Guide for International students - September 2022 / January 2023 - TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
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2 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 3 Contents #Ambition Delivered Today 4 International Student Barometer 6 Our Students 10 Our Staff 12 Digitally-enabled Learning Environment 14 Teesside University International Study Centre 16 TU Global 20 Campus masterplan 22 Welcome & Orientation 24 Our Location 26 About Middlesbrough 28 About our region 30 Around Town 32 Campus location 34 Support 36 Student Life on campus 38 Student support services 40 Health & Wellbeing 42 Your Students’ Union 44 Accommodation 46 Typical Living Costs in Middlesbrough 52 Careers and Employability 54 Student Futures 56 Research at Teesside 58 Graduate Destinations 60 Alumni Services 62 Subject Areas & Course types 64 Entry Requirements 66 English Language Support 68 English Language Courses 70 Fees & Funding 72 Applicant Journey 76 Undergraduate Courses Directory 82 Postgraduate Courses Directory 98 Contact Us 120
4 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 5 AMBITION DELIVERED TODAY At Teesside University we believe that innovation powers our steps to create a world where everyone benefits from progress. Focused on making a real difference to the lives of people and the success of businesses and the economy, we challenge expectations and push the boundaries of what is possible. We approach challenges at pace and with purpose. We do not stand still. We are an ambitious and enterprising university for a focused and pragmatic global new generation. We provide real opportunities and support to realise potential on a campus fit for the future and around the world. Find out more www.tees.ac.uk/sections/about/adt/index.cfm A reputation for excellence A lovely place to live – feel at home > Over 90 years of teaching and learning – > A safe and friendly campus located Teesside University ranked we were officially opened in 1930. in a multicultural town centre, with all > We are ranked in the Times Higher Education accommodation and facilities within World University Rankings 2022.* walking distance. Good value – live well on your student budget > Well-connected by public transport and great for exploring the UK in your free time. 1 of 94 global universities > We offer a range of international scholarships and student discounts to help your money > Beautiful coast and countryside within easy reach by public transport, historic cities such as York and Durham only one hour away, and for overall happiness in the International Student go further. London or Edinburgh are less than three hours by train. International experience > We have graduates in over 100 countries – you will leave Teesside University with a Great job prospects Our graduates are working all over the world for Barometer Survey 2021* global network of friends and contacts. companies such as BBC, Aston Martin, Disney, *Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. > We recruit staff from all over the world, Delta Airlines, Johnson Matthey, Rolls-Royce, providing an international learning experience More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb HSBC and EY. for our students. > We deliver programmes globally, in countries including Malaysia, Singapore, the Czech Republic, India, Uzbekistan, UAE, Sri Lanka, Spain and Sweden. *All messages are publicly verifiable at tees.ac.uk/source
6 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 7 Teesside University ranked 1 of 96 global universities for overall satisfaction in the International Student Barometer Survey 2021* Teesside University also ranked: Learning Support Living Arrival 1 of 96 global universities for overall 1 of 94 1 of 69 satisfaction with learning global universities for global universities for average satisfaction in the face-to-face orientation 1 of 96 ‘living’ category global universities for employability 1 of 92 global universities for the 1 of 95 1 of 93 1 of 93 physical library global universities for global universities for global universities for the library service social activities enrolment/academic 1 of 93 (organised events) registration global universities for learning technology 1 of 96 global universities for 1 of 94 1 of 80 online study materials global universities for global universities for overall happiness orientation (finding your 1 of 96 way around the local area) global universities for the virtual study environment 1 of 93 global universities for online learning resources and library facilities 2 of 96 1 of 96 1 of 83 global universities for global universities for global universities for 1 of 93 average satisfaction value for money social orientation global universities for with support online tutorials 1 of 93 global universities for online group work *Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb
8 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 9 In the International Student Barometer 2021*, Learning Support Living Arrival the overall satisfaction rate with the overall average satisfaction rate with 99.2% of students were satisfied with the overall satisfaction rate learning was 97.2% support was 97.3% feeling safe and secure on campus with arrival was 95.6% 98.9% of students were satisfied with the 99.4% of students were satisfied with the 98.4% of students were satisfied with 96.8% of students were satisfied with physical library facilities library service campus buildings pre-arrival info 98.8% of students were satisfied with 98.8% of students were satisfied with 97.5% of students were satisfied with the 92.0% of students were satisfied with the learning spaces campus eating places campus environment condition of their accommodation on arrival 98.4% of students were satisfied with 98.4% of students were satisfied with 92.7% of students were satisfied with 100% of students were satisfied with learning technology IT support social activities face-to-face orientation 97.8% of students were satisfied with 98.4% of students were satisfied with the 93.4% of students were satisfied with 97.7% of students were satisfied with laboratories faith and reflection service opportunities to make friends from their home country enrolment/academic registration 97.7% of students were satisfied with 98.1% of students were satisfied with 95.6% of students were satisfied with 96.9% of students were satisfied with expert lecturers personal tutors internet access meeting academic staff 97.4% of students were satisfied with the 97.9% of students were satisfied with the overall satisfaction rate with living 95.6% of students were satisfied with quality of lectures disability services was 93.6% formal welcome at the university 97.2% of students were satisfied with 96.9% of students were satisfied with the International 92.5% of students were satisfied with 95.4% of students were satisfied with performance feedback Student Advisers in the Student Life team social facilities orientation (find their way around the local area) 96.9% of students were satisfied with 96.4% of students were satisfied with 93.6% of students were satisfied with communicating with tutors counselling service social orientation 96.9% of students were satisfied with 95.4% of students were satisfied with the 90.3% of students were satisfied with academic’s English finance department accommodation and living orientation 96.7% of students were satisfied with 95 % of students were satisfied with the course organisation warden team 96.3% of students were satisfied with 94.8% of students were satisfied with the course content careers service 96.3% of students were satisfied with 94.2% of students were satisfied with marking criteria international admissions and compliance 96.1% of students were satisfied with the level of research activity 95.1% of students were satisfied with learning support 96.3% of students were satisfied with studying with people from other cultures 95.7% of students were satisfied with language support 93.9% of students were satisfied with the size of classes 93% of students were satisfied with employability 95.7% of students were satisfied with language support 93.9% of students were satisfied with the size of classes (1295 students participated) 93% of students were satisfied with employability *More info at tees.ac.uk/international/isb2021.cfm
10 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 11 Our students Xinran ‘Amy’ Zhang Grace Agunloye Katie Mihalovics Osinaike Obafemi CHINA NIGERIA CANADA NIGERIA BA (Hons) Interior Design MSc Applied Data Science MSci Chiropractic MSc International Management “My tutor pushed me to find out what There are innovative facilities on There are a lot of practical components. (Applied) I am really interested in and to find my campus such as the library and the IT We practice different techniques on I completed an internal work personal style.” labs. There is also an amazing student each other, which is a great way to experience project with Teesside support offer on campus with lots of learn. We also do placements – I could University International Business fun activities even for international ask questions about why a patient was School, which meant I could apply my students. treated a certain way and we learnt what learning to real-life situations. Teesside to consider when talking to patients. It is passionate about making sure you gave me an insight into what the future leave with practical work experience would look like as a chiropractor. that will help you in the workplace. Niklaus Quek Rakshanda Hameed SINGAPORE PAKISTAN BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MPH Public Health What I enjoy most about my course “What I found different was the 24/7 is the open communication we have library service, and the online tutorial between peers and lecturers, through booking system where you can book Blackboard. It allows a free exchange of a tutorial with any teacher and they thoughts and an exploration of ideas; will guide you all the way.” it’s a very supportive environment.
12 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 13 Jonathan Munby Principal Lecturer (International), Teesside University International Business School Our staff Jonathan Munby supports international students, internationalisation of the Business School’s curriculum, partner institutions and international research in his role. Jonathan is also Course Leader for BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance with teaching experience in management accounting, financial accounting, business management, and economics. Jonathan is a Chartered Management Accountant with experience in the NHS Be inspired by innovators, thought-leaders hospital and commissioning sectors. Jonathan’s research interests include professional identity and professional ethics. and global experts. ‘Teesside University International Business School is an industry-facing, innovative busines school, which aims to put student experience at the centre in order to enable all students to become digitally empowered, globally connected, future ready graduates.’ Lynne Hugill Principal Lecturer (International), School of Arts & Creative Industries Lynne Hugill is Principal Lecturer (International) and course leader for the BA (Hons) Fiona MacGregor Fashion courses at Teesside University. Lynne’s areas of expertise are design, fashion graphics, branding, portfolio development, digital fashion illustration, web Principal Lecturer (International), School of Health & Life Sciences design and professional skills. Fiona (Fee) is a Diagnostic Radiographer working in a range of clinical settings Lynne has previously worked in London designing fashion, textiles and homeware. specialising in Neuroradiography. She has an extensive background within the Her vast experience covers working with manufacturers supplying high street brands healthcare sector such as mental health social work and nursing. She moved into such as M&S, Disney and Mothercare, developing marketing concepts and liaising higher education in 2015, specialising in paediatric forensic radiography, health with factories and customers in China, Hong Kong, Israel, Egypt and Jordan. related ethics and legislation, student support, and personal tutoring. ‘In the School of Arts & Creative Industries we really value our international students, who enrich ‘I have a special interest in supporting students through their studies from both our Art & Design courses bringing diversity through their culture and approach. I have always a pastoral and academic perspective. The opportunity to work with international worked internationally throughout my career and enjoy working with international students, students across the diverse courses offered within the School enables the sharing of both on campus and visiting students at their institutions.’ cultures and experiences, enriching the learning opportunities for all’. Paul Taylor Dominic Dunn Principal Lecturer (International), School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law Principal Lecturer (International), School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Paul is responsible for developing international student recruitment, international Technologies partnerships and furthering the internationalisation of courses across the School. As Principal Lecturer (International), Dominic teaches across our digital media His teaching expertise lies in the areas of research methods and evidence-based programmes within the School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies. practice, university lecturer education, equality and diversity, and academic skills. Specialising in, and with over 15 years’ experience of, working in media, film & He has over 15 years’ experience of delivering courses overseas in Malaysia and television production, and broadcast radio. Zambia. Dominic has supported the growth of a range of digital commercial production Paul has been a researcher at two major UK national research centres. His research companies and has worked as a freelance videographer and post-production interests are in equality and diversity in higher education and the quality of the specialist with UK broadcasters and production houses. Dominic has a number of student experience. years’ experience in the broadcast radio sector and has developed and grown our own in-house learning and teaching media platform, TU-Xtra. ‘What I particularly like about working internationally is the challenge it brings to your own practice by forcing you to look at things differently, from alternative perspectives and the need ‘I have specialist interest in digital platform development and multi-platform content generation, to focus on what will work effectively in a particular context. It is especially rewarding when interactive user experiences and live digital broadcasting technologies. As a keen film maker, I also have international students get used to what I think of as ‘the Teesside way’ of delivering courses a passion for factual documentary film making and storytelling. Some of my recent documentaries and are able to flourish with the support and encouragement of their tutors.’ have explored the use of digital technologies and their impacts on healthcare worldwide.’
14 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 15 Digitally-enabled learning environment At Teesside University, you will discover that our campus is designed to be future facing. We have invested heavily in our digitally-enabled learning environment, which allows students to experience physical and virtual learning spaces seamlessly, with the help of cutting-edge technology. Our social and academic spaces around campus, including in our Library, our new In the International Student Barometer Survey 2021*, Teesside University International Business School, and our Student Life Building, Teesside University ranked: are designed to support our ‘Future Facing Learning Toolkit’. This is a collection of software applications used inside and outside the classroom to enhance the 1 of 92 1 of 92 1 of 93 1 of 96 learning experience and support students in preparing for professional life. global universities global universities global universities global universities for for physical libraries for learning spaces for learning overall satisfaction technology with learning Adobe Creative Campus *Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. Welcome to the first Adobe Creative As well as making industry-leading Adobe More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb Campus in Europe Creative Cloud tools and services available to you, we collaborate with other Adobe Tomorrow’s campus today – Teesside Creative Campuses to share ideas and University is proud to be the first Adobe innovations that expand digital literacy and Creative Campus in Europe. help ensure your future success. At Teesside we believe that innovation Get the edge with Adobe Creative Cloud We’re an Apple Distinguished powers our steps. As an Adobe Creative School for 2021-2024 for our Campus, we’re part of a select group of We’ve teamed up with Adobe to give you pioneering commitment to digital colleges and universities that are driving access to a suite of 20+ world-class, teaching and learning. Selection the future of digital literacy within the global industry-standard creative apps including as an Apple Distinguished School higher education community. Photoshop and InDesign – enabling you to highlights our success in creating supercharge your creative, communication an innovative and compelling We recognise the value of teaching creative and collaboration skills whatever your learning environment that engages and digital communication skills, and we subject discipline. students and provides tangible actively focus on them to help you succeed evidence of academic achievement. in the classroom and gain an edge in Our staff and students work in co-creation today’s competitive workplace. to enhance the curriculum through digital developments and you will learn to communicate with impact through access to the Adobe Creative Cloud and expert support. Find out more tees.ac.uk/sections/fulltime/adobe_creative_campus.cfm
16 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 17 Teesside University International Study Centre Teesside University International Study Centre offers pathway programmes to help you prepare for a full degree programme at Teesside University. If you do not yet meet the entry requirements to join a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree, a pathway programme could be a great option. It will help you develop the key academic skills and English language requirements you will need to progress successfully to your chosen degree. The International Study Centre is based in the heart of the Teesside University Campus. So, in addition to being part of the small, friendly, supportive community of the International Study Centre’s students and staff, you will also become a member of Teesside’s vibrant student community from the beginning of your pathway programme. You will have the chance to live on campus, in Teesside University accommodation, alongside other students from the University, and can access many of the social and learning spaces and facilities around campus. You will be familiar with all the University has to offer and will feel at home at Teesside by the time you begin your degree. Find out more isc.tees.ac.uk Learn how a course at Teesside University International Study Centre could be a great start to your studies in the UK.
18 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 19 Certificate of Higher Education Accelerated Pre-Masters International Foundation and Programme Year One The postgraduate pathway programmes The Certificate of Higher Education offered at Teesside University International International Foundation and Year One at Study Centre are designed to help you bridge Teesside University International Study Centre the gap between an undergraduate degree in offers the chance to combine the benefits and your home country to a postgraduate degree experiences of the International Foundation in the UK. Year and International Year One in a shorter You will develop your English language skills amount of time. On successful completion of and subject knowledge so that you meet the the course, you can progress directly to the entry requirements and progress successfully second year of your undergraduate degree. to your chosen postgraduate degree. > Programme length: 4 terms > Programme length: 1 term > Subject pathways available: Business or > Subject pathways available: Business, Computing and Engineering. Humanities, Social Sciences and Law or Computing, Engineering and Health To find out more about the study options, the Sciences. degrees to which the course can progress, entry requirements, fees and how to apply, visit: To find out more about the study options, the isc.tees.ac.uk/programmes/ug/ degrees to which the course can progress, accelerated entry requirements, fees and how to apply, visit: isc.tees.ac.uk/programmes/pg/ accelerated-pre-masters International Foundation Year International Year One The International Foundation Year at Teesside The International Year One programme is University International Study Centre will help designed for students who do not meet the you develop the subject knowledge, study entry requirements for a Teesside University skills and English language abilities needed to degree, but want to graduate within the typical progress to a range of undergraduate degrees three years. at Teesside University. It allows you to spend the first year of your degree at the International Study Centre, > Programme length: Either 2.5 or 3 terms, developing the skills you need to succeed depending on your English language level. on your degree, and preparing you to > Subject pathways available: Business, transition onto the full degree programme. On Humanities, Social Sciences and Law successful completion of your International or Computing, Engineering and Health Year One at the International Study Centre, Sciences you can progress directly into year two of your chosen degree at Teesside University. To find out more about the study options, the degrees to which the course can progress, > Programme length: 3 terms entry requirements, fees and how to apply, visit: > Subject pathways available: Business or isc.tees.ac.uk/programmes/ug/foundation-year Computing and Engineering. To find out more about the study options, the degrees to which the course can progress, entry requirements, fees and how to apply, visit: isc.tees.ac.uk/programmes/ug/ international-year-one
20 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 21 TU Global International mobility hub at Teesside University Discover our international programmes, from a full year to a few weeks. There are opportunities for everyone. With TU Global, students can engage with a range of international mobility opportunities: > Study Abroad: study at a partner university overseas for a semester or a year > Summer Abroad: discover a new culture and enhance your skills with our four-week summer schools > International Short Programmes: explore a new country with a programme created by your school or Teesside University partners to enhance your skills Summer Abroad At Teesside University, we are proud of our global community and encourage students to expand their horizons. It is a perfect opportunity to expand your network, enhance your CV and discover new cultures. Our students have studied at partners such as: > Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (Malaysia) > Green River College (USA) > Prague City University (Czech Republic) > SRM Institute of Science and Technology (India) Find out more tees.ac.uk/international/summer_abroad.cfm
22 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 23 Campus Masterplan Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre > Estimated completion April 2023 > £13.1m investment This industry-focused national centre of excellence, positions Teesside firmly at the heart of the UK’s green industrial revolution. Working closely with industry, the centre will grow net zero capabilities and opportunities and help to create hundreds more clean energy jobs. Our campus masterplan We’ve invested over £275m in our campus over recent years, but we’re not Postgraduate Student Hub stopping there. We’re continuing to transform the campus and provide vibrant > Estimated completion September 2022 and modern facilities to enhance your experience. > £5m investment Developed in partnership with our students, this contemporary and innovative space, with an open, New York apartment feel, offers individual and collaborative work spaces, a quiet zone and Student Life modern digital facilities, as well as a social lounge and catering facilities. Ideal if you’re considering a > Completed 2019 postgraduate qualification. > £13.2m investment Your go to place for information, advice and Future projects support for anything relating to your student experience outside of the classroom. Planning is underway to deliver a new Central Science and Medical Lab, a dedicated Events Centre Teesside University International Cornell Quarter and new Students’ Union, and Business School accommodation a Digital Life facility, along with ongoing work to enhance the > Completed 2019 > Completed 2019 campus environment, including a > £7.5m investment > £21.4m investment new Northern Gateway, connecting our campus to the town of A modern and flexible new home for our growing 300 en-suite bedrooms just a short walk from our Middlesbrough. International Business School. Equipped with Campus Heart. Cornell includes a landscaped the latest technologically-enabled facilities, this courtyard, large shared catering and living spaces, contemporary teaching and learning space private gym, launderette, games lounge and cinema. includes syndicate rooms and work zones to enable Find out more tees.ac.uk/campusmasterplan collaboration between staff, students and businesses.
24 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 25 Welcome & Orientation Help with completing important tasks on arrival and make friends We have a Welcome and Orientation programme which is designed to provide you with essential and useful information to help you settle into University life. Our Welcome and Orientation is an essential part of your student experience here at Teesside. You will get to know the campus and learn more about studying here and living in Middlesbrough. It helps you complete important tasks on arrival, ensures you are equipped for your studies and that you are familiar with the practical aspects of your life. Teesside University ranked 1 of 69 global universities for > enrolment/academic registration Teesside University ranked 1 of 80 global universities for orientation (finding your way around the local area) 1 of 83 global universities for social orientation in the International Student Barometer Survey 2021* *Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb Find out more tees.ac.uk/sections/international/orientation_programme.cfm
26 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 27 Our location Teesside International Airport Leeds Bradford FREE COLLECTION SERVICE for international students arriving at Newcastle or Teesside International Airport.
28 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 29 Worship Riverside Middlesbrough is a multicultural town with a wide The regenerated riverside area incorporates the range of faith communities. Within easy reach of the Boho Zone (digital and creative businesses), About Middlesbrough University you will find Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Greek Orthodox, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Methodist, Quaker, Roman Catholic, Sikh and United Reformed Manhattan Gate waterside offices, and Temenos, a public art sculpture by international artist Anish Kapoor (pictured below). places of worship. There are dedicated faith spaces on campus for prayer and contemplation. Teesside University is located in the centre of Parks Middlesbrough, in the heart of the North East of England. Enjoy peace and quiet in nearby Albert Park’s 100 Wherever you are from, you will feel welcome in Middlesbrough. It’s a friendly, multicultural town with all the acres of green space. Get some exercise in the free shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, clubs, sports and museums you could wish for. 5km parkrun every Saturday morning. There are Our international students tell us that it’s an easy place to live and study, where you will soon feel at home. many other beautiful spacious parks outside the town centre which you can easily reach by public transport. Art MIMA gallery and museum integrates exhibitions and collection displays with learning activities, off- site projects, commissions and community-focused initiatives. MIMA is part of Teesside University and is an international Plus TATE gallery, linking with national and international artists and institutions. Socialising There is plenty to do both on and off campus. Just a short walk away you will find a range of restaurants, cafés, galleries, museums, and entertainment. Food Shopping Middlesbrough has great independent cafés and Enjoy Middlesbrough’s great shopping. There are restaurants for all budgets and tastes – Arabic, three indoor shopping centres. Right next to the Brazilian, Chinese, Middle-Eastern, Halal, Indian, University you will find Baker Street, the town’s cool Italian, Japanese, Malaysian, vegetarian, vegan and independent, boutique shopping area, and Bedford more. If you are missing your home food, you will Street, a great place for food and drink. also find many international supermarkets selling authentic products close to the University. Halal food is very easy to find. Find out more tees.ac.uk/middlesbrough
30 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 31 About our region See what you can find within one hour by public transport. Gisborough Priory Gisborough Priory is the ruins of a 14th century church in Guisborough, a quaint English market town. Countryside Climb nearby Roseberry Topping for breath taking views of Teesside. Enjoy long walks in the North York Durham Saltburn Moors, one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. Discover the spectacular coastline, A historic city and World Heritage site, home to 11th century Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. A delightful Victorian town by the sea, ancient woodland and historic sites of our picturesque region, accessible by public transport. popular with surfers. North York Moors York National Park An historic walled city founded by the ancient A stunning national park in North Yorkshire, Romans, home to York Minster, a huge 13th century England, containing one of the largest expanses Gothic cathedral. of heather moorland in the UK. Whitby A traditional British seaside town which is famous for many things – the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula and some of the best fish and chips in the UK. Find out more tees.ac.uk/middlesbrough
32 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 33 Orange Pip Market Artisan food and drink made by local makers and bakers. Last Saturday of the month In Spring to Autumn. Around town The Dorman Museum Find collections covering natural history, geology, arts and craft, and society and culture. The Empire Built in 1897 as a music hall, now a great place to socialise with friends. middlesbrough institute of modern art (mima) Tate Plus Gallery and part of Teesside University. MIMA is an art gallery and museum, home to international collections and exhibitions. Albert Park Green space in the town centre, opened in 1868. Town centre shopping district A range of independent and high street stores – something for all budgets. International supermarkets Find foods from your country in our local shops. The iconic Tees Transporter Bridge Baker Street and Bedford Street One of Teesside’s most famous landmarks, opened in 1911. Independent boutiques, cafés, hair and beauty salons.
34 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 35 Campus map Campus location 25 CAMPUS HEART GRANGE ROAD GRANGE 1 The Curve (T) BEDFOR ROAD D STREET 2 Library (L) ROAD REET 3 Students’ Union BAKER ST REET MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN CENTRE EMILY ST ALBERT BLUE ZONE Temenos E Police station 4 Greig (G) BOROUG H ROAD 5 Europa (IT/OL) 28 15 NORTH ROAD - A178 Middlesbrough 6 Victoria (V) 17 STREET A 26 ROAD ON STREET 7 Mercuria (MC) 16 18 T ALBER A66 DUNNING A 14 PURPLE ZONE ROAD STEPHENS WILSON ST 8 Olympia (OLY) ORPE 19 12 Bus Hill St S ROAD LINTH station Centre Riverside Stadium 9 Centuria (H) 20 Town Hall Middlesbrough FC Centuria South (HS) 11 WOODLAND D SOUTHFIEL CLARENDO 10 N RO AD RPE ROA D LANE GREEN ZONE 13 21 ET HA d treall Law courts Ci 10 Business School FERN STRE Clevelan ne RT CeenM 24 23 F m SOUTHFIEL LINTHO ING D ROAD 22 OAD a 11 Clarendon (CL) Th Captain C A66 TO D ook Squar ALBERT R OA e 12 Waterhouse (W) 1 N TR SOUTHFIEL RO D ROAD OR AD Library YELLOW ZONE 3 MART 4 BEDFORD ST 13 Student Life (SL) 2 BAKER ST O N RO 14 Middlesbrough Tower (M) EET 5 N STR AD BOROUGH RO 15 Constantine (C) VICTORIA ROAD AD Teesside University 9 WILTO 6 8 International Study Centre REET TEESSIDE B (IC) ACTON ST Psyche 16 Stephenson UNIVERSITY AD 17 Cook (CK) PE RO WATERL 18 Foster (F) 7 OO ROAD OR SOUTHFIELD B ROAD LINTH 19 Phoenix (P) ROAD 20 Education House GRANVIL LE ROAD WOODLANDS A172 Faith Facilities 21 Orion (CE) PARK LANE 22 Athena (A) 23 University House (UH) C 27 D 24 Aurora (AH) PARK ROAD NORTH PARK ROAD NOR TH 25 mima ALBERT PARK Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art A1085 26 The Printworks YRESOME STREET Corporate and Professional Services D ROA ACCOMMODATION 27 Parkside Studios ALBERT PARK E VAL A King Edward’s Square D East Parkside Village Dorman 28 The Gateway K B Woodlands Halls E Teesside Central Halls PAR Museum Visitor Centre C West Parkside Village F Cornell Quarter Main Entrance This is a no smoking campus
36 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 37 Teesside University ranked 1 of 96 global universities for average satisfaction with support, in the International Student Barometer Survey 2021* *Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb In the International Student Barometer 2021*, 98.4% 96.9% of students were satisfied with of students were satisfied with IT support the International Student Advisers in the Student Life team (1295 international students at Teesside University participated ) *More info at tees.ac.uk/international/isb2021.cfm
38 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 39 Safety and Security Student Life Campus Security is responsible for ensuring a safe environment for staff, students and visitors. Safezone This is a free app which you can download to on campus Based in the University Library, they are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. your phone. With this app, you can: > get help quickly in a personal emergency, Campus security work hard to provide the best or if you need first aid or general help possible service to everyone within our campus community – we are also the out of hours contact for > check-in when you are working out of hours Teesside is a safe and friendly place University issues. to share your status with campus security where you will soon feel at home. We work alongside Cleveland Police Community Support Officers to provide safety and security > receive campus notifications so that you know what to do if there is an incident on advice to staff and students and to conduct regular campus that requires you to take action. The University is there to welcome you, support you high-visibility patrols on campus. All of our Security Officers are first aid trained. Download the app and advise you, helping you to have a happy and Find out more: bit.ly/TU_SECURITY www.safezoneapp.com productive experience in your life as a student. Catering Teesside University Catering offers a range of bright, modern and comfortable outlets providing a Student Life building selection of healthy and affordable snacks, hot and Teesside University has reimagined its approach cold food and drinks to help fuel your study. to Student Life providing a holistic approach to Vegetarian, vegan and Halal options are available. student-facing services to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The student-centred and student-led building, houses all students’ services in one location, including a new employability centre, Student In the International Student Barometer 2021*, Futures, to promote graduate outcomes. Find out more tees.ac.uk/sections/stud/ 99.2% 98.4% of students were satisfied of students were satisfied with campus buildings with feeling safe and secure on campus 98.2% of students were satisfied with the eco-friendly attitude 98.8% 97.5% of students were satisfied with of students were satisfied with campus eating places the campus environment (1295 international students at Teesside University participated) *More info at tees.ac.uk/international/isb2021.cfm
40 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 41 Student Support Services Support for international students A warm welcome is waiting for you at Teesside University. We understand that, as an international student adapting to life in a new country, you might need some extra support from time to time. The University provides a wide range of friendly services available before, during and after your studies. In the International Student Barometer 2021*, 96.9% of students were satisfied with the International Student Advisers in the Student Life team The International Advice Service offers a free, impartial and confidential immigration and welfare based advice service designed to encourage and (1295 international students at Teesside University participated) empower international students to make informed choices. *More info at tees.ac.uk/international/isb2021.cfm You can contact our International Advisers at any point during your studies. The International Advisers are employed by the University to assist with international student enquiries and to provide specialist immigration advice to international students and their dependants. Key advice areas include: > Visa and immigration > Visa compliance > Passport and BRP issues > Course transfer, leave of absence, suspension and withdrawal You can contact the International Advice Service for initial advice by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more: tees.ac.uk/sections/stud/international.cfm
42 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 43 Teesside University ranked Health & Wellbeing STUDENT LIFE 1 of 94 global universities for overall happiness in the International Student Wellbeing is here to help you to stay Student Barometer Survey 2021* healthy and well while at university. We support *Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. healthy lifestyles through a range of services and More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb activities on and off campus. We work very closely with partners within and outside of the University to ensure your health and wellbeing needs are met while you are here, and to empower you to take control of your own health and wellbeing to be the best that you can be. In the International Student Barometer 2021*, Mental health support Faith and reflection 98.4% 93.2% Our mental health affects how we think and feel Teesside University is home to students from many of students were satisfied with of students were satisfied and how we navigate through everyday life. Your different cultures and to people of all faiths and none. the faith and reflection service with worship facilities University experience should be exciting and We value the diversity of our students and recognise enjoyable but it’s not unusual for students to that being able to practise your faith is an important encounter challenges during their studies. part of the student experience. 97.9% 96.4% All Teesside University students have access to a The Faith and Reflection service is for everyone. of students were satisfied of students were satisfied range of resources to help support and maintain It offers confidential, non-judgemental pastoral good mental health, whether they have a diagnosis or care and support to all staff and students within with disability services with counselling service not. You can discuss the type of guidance you might the University. We are available for personal benefit from with one of our dedicated advisers. conversations at mutually agreed times. You don’t (1295 students participated) have to practise any particular faith to come to talk *More info at tees.ac.uk/international/isb2021.cfm If you have a long-term mental health condition, this to us and it can be about any issue. We also offer a might include support in the form of an individual range of weekly activities and events throughout the Student Support Plan which identifies reasonable year. adjustments to guide you in your studies. Our Co-ordinating Faith Adviser, is developing Find out more: bit.ly/TU_Mental_Health_Support links with the local community in Teesside and the surrounding areas. Organising events and activities for all, whether of faith or no faith. Find out more: bit.ly/TU_FAITH Mindfulness There is no shortage of beautiful open outdoor space for physical activity, connecting with nature and wellbeing. Enjoy 100 acres of quiet green space in nearby Albert Park, just a short walk from campus. Climb nearby Roseberry Topping for breath-taking views of Teesside. Enjoy long walks in the North York Moors, one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. Discover the spectacular coastline, ancient woodland and historic sites of our Find out more bit.ly/TU_HEALTH picturesque region, accessible by public transport.
44 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 45 Teesside University ranked 1 of 78 Your Students’ Union global universities for the Students’ Union in the International Student Our Students’ Union is central to University life. It is a Barometer Survey 2021* place where you can meet new friends and get access to essential services and support. Teesside University ranked 1 of 93 global universities for The Students’ Union is led by students for students, and all the money it makes > social activities (organised events) goes straight back into providing the best student facilities and services. We’re committed to the constant improvement of the Students’ Union Building. There’s been over > social facilities £1.1m investment over the past four years, including a major redevelopment of the second floor to provide more space for students to meet, study and socialise. *Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. We continue to work closely with the Student Officers and SU staff on ambitious plans for the future development and direction of the Students’ Union. More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb Students’ Union building Clubs and societies Here you will find social spaces, places to eat and We have nearly 100 clubs and societies including areas to study and meet. There’s also independent, sports, arts, culture, faith and country societies. professional support and advice services and a wide The Students’ Union is also home to the English range of sports clubs and societies. You can enjoy Language Café twice a week, providing another great many daytime and evening events, quiz nights, platform for meeting new people and developing socials and theme nights, including trips around the conversational English. In addition, we can provide region. The jobs service helps you to find part-time information on volunteering opportunities with the work and there is a range of support to improve University and external organisations, a proven way employability and develop your business ideas. to help you to meet people and integrate into the Overall, the Students’ Union is here to help you get local area As we’re completely student-led, students the very most out of your student experience. can also get funding and support to start new clubs and societies throughout the year. TOTUM card TOTUM Digital is available to students for free giving them selected privileges or they can choose to upgrade to the premium TOTUM from £14.99 onwards. This will provide them with access to a wider range of savings and discounts plus exclusive offers, proof of age and other identification features. Totum.com has full details of benefits and pricing plus the facilities to download and purchase the app/ card.” Find out more tees-su.org.uk facebook.com/teessidesu twitter.com/teessidesu
46 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 47 You choose There are 1,300 places on campus in University-managed halls, houses or flats. We have prices to suit everyone and give you a choice of what kind of room you want to stay in. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply for a room in University-managed accommodation. Equipment If you don’t want to bring your own equipment in your luggage, you can order and pay for bedding packs (sheets, pillow, and duvet), kitchen packs (cutlery, crockery, and pan) and discounted catering vouchers before you arrive. We send details with your accommodation offer. Facilities In University-owned accommodation you have facilities to do your own cooking and laundry. You can rent for a 40/45/50-week period (apart from Parkside Halls which is 40 weeks only). Heating, lighting, student bedroom insurance and free internet access are included in the cost. The residences are mixed, open to both men and women. However, there are separate groups of rooms for males and females. Costs We have some of the most affordable University-managed accommodation in the UK. Please check online for our most up-to-date costs: tees.ac.uk/international/accommodation Accommodation Safety and security Our campus is a safe and friendly place where you will soon feel at home. However, we appreciate that as an international student, you may at times need some reassurance as you adapt to living in a new place away from family and friends. There are plenty of places for you to go for support and assistance. For your Our University-managed accommodation offers some assurance, uniformed security officers patrol the campus and monitor closed-circuit TV all day, every day. You can also visit our security control room near to the library main entrance. We have also invested in of the best options for international students. SafeZone, a special app which links you instantly to the University if you need help or assistance. > Safe and secure > Live within the student community Finding accommodation and make friends quickly If you want to come to Middlesbrough to find accommodation, there are hotels within walking distance of > Easy to book online the University. > University facilities and activities Search for: > Live on campus or very close by right on your doorstep Holiday Inn Express, Centre Square, Middlesbrough Premier Inn, Wilson Street, Middlesbrough. > Town centre location > Excellent value for money Travelodge, Newport Road, Middlesbrough. > Feel assured – your contract is with > Cornell Quarter, our new premium the University, not a private landlord accommodation Find out more tees.ac.uk/international/accommodation
48 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 49 1,300 ROOMS EN-SUITE OPTIONS FREE STUDENT ONSITE LAUNDRY ON CAMPUS AVAILABLE CONTENTS INSURANCE FACILITIES 40/45/50-WEEK LIVE-IN STUDENT 24/7 CAMPUS COMMUNAL KITCHENS RENTAL AGREEMENTS WARDENS SECURITY AND DAYROOMS FREE INTERNET, HEATING AND LIGHTING In the International Student Barometer 2021*, 100% 92.6% of students were satisfied with of students were satisfied internet access in their accommodation with the accommodation office during orientation 99.2% of students were satisfied with feeling safe and secure on campus 98.6% 95% of students were satisfied with of students were satisfied with the support from the accommodation office the Warden Team (1295 international students at Teesside Universiry participated) *More info at tees.ac.uk/international/isb2021.cfm
50 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 51 Halls & Houses Central Halls East Parkside Village West Parkside Village Woodlands Halls Central Halls is split into smaller groups of East Parkside Village is on the southern edge of West Parkside Village is aimed at students who Woodlands Halls is split into a number of clusters, apartments from four to eight beds. On the the campus close to Middlesbrough’s Albert Park. want a quieter space and a longer let (40, 45 or 50 giving a real neighbourhood feel – it allows you to doorstep of the University, it’s a two-minute walk Made up of houses and flats with shared facilities, weeks). There is also some on-site parking – you enjoy your own private space but still feel part of a to the centre of town. It also has a cinema room, it’s an ideal place to make friends. need to apply for this and are charged separately. community. All rooms are en-suite. games and chill-out room. Total residences: 16 Total residences: 7 halls Total residences: 75 Total residences: 14 Total spaces: 80 Total spaces: 252 Total spaces: 385 Total spaces: 114 En-suite: no En-suite: yes En-suite: yes En-suite: no Disabled access: no Disabled access: yes Disabled access: yes Disabled access: yes King Edward’s Square Parkside Hall Cornell Quarter With a village-square-feel, King Edward’s Square Set on the southern edge of the campus facing Brand new on campus in 2020 our Cornell Quarter houses are set around a central green – really Middlesbrough’s Albert Park, Parkside Hall has a has 300 en-suite rooms set around an enclosed handy for lectures, the Library, Students’ Union range of single rooms, each with a hand basin. central courtyard. It has a gym and a cinema room and town centre. and plenty of space for you to meet your friends. Total residences: 15 houses Total residences: 1 Total residences: 48 Apartments Total spaces: 87 Total spaces: 85 Total spaces: 300 En-suite: yes En-suite: no En-suite: Yes Disabled access: no Disabled access: no Disabled access: Yes Check online for our most up-to-date fees at tees.ac.uk/accommodation
52 Teesside University Guide for International Students September 2022/January 2023 53 Food Utilities Typical living costs There are lots of supermarkets and In University-owned accommodation, in Middlesbrough independent shops close to the University utilities, heating, lighting and internet are where you can buy good quality, included in the price. If you stay in private inexpensive food. Budget for around £140 accommodation, you could pay in the a month, although costs vary depending range of £60 - £90 a month, depending on which shops you go to. It is more on how big the house is and how many expensive if you eat a lot of meals in cafés people are sharing. You will find that Middlesbrough has lower living costs or restaurants. Mobile Phone than many cities in the UK. We have accommodation, Cleaning products and toiletries You can pay from around £10 a month shops and entertainment to suit all budgets. Middlesbrough town centre has many shops to buy toiletries such as shampoo, for a SIM-only contract and up to £55 a month for a full contract including a soap, toothpaste and basic household handset. Prices vary depending on the products like cleaning sprays and network and contract. We recommend Renting in University residences costs from £65 a washing-up liquids for £1 or less. You you check comparison websites such as week (£2,600 a year) to £125 a week (£5,000 a year) should probably budget £20 - £30 a month comparethemarket.com to compare for a single room for a 40-week period. for these items, but you may spend more if and find the right deal. you choose expensive brands. While you are living away from your family and home Home Insurance country, you should be prepared to have different Clothing We recommend that you arrange home spending patterns to those you are used to in your As in all towns and cities, you can find contents insurance to cover items like home country. This guide provides information about clothing in many different price ranges, so mobile phones, laptops and tablets, bikes, some of the expenses you might need to consider in it is difficult to give an accurate estimate keys and jewellery. The insurance cost your life as a student in the UK. of how much you will typically spend. depend on the items you need to cover. There are many shops where you can find You might want to budget around £20-£30 Please note: this information is not exact and is only inexpensive clothing in Middlesbrough. As a month for insurance. a guide, you might want to budget around intended to help you estimate your living costs. You need to allow approximately £1,023 a month for Your costs also depend on the decisions you make £40 a month to cover the basics. Local Travel living costs for the duration of your course. You must about your lifestyle in the UK, for example, the type TV Licence Because you will be living and studying also make sure that you have enough money to pay of place you want to live in and the kinds of activities within a small area in the town centre, you for your full course fees. you want to do while you are here. probably do not need to budget for daily In the UK, every household with a TV must pay for a TV licence which is £159 travel costs as everything is within walking Choose from University-managed halls, houses or Undergraduate students should budget for nine at time of publishing. Even if you are distance. A weekly bus pass costs £16.50 flats on campus or University-managed houses in months (when studying a September – May course) in University halls and watching TV, or for visiting areas outside the town centre. the private sector – all within walking distance. and postgraduates for 12 months. programmes on a device such as a laptop The train station is also within walking or mobile phone in your room, you must distance with routes countrywide. You can buy a TV licence. You can pay this online pay £30 a year for a student railcard to get by direct debit at tvlicensing.co.uk. You up to a third off ticket prices. You can call +44 (0) 1642 342255 or email email@example.com for more information. can make one payment, or pay in monthly or quarterly instalments. Sport, Entertainment and Leisure Teesside University has excellent sports The University is located in the centre facilities with a climbing wall, fitness of Middlesbrough with so many local studio, sauna, steam room, exercise restaurants that will suit your taste – classes, squash and badminton courts, from Indian and Chinese to Arabic and and the gym. Membership is £40 per Malaysian. You will pay around £10 for a semester. basic one-course meal. Teesside University ranked 1 of 94 global Student discounts are available on cinema tickets at Middlesbrough’s Cineworld Middlesbrough has extremely good bus universities for average satisfaction in and train lines to connect you directly to the cinema – student tickets cost from under spectacular North York Moors and London, £10. Prices may vary. and many places in between. the ‘living’ category, in the International Student Barometer Survey 2021* The Students’ Union also hosts a huge Tees Barrage International White Water amount of clubs ranging from football Centre is a very short drive away and offers and rugby to the more adrenalin-fuelled a range of exciting water sports-from £15 kayaking and snowsports. per person. *Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb *Costs are correct at the time of going to print. They may be subject to change.
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