Future students - frequently asked questions
Your questions answered
Click on any of the questions below to find out more about accommodation at Teesside University.
For more information and advice contact the accommodation office:
T: 01642 342255
If you’ve been made an offer of a place on a full-time course we will email you and invite you to apply for accommodation.
Yes. A new accommodation pack will sent to you automatically. You should complete and return it as soon as possible.
One University residence will remain open during the summer for students remaining on Teesside. If you are accommodated in the private sector you may be able to negotiate with your Landlord to remain in the property during the summer. If this is not possible you will be able to transfer to the University residence.
All study bedrooms in University residences and University managed houses have a single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk and study chair.
Most furniture in University residences is fitted and space is limited so you're not encouraged to bring your own. In University managed housing, you may be able to bring some but rooms are furnished so it's not necessary. Any furniture you bring must comply with the Furniture (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988.
Any electrical equipment brought into University accommodation must be checked for safety. It is your responsibility to ensure the item is safe, although the University reserves the right to check appliances. You will be asked to pay for any checks.
No. With the exception of guide dogs, pets are not allowed in University accommodation.
All accommodation is within easy walking distance of the University:
- King Edward's Square is on the campus.
- Woodlands Halls are a five minute walk.
- Parkside Halls and Parkside Houses/Flats are a ten minute walk away.
- University managed houses vary from 5 to 20 minutes walk away.
Car parking spaces are limited. Students living in University residences are only allocated spaces at Parkside. These spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registered disabled drivers may park closer to their residences.
How to apply for a student parking permit
Students allocated a University managed house have on-street parking. You need a residents' permit which are free from Middlesbrough Council - contact them on 01642 726003.
We provide free internet access to all bedrooms in University residences. They are equipped with a basic broadband network facility. Computers need to have an Ethernet capability (NIC) and a standard RJ45 patch cable to connect to the network.
More about the student halls network
The majority of the University managed houses have a telephone line which you need to have reconnected.
No. You need to provide your own sheets, blankets or duvet, pillows and pillow cases. To make it easier for you we can supply you with a bedding pack consisting of a single duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case and fitted sheet for a small charge. You need to request a pack and pay in advance for it when you are offered your accommodation.
Yes. You might want to wait until you arrive and buy them jointly with people sharing your accommodation.
You are. If you are bringing valuable items such as computer equipment you are strongly advised to get appropriate insurance. The University and private landlords will only have insurance for the building and its contents, not your personal possessions.
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We hold an orientation event for all new international students. So you can attend, we make your accommodation available from Friday 23 September 2011. Unfortunately it is not possible for you to arrive before this date so please plan your journey accordingly.
You should aim to arrive during the times stated in the letter that confirms your accommodation allocation. If this isn't possible, you need to contact the accommodation service for further advice. Please don’t just turn up as your room may not be ready.
We ask you to arrive on Sunday 23 September. Keys are given out from various venues, depending on the type of accommodation you are getting. We will send a registration card to you. A residence booklet can be downloaded from the website - from the page detailing the accommodation you have been allocated - called ‘Information for New Residents’
Family accommodation is limited. You should contact the accommodation service for information and guidance.
University residences are only available to first year students. A number of University managed houses are available for students going into years 2, 3 and 4. Contact us at the beginning of the spring term to register for a list of available properties.