There are over 160 higher education institutions to choose from in the UK. It’s important to research the different benefits of studying at each University. Here are seven reasons why you should study here at Teesside.

1. Triple Gold

We’re proud to have been awarded an overall rating of Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. We were also awarded Gold for student experience and Gold for student outcomes.

TEF Gold means that the student experience and outcomes that we deliver are typically outstanding.

2. Contemporary campus

We’re a friendly town-centre campus so you get the benefit of a close-knit community and access to everything you need within walking distance. Win-win. And we’ve invested over £280m in our campus over recent years with more to come.

3. Research excellence 

Lecturers are involved in current research and consultancy, bringing expert knowledge and real-world examples to your course. Our research themes include society, a greener industrial economy, healthcare and wellbeing.

4. Industry links

Our courses are developed with global organisations such as Nissan, Samsung, the NHS, HM Prison Service, Hitachi, P&G, Northumbrian Water and Virgin Money. We work with local and national employers on placements and graduate jobs. Our partnerships are key to your success.

5. Fantastic facilities

Our facilities include a replica police station, functioning dental practice, state-of-the-art TV recording studio and radio station, crime scene house lab with a replica courtroom, ambulance, hydrotherapy pool and even a flight simulator. Plus, we’ve invested another £2.1m to refurbish the Library.

6. Affordable

It doesn’t cost as much to live and study in Middlesbrough as it does in other towns and cities. Our University accommodation prices are more affordable than many other universities. And you may be eligible for one of our scholarships.

7. Alumni loyalty discount

If you study your undergraduate degree with us and then go on to study at postgraduate (taught) level, you may benefit from a 20% discount towards tuition fees.