The queer role model I wish I had

BA (Hons) Comics and Graphic Novels student Allison Rosewood was the winner of Teesside University’s creative writing competition during LGBTQ+ History Month. We’re delighted to share this important and insightful piece, where Allison emotionally recounts her own transgender experiences and highlights the lack of transgender role models during her journey and the impact this had. … Continue reading “The queer role model I wish I had”

How moving to Teesside led me to embark on a whole new journey

When Jo Booth relocated to Teesside from her native Sheffield back in 2019, it set her on a completely new path. She immersed herself in village life in her new Skinningrove surroundings, took up photography and enrolled at university Jo, who is 53 and originally from Nottinghamshire, shares with Talking Teesside how she has “gradually … Continue reading “How moving to Teesside led me to embark on a whole new journey”

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 in the air, 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 much … Continue reading “7 ideas to create your own outdoor retreat”