Teesside University

United Kingdom


Teesside University is based in Middlesbrough and its origins lie back in 1844 when plans were drawn up for a Mechanics Institute that didn’t end up opening until 1930. It was known as Constantine Technical College before becoming Teesside Polytechnic in 1969 and gaining its university status in 1992. More than 21,000 students study there with 1,800 of them international students.

It ranked in the top 1000 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. In the Young Universities category it featured in the 301-350 band as well as the top 100 UK universities according to Complete University Guide, The Guardian and The Times. It has also won seven National Teaching Fellowships.

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In the International Student Barometer 2021, Teesside University was ranked number one out of 96 global universities for overall satisfaction. It achieved first place for overall satisfaction, overall happiness, value for money and for aspects like the library service and learning technology.

Teesside University has invested £275m in its campus over recent years and has more investment planned up until 2027.

Teesside University is Europe’s only Adobe Creative Campus. This means students can spend time developing future-proof digital skills to help them in the workplace. This includes creativity, critical-thinking, creative problem-solving and collaboration.


Employability was one of the areas of the International Student Barometer 2021 where Teesside University came out on top of the 96 global universities involved. One part of this offer is the Student Futures Employability Award scheme. It’s an opportunity to help students understand their skills, strengths and weaknesses, and find ways to clearly and positively articulate them to employers. Degrees at Teesside University are developed with internationally renowned companies like Samsung, Procter & Gamble and Virgin Money. This ensure that graduates can be career-ready when they graduate and are learning practical skills they will need in the workplace.


The Teesside University acceptance rate is 31%.



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