Teesside University generates and applies knowledge that contributes to the economic, social and cultural success of students, partners and the communities we serve. Through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, we transform lives and economies.
At Teesside University we seek to enhance the experience of all our students, staff and external partners by:
- Delivering excellence in learning, research and enterprise
- Empowering individuals and teams to enhance their contribution to the University
- Fostering creativity, enterprise and innovation
- Embracing diversity and actively opposing prejudice
- Communicating openly, honestly and respectfully at all times
- Committing to sustainability and the protection of our environment
- Taking responsibility and demonstrating leadership.
- Student Learning Experience – a student experience which is informed, inspiring and innovative
- Research and Innovation – real world, global, and underpinning academic and industry success
- Enterprise and Business Engagement – knowledge services supporting economic growth and student learning
- International Strategy – an international university with a global network of partnerships and diverse students
- Resources and Business Management – sustainable, ambitious, professional and an admired employer
Economic and Social Impact
Our mission states our contribution to the economic, social and cultural success not only of our students, but of the communities we serve.
Staff and students across our University community are actively engaged in enriching society and the economy through charitable giving, volunteering, enterprise, and governance and mentoring – and through award-winning programmes of outreach activity and events.
Teesside University has won seven National Teaching Fellowships
The Quality Assurance Agency expressed confidence in the management of the institution’s academic standards and quality of learning opportunities.
In the National Student Survey 2015, Teesside University scored 86% for overall satisfaction (up from 85% in 2014). The percentage of students who would recommend Teesside University to others grew to 89% (from 87%). The Students’ Union continues to score highly at 85% (up from 82% in 2014). This is above the national average of 69%. English studies was given a 100% satisfaction rate (maintaining this rating from 2014), chemical engineering also scored highly at 96%. Civil engineering and fine art came in at 95% with law just behind at 94%. Nursing retained its 92% satisfaction rating from 2014. Drama received a 91% rating and academic studies in education 90%.
The Vice-Chancellor is Professor Paul Croney, who took up the position in May 2015 when Professor Graham Henderson retired. In April 2005, the University welcomed Lord Sawyer as its Chancellor, succeeding the University’s first ever Chancellor, European Commissioner Leon Brittan.
The University’s School of Computing hosts the annual Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games. This complements the University’s provision of computing programmes and its coverage of animation and computer games study.