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Teesside is a region in the North East of England, centred around the River Tees and home to various towns and villages such as Middlesbrough, Stockton-On-Tees and Redcar. It’s a fantastic place to live and study – here are a few reasons why…

1. Affordable
Did you know the cost of living is lower in Teesside than in other areas of the UK? You can expect to pay less on average for things like groceries, essentials, eating out and nights out, making it easier for your budget. Property prices are also generally lower than the national average, so you can get more for your money when it comes to renting or buying.

2. Job prospects
Despite being a smaller region, Teesside is home to a range of sectors and industries, bringing plenty of employment opportunities. For example, there’s engineering at large sites such as Wilton International, healthcare at major centres like James Cook University Hospital, shipping and logistics at PD Ports, modern manufacturing at Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP), business possibilities at a creative hub like Boho Zone and so many more.

3. Surroundings
In Teesside, you have the best of both worlds, being close to towns and cities, as well as beaches and the countryside. Middlesbrough, Stockton-On-Tees and Yarm are all towns in Teesside, along with the city of Newcastle a short car or train journey away. They are perfect to visit if you fancy a spot of shopping, food, drinks or entertainment. If nature is more your thing, you can climb Roseberry Topping, hike in Guisborough Woods or stroll around Preston or Albert Park. Do you prefer the seaside? Head to Redcar or Saltburn-by-the-Sea to walk along the beach and grab some fish and chips.

4. Transport links
Teesside is well connected to the rest of the UK. The rail, road and bus links allow easy access to major cities such as Newcastle, London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham. For example, you can travel to Newcastle in just over an hour and to London in three hours by train. If you ever want to go further afield, Teesside Airport can take you to the likes of Amsterdam, Spain, Greece and other European destinations.

5. People
Finally, one of the great positives of Teesside is the people. It’s widely recognised that the people in the North of England are often friendlier than other areas of the UK. In Teesside, there is a real sense of community, and people look out for one another.

Why not come and find out for yourself what else there is to love about Teesside?

By Grace.