It started with a gift...

Changing lives

It started with a gift... in 1930 Joseph Constantine gave a gift of £80,000 to found the college which has grown to become Teesside University.

Our It started with a gift... campaign celebrates the generosity that founded our University.

Your opportunity to give...

As a charity we invite graduates to give their own gifts back to our University. Together we will build a fund to support current and future students with their education.

Your gift will directly enrich the student experience at Teesside University and provide new opportunities.

Scholarships and bursaries

It started with a gift... scholarships and bursaries are not fee waivers or loan repayments. They are funds used directly by or for individual students to help them maximise their potential. You can support the It started with a gift... campaign by donating to one of our funds:

  • Getting to Teesside fund
    Scholarships provided by the generosity of our alumni are helping the next generation of students study at Teesside. We take great pride in the way that our alumni have taken our scholarships appeal to their hearts. The generosity of previous generations is ensuring that excellent opportunities are available to today’s students.
  • Talent at Teesside fund
    Together we can continue the centuries old tradition of changing lives by identifying and encouraging talented young people. Talent at Teesside scholarships and bursaries are used to pay for the cost of living or for equipment and resources that will make excellence in both education and vocation achievable.
  • INSPIRE fund
    A student-led opportunity fund that accepts bids from students looking for project funding. The It started with a gift... INSPIRE fund helps students to help others and simultaneously develops their own professional skills.
  • Research fund
    With our growing reputation for first class research, we're transforming the region and the world around us. Your support can help provide the facilities and equipment to push the boundaries, ensuring the region remains at the forefront of global advances.
It started with a gift

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Make a difference

The gift of education is truly transformational. If Teesside University, Teesside Polytechnic or Constantine College changed your life, please consider giving something back to help transform the lives of the next generation of students.

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