.

The University’s confidential counselling service supports students through personal or academic difficulties with professional counsellors, by appointment.

Student Life

Campus life

We have invested over £270m in our award-winning campus over recent years and we are investing an additional £300m over the next 10 years to further enhance the experience of students, staff and partners. From the Curve, a new £22m teaching facility, to Campus Heart outdoor space and a state-of-the-art library and learning spaces – everything students need to support their studies. 

- Over £270m invested in our award-winning campus

- The Curve is our £22m flagship teaching and learning building

    - £6m invested to expand, upgrade and refurbish our science and engineering facilities

- A new £2.75m gym opened in 2016

Sports facilities

We have superb facilities for sport and wellbeing on campus and nearby. Our flagship Olympia building houses top-of-the-range sport and exercise labs, a temperature-controlled environmental chamber, 500-spectator sports hall for major tournaments, floodlit artificial turf pitch and a climbing wall. The £2.75m health and fitness suite includes the latest cardiovascular and resistance fitness equipment, free weights areas, a sprint track, multi-purpose studios, sauna and a specialist treatment area. In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 92.2% satisfaction rate for our sports facilities (409 students participated).

Student clubs

Students will have the chance to meet many other students from different parts of the UK and from around the world. Joining a club or society will help students to make friends quickly, meeting people with similar interests and sharing new experiences together. In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 97.3% satisfaction rate for the university clubs and societies (409 students participated).

Find out more.  At our Students’ Union you will find multi-award-winning social spaces, places to eat, support and advice services, sports clubs and societies. 


  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • British Computer Society
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists

Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom