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Happy days for Teesside’s international students

04 May 2023


International students have been extremely positive about their experiences at Teesside University, ranking it number one in over 25 categories in a major global survey.

Teesside University students
Teesside University students

International students have been extremely positive about their experiences at Teesside University, ranking it number one in over 25 elements in a major survey.

The Autumn International Student Barometer (ISB) 2022 is a global survey which gathers important feedback from international students across the world in a wide range of areas.

This year almost 120,000 students were surveyed, across 131 global universities – with rankings categorised as either global or UK.

Teesside University ranked 1st out of 32 UK Universities and 2nd out of 131 global universities for overall happiness.

Globally, Teesside also ranked first for communication with students (out of 131 universities), learning technology (out of 130 universities), and online learning materials (out of 128 universities).

In the UK, Teesside University ranked first for value for money (out of 32 universities), career goal preparation (out of 28 universities) and overall support (out of 32 universities).

Over 1,800 of Teesside University’s international students took part in the ISB, placing Teesside at number one in 27 different elements in total, including:

  • Course organisation (out of 32 universities)
  • Physical library facilities (out of 129 universities)
  • Campus buildings (out of 32 universities)
  • Learning spaces (out of 130 universities)
  • Assessment (out of 32 universities)
  • Learning technology (out of 130 universities).
Teesside is an ambitious and enterprising university, focussed on making a real difference to the lives of people, and the success of businesses and the economy.

It positions itself as an international university with a global network of partnerships and attracts high quality students and staff from across the world.

We are absolutely delighted with these results

Dr Warren Harrison, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Students from over 100 countries have graduated from Teesside University and it has successful partnerships with universities across the globe, including leading institutions in the Czech Republic, Spain, China, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Singapore.

Dr Warren Harrison, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at Teesside University, said: “We are absolutely delighted with these results. Our international students are extremely focussed on their education, and for many, it is a big commitment to come and live and study in a new country.

“It is particularly pleasing to see that so many appear to be extremely positive about the experience they receive here at Teesside.

“Our mission is to place students at the heart of everything that we do and these exceptional results in the International Student Barometer are testament to the hard work and dedication of staff across our university.

“We look forward to building on these results and continuing to establish Teesside as a global university – attracting high calibre and ambitious students from all over the world.”

*The ISB collected the views of 1,820 international students at Teesside University, within a survey response of 119,254 students globally and 32,890 in the UK. More information can be found on the Tribal group website

General information about the ISB survey

More information about Teesside University’s awards, league table positions and survey results

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