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The Queen's Anniversary Prize 2014-18 Awarded for our outstanding work in the field of enterprise and business engagement

Achievements and awards

Teaching Excellence Framework silver

Teesside University has been awarded a silver rating in the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework . The new ratings – gold, silver and bronze – form part of the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which is the responsibility of the Department for Education to give students information on teaching quality within universities. It reflects our strategic approach to teaching excellence, our commitment to our students and our emphasis on providing a high-quality learning and student experience. In addition to Teesside’s silver award, the local further education colleges that deliver Teesside University courses have received either silver or gold awards for their teaching of both full and part-time students

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2014-18

Teesside University is the proud recipient of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2014-18, awarded for our outstanding work in the field of enterprise and business engagement.

The Prizes recognise outstanding work at world-class level and are awarded biennially to only a handful of universities and colleges across the UK, allowing us to proudly use the Prizes logo for a period of four years to signpost our excellence to current and future partners, staff and students.


Customer First accreditation

Teesside is one of only a few universities in the UK to have been awarded the nationally recognised Customer First accreditation for its services to business.

This is the fourth time that Teesside has received the Customer First standard, which lasts for two years. Each time it is reaccredited, the University must demonstrate how it has continuously improved.

Investors in People Gold

Teesside is one of only five UK universities to be accredited with Investors in People Gold status in recognition of the engagement of our staff in delivering the University’s vision, values and strategy, and our commitment to a culture of empowerment and professional development.

The University first achieved Investors in People (IiP) recognition in 1999, gaining Bronze status in 2008 and Gold status first in 2011 and again in 2014.

Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2017

Overall Teesside University is at number 51 in the Stonewall top 100 employers in Britain.

North East Better Health at Work Award

The North East Better Health at Work Award recognises the efforts of local employers in addressing health issues within the workplace. The University has achieved the Gold Award.

Athena SWAN Member

Teesside is a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter which was launched in 2005.

Membership is open to higher education institutions that are committed to the employment of women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics) and also to the advancement of their careers.

HR Excellence in Research Award

The University has retained the European Commission’s HR in Excellence in Research Award following a two year self-assessment.

The award is given to organisations which can demonstrate a robust and public implementation strategy of improving the career development of researchers. The UK process incorporates both the QAA Quality Code for Higher Education and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The UK approach includes ongoing national evaluation and benchmarking.

EcoCampus Gold Award

Teesside University has achieved Gold status from EcoCampus – the leading environmental management system and award scheme for the higher and further education sectors.

The EcoCampus gold award sits alongside the University’s Carbon Trust Standard, an award that is given to organisations who strive to measure, manage and reduce carbon emissions across their own operations.