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Investing in the future We've invested over £270m in our friendly town campus at the heart of Middlesbrough

Campus tour

We’re committed to providing an outstanding student experience and a big part of this is our campus and facilities. If you can’t make it to an open day, take a look at what you can expect here at Teesside University. We might just surprise you.


Here you have access to one of the country's best teaching and learning environments in all digital aspects of computing, design and media. Benefit from a convergent newsroom, broadcast news studios, multimedia publishing, 3D modelling studios and computing suites.

Campus Heart

A landmark development linking North and South sides of the campus creating an iconic central focus and a vibrant, flexible and enjoyable all-year-round outdoor space. The Campus Heart has hosted a variety of events and activities, such as artisan food markets, market stalls, Tour de Yorkshire, the Christmas reindeer parade and graduation celebrations.

Centuria and Centuria South

Centuria is home to our School of Health & Social Care. It’s modern with large lecture theatres and extensive seminar rooms and open-access IT labs. There’s also plenty of specialist equipment and simulated practice environments – including replica operating theatres and a real ambulance. Centuria South houses health, dental education and sports therapy, providing state-of-the-art facilities and learning for students. You can also find our hydrotherapy pool, used by Olympians, Paralympians and elite athletes here on campus – as well as students of course.

The Curve

The Curve is our iconic, five-storey teaching building. It’s got a big lecture theatre, lots of seminar rooms and flexible teaching and learning spaces. You might visit the Curve for your classes – or maybe just pop in to café 79 for a hot drink and a snack.

The Gym

Following a £2.75m investment, our gym puts health and wellbeing at the heart of campus and university life. It provides state-of-the-art cardio and resistance fitness and free weights areas, a sprint track, multipurpose studios for classes and a specialist treatment area. Whether you want to pound the treadmills or find peace of mind through yoga, it’s a great space for some much needed ‘you’ time.

The Library

We’ve recently invested £7m to transform our library. Enjoy our bright, modern, technologically-enabled environment with spaces to suit all learning styles. We offer places for group work and discussion, individual and silent study areas, as well as a learning café serving hot drinks and food. Benefit from access to 145m learning resources, including 490,000 ebooks, 97,000 ejournals and over 200 databases to find the latest research. You can access electronic resources from your own home. Our library is also open 24/7 so we’re equipped for night-owls too.


Olympia combines excellent teaching facilities and sport science labs with modern sport, wellbeing and fitness facilities. You can also find an environmental chamber, biomechanics and physiology labs, a floodlit artificial turf pitch, squash courts, climbing wall and a large sports hall for major tournaments.

Orion and Stephenson

Orion and Stephenson are part of our School of Science, Engineering & Design. We’ve recently invested £6m to expand, upgrade and refurbish the facilities here. We offer high-tech industry-standard equipment including a flight simulation lab, a full-size aircraft for physical and load testing, a vehicle examination lab and a power system simulator lab.


Home of DigitalCity, Phoenix also houses our broadcast quality sound and high definition video production facilities, which are among the best in the UK.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union offers everything to help you through student life – from advice and support, social spaces, clubs and societies, a shop, places to eat, the Terrace Bar, The Hub nightclub, and a jobs service to help you find part-time work. It’s the perfect place to socialise and blow off some steam – it’s seen some of the biggest names, from Calvin Harris to Professor Green, Pendulum to Scott Mills.


Now home to our fashion and textile studios, this Gothic former grammar school is one of the oldest buildings on our campus, dating back to 1877. It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, best known for designing London’s Natural History Museum and Manchester Town Hall. The rooms have been reorganised to suit classes and practical workshops, but the quirky doors and corridors remain part of its charm.