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Undergraduate study

Choose Teesside

We put students at the heart of everything we do

Teesside University is a people place. Study here and you are part of a close-knit, vibrant and supportive community. We're friendly and welcoming - you only need to come to one of our open days to experience that for yourself.

Cutting-edge campus

Campus Heart

Campus heart, our new £22m teaching facility, opens this summer
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We've invested £250m in our campus giving us a leading edge in digital innovation, top-notch forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings.

What else?

  • Campus heart, our new £22m teaching facility, opens this summer
  • £6m to expand, upgrade and refurbish our science and engineering facilities, including a flight simulator and plant and jet engine simulation
  • A new £2.5m health and fitness centre opening in January 2016 - fitness and free weights areas, sprint track, multi-purpose studios and sauna
  • £1.1m refurbishment of multi award-winning Students’ Union, and a further £2.5m to follow
  • A £5m library refurbishment investment starting soon - already with above average National Student Survey satisfaction and designed by George Clarke, The Restoration Man
  • Continued investment in technology, accommodation and classrooms
  • Five new catering outlets coming soon.
    Find out more about our campus developments

Reputation for quality

  • We have been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Excellence - and we were the first modern university to be awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year (2009-10).
  • The Quality Assurance Agency expressed confidence in the management of our academic standards and quality of learning opportunities.
  • We have an excellent reputation for research and enterprise - we team up with national and international academic, industrial and public sector partners. The majority of our research work is rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent with strong, real world impact, and we’re investing more.
    More about research at Teesside
  • 85 years of teaching excellence - we were officially opened in 1930 as Constantine Technical College to support Middlesbrough's booming engineering and shipping industries.

Excellent support

  • We were ranked first in the world for our library and careers services for international students (International Student Barometer autumn 2014, 183 participating universities globally).
  • We are The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year for Student Retention - which means we have the highest percentage of students completing their course.
  • Benefit from our student services for help with everything from applications, admissions and finance to careers and counselling - our students praise our support services for their accessibility and sensitivity.
    More about our student support

Career focus

  • We enhance your employability and emphasise professionalism through work placements, volunteering, live projects, accredited courses and graduate internships.
    More about your future success
  • Our graduates are working all over the world for companies such as the BBC, Aston Martin, Disney, Johnson Matthey, HSBC, United States Air Force Research Lab, Vodafone, Microsoft, the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Raleigh UK, 22 Cans, Framestore.
  • Through our on-campus business support, our graduates have launched over 300 new businesses, creating 600 jobs.
    More about our business support

Great place to live

  • The hub of student night life is our award-winning Students' Union - ranked as one of the best (8th) in the country with 85% overall satisfaction (NSS 2015, 2015 Gold Award in the 2015 Best Bar None awards, Gold in the 2015 NUS Green Impact Excellence Awards).
    More about the Students' Union
  • Tees Valley is a fantastic place to live with coast and countryside on the doorstep. The Mini Rough Guide to Teesside is your perfect companion to exploring Teesside - one of the UK's most varied and vibrant regions.
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  • More than £500m is being invested in Middlesbrough and the surrounding area:
    • planned £30m snow centre
    • £21m Middlesbrough Sports Village with an IAAF athletics stadium, cycling velodrome, outdoor track, skatepark, court sports, 4G pitches and more
    • £7.7m revamp of Middlesbrough town hall
    • £250,000 scheme to create a town-centre haven for independent traders, micro-pubs, eateries and shops
    • designer fashion stores, international restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, comedy and music venues to suit all tastes.
      Middlesbrough & Tees Valley in pictures
  • Find out what's on, where to go, where to eat and where to stay on the Love Middlesbrough website.
    Love Middlesbrough
    Love Middlesbrough - cool place - warm people

Value for money

  • We are offering a generous funding package if you are a new full-time undergraduate student starting in 2015 including £500 to kickstart your degree - choose from scholarships, discounts, fee waivers and bursaries.
    More about scholarships
  • We have affordable accommodation with free internet access - the cost of living is relatively low with student discounts widely available.
    Accommodation in pictures

Queen’s Anniversary Prize. Link to Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. This is an external website. The link to The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education will open in a new window. Investors in People: Gold. Link to Investors in People. Mindful employer. Link to Disability access and support. Positive About Disabled People - two ticks logo. Link to Disability access and support. Stonewall North East Better Health at Work Award. This is an external website. The link to North East Better Health at Work Award will open in a new window.