Our Students' Union has twice won Students' Union of the Year and was shortlisted again by NUS in 2014.
Teesside University Students' Union was awarded gold in the 2015 Best Bar None awards for the quality of our social spaces and licensed premises. It was also awarded a gold standard in the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact Excellence Awards for the third year running in 2014 for efforts to make the Students' Union and University greener.
The Students' Union bar and restaurant is the place to be for students day or night with a wide range of beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks plus delicious hot food, first rate customer service , big screen sport, pool tables, video games and a resident DJ on selected nights.
This modern, multi purpose and 1,000 capacity venue is home to a huge range of student and external events including freshers fairs, University open and welcome days, club/theme nights, live music and comedy.
There's also massive one off events featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment - previously Professor Green, DJ Fresh, Tinchy Stryder, Example, Calvin Harris, Scott Mills and Greg James to name just a few. It's an increasingly popular place for all kinds of private events such as award presentations, birthday and anniversary parties and can be hired out.
Find out more about hires.
The SU Link
The Link is the Students' Union's one stop shop for free, independent help from fully qualified and professional Welfare Advisers with problems and issues around finance, housing, immigration and much more. There's also a great range of part-time vacancies designed to fit around timetables while our Academic Advisers are on hand with support should students encounter issues with the academic side of student life and, where appropriate, will help should a student face disciplinary action from the University.
There are a total of 25 student representatives across the University. Each School has five representatives. They provide support and guidance to students in a variety of areas, helping to resolve issues and ensuring that they are connected with the appropriate support services and can seek out opportunities for improvement.
Every September we hold information fairs to welcome new and returning students. It's an opportunity to join a club, society or volunteering group, pick up your NUS Extra Card and meet fellow students.
Most new students are currently eligible for a Free NUS Extra Card courtesy of the University and SU. You will receive an e-mail from the University with instructions on how to claim the card or you can speak to your school administrators about whether you're eligible and if so how to claim the card. Any student who is not eligible for a free card can register and reserve one now for just £12 via the National Union of Students Extra website or from the SU Welcome Desk (1st floor SU Building, 9.00am to 5.00pm weekdays).
Your TUSC (Teesside University Smart Card) gives you access to the Students' Union on an evening and weekends. It also entitles you to vote in all Students’ Union elections.