Celebrating our women in engineering

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), which is marked on June 23,  celebrates the contribution to engineering from amazing women across the world. At Teesside University, we’re proud of the incredible women who have chosen a career in engineering. We spoke a few of those who have forged successful engineering careers to share their insight … Continue reading “Celebrating our women in engineering”

Shining a spotlight on the dawn of dark tourism

For the majority of us, booking a holiday means a search for sunshine destinations, lively resorts, or secluded beaches for a bit of rest and relaxation. But there’s also a trend among some travellers to seek out places historically linked with death and tragedy, as the phenomenon of dark tourism grows in popularity. Locations linked … Continue reading “Shining a spotlight on the dawn of dark tourism”

Desiré puts wildlife conservation in the spotlight

In her native South Africa, forensic scientist Dr Desiré Dalton experienced wildlife in ways which most of us can only dream about. Her work has varied from being in close proximity to big cats such as lions and cheetahs, to identifying new species of bats. She has gone to work with international agencies involved in … Continue reading “Desiré puts wildlife conservation in the spotlight”

Rhys goes under the spotlight to help demystify death

From watching Judge Judy back in the day, to embarking on a new role in the American city of Baltimore, forensic scientist Dr Rhys Williams has had an interesting career journey. Whether his work has involved decomposed pigs, frozen birds found in an old freezer, or ancient Viking armoury, Rhys has seen it all. And … Continue reading “Rhys goes under the spotlight to help demystify death”

The Open Book Club

World Book Day is just around the corner, and Talking Teesside has teamed up with Robyn and Amy from The Open Book Club to share a few  of their recent literary favourites. The Open Book Club founders also share more about their increasingly popular  series of monthly book club reading meet-ups and social events. We’re … Continue reading “The Open Book Club”

On your marks for two big events coming up for runners

Across Teesside, runners of all ages are following exercise regimes, prepping their sports kits and limbering up for two major events taking place next month. Hundreds of runners will take to the streets on Sunday, 3 September, for the Middlesbrough 10k.  This major event in Teesside’s running calendar is closely followed by the Great North Run, … Continue reading “On your marks for two big events coming up for runners”

Music studies culminate in a high note for Matty

Thousands of graduates crossed the stage recently at Teesside University to celebrate academic success at the annual graduation ceremonies. This year the graduates rubbed shoulders with renowned television architect George Clarke and leading figure in the UK chemical industry Paul Booth, who became Honorary Graduates. And among the thousands of graduates who are now embarking … Continue reading “Music studies culminate in a high note for Matty”

Before they were big…

As the Arctic Monkeys prepare to play at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium, there will be lucky music fans out there who can recall seeing them in much smaller venues on local soil, before they went on to bigger things. Long before they headlined at Glastonbury or sold out international venues, Alex Turner and his Sheffield bandmates … Continue reading “Before they were big…”

The positive power of music

Music can inspire so many emotions. Hearing just the first few bars of a much-loved album track or a long-forgotten chart hit can create a deluge of memories. Like an old friend that can provide an aural hug, music can help us in so many ways, whether you’re listening solo on your headphones or enjoying … Continue reading “The positive power of music”

The eco-friendly period products you need to know about

Periods. They’ve been around for as long as we have. But if you think the idea of reusable menstrual products is a new one, think again. Long before the invention of recognised period products like tampons and pads, the use of simple rags or cloths was standard. It was only during the Victorian era that … Continue reading “The eco-friendly period products you need to know about”