Student recruitment

Helping you to help your students

Widening participation

All young people, teachers and educational professionals are welcome to access the suite of activities we have on offer at Teesside University. We also offer specific activities for groups which are currently under represented in the student population.

Students with special educational needs or disabilities

Teesside University is committed to promoting equality and diversity and supports those with disabilities or special education needs before and during study with us.

Contact us

Abbie English
T: 01642 384063
E: a.english@tees.ac.uk

If you have a young person with a specific support need and would like to find out more about the support we could provide, the resources available and how you access our service, please contact us.

Similarly, should you have a young person who may require assistance to take part in any of our pre-entry activities, please let us know when you book, so we can discuss your requirements.

We provide support to students who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, wheelchair users or people with mobility difficulties, medical conditions, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health services users and people with specific learning difficulties (for example, dyslexia). This list is not exhaustive.

SEN festive taster day

Following the success of last year's creative taster day, we would like to give your SEN pupils in Year's 8 - 10 the opportunity to visit the University for an enjoyable day of activities to demonstrate that higher education is achievable and support is available.

Bespoke visits

We understand the barriers facing young people from widening participation backgrounds and also the importance of understanding their individual needs. We are therefore committed to providing every opportunity for them to access the University for information, advice and encouragement. If you work with a young person with a specific support need and would like an individual visit to the University outside of our scheduled activities, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to arrange the perfect bespoke experience for you.

Funding and support

The fees, funding and support available at university is sometimes a perceived barrier for young people from widening participation backgrounds. We have a dedicated team of student advisors who are able to provide one-to-one information and advice relating to fees and financial support. For instance, we have a care leavers' bursary of £1,000 per year, and disabled students are entitled to a disabled student allowance.
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Minority ethnic groups

Whilst in many ways ethnic minorities are not under-represented in higher education, patterns vary tremendously depending on a number of factors. These include a reluctance to moving away from family, favouring specific subject areas that perhaps don't reflect the job market, motivation, aspirations and attainment and a lack of encouragement from key influencers. Teesside offers a range of events, activities and information to help alter these patterns.

Contact us

Abbie English
T: 01642 384063
E: a.english@tees.ac.uk

Celebrating diversity conference

Teesside University hosts a conference for young black and minority ethnic students and their families. The Celebrating Diversity conference encourages young black, minority and ethnic (BME) students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to continue to aim high, celebrate past achievements and involve parents in the decision making process.

The conference is designed to help students and their families plan for their future by providing a taste of higher education. The event will inspire students to aim higher, think bigger, realise their potential and make informed choices about what to do with their futures and will include:

  • motivational seminars
  • parent workshops with practical tips on supporting their childs' education and valuable information on the benefits of HE
  • student life workshops led by current and ex Teesside students.

Bespoke visits

We realise that the decision to apply to university is a big one for both the applicant and their family, especially if they are considering moving away from home. If you have a young person and/or their parent(s) who would like an individual visit to the University outside of our scheduled activities, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to arrange the perfect bespoke experience for you.

Refugees and asylum seekers

We have a large refugee and asylum seeker community in Teesside and particularly in Middlesbrough. Those arriving and living in Middlesbrough have very different backgrounds and have experienced very different circumstances, but they all share the aspiration to contribute to society and for their children to be educated and successful. We are proud to have a multi-cultural community in Teesside and have been working in partnership with the Regional Refugee Forum to engage these communities in a broad range of activities.

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If you have a young person who is a refugee or asylum seeker, entering higher education can be complicated due to a number of factors, including their status, previous qualifications and funding eligibility. If you would like to enquire about their eligibility, please contact Abbie English.

Looked-after children/care leavers

We are committed to supporting young people in care or leaving care to progress to higher education. We offer a range of activities and support to looked-after children, care leavers and their care workers to help raise aspirations, provide information and support, and to encourage care leavers to reach their potential.

Contact us

Abbie English
T: 01642 384063
E: a.english@tees.ac.uk

An exciting new and exclusive event for looked after children about to make their option choices at school. This gives them the opportunity to try out new skills and find their talent.

Raising aspirations for young people in care conference - 20 May 2017

Bringing together the key people responsible for shaping the future of our young people in care, this conference offers a chance to discuss ways to work together to encourage participation, achievement and progression in education.
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Bespoke visits

We understand the barriers facing young people from widening participation backgrounds and also the importance of understanding their individual needs. We are therefore committed to providing every opportunity for you to access the University for information, advice and encouragement. If you work with a young person who is, or has been, in care and would like an individual visit to the University outside of our scheduled activities, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to arrange the perfect bespoke experience for you.

Funding and support

The fees, funding and support available at university is sometimes a perceived barrier for young people from widening participation backgrounds. We have a dedicated team of student advisors who are able to provide one-to-one information and advice relating to fees and financial support. For instance, we have a care leavers' bursary of £1,000 per year, and disabled students are entitled to a disabled student allowance.
Find out more

Mentoring

Teesside University employs a team of student ambassadors - current students studying a broad range of subjects and from a variety of backgrounds. They support many of our on- and off-campus activities and are also available for mentoring with a view to raise aspirations, improve attainment and help pupils to become more confident, focused and organised.

If you have a young person who may benefit from meeting one of our student ambassadors, please contact:

Abbie English
T: 01642 384063
E: a.english@tees.ac.uk

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