Life as a dental student: Treating my first patient

Having spent weeks peering for second year students on the student dental clinic, dental hygiene student and committee helper for Teesside University’s Dental Society, Christy Olsen, found herself pining to get started on her own clinical journey on the first day of her second year at uni. Guest blog: Christy Olsen, Dental Hygiene student Christy … Continue reading “Life as a dental student: Treating my first patient”

The power of Teesside women

Has anyone has ever told you, ‘you can’t do that – you’re a girl!’ or ‘that’s a man’s job’? Chances are if you’re a woman, you’ll have heard it at some point in your life. And the fact is that women and girls in the Tees Valley are some of the most unheard in the … Continue reading “The power of Teesside women”

How I discovered cheerleading, pursued my passion and met my husband at Teesside University

Laura Pennicott has come a long way since her days as a Wildcats cheerleader during her studies at Teesside University. It was there that she discovered her passion and met her husband, Lewis. The pair went on to establish Evolution Athletics, a cheer team based in the North East, which has reached new heights and … Continue reading “How I discovered cheerleading, pursued my passion and met my husband at Teesside University”

Brengle is ‘top dog’ at Teesside University

A very popular Golden Retriever has been awarded an ‘Honorary Dogtorate’ by Teesside University for his unwavering services to student mental health and wellbeing. Brengle visits the University’s Middlesbrough campus on a weekly basis alongside his owner Naomi Kelly, who is the University’s faith advisor and Salvation Army captain. Often, students are away from home for … Continue reading “Brengle is ‘top dog’ at Teesside University”

Creating a sustainably sourced outfit

The terms ‘sustainable’ and ‘slow fashion’ can sound a lot like buzz words these days in the fashion industry. It is true that we are hearing a lot more about these topics, but that’s because they are so important. The world is waking up to the impact of ‘fast fashion’ on our planet. Guest blog: … Continue reading “Creating a sustainably sourced outfit”

7 ideas to create your own outdoor retreat

With spring almost in touching distance, many of us are starting to think about spending time outdoors again and enjoying those longer evenings. Picture it now: pink skies, al fresco pizza, cold beverage in hand… Possibly cuddled up under a blanket or patio heater (it is England after all). But what if you don’t have … Continue reading “7 ideas to create your own outdoor retreat”

What’s on at the Students’ Union | March

We’re all set for another exciting month of events at Teesside University Students’ Union.  Whether you’re looking to take in some scenery with a trip to the Lake District or to try your luck at the St Patrick’s Special Bongo’s Bingo event, there’s plenty of opportunities to step out of the classroom and socialise this … Continue reading “What’s on at the Students’ Union | March”

7 inspiring Teesside homes you’ll want to follow

If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy a scroll around other people’s homes on Instagram. It’s a brilliant way to get new décor ideas, see how paint colours work away from sample cards and discover new furniture and accessories. And Teesside has plenty of stunning homes to get your creative juices flowing. From colourful period … Continue reading “7 inspiring Teesside homes you’ll want to follow”

9 tips for managing your budget

Making a budget – and sticking to it – isn’t always easy, but it’s well worth your time. Whether you’re looking to change your spending habits or need to manage a reduced income at university, it’s always a good idea to work out your budget. It’s surprising to see how many things you spend money … Continue reading “9 tips for managing your budget”

Talking Teesside and the quirks of our local lingo

Now then! Yerjokinarnyer. Worritisright. Knoworrameanlike… Whether you’re new to Teesside or you’ve lived in this fine region all your life, one thing that is certain – there’s no mistaking that familiar Teesside twang. Like every region, Teesside has its own rich dialect, and our location, nestled along the North-East coast, has led to the Teesside … Continue reading “Talking Teesside and the quirks of our local lingo”