Teesside University - Overview & Background


    1930 – Constantine Technical College[2]
1969 – as Teesside Polytechnic
1992 – gained university status


The future King Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Deeds Not Words

University City

Middlesbrough and Darlington
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



£0.23 m

Campus Size


60 acres

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

Teesside University, England

Contact Details

+44 1642 218121


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  • A strategic approach to teaching resulting high quality of education being imparted
  • A vision to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic success of the students 
  • Education supported and refined by innovation, research, and industry engagement

Jobs and Placements

  • Employment Rates of Graduates - Just six months after graduating from Teesside University, 57 percent of graduates in technical and managerial positions earned graduate-level jobs. The average national is 55 percent. This result places Teesside University at the top of the five universities in the region, with Teesside being the only institution to see a rise in the number of students obtaining graduate-level employment after completing research.
  • Top Recruiters -  Virgin Radio, Xerox, Cisco, Philips, Motorola, Schlumberger, Microsoft, Lightmaker, Sony, The Moving Picture Company, CERN, Double Negative, Framestore, and SFX Co.

Infrastructural Facilities

The university has a library that offers a vibrant, modern and technically feasible learning environment; specialist engineering laboratories for aerospace engineering, civil engineering; specialist scientific laboratories include molecular biology, microbiology, food processing, hydroponics, anatomy and physiology, and laboratories for analytical chemistry and specialist crime scene investigation and forensic science. Health students benefit from dental services and nursing skills laboratories with life-size training dummies, manual handling lifts, delivery beds, cots, and midwifery equipment.

For Law students, there is a campus courtroom; replica police station having an interrogation space, examination area, custody office, and front desk, and law clinic offering free community service, offering practical training for law students in managing legal cases. High-end computer technology from Macs to high-tech workstations for complex simulation and software creation.


  • Woodlands Halls
    • Number of Rooms - 252 spaces; 7 Individual halls of 36 rooms in each, located in the middle of campus; Single en-suite rooms
    • Cost of Rooms -  £85 a week
  • Central Hall
    • Number of Rooms - 385 spaces; 75 individual apartments grouped together as a community; Single rooms
    • Cost of Rooms - £110 a week (2020/21)
  • King Edward’s Square
    • Number of Rooms - 87 spaces; Individual houses set around a central green; En-suite single rooms
    • Cost of Rooms - £115 a week (en-suite), £105 a week (private bathroom)
  • West Parkside Village
    • Number of Rooms - 80 spaces; 16 individual houses of 5 rooms per house set on the edge of Albert Park; single rooms 
    • Cost of Rooms - £80 a week
  • East Parkside Village
    • Number of Rooms - 120 spaces; individual houses and flats set on the edge of Albert Park
    • Cost of Rooms - £70 a week; £75 a week (refurbished)
  • Parkside Hall
    • Number of Rooms - 101 spaces
    • Cost of Rooms - £58 - £65 a week

Notable Alumni

  • Brendan Cleary, is a poet who was born in Carrickfergus
  • Paul William Barry Marsden, is a British writer, businessman and former politician
  • Jacob Young, (born 2 February 1993) is a British Conservative Party politician
  • Deborah Anne Dyer, known mononymously by the stage name Skin, is a British singer, songwriter and electronic music DJ.
  • Ajaz Akhtar, is a former Pakistani-born British first-class cricketer.
  • David William Eka, was the first stake president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Africa.
  • Sophie Spence, (born 26 February 1987) is a former Ireland women's rugby union international.
  • Johanna Atkinson, (née Jackson) (born 17 January 1985) is a British race walker, and Commonwealth champion from New Marske in Redcar and Cleveland.

Location of Teesside University

  • Address - Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, UK
  • Bus Services - A National Express coach service operates to and from the bus station in Middlesbrough.
  • Train Services - Middlesbrough is 30 minutes from Darlington Station, which offers direct services to Edinburgh and London. The TransPennine Express operates between Middlesbrough and Newcastle, York, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, and Manchester Airport.
  • Nearest Airport - The International Airport is 13 miles from Teesside. It has flight links to many airports in Britain and throughout Europe.
  • Nearest Hospital -  The James Cook University Hospital; Tees Valley Hospital; Roseberry Park Hospital
  • Recreational Sites - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Albert Park; Dorman Museum

Teesside University Map Location

Address - Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, UK

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