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Teesside University College Partnership

The Teesside University College Partnership (TUCP) will provide opportunities, across the Tees Valley, for entry to Teesside University higher education courses, delivered to an excellent standard by our partner colleges.

Teesside University and our partner colleges share similar values and a passion for the Tees Valley. As partners, we strive to address the economic needs of the Tees Valley through a seamless pathway of education and training to higher education level. Together we are able to expand and respond to the economic and education climate through shared strategic thinking and innovative collaboration with businesses.

The Teesside University College Partnership reinforces the long-standing commitment of us all to provide access to high-quality education and training right across the Tees Valley. We have a shared vision of providing a high-quality higher education learning environment, offering excellent courses taught by committed and passionate staff, at whichever campus they study.

Professor Mark Simpson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

This joined up approach enables us to offer everything from foundation degrees, apprenticeships to master’s from wherever in the Tees Valley and whatever the student’s age. We want to retain as many talented individuals within this region as we possibly can.

The partnership benefits the University, colleges and especially the students. We are all fully committed to giving students the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed. They will have access, not only to all the superb facilities at their place of study but also those at the Middlesbrough campus of Teesside University – including the library and Students’ Union.

Our drive to create an inspirational and stimulating environment with the facilities, technologies and support for effective learning and development is shared by our college partners. Teesside University has invested over £270m in its estate in recent years and work has also started on the recently announced £300m campus masterplan which provides a blueprint for how the University campus will develop over the next decade. Upcoming projects include a £12.5m Student Life Building, significant transformation of student accommodation, the £7.5m first phase of developing a new home for Teesside University Business School, and the £22m National Horizons Centre, a biomedical research, education and skills facility at the University’s Darlington campus.


Darlington College. This is an external website. The link to Darlington College will open in a new window. Redcar & Cleveland College. This is an external website. The link to Redcar & Cleveland College will open in a new window. Stockton Riverside College. This is an external website. The link to Stockton Riverside College will open in a new window. Hartlepool College of Further Education. This is an external website. The link to Hartlepool College of Further Education will open in a new window.