Tees Valley is the perfect place to explore countryside and coast. Take on adventure activities and water sports. Discover pretty market towns and picturesque villages. Uncover a proud industrial heritage and marvel at unexpected nature and wildlife that call the Tees Valley home.
Our main campus is in the heart of Middlesbrough, a friendly town with all the shops, restaurants, cinemas, pubs, clubs, sports and museums you would expect - and an art gallery and bridge that are a little more surprising.
An iconic sculpture by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, standing almost 50 metres high and 120 metres long.
MIMA is an international Plus TATE gallery that is now part of Teesside University. It is one of the UK's leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft, offering gallery space to our students and enabling links with national and international artists and institutions.Find out more
Gateways to the Yorkshire Dales: Swaledale, Wensleydale and, beyond them, the Howgills, with their drystone walls, sheep and dairy farming, and empty moorlands.
Close to Middlesbrough with great architecture, top surf, a Victorian pier, stunning beach and there are plenty of independent shops.
One of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK along with its spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites. Its steam railway runs from Pickering to Grosmont and Whitby. Goathland was home to Hogsmeade station in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Aidensfield in TV's Heartbeat.
A pretty fishing port set among cliffs and was part of the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. North of Middlesbrough is the historic quay at Hartlepool - see HMS Trincomalee and a restored maritime village.
Enjoy a fun seaside experience, take to the sandy beach, tuck into fresh woodfired pizza and snap a selfie in front of the brightly coloured beach huts.
Treat your tastebuds to the Tees Valley's thriving foodie scene with independent eateries serving everything from authentic oriental dishes, satisfying soul food, good vegan grub and Michelin-starred cuisine.
Fill up on unmissable street food and explore artisan stalls at unmissable foodie events including Orange Pip Market, Darlington Food Festival and Saltburn Food Festival.
Named in the top 10 places to surf in the UK. Brush up on your surfer skills or learn something new with Flow Surf School or Saltburn Surf School.
Middlesbrough is home to a multitude of celebrated micro pubs, serving the finest locally brewed and sourced ales.
Partly pedestrianised, Southfield Road runs through the campus and offers plenty of student-focused bars and pubs, and outdoor drinking and dining spaces.
Find fabulous micro pubs and listen to live music in a collection of independent bars and eateries including The Twisted Lip and The Nuthatch.