About us

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

Campus tour

Over £270m invested in our campus provides top-class student facilities. If you can’t make it to an open day, have a look at what you can expect from our campus here.



Students have one of the country's best teaching and learning environments in all digital aspects of computing, design and media including a convergent newsroom, broadcast news studios, multimedia publishing 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.


This health and social care facility is an excellent environment with large lecture theatres and extensive seminar rooms, spacious teaching accommodation and open-access information technology labs. Subjects have dedicated labs with specialist equipment and simulated practice environments.

Centuria South

Our £17m sport and health sciences building is a showpiece health, dental education and sports therapy complex providing a state-of-the-art learning environment for students studying dental nursing and technology and sports therapy.


The Cook building offers two large customised design studios and workshops for wood, metal, plaster, resin and glass.


Here we combine excellent teaching facilities with sport science labs, including biomechanics and physiology labs. Our environmental chamber is one of the most advanced in the country. Facilities available to all students, include a 500 spectator sports hall, squash courts and an all-weather Astroturf pitch.

Orion and Stephenson

£6m has been invested to expand, upgrade and refurbish our science and engineering facilities in both the Orion and Stephenson buildings. These new facilities and high-tech industry-standard equipment include a flight simulation laboratory, a full-size aircraft to be used for physical and load testing, and a power system simulator laboratory.


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

Students' Union

Meeting friends, getting support – following a £1m development the Students’ Union offers The Hub, Terrace, places to eat, support, advice, social spaces, a shop, sports clubs and societies to suit most tastes. And a job service to help you find part-time work.

The Curve

The Curve is our iconic, ultra-modern, five-storey teaching building, providing a lecture theatre and flexible, innovative teaching and learning spaces.

The Gym

The Olympia building was extended with a new £2.75m health and fitness centre which opened in January 2016. Putting health and well-being at the heart of the Middlesbrough campus and University life, this attractive, high-quality facility provides state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance fitness and free weights areas, a sprint track, multi-purpose studios, a specialist treatment area for use by students and staff.

The Library

Designed by George Clarke, The Restoration Man, our Library offers four floors of quality, up-to-date resources with experienced staff on hand, 1,300 placed for individual and group study, access to over 40,000 books and 29,500 journals, over 400 PCs across all floors and specialist academic librarians for each subject area. An extensive £6m refurbishment is planned to further enhance facilities.


Our Waterhouse building was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, best known for designing London's Natural History Museum. This old listed grammar school has been reorganised to hold classes and workshops.