Overview of Teesside University

Teesside University has evolved in the past few decades, providing over 270 full-time courses and 145 sandwich/placement courses in disciplines including computer science, social sciences, art & humanities, engineering, life sciences, and others.

The Guardian University Guide ranked the university 68th while the Times/ Sunday Times ranked it at the 87th position in 2021.

Teesside University has won seven National Teaching Fellowships and has earned the Silver Teaching Excellence Framework or TEF.

History of Teesside University

The story of Teesside University actually began back in 1844. A Mechanics’ Institute was in the making at that time, however, lacking funds prevented it from actualising. The story doesn’t stop there as further financial limitations halted the launch unlit 1926.

Construction began in 1927 and the Constantine Technical College was formally admitting students by 1930. From there, it was sweeping changes and developments for the College until 1969 when it became Teesside Polytechnic.

Further building acquisitions and expansion took place in the following years. In 1992 Teesside Polytechnic underwent another name change that was prompted when the educational institute gained the university status and became Teesside University. This decision was followed after the Further and Higher Education Act.

Breakdown of the Fee Structure

International students can expect to pay £9,750 to £15,000.

Scholarships at Teesside University

Teesside University aims to make quality education accessible to students regardless of their economic and social background. Hence, it offers various scholarships and awards based on merit and financial need.

The Teesside University Advance is available to new undergrads enrolled in a full-time degree in any discipline. It’s meant to allow students to have the necessary technology to take advantage of its highly tech-aligned environment. Students get an iPad, keyboard, and a £300 credit they could use to buy books and other texts.

Besides other bursaries, scholarships, and awards, the university also offers support for students that are seeking asylum in the UK and care leavers.
With great academic opportunities and active student life, Teesside University has a lot to offer both UK-based and international students. Whether you want to enrol in one of the short courses, degree apprenticeships, or a formal undergraduate programme in the engineering or life sciences discipline, Teesside can help you achieve your academic goals.

If you’d like for us to assist you in this journey, we can help you sort out your application or learn more about your chances of admission. Reach out to us and begin plotting your way to a UK university.

Student Statistics

  • 57% Undergraduates

  • 26% Non-degree students

  • 17% Postgraduates

  • 63% Full-time students

  • 37% Part-time students

  • 89% from the UK

  • 11% of students are from the EU and countries around the world

  • 42% Male

  • 58% Female

  • The student to staff ratio at Teesside is 19:1

  • Over 18,667 Student Population

Student Life

Located in Middlesbrough in Tees Valley, Teesside students have the opportunity to experience its thriving culture, nightlife and social activities. There are plenty of activities and venues for students of varying tastes and hobbies.

Independent shopping centres, vintage clothing boutiques, galleries, brand outlets are great for fashion enthusiasts. Creatives can find international galleries, cinemas, museums, and other locations hosting comedians, musicians, bands, etc.

There are also plenty of pubs, bars, restaurants, student clubs, cafes, artisan bakeries, and coffees shops in Middlesbrough and at the Student Union.
For sports fans, there is the Riverside Stadium, the Middlesbrough Sports Village, and Albert Park. Students can also make a 30-minute drive out of Middlesbrough to go surfing in one of the coastal towns nearby.

Living Accommodations

Students living in university halls can expect to pay £58 to £125 per week for self-catered rooms.

The accommodations are available to all first-year undergrads on different budgets. There are about a thousand rooms within the campus accommodations with 24-hour security, warden support, WiFi, heat, and more.

Teesside also has en suite single rooms and doubles are available with additional amenities such as laundry and communal day rooms.

Transport

All accommodations at Teesside are accessible from the campus through a 5-minute walk while the nearby town and local amenities are 0 to 15 minutes away. The rail and bus stations are nearby, connecting Middlesbrough to the rest of England and the UK.

Students can go to Edinburgh and London from Darlington Station, which is only half an hour away from Middlesbrough. The Teesside International Airport and Newcastle International Airport are less than an hour’s drive away.

Student Support

Teesside has a Learning Hub meant to provide one-on-one peer-assisted learning support for all its students. Students can find help for academic writing, referencing, study sessions, and more. The university also holds workshops to help students develop academic skills.

Teesside University prioritizes its students’ general and mental wellbeing and has established Student Wellbeing support that provides therapies, guides students on accessing GPs and dentists, and hosts a monthly sexual clinic.

Mental health support in the form of counselling, self-help therapy programme, and peer-based listening networks is available. Furthermore, the Assessment Centre on Teesside (ACT) is dedicated to providing specialist study skills, mobility support, apply for funding such as the Disabled Students’ Allowance, and more.

The Student’s Union is also active with over 100 clubs and societies students can join. Teesside’s SU also has dedicated spaces where students can socialise, eat, drink, shop, etc.

The careers service and student union can help students search for jobs and placements, prepare for interviews, and write applications. Part-time work through the ambassador programme is also available.

In addition, paid graduate internships are also available to students in the fields of HR, recruitment, IT and marketing. Law, business and marketing clinics at Teesside University allows students to practice their skills and get relevant practical experience for what they learn theoretically.

The Teesside Launchpad is meant to provide aspiring entrepreneurs to find funding, premises and support for their business ideas. Students that require financial assistance for a project or report, on the other hand, can find support through the Student Experience Fund.

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