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”

9 tips for spring cleaning a student kitchen

No matter how you frame it or how many times you do it, it’s difficult to motivate yourself to do housework – nevertheless, it needs to be done. And research shows a good spring clean can actually leave you feeling calmer, happier and more focused. It’s all about a tidy space and a tidy mind. … Continue reading “9 tips for spring cleaning a student kitchen”

What’s on in Teesside this April

Hello spring! Exciting things are blooming across Teesside this April. We’ve pulled together our top picks of events and activities for this month that are bound to give you a great start to the new season. Deer Park at Raby Castle With 200 acres of lush green parkland to explore, Raby Castle provides an enchanting … Continue reading “What’s on in Teesside this April”

Top tips for studying during Ramadan

Ramadan takes place on the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is one of the holiest months of the year for Muslims. It’s a time for spiritual reflection, worship and fasting from sunrise to sunset. This year Ramadan is expected to begin on Sunday 10 March, depending on the sighting of the moon, and … Continue reading “Top tips for studying during Ramadan”

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”

6 strong women inspiring inclusion

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time to champion the women around us, recognise each other’s achievements and reflect on how we can support gender parity all year round. At Teesside University, we’re proud to be surrounded by so many incredible women who embody the theme of this year’s celebration – inspiring inclusion.  So, we … Continue reading “6 strong women inspiring inclusion”

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”

6 ways to spread joy on Random Acts of Kindness Day

Each year, Random Acts of Kindness Day gives us an opportunity to reflect. Whether that’s focusing on what we’re already doing, or what more we could do, it’s an important day to spread positivity while inspiring others to do the same. We often see generous acts of kindness on social media platforms like TikTok and … Continue reading “6 ways to spread joy on Random Acts of Kindness Day”

What’s the best pancake topping?

Happy Pancake Day! In the UK, we celebrate in style with pancake parties, pancake tosses and even pancake races! After all, it’s the one day of the year where these tasty treats get the love and attention they deserve. But, when it comes to the eating, your choice of dressings can be as controversial as … Continue reading “What’s the best pancake topping?”