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Here at Teesside University we are serious about sharing information in an accessible way to help you make informed decisions. For instance we would like you to clearly understand our position in league table rankings and surveys. To help you do this we have cited all the source data so that you can find the information first hand.

Advice Quality Standard (AQS) 2019

The SU Student Support (SUSS) team at Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU) retained the nationally recognised Advice Quality Standard (AQS). The AQS is run by The Advice Services Alliance and independently audits a wide range of services providing advice for the quality and accuracy of the printed information and face to face contact that they provide.

Advice Quality Standard (AQS) 2019

Animation Career Review International Animation School Rankings 2022

  • Ranked 18th in the world in the Animation Career Review International Animation School Rankings 2022. (Top 25 International Animation Colleges – formal degree. 191 colleges considered.)
  • Ranked 10th in Europe in the Animation Career Review International Animation School Rankings 2022. (Top 20 European Animation Colleges – 2022 college rankings. 191 colleges considered.)
  • Ranked 4th in the UK in the Animation Career Review International Animation School Rankings 2022. (Top 10 British Animation Schools and Colleges – 2022 college rankings. 191 colleges considered.)
2022 International Animation School Rankings

Benchmarking Local Innovation - Enterprise Research Centre report

Teesside is among the UK's best performing areas for innovation - 7th out of 42 areas and ranking way above London and Manchester. (Benchmarking Local Innovation: The Innovation Geography of the UK, Enterprise Research Centre.)

Benchmarking Local Innovation: The Innovation Geography of the UK, Enterprise Research Centre

Best Bar None Awards 2019

Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU) secured a gold Best Bar None (BBN) accreditation and shared second place for their venue The Terrace in 2019. The nationally recognised accreditation scheme is supported by the Home Office and The National Union of Students (NUS). The accreditation is awarded after independent auditors from BBN analyse the staff training, management and licensed trade practices of a venue.

Best Bar None awards

Complete University Guide 2023

  • Teesside University was ranked joint 30th overall for Graduate Prospects – On Track in the Complete University Guide 2023. (130 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 13th overall for Information Technology & Systems in the Complete University Guide 2023. (27 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 10th for Graduate Prospects – On Track for Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2023. (33 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 13th for Student Satisfaction for Biomedical Sciences in the Complete University Guide 2023. (77 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction for Civil Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2023. (58 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 4th for Graduate Prospects for Counselling, Psychotherapy & Occupational Therapy in the Complete University Guide 2023. (53 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 5th for Student Satisfaction for Creative Writing in the Complete University Guide 2023. (55 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 14th for Student Satisfaction for English in the Complete University Guide 2023. (100 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 7th for Student Satisfaction for Food Science in the Complete University Guide 2023. (43 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 2nd for Graduate Prospects for Food Science in the Complete University Guide 2023. (43 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 9th for Student Satisfaction for Mechanical Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2023. (75 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 1st for Graduate Prospects for Medical Technology & Bioengineering in the Complete University Guide 2023. (45 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 13th for Graduate Prospects for Nursing in the Complete University Guide 2023. (78 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 1st for Graduate Prospects for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2023. (46 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 1st for Graduate Prospects – On Track for Social Work in the Complete University Guide 2023. (77 institutions were ranked.)
  • Teesside University was ranked 7th for Graduate Prospects – On Track for Sports Science in the Complete University Guide 2023. (86 institutions were ranked.)
  • Our Accounting & Finance courses have moved up 27 places in the Complete University Guide 2023, sitting 55th out of 104 providers.
  • Our Art & Design courses have moved up 14 places in the Complete University Guide 2023, sitting 41st out of 87 providers.
  • We are in the top 50 in the UK for our Art & Design courses in the Complete University Guide 2023.
  • Our Biological Sciences courses have moved up 48 places in the Complete University Guide 2023, sitting 48th out of 100 providers.
  • Our Civil Engineering courses have moved up 21 places in the Complete University Guide 2023, sitting 29th out of 58 providers.
  • Our Communication & Media studies courses have moved up 25 places in the Complete University Guide 2023, sitting 41st out of 97 providers.
  • We are in the top 50 in the UK for our Communication & Media Studies courses in the Complete University Guide 2023.
  • Our Computer Science courses have moved up 26 places in the Complete University Guide 2023, sitting 62nd out of 114 providers.
  • Our Information Technology & Systems courses have moved up 10 places in the Complete University Guide 2023, sitting 13th out of 27 providers.

Complete University Guide 2023

Customer First accreditation

Teesside is one of only a few universities in the UK to have been awarded the nationally recognised Customer First accreditation for its services to business.

This is the seventh time that Teesside has received the Customer First standard, which lasts for two years. Each time it is reaccredited, the University must demonstrate how it has continuously improved.

Customer First accreditation

Department for Digital Culture, Media & Sport

Economic Impact Report 2020-21

Our activities alone contribute more than £228m million to the region's economy for 2020/21.

Economic Impact Report 2020-21

Educate North Student Experience Award 2019

Winners of the Educate North Student Experience Award 2019 - University Sector for Future Facing Learning: Empowering Digital Learning at Teesside University.

Educate North Student Experience Award 2019

Enterprising Britain Awards 2018

Winner in the Improving the Business Environment category at the Enterprising Britain Awards 2018.

Enterprising Britain Awards 2018

Graduate labour market statistics 2020

In England, the median salary for postgraduates (£42,000) was £7,000 more than for working-age (those aged 16 to 64) graduates (£35,000) in 2020.
(Graduate labour market statistics 2020. These statistics show labour market conditions for graduates, postgraduates and non-graduates living in England.)

In England, 78.4% of postgraduates were in high-skilled employment, compared with 66% of working-age (those aged 16 to 64) graduates and 24.5% of non-graduates.
(Graduate labour market statistics 2020. These statistics show labour market conditions for graduates, postgraduates and non-graduates living in England.)

Graduate labour market statistics

Guardian University Guide 2021

  • Teesside University is ranked joint 68th out of 121 institutions in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 13th out of 119 institutions for satisfaction with feedback* in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Based on responses from final-year students in the National Student Survey). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked joint 31st out of 119 institutions for satisfaction with teaching* in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Based on responses from final-year students in the National Student Survey). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked joint 35th out of 121 institutions for career after 15 months* in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs or are in further study at professional or Higher Education level, within 15 months of graduation). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 32nd out of 75 institutions for Criminology in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked joint 17th out of 73 institutions for Design & Crafts in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 37th out of 69 institutions for Mechanical Engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 24th out of 51 institutions for Fashion & Textiles in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 27th out of 44 institutions for Forensic Science in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 31st out of 75 institutions for Health Professions in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 18th out of 90 institutions for History in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 26th out of 78 institutions for Sports Science in the Guardian University Guide 2021. (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 11th out of 107 institutions for satisfaction with teaching* in Computer Science & Information Systems in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Based on responses from final-year students in the National Student Survey). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 15th out of 43 institutions for career after 18 months* in Criminology in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs, or are in further study at professional or HE level, within 15 months of graduation). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked joint 9th out of 69 institutions for satisfaction with teaching* in Mechanical Engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Based on responses from final-year students in the National Student Survey). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked joint 13th out of 99 institutions for satisfaction with teaching* in English & Creative Writing in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Based on responses from final-year students in the National Student Survey). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 11th out of 51 institutions for satisfaction with course* in Fashion & Textiles in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Based on responses from final-year students in the National Student Survey). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 17th out of 51 institutions for satisfaction with teaching* in Fashion & Textiles in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Based on responses from final-year students in the National Student Survey). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 8th out of 42 institutions for satisfaction with course* in Forensic Science in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Based on responses from final-year students in the National Student Survey). (121 institutions participated.)
  • Teesside is ranked 4th out of 107 institutions for career after 18 months* in Psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2021 (*Percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs, or are in further study at professional or HE level, within 15 months of graduation). (121 institutions participated.)

Guardian University Guide 2021

HESA HE-BCI Survey submission, December 2019

For more information please contact business@tees.ac.uk

HESA HE-BCI Survey

International Student Barometer 2020

The International Student Barometer survey is conducted by i-graduate. I-graduate do not publish benchmarked data from the survey, however a selection of Teesside University's results are published on our own website, and these have been verified and approved by i-graduate (email info@i-graduate.org for additional verification of results.)

General information about the survey can be found at www.i-graduate.org.

International Student Barometer 2021

The International Student Barometer survey is conducted by i-graduate. I-graduate do not publish benchmarked data from the survey, however a selection of Teesside University's results are published on our own website, and these have been verified and approved by i-graduate (email info@i-graduate.org for additional verification of results.)

General information about the survey can be found at www.i-graduate.org.

Investors in People Gold accreditation

Teesside University was awarded Gold accreditation against the Investors in People (IiP) Standard in 2021.

The University first achieved IiP recognition in 1999, gaining Bronze status in 2008 and Gold status in 2011, 2014 and again in 2018.

Investors in People

Knowledge Exchange Framework 2021

The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) provides a range of information on the knowledge exchange activities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England. ‘Knowledge exchange' is what we call the wide range of activities HEIs undertake with partners. You can use the KEF to explore data and explanations of the different ways they work with their external partners, from businesses to community groups, for the benefit of the economy and society.

The data, available on the KEF’s interactive and detailed new website, informs a series of metrics that look at the performance of English Higher Education Providers (HEPs) from a variety of different perspectives. These perspectives include public and community engagement, working with partners ranging from big businesses to small local firms, and how they commercialise their research.

This data shows the rich contributions English HEPs make, both economically and socially, on both local and national levels. The knowledge exchange that underpins the KEF will help promote cooperation and drive continuous improvement in the higher education sector. The results below are for Knowledge Exchange Framework 2021, 135 HEPs participated, 117 provided detailed narrative.

  • In the top 10% of 135 English Higher Education Providers for skills, enterprise and entrepreneurship development and support (Knowledge Exchange Framework 2021)
  • In the top 20% of 117 English Higher Education Providers for working with business (Knowledge Exchange Framework 2021)
  • In the top 20% of 117 English Higher Education Providers for supporting local growth and regeneration (Knowledge Exchange Framework 2021)

Knowledge Exchange Framework 2021
Teesside University data summary

Ofsted report for inspection of Higher Apprenticeship provision

Teesside University is an outstanding provider for Higher Apprenticeships. (Ofsted further education and skills inspection report 2019.

Ofsted report for inspection of Higher Apprenticeship provision, February 2019

Over 90 years of teaching and learning

Originally founded as Constantine College, the institution was officially opened by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, on 2 July 1930. The college became a polytechnic in 1969; and in 1992, the Privy Council gave approval to 14 higher education institutions, including Teesside, to become new universities.

Research Excellence Framework 2021

The majority of our research was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

80% of research entered in Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

71% of research entered in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

The research of 157 UK universities was assessed

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Institution information

Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index

Teesside University has achieved a 'Silver' award in 2022. Stonewall's Diversity Champion programme provides us with access to a wide range of support and resources to ensure we are an inclusive and supportive place to work, study and visit.

Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index

Student Hut Survey 2019

Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU) was placed 6th in the UK from 55 reviews by current and recent students in the prestigious Student Hut survey 2019. The independent survey invites students to comment on events, support, facilities and resources supplied by a students’ union.

Student Hut Survey 2019

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Teesside University was named University of the Year for Social Inclusion in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019

Teesside University is listed in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. (258 universities included.

Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018

  • Ranked joint 34th out of 116 UK universities for student experience (Times Higher Education student experience survey 2018.
  • Ranked joint 15th out of 116 UK universities for facilities (Times Higher Education student experience survey 2018.
  • Ranked joint 16th out of 116 UK universities for student welfare (Times Higher Education student experience survey 2018.
  • Ranked joint 28th out of 116 UK universities for academic experience (Times Higher Education student experience survey 2018.

Times Higher Education student experience survey 2018

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

Teesside University is ranked in the 1001-1200 band of global universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. (1,662 institutions included)

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022

Teesside University was ranked in the 301-350 band of 539 global universities in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2019

Teesside was placed 11th in the UK in the UI GreenMetric ranking of the most sustainable universities in the world.

780 institutions participated

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2019

UK University Intellectual Property Ranking 2021

Teesside University was ranked as one of 76 Tier 2 universities in the UK University Intellectual Property Ranking 2021

154 institutions reviewed

UK University Intellectual Property Ranking 2021

WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019

Teesside was ranked 12th in the UK out of 51 universities in the postgraduate category at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019. (

Awards voted for by the people that matter most: real students through 41,000+ student reviews collected this year.

WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019


Award, league table and survey information archive