Guide for International students - September 2022 / January 2023 - TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY

 
Guide for International students - September 2022 / January 2023 - TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
Guide for
International
students
September 2022/January 2023

AMBITION
DELIVERED
TODAY
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        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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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     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.
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                                                                                                                    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.’
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     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
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     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.
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                                                                                                                      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
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     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
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     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.
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     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
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     Our location

                                                                                             Teesside
                                                                                           International
                                                                                              Airport

                                                                                Leeds
                                                                               Bradford

      FREE COLLECTION SERVICE
      for international students
      arriving at Newcastle or
      Teesside International Airport.
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                                                                                                                            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
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     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
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                                                                                                                                                                       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.
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                                                                                                                                                                               This is a no smoking campus
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      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
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                                                                                              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
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     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:
                                                                                              studentlife@tees.ac.uk.

                                                                                              Find out more: tees.ac.uk/sections/stud/international.cfm
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                                                                                                                               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.
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                                                                                                                            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
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                                                                                                          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
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       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
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     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
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                                                                                                                             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 accommodation@tees.ac.uk 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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