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”

5 successful businesses you didn’t know got a head start at Teesside University

Enrol > study > graduate > get a job. It’s the traditional route that a lot of us imagine when we think of beginning our careers after university. But, it’s not the only path. Some students and graduates want to go their own way and set up a business for themselves. And, at Teesside University, … Continue reading “5 successful businesses you didn’t know got a head start at Teesside University”

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?”

Celebrating Valentine’s Day on a student budget

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, we can put pressure on ourselves to show how much someone means to us with extravagant gestures. But the truth is, romance doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s just a few ideas for a fun and memorable date night that won’t leave you feeling anxious to check your bank … Continue reading “Celebrating Valentine’s Day on a student budget”