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TUC - Teesside University Catering

TUC - Teesside University Catering

We have a range of catering outlets available for students, staff and visitors on campus.

Meal deal

Enjoy a sandwich, a drink and a snack for just £2.50!

TUSC users

Buy 9 hot drinks and get your 10th free when using cashless.

Cashless payments - we're going cashless.

Use your Teesside University smart card to pay at our TUC cafes and instantly get 10% discount.*

Save 40p every time you use a reuseable cup for your hot drinks.

*Excludes meal deals and all hot drinks.
Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

5 steps to cashless payments

  1. Register for cashless at, then select Cashless Registration. If you are already registered for MyPrint you will still need to register for cashless.
  2. If you register before 6.00pm your account will be active within 15 minutes, if you register after 6.00pm your account will be active from 8.00am the following working day.
  3. Top up your cashless credit using a valid debit or credit card (minimum £1, maximum £250) online at You need to have your user ID (printed on the front of your TUSC) and your date of birth handy. You can also top up your TUSC at the tills in our TUC cafes.
  4. Find out your balance by either scanning your card at any of the catering outlets on our campuses, or at Your card balance is also helpfully printed at the bottom of your receipt when you make a cashless purchase.
  5. Lost or stolen cards can be cancelled at You can also order a new card here and your credit balance will automatically be transferred to the new card.

Contact us

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Your feedback is very important to us so please get in touch and let us know your thoughts.

T: 01642 342056

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Hospitality service

Hospitality service

We can cater for a wide range of tastes, budgets and occasions.





Submit your catering requirements
If you would like to discuss bespoke requirements, please contact us on 01642 342024/2056.
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Art Cafe

Art Cafe

We proudly serve Starbucks!

Art Cafe is a vibrant space for coffee and creativity. Feel inspired over a Starbucks coffee or a snack.

Choose from the world famous drinks menu and enjoy the delicious confectionary selection.



Athena Building ( view on a map )

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 2.30pm

Learning Café

The Learning Cafe

A bright, modern and comfortable space to recharge your batteries.

Choose from Costa Coffee, meal deals, paninis, tray bakes and cakes.



The Library ( view on a map )

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 9.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Please note, opening times vary over the summer
8.00am - 3.00pm

Access to the Learning Cafe is restricted to staff and students with TUSCs only.


The Garden

The Garden

Hot breakfast, lunches and snacks. Enjoy our salad counter or choose something from our delicious grill menu.

We also offer vegan, vegetarian and a selection of diet focused options.



Business School ( view on a map )

Opening times

Monday to Thursday: 7.30am – 7.00pm

Friday: 7.30am – 3.00pm

The Nest

The Nest

The Nest provides a great grab and go service close to the lifts on the ground floor of the Tower.

With quick-service Costa Coffee, and a choice of meal deals, confectionary, prepacked sandwiches, salad boxes, yogurts and fruit, we are ideal if you are in a hurry.



The Tower ( view on a map )

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am -2.30pm

The Sandwich Station

The Sandwich Station

Choose from hot meals, soup and jackets potatoes.
Locally sourced Artisan bread with fresh ingredients and freshly made grab and go salads.



Centuria Building ( view on a map )

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am -3.30pm

The TUC Stop


Barista coffee with a modern flare in the heart of The Curve. Locally sourced cakes and treats.



The Curve ( view on a map )

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 4.00pm


Let's get Sugar Smart

Teesside University Catering (TUC) is committed to helping you to reduce the amount of added sugar that you consume.

Sugar Smart. This is an external website. The link to Sugar Smart will open in a new window.Let's get Sugar Smart is part of Public Health England’s Change4Life campaign and is running in conjunction with the Extra Life initiative, which supports the promotion of health and wellbeing within an organisation to improve work environments and boost the health and wellbeing of its people.
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Get the Sugar Smart app for FREE

Download the Sugar Smart app now to see how much total sugar is in your everyday food and drink. Just scan the barcode on your favourite drink to see how much sugar it contains.

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