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About Teesside University

Teesside University has a proud history of learning and teaching stretching back over 85 years. Officially opened as Constantine Technical College to support Middlesbrough’s booming engineering and shipping industries in 1930, the college became a polytechnic in 1969 and then one of 14 new universities approved by the Privy Council in 1992.

Today Teesside University is consistently climbing all the league tables measuring academic performance and student experience having been the first modern university to be awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2009-10.

Facts and figures

  • Teesside University is home to more than 18,000 students across undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is also one of the largest employers in the region with nearly 2,500 staff.
  • The University has five academic schools: School of Computing, Media & the Arts; School of Health & Social Care; School of Science, Engineering & Design; School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law; Teesside University Business School
  • £300m to be invested in the campus over the next ten years, taking spending on the campus infrastructure to over half a billion pounds in recent times – including a new business school, a student life building bringing all services under one roof at Middlesbrough and the National Horizons Centre in Darlington
  • Expertise across five core Research Grand Challenge themes, addressing the biggest global issues of our time: Health & wellbeing; Resilient and secure societies; Digital and creative economy; Sustainable environments; Learning for the 21st century.
  • Home to DigitalCity which has generated more than 200 new businesses, and is adding more than £170 million per annum to the Teesside economy
  • Teesside Launchpad is on campus, an incubator and support service for start-up businesses. Through our on-campus business support services, our graduates have launched over 500 new businesses, creating nearly 700 jobs
  • Career/employability. Many of our courses offer accreditation or opportunities to gain exemptions from the examinations of the relevant professional bodies
  • Our alumni have gone on to work at organisations such as 22cans, ADP, Aston Martin, the BBC, British Aerospace, Delta Airlines, Disney, the Ford Motor Company, Framestore, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Johnson Matthey, Microsoft, the NHS, Raleigh UK, Rolls-Royce, TEAGUE, Total, the United States Air Force Research Lab and Vodafone
  • Working with businesses on Knowledge Transfer projects has resulted in over 650 additional jobs regionally and nationally
  • A silver rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Ranked 67th in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers guide to the most LGBT-inclusive employers in Britain 2018
  • Customer First accreditation for services to business
  • Investors in People Gold status

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This page was last updated on 30 September 2018.