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.
Here at Teesside University our focus is on externally facing research that makes a real, practical difference to the lives of people and the success of businesses and economies.
We work with a range of organisations from national governments to small businesses, and from multinational companies to NGOs and charities.
Our research addresses problems that range from complex, multi and inter-disciplinary 'Grand Challenges' focussed on some of the biggest issues of our time, through to highly focussed discipline based research within our Academic Schools and their Departments.
We focus on helping you develop the knowledge and skills which will enhance your career potential. Get advice and guidance to explore new career options. Speak with a dedicated adviser, make use of our comprehensive resources, research jobs and vacancies online or work on online applications. In the International Student Barometer Survey 2017, there was 100% satisfaction rate for our Careers Service (409 students participated).
The University’s confidential service supports students through personal or academic difficulties with professional counsellors available by appointment. In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 97.5% satisfaction rate for our Counselling service (409 students participated).
Specialist international advice
International students looking for help in matters regarding visas, immigration, work permits, funding study, residency and settling can talk to the international advisers on campus. In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 92.2% satisfaction rate for our Visa advice (409 students participated).
Teesside University is a safe and friendly place where you will soon feel at home. We offer a range of great accommodation at competitive prices, all based within walking distance of the campus. Whatever your choice, whether you want a halls experience, your own en-suite or a shared house, we have a suitable place for you.
We'll make finding your home from home as simple as possible with a detailed overview of each residency and a number of student views sharing their own experiences. And applying couldn't be easier - it's all done online.
We have invested £7m to transform The Library, delivering a bright, modern and technologically-enabled learning environment to further enhance the student experience. The library has four floors of quality, up-to-date resources with experienced staff on hand.
Enjoy technology that meets your needs, from Macs for high-end design to hi-tech workstations for complex visualisation and software development, and over 2,700 workstations on campus. In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 99.9% satisfaction rate for our IT support (ITACS) (409 students participated).
We can provide you with support and advice on all health issues plus we offer services to improve your well-being.
We have invested over £270m in our award-winning campus over recent years and we are investing an additional £300m over the next 10 years to further enhance the experience of students, staff and partners. From the Curve, a new £22m teaching facility, to Campus Heart outdoor space and a state-of-the-art library and learning spaces – everything students need to support their studies.
- Over £270m invested in our award-winning campus
- The Curve is our £22m flagship teaching and learning building
- A new £2.75m gym opened in 2016
We have superb facilities for sport and wellbeing on campus and nearby. Our flagship Olympia building houses top-of-the-range sport and exercise labs, a temperature-controlled environmental chamber, 500-spectator sports hall for major tournaments, floodlit artificial turf pitch and a climbing wall. The £2.75m health and fitness suite includes the latest cardiovascular and resistance fitness equipment, free weights areas, a sprint track, multi-purpose studios, sauna and a specialist treatment area.
Off-campus you will enjoy our 60-acre Saltersgill sports ground, River Tees Water Sports Centre for rowing, canoeing and kayaking, and the nearby Tees Barrage with its world-class white water rafting course.
Students will have the chance to meet many other students from different parts of the UK and from around the world. Joining a club or society will help students to make friends quickly, meeting people with similar interests and sharing new experiences together.
In the International Student Barometer 2017, there was 97.3% satisfaction rate for the university clubs and societies (409 students participated).
Many of our programmes are accredited by relevant professional bodies like the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, British Psychological Society, Chartered Institute of Marketing, British Computer Society and National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.