Middlesbrough

7 Reviews by Students #175 out of 422 University locations

Very affordable. A great option for foreign students. Many people online claim it’s a bad place to live in. WRONG. It is a pretty place. If it was cleaner it would be even better.

By member533998 On 3rd October 2018

Study in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is situated in North East England, and in the heart of the town is Teesside University’s main campus.

 

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Teesside University

Teesside University has almost 19,000 students and five departments which include Art and Design, Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies, Health, Social Sciences, Humanities & Law and a Business School. They have invested over £270 million in their town campus which is in the heart of Middlesbrough.

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Middlesbrough Student Life

Middlesbrough is a town with an impressive industrial heritage. Recently it has seen a lot of redevelopment and is home to the famous Riverside Stadium where the Boro play. Students of Teesside University can expect to be well catered for.

Cost of Living

Accommodation

Student accommodation costs are on average £107 per week. 

Compare the average elsewhere: Newcastle: £148/week, Hull: £121/week, Bradford: £95/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) in August 2020, as listed on StudentCrowd)
 

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £8.95
A pint of beer: £3.30
A regular takeout coffee: £2.20
1L of milk: £0.86
A loaf of white bread: £0.72

Prices are about 3% lower than equivalent costs in Newcastle, about 5% higher than Hull and about 3% higher than Bradford.

(Source: Numbeo)

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Public Transport

You’ll find that pretty much everything is within walking distance but there are also Stagecoach buses that run, and the no.36 runs around central Teesside. You won’t need a car unless you’re going to want to be exploring the surrounding area. To get out of town, Middlesbrough is well connected by road and rail. Middlesbrough is 30-minutes from Darlington Station which operates direct services to London and Edinburgh. Whilst the TransPennine Express runs between Middlesbrough and Newcastle, York, Leeds, Manchester, Manchester Airport and Liverpool.

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Shopping

Right next to campus, there are supermarkets and three shopping centres making shopping for necessities incredibly convenient. Aside from the high street chains, Middlesbrough offers fantastic homegrown and independent retailers. Baker Street has been named as the cool independent quarter, whilst Linthorpe Central Road is where to head if you fancy some window shopping at designer boutiques. 

Cultural Guide

 

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Galleries

MIMA (Middlesborough Insititute of Modern Art) is part of Teesside University, and aims to bring the community together by connecting people and art. The gallery has changing exhibitions and collection displays addressing current issues in politics, economy and culture. 

 

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Cultural Centre

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, is a superb venue that puts on comedy, drama, dance, visual arts, music, poetry and exhibitions. They also host workshops and creative activities so it's well worth keeping an eye on their upcoming events programme. Student discounts are widely available too!

 

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Museums

The Dorman Museum is a local and social museum located in Linthorpe Road right in the heart of Middlesbrough. It has 8 exhibition areas and 3 gallery spaces and has free admission! One of Middlesbrough’s most famous residents is explorer Captain Cook, you can find out about his life and adventures at The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum.

 

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Theatre and Cinema

Middlesbrough Theatre puts on a varied and exciting programme of productions all year round, from drama and amateur performances to comedy and pantomimes. If catching a film is more up your street, then you are in luck as there are 3 cinemas within walking distance of the campus!

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member953780
29th January 2021

City not safe and not...

City not safe and not clean read more

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28th January 2021

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20th September 2020

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member850020
23rd July 2020

It's cheap because it's...

It's cheap because it's a dump. Renting houses is cheap but make sure you have contents insurance and something to fight off rats. Middlesbrough is awful, full of scumbags and druggies, can't go out alone. Albert park is well known for the number of rapes that occur there. Nowhere to go and nothing to do unless you have a car or want to spend loads on transport. Buses are expensive, trains never run on time/show up at all. Loads of pubs and clubs so at least you can drink until you no longer regret choosing this uni. read more

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5th June 2020

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10th March 2020

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3rd October 2018

Very affordable. A great...

Very affordable. A great option for foreign students. Many people online claim it’s a bad place to live in. WRONG. It is a pretty place. If it was cleaner it would be even better. read more

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