Consultancy and expert services

Proud of our expertise we regularly work with a variety of organisations providing high quality consultancy and expert services, from technical advice to guidance on filing patents, as well as funding and grant applications.

Contracts include web optimisation and analytics data systems, development of a web based waste management information system and carbon footprint calculator, an online event management system and an online training programme and assessment tools.

Contract research

We undertake a variety of collaborative research and development projects. These range from knowledge transfer projects to externally funded projects such as Department of Business Innovation & Skills or European Commission Framework projects. Our researchers have recently collaborated with major industry players in the field of telecommunications and media. Our research expertise spans from user interaction and accessibility through more traditional areas of computer science.

Students and graduates

We can connect your business to talented students and graduates so you can benefit from first-class candidates.

Employer inspired placements are a great opportunity for your company to access fresh talent, new ideas and innovation both on a short and longer term basis. A student placement can help you complete a special project, relieve the pressures of a busy workplace with an extra member of staff or discover new skills for your business. A recent graduate will have the most up-to-date skills in their field of study and are eager to make a difference in industry.


Teesside University has invested heavily in a range of specialist facilities to support our training and research. Our £12m Phoenix building houses world class resources with games industry standard software and hardware, such as a sound stage, digital recording studio, green screen set for visual effects, and studios for facial and digital motion capture. In Darlington the new five storey campus building offers modern accommodation for exciting higher education opportunities and the delivery of professional training. All are available for external hire at competitive prices.

Events, partnership and sponsorship

We host a range of annual events to engage business, public sector organisations and worldwide partners to bring opinion formers and influencers to the region.


Now into its second decade, Animex brings artists, designers, directors, producers, professionals and students together in Middlesbrough for a week of events and activities. Events revolve around the creation of animation and computer games. Animex has lifted the recognition of Teesside as a source of animation and graphic skills to an international level.


ExpoTees is an annual showcase of students' projects which demonstrate innovation, research and development in computing. Exhibition content represents a cross section of final year work, demonstrating the full spectrum of subjects taught at the School of Computing. The event offers opportunity to meet some of our academic specialists and our newly qualified graduates who are about to embark on their career path. The audience is the businesses these students want to join.

Girls and gadgets

The Girls and Gadgets computer conference is to get girls excited about using computers and destroy the myth that computers are for boys. This initiative addresses government concerns about the supply of qualified IT people into business and equal opportunities.

All our conferences and events present opportunities for your company to consider partnership or sponsorship which contribute immensely to their success. We strive to build strong relationships with our partners and are continually seeking new ones.

Training and development

Our training and development portfolio provides higher level skills to meet the needs and demand of employers. The format and location of delivery are flexible and are a cost effective route, for your training budget. IT underpins most business processes and we work with a number of organisations to develop a broad range of flexible part-time awards, which we can tailor to suit a company’s needs. Your staff can update or develop new skills, which can lead to recognised qualifications and potentially improve staff retention.

Courses for business

The School of Computing currently offers a range of short courses aimed at professionals and business people who want to improve their skills in the workplace.

Contact us
Our courses are delivered at Teesside University (Middlesbrough or Darlington campus). We also provide closed training courses, which we can deliver at your premises. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Alison Brown

Associate Dean (Marketing & Recruitment), School of Computing

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Siobhan Fenton

Associate Dean (Enterprise & Business Engagement), School of Computing
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Alan Hind

Principal Lecturer in Computing, School of Computing

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Myriam Mallet

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia & Web Development, School of Computing

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Simon McKeown

Reader in Post Production and Animation, School of Design, Culture & the Arts
Design, Culture & the Arts research

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