Located in central Middlesbrough, in the North East of England, Teesside University is the perfect place for your student experience. Warm, friendly, and safe, Teesside University is surrounded by industrial heritage, the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, and the stunning North East Coast. Not only is TeessideUniversity in a great location, but Middlesborough also boasts vibrant leisure and cultural scene with lots to offer for students. We’ve gathered the top five reasons why we think this is a fantastic place to spend your university years.

1. Study by the sea

You get the best of both worlds in Teeside. If you want a taste of the town, but are also drawn to the ocean, the sound of the waves is never far away. Perfect for a change of scenery, a day trip with friends, or an atmospheric study background, the coast is easily accessible for all.

Redcar Seafront Redcar Seafront is only a 13-minute drive or 22-minute train away from Teeside University. It’s the perfect place for a Sunday stroll and some fish and chips. Hartlepool Full of heritage, Hartlepool is great for an afternoon out. Only an 18-minute drive or 40-minute train from Teeside University, you can pay a visit to the National Museum of the Royal Navy if you’d like a history lesson or head to Crimson Dene Beach for a beautiful coastal walk and a coffee. Durham Heritage Coast Slightly further away, but still easily accessible and a lovely day trip, Durham Heritage Coast is only a 30-minute drive from Teesside. The Durham Coastal footpath is a beautiful 11 mile stretch of historic coast with wild cliffs and dunes.

2. A great night out

When your study schedule allows for an evening off, Teesside’s nightlife is there to welcome you with open arms. There’s something for everyone, if you’re looking for a big night out The Hub is a 1000 capacity University Students Union hosting award-winning nights of entertainment. If you’re looking for something a little bit different the old port of Yarm is awash with chic bars and restaurants. There are several watering holes around Linthorpe Road and the center of town, or for a quiet evening, you can also enjoy a pint in the comfort of a micropub.

Here are our top 3 food and drink spots to check out:

  • The Nuthatch – Cocktail bar – 9-11Bedford Street
  • Meze Lounge – Restaurant – Linthorpe Road
  • The Middlesbrough Empire – Nightclub – 2 Corporation Road

3. Excellent transport links

One of the most appealing aspects of Teeside University is the excellent transport links across the U.K. If you’ve traveled from overseas and it’s your first time living here you’ll definitely want to explore what the rest of the country has to offer. WithYork and Leeds only one hour away and Edinburgh and London just under three hours away, you’ll be spoilt for your weekend away choices.

4. Beaming with culture and history

Middlesborough is a hotspot for art and history lovers. MIMA in Central square exhibits contemporary arts and crafts, alongside the Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet which explores Teesside in creative ways. The Dorman Museum on Linthorpe Road is great for learning about industrial design. Alongside being an excellent place for culture and arts, Middlesborough is host to lots of exciting events, right on Teeside University’s doorstep. From Oktoberfest and Clubland On The Beach to the Sausage and Cider Festival, there really is something for everyone.

5. Surrounded by natural beauty

Teeside also offers endless fun for outdoor lovers. The gorgeous rolling countryside is the perfect spot for walkers, cyclists, and even just those looking for a scenic stroll and some fresh air to break up a day of studying.

The Teesdale Way A 148km trail that follows the banks of the River Tees, is great if you’d like to discover Middlesborough’s industrial heritage.

Albert Park & Stewart Park A great local spot for keen joggers, roller skaters, and tennis players! Albert Park is also fantastic for boating enthusiasts. Stewart Park is conveniently placed next to Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, where you can enjoy some lively historic parkland and lakes.

North York National Park Slightly further afield, this national park encompasses the ‘Dinosaur Coast’ given its name famously due to the fossils found along with it.

If all of the above wasn’t enough, Teesside University also offers a free collection service for all international students arriving at Newcastle of Teesside airports and all facilities/accommodation are also conveniently within walking distance from the campus. For more information on studying at Teesside University, visit their website.

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