Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is a great place to live for students; the vibrant town centre is packed with bars, shops and music venues. Our student accommodation is located in the heart of this bustling town, and is only minutes’ walk from Teesside University, well-known for being one of the best international animation schools world-wide.

Student Living in Middlesbrough

  • How easy is it get around Middlesbrough?

    Middlesbrough is an industrial town on the South Bank of the River Tees in North Yorkshire and is a short distance from Newcastle, around 1 hour 20 minutes via train.

    Residents of the town are encouraged to travel around the town by bike, there is a great network of cycle routes throughout the area; ideal for students looking for cheap transport!

    Stagecoach offer various student tickets, with prices starting from £80.

  • Which universities and colleges are based in Middlesbrough?

    Teesside University is one of the most popular options for education in Middlesbrough, specialising in Computer Gaming. Courses cover all aspects of gaming such as Computer Games Animation, Computer Games Design, Computer Games Programming and more.

    Teesside University Student Union offers a range of activities for students to get involved in, such as:

    Societies: Disney, Dodgeball, Nursing, Comic Society, Graphic Design, Crime Scene and Forensic Science.

    To see all activities: https://www.tees-su.org.uk/get_involved/societies/

    Clubs: Badminton, Boat Club, Hiking, Kayak, Snow sports, Rounders and Volleyball.

    To see all activities: https://www.tees-su.org.uk/get_involved/clubs/

  • What is the student nightlife like in Middlesbrough?

    The vibrant town of Middlesbrough has a lot to offer when it comes to entertainment, whether that be theatre, live music, comedy, bars, restaurants and even nightclubs.

    Middlesbrough Town is known for its comedy and international music acts. However, if clubs are more your forte, the Middlesbrough Empire is the place to be.

    Middlesbrough’s most famous delicacy is its take-out parmo which is served up until the early hours of the morning. Invented in Middlesbrough, a parmo is a take on chicken parmesan, and consists of deep fried breaded chicken covered with béchamel sauce and cheese, which is then grilled.

    This dish is perfect after a night out and can be found in local takeaway shops!

  • Where are the best places to shop in Middlesbrough?

    Middlesbrough City Centre has 4 shopping centres: Cleveland Centre, Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Captain Cook Square and Dundas Shopping, each are a minutes’ walk from each other.

    Shops include: H&M, JD Sports, New Look, Top Shop and more.

  • What are the job opportunities for students in Middlesbrough?

    Teesside University Student Union helps students find a part time job through their website, there is a page full of part time jobs that are available for example, store assistant, nurses and sales & marketing ambassador’s.

    For more information: https://www.tees-su.org.uk/jobs/browse/

  • What else is there to do in Middlesbrough?

    Project Escape is a great place to test yourself along with your friends. Participants take part in an ‘escape game’, in which you are locked inside a room with the aim of breaking out in the set time frame by searching for missing items and solving the given clues.

    Football fans can see Middlesbrough FC play at Riverside Stadium. Middlesbrough Sport’s Village allows you to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities. The sports village includes: a velodrome, outdoor track, skate park and 4G pitches.

    Don’t miss the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art which is thought to be one of the UK’s leading contemporary art galleries and has been home to world renown artists such as Bridget Riley, Greyson Perry and local artist William Tillyer.

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