Teesside University


Teesside University is a public university with its main campus in Middlesbrough, Teesside in North East England.

Constantine Technical College was formally opened on 2 July 1930 by the future King Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales. Although not yet a university, Constantine was a further and higher education college from the onset. Students at Constantine could be as young as 15. Degree courses, published in the College’s prospectus were validated by the University of London. Disciplines included metallurgy, engineering and chemistry. Five rooms were also reserved for an art department, until cramped accommodation forced the School of Art to split from its parent site for the 1950s.

On campus, one of the most visible major developments for the College was an extension in 1963 which featured an 11-storey “skyscraper” . The College also acquired the neighbouring former High School of 1877. The College briefly restyled itself as Constantine College of Technology, before becoming Teesside Polytechnic (Britain’s 13th Polytechnic) in 1969. At that point, the institution ran seventeen degree courses.

A merger with Teesside College of Education took place in the 1970s along with the purchase of Flatts Lane. The Clarendon Building was added in 1973, as was the Stephenson Building in 1976. Both of these buildings remained in use for the Polytechnic’s long-awaited conversion into a university. That happened on 16 June 1992, when Teesside Polytechnic became the University of Teesside, one of the UK’s first new universities following that year’s Further and Higher Education Act.

In 2009, the University of Teesside changed its name to “Teesside University”. It also changed its logo and adopted the motto “Inspiring success” as part of a £20,000 rebrand.

On 15 October 2009, Teesside was named University of the Year and awarded Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative in the Times Higher Education Awards.

The University was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize (2014–18) for outstanding work in the field of enterprise and business engagement.


The University consists of five schools:

  • School of Design, Culture & the Arts(SDCA)
  • School of Computing(SOC)
  • School of Health & Social Care(SOHSC)
  • School of Science & Engineering(SSE)
  • School of Social Sciences, Business & Law(SSSBL)


The student can check the entry criteria for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Teesside online.

If the students don’t meet the entry requirements for any of Teesside’s courses, the students can call them as the admissions team are always happy to discuss what other experience the student have.

If the students are international they need to have a good level of English to go to Teesside as all of the university’s courses are delivered in the English language.

Teesside University’s website provides lots of advice and support about international entry requirements.


Teesside University offers many industry-recognised and accredited courses. Gain practical experience working in business and industry, or get paid for doing a placement year.

Design, computer science, nursing and health subjects have all performed well in teaching assessments (Quality Assurance Agency).

The university has a reputation for particular expertise in computer games design, animation, media and sport and exercise.

Teesside has one of the largest UK higher education course portfolios in forensic science and investigation, criminology and police training.

Teesside’s international reputation for animation and computer games design courses resulted in a ranking of one of the top 20 places in the world to study these subjects (3D World). The University’s Animex Festival attracts top animators from Hollywood.

Built on Teesside University’s world-renowned expertise and reputation in digital media and digital technology, DigitalCity is creating a thriving cluster of digital and creative businesses in the Tees Valley – 200 high-tech business start-ups.

Many of Teesside’s students have gone on to great success with their academic achievements. The University’s website has lots of online students profiles which help them get a feel for study at Teesside.


With 85 years of teaching excellence, Teesside University has a strong and growing academic record.

Teesside University scored 86% for overall satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey (up from 85% in 2014). 89% of students would recommend the university to others.

The Teesside University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Excellence.


Teesside University focuses on the students` career and preparing them for the world of work.

It provides excellent support from day one through advice, fairs, workshops, mentoring and job searches to guide the students towards achieving their job and career goals.

They can get support from Teesside University’s careers service for up to two years after graduating.

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